Boracay Island Transportation

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    Caticlan Jetty

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 1, 2014

    the main gateway to boracay Island. The Caticlan Jetty Port was enlarged in 2006 and it now has an air conditioned terminal and inside are several small shops, an ATM Machine, Money Exchange Shop and various Boat Companies that offer day tour around Boracay Island or the One way or two way Ferry Ride to Cagban Jetty Port. You need to buy three different kind of tickets for the trip to Cagban Jetty Port in Boracay Island which is just a 4 minute boat ride away.. One ticket is the so called "Environmental Fee" of 75 pesos, the next ticket will be for the "Terminal Fee" of 100 pesos, and lastly, the third ticket will be the boat company/ferry of your choice and the price is about 30 to 40 pesos per person.

    Caticlan Boat Jetty Opens from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday

    ride! to boracay ok
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    Cagban Jetty Port

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 1, 2014

    the main boat staion in boracay Island

    Before 2008, the Cagban Jetty Port was often neglected as most of the Motorized Big Outrigger Boats (Bancas) often load and unload passengers coming from the Caticlan Jetty Port to Boat Station 1, 2 and 3 in White Beach of Boracay (and even in between, near the beach frontage of Major Hotels), hence the White Beach is Divided into the 3 Boat Stations!

    in 2008, they pass a local law that all Motorized Big Outrigger Boats coming from Caticlan Jetty Port will All Dock at the Cagban Jetty Port and that all passengers after leaving the Cagban Jetty Port must ride the tricycles and MultiCabs and Vans to the Major and Minor Hotels via the Main road of Boracay to the many side streets leading to the White beach.

    The Cagban Jetty Port is open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday

    You can Buy Boat Tickets at inside the Cagban Jetty Port among the different Boat Operators or if you have a round trip ticket given by the boat company at the Caticlan Jetty Port.

    the jetty inside waiting buying stuff to boat
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    SEA AIR (budget airline) now TIGERAIR Philippines

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 1, 2014

    SEAir is now TIGERAIR Philippines and it does not fly to Boracay Anymore, only it's parent company Cebu Pacific Air does.

    at present, only two airlines fly straight to caticlan airport, Sea Air and Zest Air due to the very short runway of the airport (but they use small turbo prop planes!). South East Asian Airlines was set up by Iren Dornier, Nikos Gitsis & Tomas Lopez in 1994 to provide safe, reliable, and economical air transportation for travelers in the Philippines. SEA Air is the embodiment of a no frills airline that there is not even a cabin attendant! but the price is cheap that a one way trip to or from caticlan via manila is just 1,500 pesos pre booked in 1 month!

    Seair has 11 aircrafts: 7 are 19-seater Let 410 and 4 Dornier 328 (32 passengers).

    Tickets right away available at all Filipino Travel Centers.

    Domestic Routes:
    Luzon: Clark (Angeles City), Manila, Basco
    Visayas: Busuanga, Caticlan, Borongan, Tablas, Puerto Princesa
    Mindanao: Zamboanga, Jolo, Tawi Tawi

    Baggage Allowance:
    10 kgs + 10 kgs more baggage for passengers with a valid onward international ticket for the same day.
    Free hand carry luggage (per adult): 1 piece max. 7 kg

    SEAIR CALL CENTER - +632 849.0100

    Makati/Manila - Commercial

    2nd Floor La'O Centre, Arnaiz Ave. Makati City, Philippines 1200

    Commercial FAX: +63 2 849.0219
    Reservation FAX: +63 2 849.0239

    the LET Turbo propr 21 seater boarding inside the air view landing
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    Godofredo Ramos Airport (Caticlan Airport)

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 1, 2014

    the main gateway to boracay!

    and it is no wonder that Boracay's Rivals in the South East Asian Region such as Phuket, Bali and Langkawi have more tourists to them is that they have world class international airports to their areas (see my Bali, Phuket and Langkawi Tips) while Boracay has two small airports, the Kalibo Airport which is two hours away from Boracay and this Airport, which only has one runway of 950 meters long that is capable of allowing only turbo-prop planes at present!

    The airport has a small terminal with small but air conditioned departure area and a smaller arrival area and the airport has a few stores and restaurant inside.

    But fear not as this airport is now being redeveloped as the Terminal is being upgraded and the runway is currently being extended to 2100 meters to accomodate the Airbus A 319/320 and Boeing 737 of international airlines so that they can have direct international flights to and from boracay!

    currently, only Cebu Pacific and PAL Express fly to the airport as the now defunct SEAir has now stopped operations to Boracay.

    address: Aklan West Rd, Banwa it Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines (walking distance from the Caticlan Boat Jetty.

    entrance to airport check in departure to plane
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    Big Passenger Boats (Outrigger canoes)

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 1, 2014

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    In the Philippines, outrigger canoes (called bangka) are often fitted with powerful gasoline or diesel propeller engines to boost output. These Canoes are usually made of wood (In the west, they use fiberglass, which is very expensive!). Bangka's or Outrigger canoes features one or more lateral support floats (usually bamboo) known as outriggers, which are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull. In Boracay, these Bangka's are large and have roofs so that up to 30 persons can ride one. It is the main mode of transport from the Caticlan Ferry Jetty to Cagban Ferry Jetty at Boracay island.

    A Single trip can cost 70 pesos per person and you can also rent them for half day and whole day sailing (also diving) and they cost 3,500 pesos half day and 6,000 pesos whole day. Avaialble everywhere in Boracay.

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    Paraw

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 1, 2014

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    Paraw is a narrow hulled wooden boat with bamboo outriggers either side and with passengers sometimes seated on a trampoline platform between the outrigger supports and powered by powerful diesel motor propellers hence Paraws are extremely fast off the wind, but can be unwieldy and if you will really vomit if you have sea sickness. Up to 10 people can ride a paraw and you can rent a paraw for half day or full day diving or sailing tour around boracay and its environs. Half day cost 250000 pesos and whole day at 4000 pesos.

    Available everwhere in Boracay.

    Ride Around Boracay in a Paraw ride one!
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    Multi Cabs

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 1, 2014

    mini asian utility vehicles that ferry passengers and cargoes from the cagban boat jetty to the various destinations in boracay like hotels, stores, beaches and others. it competes with the tricycles and the pedicab bicycles as a means of transport here in the boracay area. these multicabs can be rented as on a daily basis too with prices ranging from 2,500 pesos a day to tour you around the boracay area. since the island is small, these multicabs are the king of the road here in boracay. The multicab is similar in design to the songtheaw of Phuket.

    inside packed
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    Cebu Pacific

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 1, 2014

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    Cebu Pacific Air is the No. 1 Low Budget Carrier in the Philippines (in domestic travel but in international travel, Philippine Airlines is still the Number 1 and i still prefer Philippine Airlines). The airline is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings, controlled by the Gokongwei family - one of the richest Filipino-Chinese families based in the Philippines. Cebu Pacific is currently headed by Lance Gokongwei, it's CEO. Cebu Pacific has the largest domestic destinations and it flies BOTH to Kalibo and Caticlan Airports (Airbus A 319 on Kalibo and ATR-72 Turbo Prop Plane in Caticlan). Fares are cheaper is you buy 3 weeks in advance (usually about 5,000 pesos including all sucharges) but be wary of their fares as it does not include the cost of fuel surcharge, airport taxes, value added taxes, local taxes and more.

    their Main Office is in:

    Airline Operations Center Building
    Manila Domestic Airport Complex
    Old Domestic Road
    Pasay City
    Philippines 1301

    return trip cheaper than PAL! the atr turbo prop small check in
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    Kalibo Airport

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 1, 2014

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    Kalibo airport is not the main airport in Going to Boracay (the smaller caticlan airport is just 10 minutes away by boat to boracay but it only accomodates propeller driven planes but there are plans for expansion to accomodate international flights) but it is here that the jet planes land (like the boeing 737 and Airbus 319) of Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. Although Kalibo Airport is a domestic airport, it is the only domestic airport in the Philippines that serves international flights since foreign chartered flights lands here everyday loaded with foreign tourist going to boracay. Kalibo Airport is a small airport and is about a 2 hour drive away from Boracay hence if you are not afraid of propeller planes, I would suggest that you take the propeller service that lands in Caticlan Airport.

    After you arrive here, you are ushered to your private van for a two hour drive to Caticlan Jetty for the boat ride to boracay island

    address is: Kalibo International Airport Access Rd, Banwa it Kalibo, 5600 Aklan, Philippines

    according to their facebook page:

    Welcome to Kalibo!
    KLO | Kalibo International Airport - J. Cardinal Sin*
    One Aviation Way, Pook
    Kalibo, Aklan Philippines

    Paeuparang Pangkalibutan it Kalibo
    Aeropuerto Internacional de Kalibo
    Is Classified as International Airport by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications responsible for the operations of all airports in the Philippines except major international airports. Previously, it had the distinction of being the only domestic airport in the Philippines that serves international flights. Western Visayas first International Airport.

    recent return trip 2 hour frive to boracay pose! nice to be back
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    manila to boracay island

    by ayn_g Updated Apr 13, 2013

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    i guess the cheapest way to go to boracay is through RORO. The round-trip fare if you are taking bachelor bus is about 1,600 (aircon). If ul take philtranco, about 1,800 (aircon). Bachelor's terminal is in Cubao, at the back of Ali Mall. Bachelor Aircon trip to Caticlan leaves manila at 3pm, for non-aircon trip, they have two skeds, if m not mistaken, the other one leaves at 4pm. Philtranco, they have their office at Pasay, but u can also book ur trip at Cubao. Philtranco trip leaves pasay at 4pm or 5pm, cubao 7pm. You can call philtranco at 852-9308, 851-8077, (cubao) 911-2523, 913-5666. The RORO trip would take about 12 hours (2 hrs mla-batangas (stopover to batangas for dinner), 2 hours again batangas to mindoro, ferry), over 1 hr calapan to roxas bus, 5 hrs roxas to caticlan, ferry). If you take bachelor 3pm trip, ul be in caticlan at 7am the next day. the ferry fare from caticlan to boracay only costs 17.50. enjoy ur trip. btw, dont expect to have sightseeing view when u take the RORO since its night time, you will virtually see nothing except lights and the stars taking the ferry.

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    van rental

    by barbie_sunrise Written Mar 7, 2013

    The last time we went to Boracay, we met this van driver. Since we almost occupied the whole van, we have it all by our group. He gave us his contact number since we planned to maximize our stay in the island and leave at early morning. And so we asked him to be our van going back to kalibo.

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  • Boracay Boat transfer - caticlan to boracay

    by ashleysimon Updated Sep 9, 2012

    Feel the basking heat of the sun, Warm water, soft sand, and swaying palms in the soft breeze. That is how we describe BORACAY, the paradise in tropical island of the Philippines.

    I spend 5 days in boracay and I really have fun. My travel makes a lot of difference from boat transfer to boracay. I rode in oyster ferry . I think its a new ferry there because its really cool and modern facility. I feel safe and very comfortable. thats one that i truly miss in boracay.

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    GETTING TO BORACAY ISLAND - AIR PHIL EXPRESS

    by LoriPori Written May 21, 2012

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    We flew from Manila Airport to Caticlan using AIR PHIL EXPRESS.We prebooked online and paid 7392 pesos airfare plus 112 Pesos taxes which is $182.00 CDN. We also had to pay a 200 pesos Departure Tax - cash only.
    It's about an hour flight.

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    Flying to Boracay.

    by cachaseiro Written Mar 29, 2012

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    If you want to get to Boracay by plane then you should fly to the airport called Caticlan which is right across a narrow strait from Boracay.
    From Manila you have more than 20 flights a day to Caticlan with the airlines, Caebu pacific air, SEAir and Air Phil Express.
    The flight is roughly an hour unless you fly SEair which is faster as they use turbo prop airplanes.
    The airport is tiny and the runway very short and if the weather goes bad then planes might be directed to Kalibo airport two hours drive from there.
    An odd thing is that when you leave from Boracay they do not only weigh your luggage, but also you as a person to know the exact weight of the plane as the runway is very short in Caticlan.

    Once you land at Caticlan airport you should either walk or take a tricycle taxi down to the jettyport around 700 meters away where you have small jetty ferries going over to Boracay.
    That boat journey is only around 15 minutes.

    Lori and Valerie at Caticlan airport.
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    BORACAY PORT TO WHITE BEACH

    by LoriPori Written Feb 4, 2012

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    There will be a long line of Motorbike Taxis to take you from Boracay Port to White Beach. It is very well organized and prices are well stated. This trip is 100 Pesos ($2.00 U.S.) per motorbike .
    Hans sat in front and I sat in back bench with the luggage. From there to our Hotel Best Western Boracay (Station 2) took about 10 to 12 minutes. The driver took us right to the entrance. Motorbikes cannot go right down to the beach (that is if your hotel is on the beach), so will leave you on the main road next to a path that leads down to White Beach.
    Getting around White Beach, most visitors travel by foot along the beach's sandy walkway. It's about an hour walk from one end to the other (Station 3 to Station 1). Hans and I took a motorbike taxi to Astoria which is in Station 1 and the cost was 60 Pesos. We also did a bicycle taxi once to the Red Pirates. It was hot and we were tired - Hotel to Red Pirates - 100 Pesos - and that young man earned every peso.

    Note in Picture # 2 - to the right is our Hotel and on the left is the walkway to the Beach.

    Motorbike Taxi Motorbike Taxi & Walkway to the Beach Boat Station 2

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