Thank you Sasha for your review! I indeed guess you misunderstood our private boat rates to the attractions! For example in case of half day tour to Coron Island (Kayangan lake, Barrakuda lake, Twin Peaks Coral Garden and Seven Picados Coral Garden) our rate for a private boat is 2500 pesos for two people (including mask, fins, towels, drinking water) that is cheaper of the lower tariff can be found in town (association tariff) that starts from 2900 pesos for 2 people without anything else (in town you can rent maks and fins for 300 pesos per person.. you dont want to be in the lakes and in the coral gardens without snorkeling! so the 2900 pesos become 3500 pesos ). Without considering that being already in Coron Island our boat can bring guests to the fresh water lakes at 7 am when no other tourists are there (from town boats leave after 8.30/9 am). Probably you compared our private boat rates for 6 people for the farest destination (Ditayatan or Black island) with the town tariff for Coron Island tour for a common boat with 20 pax on it! It is like to compare the rate of a national flight in economy to the rate of an international flight in Business class! About the privacy, yes on Paolyn Houseboat is like to be on a real boat. The walls are boat walls. The privacy is instead so much higher on the new (April 2018) Bamboo Houseboat where each room has indipendent walls with some space between them. They are the ideal solution for couples for example in honey moon since the bamboo suites have also a big private bathroom, a private open cottage where eventually to eat and relax and a private platform where to take a sunbath and from where to jump in the water! The Bamboo rooms can be found on airbnb as well and the trasportation from/to town is included in the price like also the unlimited use of Kayak and snorkeling gears.