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Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

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Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

Ive just received notification from Art Cafe that Montenegro Lines dont offer this fast boat service from about 1 month ago. Its a shame as it was a fast way to get between these 2 places(4 hrs) and something I was going to try.

Other options are the regular boat trips which the fare is P1500 per person and it takes 7-8 hours. It wouldnt be my preferred way to travel between these 2 destinations due to how long it takes and its on a smaller vessel and depending on ocean conditions it may not be a pleasant trip.

Another option and the best in my mind is that AP offer a limited service from Coron(Bursuanga) to PP (and return) and then shuttle or bus from PP to El Nido.

Food for thought.

Tommo

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11. Re: Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

RafC958 have you considered doing Tao Philippines expedition?

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12. Re: Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

Hello..

Im going to Palawan on April too..Maybe i can join your tour..since im solo..ahhaa..

See you..

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13. Re: Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

@ tommomelbourne - You seem to be the area expert here!

We have booked our Tao trip from El Nido to Coron Mar 24-28. My wife and I were trying to find a way to dive Apo Reef before this trip from Mar 20-23 and still end up in El Nido on evening of Mar 23. I was betting on the fast ferry from Coron to El Nido on Mar 23 in order for that plan to work. From what you say above the fast ferry is no longer operating. Seems like the best best is Manilla->PP and overland to El Nido. Am I missing another option?

Thanks for the help

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14. Re: Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

Definitely no expert.

Another option is a large outrigger boat from Coron to El Nido. Contact the Art Cafe website has further details and schedules.

elnidoboutiqueandartcafe.com/TravelCenter.ht…

I personally would avoid this method because of safety concerns reported to me and it can be a long overcrowded and uncomfortable trip ...especially so if the seas are rough.

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15. Re: Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

Do note that from Coron to Apo Reef, it is a long journey.

Liveaboards is recommended if you are travelling from Coron.

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16. Re: Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

Further info here -

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294256-i9213-k705…

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17. Re: Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

Caution : Sometimes the boat trip from El Nido to Coron can get cancelled due to big waves ... canecllation decided AFTER leavind El Nido!

Do see this useful trip report on El Nido by Galvo in December in which this is exactly what happened -

tripadvisor.com/…55354167

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18. Re: Montenegro Lines no longer service El Nido to Coron route!

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