Dugong spotting and sea kayaking day trip from Camp Calauit - Private Tour

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Private tour
10 Hours
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

We will start journey into Dugong country in the morning and paddle a sea kayak for a closer look at the mammals’ habitat in the afternoon. You’re out on the sea soon after dawn and a hot cuppa. With the water like a mirror it is easy to spot the tell-tale bubbles on the surface. Then you see the head rise and just as quickly the dugong ducks under to feed on sea grass or to move on to a more distant grazing area. Snorkels and masks are at the ready for a gentle encounter with a sea cow. Trailing the kayaks is a double kayak catamaran used to better spot the animals and to get on and off kayaks and plunge into the depths after them. When there’s no encounter there’s the beauty of the coral reefs, turtle and fish as consolation. Paddlers return to camp for a hearty brunch and a rest before setting out to paddle Dugong Bay, so named by the people of the Cheey area because it is home to the largest family of dugong in the Philippines, some 30 individuals in all. On the trip we may visit islands, beaches, sandbars, snorkeling spots, estuaries, rivers and caves, as well as a very special seasonal nesting islet for the Arctic tern.


6:00 am Early bird gets the dugong. Wake up to fresh coffee/tea and fresh fruit
6:45 am Go by banca, sea kayaks or twin kayak catamaran to find the elusive dugong and kayak to sand bars, remote islands
9:30 am Arrive back at Camp for breakfast
11:00 am Leave Camp Calauit to cycle to Cheey and blast through single track bamboo forest fording rivers on mountain bikes. Stop for a soak in the stream with snacks and beverages and packed lunch.
4:00 pm Arrive back at Camp, pack up for return ride to Coron or pick another day tour so the fun can continue


  • Sea kayaks
  • Cheey
  • Bamboo forest fording rivers


  • Duration: Fullday
  • Departure: Camp Calauit
  • Returning point: Camp Calauit


  • Coffee/tea
  • Fruits
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Snorkel/mask (but no fina)
  • Spot in a single or double sea kayak
  • Provisions and extra drinking water
  • A space in a quality Wilderness Systems North Star double sit-in sea kayak or Tsunami or Perception Carolina single sit-in sea kayak. Each boat with foot rudder controls.
  • A guide or guides accompany in sea kayaks and/or a twin kayak


  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Please Note

What to bring:

Suncreen, hat, bug repellent refillable water container as you will be provided only a single new plastic mineral water bottle that you will need to refill, walking shoes that will get wet or strong sandals, swim wear, waterproof layer, dry clothes, educational giveaways like crayons for children in place of tip money. (you can purchase water/trekking foot wear, water bottles and day packs from our office in Palawan)

  • A National Tourism (Kalakbay Award) winner, We put its money where its ecotourism mouth is, by splitting income 50:50 with the local people at Kayak Inn, Antique and Camp Calauit, Palawan.

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