Boracay Island Transportation

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    what you already have ...

    by Yla Updated Jun 8, 2008

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    On the island, the best way to get around is on your own 2 feet. The island's just a few kilometers in length and its healthy to walk and see all the sights. It's fun and healthy and you won't notice the distance as you'll get distracted with the lively and colorful island life. Getting to/from the port, however, one has to take the tricycle that seats up to 5 !!! Only the tricycle, except for government vehicles, are the only allowed vehicles on the island anyway. Of course, to go around the island, the best is to hire a boat to go island-hopping and see the other parts of the island not accessible by any other means.

    Update: Other options to get around Boracay: public commuting= multicabs; mountain bikes and ATV (all-terrain vehicles) for hire

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    Boracay port to anywhere in the island

    by Yla Written Jun 8, 2008

    From Boracay Manoc manoc jetty, you can take a tricycle or a multicab to your destination, costing P15-P30 per person, depending on distance. If you're travelling as a group, a tricycle seats about 5-6. The multi-cab more at about 10-11 persons. Farthest destination could cost P300 maximum for a trip.

    Again, ask your hotel/resort for free transfers.

    (There was a time that loading and unloading pssengers were done at actual stations 1-3. This is not done anymore to keep the traffic from the pristine beaches and keep it picture perfect.)

    multi-cab
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    Caticlan to Boracay

    by Yla Written Jun 8, 2008

    From Caticlan airport, take a tricycle or van to the Caticlan Jetty port. Most hotels have service vans, so if you've booked ahead of your trip, ask your agent/hotel front desk about this service. The trip takes 5-10 minutes only. Many resorts and hotels in Boracay includes free transfers along with your booking, just look for the hotel/resort's representative at the airport.

    SEair provides free van and boat services for airline passengers. Passenger just needs to pay the environmental fee of P50 at Caticlan Jetty port.

    From the Caticlan jetty, take a catarman to Manoc-manoc jetty on Boracay (regular fare at P19.50)

    Caticlan jetty Manoc-manoc jetty at Boracay
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    Pedi-bicycles

    by seoulgirl Written Jun 4, 2008

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    They have bicycles with seats attached to them and they are the only transport along the beach. They fit 2 people or 3 little tiny people. They gather at boat station 2 but you can catch one in boat station 3 if your lucky. They do not go all the way into bs 1. If you want to get to BS 1 from BS 2 or 3 you have to go up to the main road and go by road to BS 1. It's usually quite a haul for a pedicyclist. Sometimes they are skinny, frail, too old, or too young so be cycling your fat Western ass around, (mine anyway). You can also go up to the main road (they cannot go near the beach path where the pedicycles are exclusively allowed) and take a tuk tuk with a motor to BS 1 and then there is a long walk along the path to the beach. It's a thing getting around if you have a broken leg like my husband. His arms got a work out with the crutches and the sand. Pretty crazy.

    The motorized tuk tuk kind A pedicycle, I think this was her mom the main paved road

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    fairways land and sea transfer

    by honeybea Updated May 21, 2008

    booked our land and sea transfer through fairways php3,500+ for 6 pax excluding jetty terminal fees.pretty stiff,if you don't mind queuing,better use the public transportation,roughly php150/way per person.
    airport pickup was on time but the drop off was 45 minutes late ,almost missed our Manila flight

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    SeAir

    by barbskie Written May 5, 2008

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    A spacious planeSe using currently a Dornier 328 aircraft for their Manila-Boracay route. Dornier 328 is a 32-seater aircraft perfect for short runways. The seats are comfortable with spacious legroom, a must for every airline. The seats are made of leather. SeAir’s Dornier 328 is smaller than aircrafts of airline giants , that's why it could fly at a lower altitude, giving the passengers more perspective to see outside during the flights.

    Dornier 328

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    Short Cut to Boracay

    by doodad_7262 Updated Feb 28, 2008

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    Now new airport in Caticlan has limited flights only to major cities in the philippines. There are also several airlines (local) that travel to and from Boracay. Lots of options now to get to the Island Paradise.

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    Short Cut to Boracay

    by doodad_7262 Updated Feb 28, 2008

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    Twenty years ago it was the only reasonable way to travel from Manila to Boracay was thru Kalibo, then a 2-hr bus ride to Caticlan and finally a 30-min boat ride to Boracay Island. The 2-hr bus ride was enjoyable and scenic ride thru the countryside. It's a good way to travel and mingle with the locals. But for me, the fresh scent of the rice fields brought back fond memories when I was a child running thru the rice fields with my uncles and cousins. If you have the time take the scenic
    route and enjoy the moments.

    Now, on my second trip my cousins informed me that there is a new airport in Caticlan. It's a nice small airport but very busy, with limited flights only to major cities in the philippines. There are also several airlines (local) that travel to and from Boracay. Lots of options now to get to the Island Paradise.

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    Getting around Boracay

    by cruelsan Written Jan 14, 2008

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    Getting to Boracay from the Kalibo airport, no need to arrange for transportation in advance. There are a number of vans right outside the Kalibo airport that will take you directly to the Caticlan Jetty Port. Fare is around 175/pax without boat ride, which I suggest you take because it's a LITTLE cheaper and you have to pay some more fees at the port anyway.

    As soon as you reach Boracay Island, you may get a tricycle (costs PhP100 or US$2.50 per ride) to bring you to "Crafts of Boracay", which is also situated in D'mall.

    Also make sure to bring lots of change/coins to give to the porters who will carry your bags/luggages. PhP20 or US$0.50 is the going rate.

    Tricycle is the most common mode of transporation when trying to get around Boracay. It costs only PhP7 or US$ 0.20 per pax. Do not pay more than that. Pretend your a local :)

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    More on Totong's boating trip

    by iclee Written Dec 24, 2007

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    I went back to Bora last March 2007 and sought my fave boatman - Totong. How time flew, now he has 7 kids. :)

    Now there is a boating station located near station 3 of Bora where you will pay the boating fee. This regulates the fee plus registers who are out there. I think I paid the standard PHP1750 but Totong extended the trip duration. I was sad to see the corals gone and replaced by grey looking sand. Crocodile island trip was still nice except for the puca vendors who short of harrassing people to buy. I loved the caves near the shore. My husband and I sunbathed naked inside caves while feeling the waves touch our feet. Take care not to expose yourself to passing boats as this might offend others.

    I am placing Totong's new number. You will certainly find other boatmen in Bora but he is trustworthy and will be most happy with the free meal that we provide during the trips.

    Caves in Crocodile Island (beside Boracay Island)
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    Time to fly to Bora....NOW

    by iclee Written Dec 24, 2007

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    Cebu Pacific recently beefed up their Manila - Bora (via Kalibo) flight with Manila - Bora (via Caticlan) flights. To you guys, this means we remove the 1.5H surface/land travel via bus or van from Kalibo airport. Caticlan airport is smaller though but you'll land right smack nearest the jetty. You can pay via CC which I normally do but a little caveat though, filing for a refund took me seven months. It was credited back to my CC but you'll have to file in the nearest CebuPac office (abroad, I guess that's hard to do). So heed my advice to process your eTkt carefully.

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    Boat ride to Boracay Island

    by dcmanicad Updated Dec 7, 2007

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    From the jetty port, a 30-minute ride is done by boat to reach the island of Boracay. Excitement sets in as we are only minutes away from these world class beaches.

    The collection of the P50 environment fee before the boat ride has been temporarily stopped by the governor of Aklan province. Click to see news.

    giddy there's the island!
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    Bus ride from Kalibo Airport to Caticlan Jettyport

    by dcmanicad Written Dec 7, 2007

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    This is included in the Willy's Beach Club Resort's 3D/2N package. We are given stickers to attach to ourselves so the bus personnel would know the group. Travel time from Kalibo to Caticlan is 1.5 to 2 hours. Time to see the other parts of Aklan.

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    Fly with Cebu Pacific

    by dcmanicad Written Dec 6, 2007

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    Fly to Kalibo, Aklan for as low as P288 with Cebu Pacific. Book your flights as early as possible. Also a tip for low fares would be to book your flight to on the middle of the week.

    Flight is about an hour.

    Join their in-flight games and you will win Cebu Pac goodies. I did win a camera bag on my way to Bohol, when I won the name that tune. The song is from South Border, which is one of my favorite bands (hah!)

    airline model, my mom just landed in kalibo happy inside let's fly, love

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    Flyin in the Phils

    by GenuinelyCurious Written Nov 13, 2007

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    Here are the web links for some regional airlines. Like anywhere in the world, be aware of hidden fees and rules, especially regarding cancellations and transfers.

    On the other hand, they have great prices and some good routes... just be ready for a sudden last minute change of plans.

    http://www.airphils.com/
    http://www.asianspirit.com/
    http://www.cebupacificair.com/
    http://www.flyseair.com/
    http://www.interislandairlines.com/
    http://www.philippineairlines.com/

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