The island of Capones is a military reservation area so you must not leave your litter behind, but i am afraid i discovered many empty bottles of alcohol that were left behind by visitors, so please try to clean up after your picnic or overnight camping expedition.
Be careful when hiring a bangka to the nearby islands or coves as a boat capsized recently and 19 people had to be rescued. The weather can change rather quickly from July through to November as we found out. We were enjoying our stay on Capones Island but around lunchtime the sea looked as if it was getting a little rough so rather than stay longer we signaled our boatman who wisely decided that we should return to shore. You can never be too careful so if it looks as if the sea is getting a little rough head for home, or you might not get back that day. An hour or so after reaching Pundaquit the skies turned very dark and there was a tremendous downpour, so don't take risks.
Annoyingly, there was trash left on the beach by previous visitors. Be extra careful where you step. My cousin almost stepped on broken/chipped glass from a bottle. Not many things really irks me, but this is one of them. I don't understand why people cannot pick up after themselves. If we are to enjoy a beautiful place like this, we should take responsibility and leave the place as clean as possible. While researching about this group of islands, I came across a website where a group came here to do a good deed and pick up garbage loitering the island. The trashbags they brought were not adequate enough to pick up all the accumulated trash left behind and how frustrated they felt they couldn't clean the whole place. I feel their pain:(
The sea can be a bit rough depending on the time of day. We heard that the water can get a bit choppy especially going to Capones Island. We were a little apprehensive since we had two kids with us. We opted for the nearest island which was the two Camera Islands. We were advised to go on the boatride early in the day and head back around noon. Make sure you wear a lifevest. Unfortunately, not many boatmen have them available. Also, we were advised to make sure the boatman does not pack his bangka (fishing boat) fully-loaded. Hire another bangka if need be since a full boat is very dangerous on rough seas.