CATAINGAN, MASBATE TO BOGO CITY, CEBU v.v. RO-RO GUIDE


RORO Bus daily trip from Cebu City on its way to Masbate City via Cataingan

Shipping schedules and fares posted here are base from the information provided by the ticketing personnel found in either Port of Cataingan in the Province of Masbate or in Polambato Port in the City Bogo in the Province of Cebu. The information provided herein is accurate for the time being, but subject to change as per shipping operator’s policy. Other pertinent information regarding shipping operators, cargo rates, wharfage fees and policies can be found at the ticketing/booking office of shipping companies mentioned below.

Information posted herein are painstakingly gathered and updated every now and then- without being paid in return or getting any monetary commission from any of the mentioned shipping companies. Your continued patronage (please share it on your Facebook account) and generous contribution -any kind- will be highly appreciated.

Disclaimer: The author, in any way, shall not be held liable for any damages -on personal and/or business related losses- caused by factual errors, omissions, or any unforeseen mistakes (I strive to make it accurate as much as possible, but being human it does happen) it might posted herein; nor it expresses any warranties for the information it provided here. THE USE OF INFORMATION  ON THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. Furthermore, any comments/or statements raised by yours truly are of personal opinion only and does not, in anyway, reflects the opinion of any authoritative bodies, unless otherwise stated.

Images posted here belongs to the owner/author and are protected by COPYRIGHTS. Should you wish to use any of this images/photos please make sure you have permission to do so. No photo grabbing PLEASE!

Montenegro Shipping Lines

CATAINGAN, MASBATE TO POLAMBATO, BOGO CEBU

Departs daily at 12 Noon.. Regular fare is at Php 456 per person (adult) plus Terminal fee.

POLAMBATO, BOGO CEBU TO CATAINGAN, MASBATE

Departs daily at 12 Midnight and arrive at approximately six hours after.

M/V CAWAYAN FERRY 1

POLAMBATO, BOGO CEBU TO CAWAYAN, MASBATE

Departs daily at 12 Midnight and arrive at 6 AM. Fare is at Php 400 (Regular) plus Terminal fee.

CAWAYAN, MASBATE TO POLAMBATO,  BOGO CEBU

Departs daily at 12 Noon and arrive at 6 PM.

SUV fare – Php 4,000 (including the driver) plus wharfage fee.

Motorcle – Php 1,500 (including driver) plus 45 Pesos for wharfage fees.

For additional infos regarding this route you may contact this mobile #0997 887 9611.

M/V Lapu-lapu Ferry 1 dock at Cataingan Port, Masbate

CATAINGAN, MASBATE TO CEBU CITY

Departs daily at 8 AM. Fares are as follows:

Aircon A (Second deck)- Php 750

Aircon B (Main deck)- Php 720

Third deck (Economy A)- Php 670

Second deck (Economy B)- Php 620

Main deck (Economy C)- Php 580

CEBU CITY TO CATAINGAN, MASBATE

Departs daily at 8 PM and arrive at approximately 4 AM. Fares same as above.

CORON-EL NIDO-CUYO-PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN RORO/FERRY & BANCA GUIDE


A view of Coron Island as seen here at Coron town in Busuanga Island

The following schedules and fares posted below are base from the information gathered and provided by the many  ticketing booth found in the Ports of Puerto Princesa, Coron, El Nido and Cuyo Island. The information provided herein is accurate for the time being, but subject to change as per shipping operator’s policy. Other pertinent information regarding shipping operators, cargo rates, terminal fees and policies can be found at their respective websites or at the ports mentioned. 

Shipping schedules posted herein are painstakingly gathered and updated every now and then- without being paid in return or getting any monetary commission from any of the shipping companies mentioned. Your continued patronage (please share it to your Facebook account) and generous contribution -any kind- will be highly appreciated.

Disclaimer: The author, in any way, shall not be held liable for any damages -on personal and/or business related losses- caused by factual errors, omissions, or any unforeseen mistakes (I strive to make it accurate as much as possible but being human it does happen) it might posted here; nor it expresses full warranty on information it provided here. ANY USE OF INFORMATION  IN THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. Furthermore, any comments/or statements raised by yours truly are of personal opinion only and does not, in anyway, reflects the opinion of any authoritative bodies, unless otherwise stated. 

Images shown here are property of the owner/author and protected by COPYRIGHTS. Should you wish to use any of this images/photos please make sure you have permission to do so. No photo grabbing please.

IN/OUT OF CORON TOWN, BUSUANGA ISLAND

Coron to/from Manila
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M/V St. Augustine of Hippo docked here at Port of Coron. Copyrights: mcgutib

2GO Shipping Lines

From Manila (Pier4): Every Friday at 7 PM

To Manila: Every Sunday at 8 PM

Fares start at 3,379 Pesos (December 2018 base fare)

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M/V April Rose anchored here in Coron Port. Copyright: mcgutib

Atienza Shipping Lines

From Manila: Wednesday/4PM (M/V April Rose) and Saturday/4PM (M/V May Lillies)

To Manila:  Saturday/4 PM (M/V April Rose) and Wednesday/6 PM  (M/V May Lillies)

Docking facility location in Manila: Along Pasig river, near BASECO compound and Del Pan Bridge opposite Manila International Container Port and Muelle de la Industria.

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 MV The Asian’ Journey. Copyright: mcgutib

J.V. Serrano Shipping Lines

From Manila : Monday at 5 PM

To Manila: Friday 5 PM

Docking facility location in Manila: Along Pasig River, near BASECO Compound and Del Pan Bridge opposite Manila International Container Port and Muelle de la Industria.

Coron to El Nido

A Montenegro Shipping Lines fastcraft docked here in Coron Port. Copyright: mcgutib

Montenegro Shipping Lines: Daily departure at 12 NN. Fare per Pax is at  Php 1750 ($35 USD).

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M/Bca Jessabel 2 docked here in El Nido Port. Copyright: mcgutib

M/Bca Jessabel 2: Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 AM. Fares at Php 1400/Pax (lunch pack included).

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Bunso Transport’s line-up of outrigger boats that ferries passenger in/out of Coron. Copyright: mcgutib

M/Bca Bunso Transport: Monday to Sunday at 8:30 AM. Fare is at Php 1,400/Pax (lunch pack included).

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Atienza Shipping Lines vessel M/V April Rose. Copyright: mcgutib

Atienza Shipping Lines: Monday at 7:00 AM (M/V May Lillies or M/V Aster Jules).  Fare/Pax is at Php 1000-Regular and Php 1150 for Air-condition accommodation.

Coron to Puerto Princesa city
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M/V St. Augustine of Hippo. Copyright: mcgutib

2GO Shipping Lines: Every Saturday at 8 AM

Coron to Cuyo Island
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M/V D’ Asian Journey. Copyright: mcgutib

J.V. Serrano Shipping Lines: Every Tuesday at 5 PM

Coron to San Jose Occidental Mindoro

M/Bca 2B docked here at Coron Port. Copyright: mcgutib

M/Bca Bunso Transport

From Coron: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 8 AM.

From San Jose Occidental, Mindoro: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 9 AM.

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A magnificent view of El Nido. Copyright: mcgutib

EL NIDO TO CORON

The fastcraft M/V City of Iloilo of Montenegro Shipping Lines docked here at El Nido Port. Copyright: mcgutib

Montenegro Shipping Lines: Daily at 6 AM

Fare per Pax: Php 1750 ($35 USD)

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M/Bca BUNSO 1B is one among many giant outrigger boat of its fleet under Bunso Transport that plies between Coron and El Nido, Palawan. Copyright: mcgutib

M/Bca Bunso Transport: Monday to Sunday at 8:30 AM. Fare is at Php 1,400 (lunch included).

M/Bca Jessabel 2: Departs every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 7:30 AM. Fares is at Php 1400/Pax (free pack meals).

Atienza Shipping Lines (M/V May Lillies or Aster Jules): Every Wednesday at 8 AM

Fare per Pax: Php 1000-Regular and Php 1150 for Air-condition accommodation.

Please click on the link to view a foreigner’s review on this boat and its route- Atienza Shipping

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Port of Cuyo. Copyright: mcgutib

CUYO ISLAND

CUYO ISLAND TO MANILA VIA CORON 
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M/V D’ Asian Journey dock here at Cuyo Port. Copyright: mcgutib

J.V. Serrano Shipping Lines: Thursday at 10 PM. Fare/Pax is at Php 1,700.

Cuyo Island to Puerto Princesa

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Milagrosa J- Shipping: Every Tuesday & Saturday at 3 PM. Fare/Pax is at Php 725.

Montenegro Shipping: Saturday at 8 PM. Fare is at Php 968/Pax (Regular).

CUYO ISLAND TO ILOILO

Docked here in Lapusz wharf Iloilo on our way to upnorth.

Montenegro Shipping: Tuesday at 12 NN.  Fare is at Php 710/Pax.

M/V Milagrosa J-Tres docked here in La Puz wharf Iloilo. Copyright: mcgutib

Milagrosa J- Shipping: Departs every Tuesday & Friday. Fare per Pax is at 475 Pesos.

CUYO ISLAND TO ROXAS, PALAWAN

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M/L Jennifer Lyn & M/L Luz docked here in Cuyo Port. Copyright: mcgutib

Schedules varies but these boats does regularly plies between Cuyo and Roxas. Fare/Pax is at Php 700.

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Main entrance gate of Puerto Princesa Port. Copyright: mcgutib

IN/OUT OF PUERTO PRINCESA

Puerto Princesa to Iloilo via Cuyo
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M/V Maria Isabel docked here in Puerto Princesa Port. Copyright: mcgutib

Montenegro Shipping Lines: Monday at 6 PM. Fares at Php  968/Pax (For Cuyo) and Php 1,220/Pax (For Iloilo).

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M/V Milagrosa J-Tres docked here in Puerto Princesa Port. Copyright: mcgutib

Milagrosa J-Shipping Lines: Every Thursday and Sunday at 3 PM

Click your mouse here to view for some good reads about Cuyo.

Puerto Princesa to Manila via Coron

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2GO Shipping Lines:    Sunday at 7 AM

Fares start at 3,379 Pesos (December 2018 base fare)

CALAPAN TO BATANGAS FAST FERRIES & RORO GUIDE (2018 Update)


Entrance Gate to the Port of Calapan. Copyright: mcgutib

The Port of Calapan is the main gateway to the Province of Oriental Mindoro. Located at Brgy. San Antonio, this port is developed and maintained by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). The Port of Calapan is best known as part of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway, as it is the Port linking the Visayas islands to the mainland of Luzon. The Port is actually 104.3 nautical miles from Manila, and about 22 nautical miles southward from the Batangas sea.[1]

Although the port is located far away from the southern towns of Oriental Mindoro, the port itself is indeed accessible. Public Utility Vehicles are available for passengers whose destination are outside the town of Calapan…(no taxis available though)

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Calapan Port Terminal Building. Copyright: mcgutib

As of the moment, the Port of Calapan is only serving routes in and out of the Port of Batangas (which is the main hub of shipping lines).

The port has just nearly completed its expansion process, bringing its total area to some 30,932.00 sq.m. [2] The newly built two-story passenger terminal has just been opened early this year. And a terminal fee of P20.00 is now being required upon entrance.

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Calapan Port Terminal Information Desk. Copyright: mcgutib

The newly constructed terminal is equipped with several LCD TVs in order to keep the passengers entertained. Wi-fi internet access is also available. The use of an electronic billboard is being utilized in order to show the boarding status, and some other few announcements. Four boarding gates are being used in this terminal. Two gates are dedicated for fastcraft passengers while the other two are for RORO passengers. The said terminal has also a dedicated VIP lounge for VIP personalities (i.e. politicians).

Additional Ramps has been constructed in order to accommodate more Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) vessels. Officially, there are 7 ramps being utilized in the Port. They are numbered accordingly (ramp 1, ramp 2…etc.). Aside from this, additional 4 ramps are used alternatively, in order to continuously accommodate ships whether the tides are low or high. These alternative ramps are labeled as 4a, 5a, 6a and 7a, and are located just beside their corresponding ramps.

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Calapan Port Ro-Ro berthing/docking area. Copyright: mcgutib

These ramps are really capable of handling huge RORO vessels up-to-date. Here are its specs:

1. RoRo ramp nos. 1, 2 and 3 – 9.0m x 9.0m fixed ramp and constructed flush with the wharf’s faceline. Berthing depth is -5.0m from MLLW.
2. RoRo ramp No. 4 – 9.0m x 11.0m fixed ramp but independent of the wharf’s faceline (protruding). Berthing dept is -5.0m from MLLW.
3. RoRo ramp Nos. 5, 6 and 7 – 11.0m x 9.0m fixed ramp and constructed flush with wharf’s faceline. Berthing depth is -4.5m from MLLW.
1. RoRo ramp nos. 1, 2 and 3 – 9.0m x 9.0m fixed ramp and constructed flush with the wharf’s faceline. Berthing depth is -5.0m from MLLW.
2. RoRo ramp No. 4 – 9.0m x 11.0m fixed ramp but independent of the wharf’s faceline (protruding). Berthing dept is -5.0m from MLLW.
3. RoRo ramp Nos. 5, 6 and 7 – 11.0m x 9.0m fixed ramp and constructed flush with wharf’s faceline. Berthing depth is -4.5m from MLLW.   [3]

A 75 meter finger port has also been constructed perpendicular to the passenger terminal, in order to accommodate fastcraft vessels. Now, not only passengers of Supercat will have an air-con terminal!

There are many notable changes in the Port this year. One of this is of course the newly constructed terminal. The old exclusive terminal of Supercat has already been demolished. Ticketing booths are now more presentable. And parking spaces has already been relocated.

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Ticketing Booth. Copyright: mcgutib

Rumors are expecting for a future plan of making the seaport more accessible though a construction of dedicated coastal road….

Here is the typical path you’ll take if you plan to depart from the Port of Calapan:

First, choose your preferred shipping company…

Here are the shipping companies serving the Port of Calapan:

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SUPER SHUTTLE FERRY

Daily Trip  starts at 5:15 AM and 5:15 PM

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BESTA SHIPPING LINES INC.

Daily Departures-  starts at 1:30 AM next is 3:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 & 12:30 PM, 3:30 & 6:30PM, 9:30 & 11:30 PM.

SUV Fare: Php 1,500 plus Wharfage fee.

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MONTENEGRO SHIPPING/MARINA FERRIES

Daily departure schedules: Every hour starting 12 AM until 12 MN.

Fare is at 240 Pesos- Economy plus Terminal fee.

SUV Fare: Php 1, 536 plus Wharfage fee.

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STARLITE FERRIES INC.

  Daily schedules: Starts at 1 AM until 11 PM. Fare per pax is at 200 Pesos + Terminal fee.

 Private vehicle fees (SUV) /rates at   Php 1,500- 1,700  (Driver included) plus wharfage fees.                            

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2GO TRAVEL’s  SUPERCAT

Daily departures starts at 4:45 AM, then 6:00 AM, 7:30 AM, 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM, 5 PM & 56:30 PM.

Fare per pax is at 192 Pesos (economy) +Terminal fee.

OceanJet

OCEAN FERRIES INC.

Daily Schedule of Departure: Starts at 4:50 AM until 7:50 PM with 10 round trips to and from Calapan.

Fare is at 290 Pesos (Economy) plus Terminal fee.

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ARCHIPELAGO PHILIPPINE FERRIES CORP.

Daily schedules: 2:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 5 PM, 9 PM & 11 PM.

Fare rates per pax is at 240 Pesos + terminal fee

If you’re in a hurry, then choose one of the three fast crafts available. I suggest Supercat as their safety has been tested through the years.

All you need to do is to buy your tickets from their ticketing outlet, pass through secruity check, pay the terminal fee, wait for your boarding call and off you go. You’ll arrive at the Port of Batangas in approximately 1 hour.

On the other hand, opting to ride a RORO is a wise option…(more affordable and more time to admire the beautiful islands of Mindoro and Batangas).

Walk in passengers will have the path as riding a fastcraft (except for your boarding gates…lol).

If you wish to bring your cars, then you’ll have to secure a booking slip before hand. RORO trips are available every hour. “Odd-numbered-hours” (1am, 2am…) are served by a Starlite vessel, while the “even-numbered-hours” (12am, 2am…) are served by a Montenegro Lines vessel. On the other hand, Besta ships serves “30-min-slots” in between some of the hours (ie 12:30pm, 3:30pm).

Upon entering the port, you will still be required to pay the P20.00 terminal fee (Even though you’re not entering the passenger terminal!). Present your booking slip, then they’ll let you proceed to the queue of vehicles. While waiting for your boarding call, pay for the PPA fee (amount depends on your vehicle type).

Upon the boarding call, the shipping crew will now collect your total fare and give you your tickets. They’ll assist you upon entering the ship, then off you go. Travel time is about 2 hours. By the way, I recommend Montenegro Shipping Lines. They have the best ships and accommodations on board.

Here’s what you’ll see on your trip:

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The beautiful coastline of Mindoro

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Approaching Mag-asawang Pulo

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Ship racing one after another as it passes near the coastline of Verde Island

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 Verde Island

Batangas VTMS Radar Station 2

Batangas VTMS Radar Station 2. Copyright: mcgutib

Glimpse of Batangas 

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Familiar sight when approaching Batangas Port. Copyright: mcgutib

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Reference:

[1],[2],[3] http://www.ppa.com.ph/Calapan/cal_about.htm


Ferry schedules and fares posted above are sourced from the ticketing booth found in Port of Batangas and/or Port of Calapan. The information provided herein is accurate for the time being but subject to change as per shipping operator’s policyOther pertinent information regarding shipping operator and port terminal policies can be found at their own respective websites/or Facebook pages, and at their designated ticketing offices found in the port of destination stated above.

The aforementioned shipping information  are painstakingly gathered from different sources and updated every now and then- without being paid in return or getting any monetary commission from any of the shipping companies mentioned. Your continued patronage (please share it to your Facebook account) and generous contribution -any kind- will be highly appreciated.

Disclaimer: The author, in any way, shall not be held liable for any damages -personal and/or business related losses- caused by factual errors, omission and/or any unforeseen mistakes (I strive to make it accurate as much as possible, but being human it does happen), nor it expresses any warranties for the information it provided here. ANY USE OF INFORMATION  ON THIS SITE IS  AT YOUR SOLE RISK. Furthermore, any comments/or statements raised by yours truly are of personal opinion only and does not in anyway reflects the opinion of any authoritative bodies unless stated.

ILOILO RORO & FERRY GUIDE


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Port of Iloilo, Iloilo City. Copyright: mcgutib

 These ferry schedules and fares are sourced from the ticketing booth found in Iloilo City/or Bacolod City, particularly at the many ticketing booth found in the city’s major street and in the Iloilo Port’s Passenger Terminal’s ticketing booth itself.  The information provided herein is accurate for the time being but subject to change as per shipping operator’s policyOther pertinent information regarding shipping operator and port terminal policies can be found at their own respective websites, Facebook pages, and/or at their designated ticketing offices found in the port of destination mentioned below.

Shipping schedules posted below are painstakingly gathered and updated every now and then- without being paid in return or getting any monetary commission from any of the shipping companies mentioned below. Your continued patronage (please share it to your Facebook account) and generous contribution -any kind- will be highly appreciated.

Disclaimer: The author, in any way, shall not be held liable for any damages -on personal and/or business related losses- caused by factual errors, omission or any unforeseen mistakes (I strive to make it accurate as much as possible, but being human it does happen) it might posted here; nor it expresses any warranties for the information it provided here. ANY USE OF INFORMATION  ON THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. Furthermore, any comments/or statements raised by yours truly are of personal opinion only and does not, in anyway, reflects the opinion of any authoritative bodies, unless otherwise stated.

Images shown here are property of the owner/author and protected by copyrights. Should you wish to use any of this images/photos please make sure you have permission to do so. No photo grabbing please.

I.  Ilo-ilo Fastcraft Terminal to BREDCO Port v.v

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Weesam Express 3 heading to Iloilo City. Copyright: mcgutib

WEESAM EXPRESS

Bacolod to Iloilo

Estimated Time of Departure

Iloilo to Bacolod

Estimated Time of Departure

Fare per Pax

 

   

6:30 AM

6:30 AM

Ticket Sale at 200 Pesos

8:10 AM

8:10 AM

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9:50 AM

9:50 AM

Regular Fare at 230 Php

11:30 AM

11:30 AM

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1:10 PM

1:10 PM

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2:50 PM

2:50 PM

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4:45 PM

4:45 PM

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St. Emmanuel at Iloilo Fastcraft Terminal. Copyright: mcgutib

2GO’s  SUPERCAT

Bacolod to Iloilo

Estimated Time of Departure

Iloilo to Bacolod

Estimated Time of Departure

Fare per Pax

6 AM

7:30 AM

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9 AM

10:30 AM

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Regular Fare 380 Pesos

12:40 Noon

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3:40 PM

5:10 PM

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OceanJet 9 at BREDCO Port. Copyright: mcgutib

OCEANJET

Bacolod to Iloilo

Estimated Time of Departure

Iloilo to Bacolod

Estimated Time of Departure

Fare per Pax

6:05 AM (First Trip)

6;05 AM (First Trip)

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7:35 AM

7:35 AM

9:05 AM

9:05 AM

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10:35 AM

10:35 AM

Regular Fare (Economy) 230 Pesos

12:30 PM

12:30 PM

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2:15 PM

2:15 PM

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3:45 PM

3:45 PM

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5:15 PM (Last Trip)

5:15 PM (Last Trip)

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Two FastCat vessel plying the Iloilo and Bacolod route. Copyright: mcgutib

FASTCAT

Iloilo to Banago Port, Bacolod 

Estimated Time of Departure

Banago Port, Bacolod to Iloilo

Estimated Time of Departure

Fare Per Pax

     

8 AM

5 AM

Php 200

2 PM

11 AM

Economy

8 PM

5 PM

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Note: Published fare rates does not include ILOILO FASTCRAFT TERMINAL/BREDCO Terminal fees. 

II.  Iloilo to Cuyo Island/ Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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M/V Milagrosa J-Tres vessel dock in a wharf along Iloilo river. Copyright: mcgutib

MILAGROSA SHIPPING LINES

Departs every Monday & Thursday at 7 PM (ETD).    Fares starts at  Php 475/pax (Cuyo) and Php 950/pax (Puerto Princesa), both of which are in Economy Accommodation.

Docked here in Lapusz wharf Iloilo on our way to upnorth.

Docked here in Lapuz wharf Iloilo City

MONTENEGRO SHIPPING LINES

Every Saturday at 8 am (ETD). This ship goes to Cuyo Island and then Puerto Princesa both in Palawan. Fares is at Php 1220 (regular) and Php 1590 (Mabuhay) per pax.

To view the entire schedule for this route, please click on the link: Iloilo-Cuyo-Puerto Princesa Ferry Guide

III.  Iloilo City to Cebu City

Trans Asia vessel dock here at Port of Iloilo. Copyright: mcgutib

TRANS-ASIA SHIPPING LINES

Departs every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 6 PM (ETD). Fare cost  is at 800 Pesos per Pax in economy accommodation.

Cokaliong vessel dock here at Port of Iloilo. Copyright: mcgutib

COKALIONG SHIPPING LINES

Every Wednesday-Friday & Sunday at 7 pm (ETD).  Fare per Pax cost  around 800 Pesos for economy accommodation.

IV. Iloilo City to Manila

M/V St. Michael the Archangel. Copyright: mcgutib

2GO TRAVEL

Departs every Wednesday at 8:30 AM (ETD) & Sunday at 4 AM (ETD).

V. Route: Iloilo City to Cagayan de Oro City

Departs every Saturday at 3 AM (ETD). Please check to 2GO website to see fares and promos.

VI. Route: Iloilo City to Jordan, Guimaras
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M/V Felipe 1 docked at Lapuz wharf. Copyright: mcgutib

Scheduled departure start every 5:30 in the morning (daily), then the next departure would be every 2 hours interval up until 8:30 in the evening. Fares for the following:

  1. Passengers- 25 Pesos per head.
  2. Motorcycle bike- 70 Pesos
  3. SUV- 500 Pesos
VII. Parola Wharf, Iloilo City to Buenavista, Guimaras
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One of the many  passenger motorized banca docked at Parola wharf. Copyright: mcgutib

Operates early in the morning (5:30 AM) – daily service except during weather/sea disturbance found along the vicinity of Iloilo Strait- until early in the evening. Fare per  passenger is 14 Pesos.

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REMINDERS:

Fares does not include Terminal Fees.

ETD means Estimated Time of Departure: Don’t expect too much about being on-time, sometimes they often not follow their scheduled departure.

In the case of motorized banca ferrying passengers in between Iloilo and Guimaras, schedules and operation may ‘halt temporarily’ without further notice to passengers, if, the authorities-manning the port- will declare it unsafe for small craft to sail across the treacherous Iloilo Strait.

Islandhopping 101: Best Guide In and Out of Roxas City


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La Playa de Roxas, People’s Park Brgy. Baybay Roxas City

“I really love this city, It is beautiful and It’s so multidimensional. People say it has a darkness and a decadence, which it tries to hide; they say it’s full of the pretentious and opulent trying to strangle the dark reality. But that’s true for most of the other great cities too. . . .
There is a soul here . . . and that soul is as pure as the heat of the sun that shines down on it and the rain that falls to purify it.”

Umair Naeem, Drowning Shadows

The first time I set my foot here,  first thing comes on my mind is the scent of its air, like a perfume that goes inside my head and send me to a euphoria that brought me back to my good memories of the beautiful Obando in Bulacan. The familiar scent of a fishpond, rivers and muddy sea; it smells fish, crab and oysters- and most of all it smells MONEY. However,  Roxas City is much better version. The city, dubbed as the”Seafoods Capital of the Philippines” looks classy and yet simple on my first impression, and so does my second. It has a well maintained city street  with flourishing businesses on each and every corner, at the other side of the river is the century old structure and a museum which I believe a welcome treat for every first timer here; their “Baybay” or beach front – facing the Sibuyan Sea, known to be a rich fishing ground – it has plenty of reasons to fell in love with, for one is their restaurants (along Baybay) which offers variety of mouth watering seafood; two, is the many places to explore and get a change to grab some photos- almost filling the entire 8Gb of memory of my dslr camera. Pueblo de Panay on the other hand, is quite unique to my eyes because of the vast landscape of greenery with establishments (worthy of a visit) sprouting all over the rolling hills- it made me wish to stay for few more days and maybe, just maybe I might be coming here every now and then. And finally,  the most promising tourist attraction is the majestic shrine of Sacred Heart of Jesus standing over the hilltop comparable to that of the Christ the Redeemer of Brazil which can be seen far off-shore. How about that for Roxas City!

I have been here twice before, the last one was just three weeks ago- exactly five days after New Year’s celebration. Coming here together with a friend was a welcome treat for us. As planned months earlier, we embarked on a 36 hours long Island hopping adventure coming from Dumaguete on our way to Batangas/Manila. Actually, traveling here  was like a mere familiarization to the once Off-the-beaten-path, but for my companion being his first time it was an adventure of a lifetime. Our trip here (as my traveling companion have said “rather unusual because we were traveling on foot at the not so quite familiar road heading to our destination”) was rather not easy as we took every transportation available- slow boat, bus, jeep and tricycle ride; our trip took us on a route from Dumaguete heading to Bacolod City then on Dumangas-Zarraga up to the City of Roxas. And after few hours of strolling and gazing on a landscape of the city within late afternoon we were sailing on a calm sea towards the island of Romblon, Romblon, and then further more to Port of Batangas before heading to Manila. After a two days of rest, I myself, on my homeward bound took the same road again, the Manila to Batangas (2 hours bus) then took a 19 hours boat trip for Roxas City, then another two hours bus ride to Iloilo City before heading to Bacolod via fast craft,  and culminating my trip is a six hour drive down south to Dumaguete City, indeed a  back-breaking and mind boggling travel. So eager to know how to do it? Well, follow this easy tips:

Coming from the Backdoor

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Going to Bacolod via Dumaguete is not really a big problem as big buses of Ceres Tours plies on this route every now and then,  it goes directly to Mabinay then to the City of Kabankalan before heading to the City of Smiles- after several more stop. The trip  last for six hours and cost 270 Pesos for ordinary buses and 359 Pesos for air-con buses.

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If you’re coming from Cebu City just head to Port of Toledo in Toledo City,  from there board a fast craft for San Carlos City in Negros Occidental. Once arrive you have to take a short tricycle ride to the bus terminal going for Bacolod City.

Click on the link to see ferry schedule: Toledo to San Carlos ferry 

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Once in Bacolod City take a public transport vehicle to BREDCO Port and then hop on-board on one of these RO-RO vessel forDumangas Port. Fare charges for each person cost less than a hundred pesos, travel time usually last about two hours.

Click on the link to view Ferry schedule:  Bacolod-Dumangas vv.  RORO Guide (2016 update) 

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Note: You may also board a Fast craft such as this heading to Iloilo City or vice versa. The lowest fare for this fast craft per person usually at 200 Pesos plus terminal fee of 30 Pesos, and travel time last about an hour or more.

Dumangas Port

Upon arrival in Dumangas Port you only need to take a little walk heading to the exit, a barker will approached every passenger and points to the numerous tricycles queuing one after another awaiting for passengers, I took one of these public transport to reach the town of Dumangas. Travel time usually last for about 10-15 minutes and cost about 15 Pesos per head.

Side note: Photo above shows the Fast craft terminal in Iloilo City. Just in case you opted this destination upon arrival to this Port you need to board a Jeep heading to SM Delgado and then from there another Jeep going to Tagbak Terminal. Bus terminal (the newly constructed building along the highway) going to the northern destination such Caticlan or Roxas City is located in Tagbak, Jaro.  Cost for the two Jeepney ride would be at least 30 Pesos per person. If you’re not in the mood for a Jeepney ride then you may opt for a Taxi ride, flag down rates cost about 40 Pesos and if you’re lucky your fare would reach to about 100 Pesos less.

To view latest ferry schedule, please click your mouse on the link: Roro & Ferry Schedules

On the other side of the town away from Iloilo City is the sleepy town of Dumangas – 24 kilometers away from the capital- about a hundred meters away from its town hall is the public transport terminal for passenger Jeepney’s and Vans which usually all in queues to take  passengers. Their service usually last from sun up to sun down. Jeepney route usually goes to Iloilo City via Zarraga and vice versa, whereas Van for hire take the Coastal Road in route to Iloilo City (Baldoza Terminal, La Paz).

Side Note: Back in Iloilo City the biggest bus lines in Panay Island (perhaps in the whole country) that often preferred by almost every tourist and local passengers because of their reliability, convenience and availability even at night. Buses often leaves every hour (from sun-up to sun-down) to Roxas City and vice versa. Travel time takes about three hours (traffic and road repair works means it may take more than that), cost per person depending on bus line or van for hire but usually it never goes beyond 200 Pesos.

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Again if your coming from Dumangas there is no need for you to go to Iloilo City to have a decent bus ride to Caticlan or Roxas City, just ask the Jeepney driver to drop  you at the town of Zarraga (at the National Highway), and from there a handful of bus lines goes to and from Caticlan or Roxas City. Length of travel  usually last for two hours and fare cost per person is about 170 or a little less.

See the video showing the Highway:   Zarraga Iloilo

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The Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral located in the old Pueblo de Capiz (Capitol area), from here it only takes a tricycle ride from a much better public transportation hub in Roxas City ( Buses normally stops here and it will never venture near the city street- I wish Dumaguete can emulate their willingness to make their city organized to lessen the problem on traffic) located in Pueblo de Panay.

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Remember: Traveling here is pretty easy just follow the few road tips above and you’ll be in Roxas City in no time.

From Manila 

Unfortunately there are no passenger ship that connects this two cities, one must travel on a bus (plying LRT-Buendia to Batangas Port) for at least two hours via SLEX. Almost every bus companies serving this route offers air-conditioned with entertainment on-board of course, and fare cost is somewhere between 150- 200 Pesos.

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2GO Travel’s M/V St. Anthony de Padua sails from Batangas to Roxas City via Romblon, Romblon every Tuesday and Friday at 10 PM. Sea travel usually last to 15 hours and fare cost start at 1,100 Pesos for economy accommodation. Trying it myself last three weeks ago, I think the experience I have on-board was over-all pleasant although the food served to economy passenger wasn’t that good at all. I know first class accommodation was way better, but sorry to say I am no fan of first class accommodation and so does majority of sea-going public.

The cheapest fare around at 950 Pesos (Air-conditioned room) per person is via Super Shuttle RoRo 2 which plies three times a week from Batangas and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 3 PM coming from Culasi Port. It is highly recommended if your bringing along with you your SUV, pick-up and/or sedan going to Caticlan or down south Iloilo. They do have cheaper charges on each vehicles as compared to the rival. But honestly I won’t recommend it to any tourist as facilities were not acceptable by decent standard such as toilet facilities, I’m disappointed really about such neglect, it was simple necessities that should have been looked at carefully.  Decent dining table coupled with fresh cook foods (if any) must be accorded to paying passengers, if possible. I’m fed up with on-board canteen whose expertise is to serve instant noodle. I think the management should address this simple passenger necessities to  garner better feedback and perhaps win more patron- just my humble opinion.

Click on the link to see ferry schedule:  Batangas RoRo/Ferry schedule 

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Caticlan Jetty Port in Malay – a transportation hub for RORO vessels coming from Port of Roxas in Mindoro Oriental, Odiongan Port in Tablas Island as well as Port of Batangas-  a  jump off to the island of Boracay Island is another alternative point of entry, although the drawback is that of the punishing land trip that is quite stressful. From here it takes only 2 to 3 hours scenic drive to Roxas City via Capiz-Aklan road network, Van for-hire as well as Ceres Tours have a daily trip here; Fares  between Roxas City to Caticlan  cost around 200 Pesos more or less per head.

Click on the link to see ferry schedule:  Caticlan-Mindoro ferry

 Images along  City of Roxas

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That seemingly arms length away island known as Mantalinga, as viewed on my camera. This miniature like island was known as  perfect diving spot for scuba practitioners and a perfect roundabout for sailboat (dilayag) and kayak during contest.

The old Passenger Terminal Building of Culasi Port

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The statue of St. Michael the Archangel, it can be seen on one of the Rotonda in Pueblo de Panay estate.

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The statue of Sacred Heart of Jesus standing tall on the hills over-looking Roxas City, Sibuyan Sea and Jintotolo Channel. This statue is said to have dwarfed the statue of the Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.

CEBU to ZAMBOANGA, DAPITAN/DIPOLOG via DUMAGUETE RORO/FERRY GUIDE


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Sergio Osmena Bridge connecting Mactan Island and the City of Cebu.

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Cebu City to Zamboanga City via Dapitan City and Dumaguete City

GP Ferry 2 at Pier 1, Port of Cebu

DAY

VESSEL ETD DESTINATION

FARES

         
Monday-Wednesday- Thursday- Friday and Saturday Zamboanga Ferry or GP Ferry 2 10 pm Dapitan via Dumaguete

Dgte- Php 310 

Dapitan-  Php 660 

Monday & Wednesday Zamboanga Ferry 10 PM via Dgte   Zamboanga City Php 1,500 Tourist
Sun-Tues-Wed-and Friday  GP Ferry 2  9 PM Dapitan City (Direct)  Php 660 Economy

Note: No schedule for Cebu- Zamboanga City as of August 2015.  For Dapitan to Cebu  City ferry schedule, click on the link.

Cokaliong Shipping Lines Pier 1, Port of Cebu.

Cokaliong Shipping Lines Pier 1, Port of Cebu

DAY

VESSEL ETD DESTINATION

FARES

         
Mon-Tue-Wed-Friday Filipinas Iloilo 7PM Dumaguete 310 Pesos (Economy)
 Mon-Tue-Wed-Friday -Same-   Same  Dapitan 660 Pesos (Economy)
Sunday Filipinas Dinagat 12 PM Dumaguete Php 200 (Promo)

Note:  For return trip from Dapitan to Cebu via Dumaguete please click on the link provided: Dapitan to Cebu City ferry trip.

Medallion Shipping Lines

Medallion Shipping Lines docked at Pier 4

Cebu City to Dipolog City (Galas Port) and Vice Versa

DAY

VESSEL ETD

FARES

       
Mon-Wednesday and Friday Lady of Good Voyage

8:30 PM

(From Cebu)

660 Pesos (Economy)

950 Pesos (Tourist)

Tueday-Thursday and Sunday Lady of Good Voyage

7:00 PM

(From Dipolog)

-Same-