Davao city to samal can be reach through roll on roll off bus. There are also provate boats servicing to each resorts
The most common ride you would find in the island of Samal is the Habal HAbal - a motorcycle. They charge P200 per ride depending on where you are going. In our case we hired the man almost half of the day to bring us to some unusual spots in the island. You will see them in the other pages i will upload.
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The only bus company that services the island, Island City Express is owned by the Davao-Samal Ferry operator. This is the only option for the public land commuter to ride on when travelling from Davao to any major Samal destination. The ferry won't take passengers unless these are passengers of vehicles crossing with the ferry. Bus fares are inclusive of the ferry crossing.
Bus Route >> Agdao to Km 11 Wharf (Davao City), Ferry Service to Kinawitnon Wharf, to Kaputian via Babak and Penaplata (Samal Island) & vice versa.
The only roll-on roll-off (Roro) port that services the island crosses the Samal Strait from Sasa Wharf in Davao City (11 km from city proper) to the Kinawitnon Wharf in Samal.
The ferry can fit 2 buses and about half a dozen cars/vans; and motorcycles and bicycles fit into the void spaces. Unless you cross with your vehicle or ride the public bus that ply the route, you can't ride the ferry. >> no ferry-only passengers allowed. Travel time is approximately 20 min. Time of Service >> 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The following Rates (Nov. 2005) are inclusive of driver and passengers fare >> Jeep/van/pick-up - P300. Car - P250. Tricycle -P150. Motorcycle - P50. Bicycle - P15.
Kaputian is about 45 minutes boat ride from Santa Ana Wharf of Davao City. As many as 105 passenger can ride. I found I was the only foreigner in the boat.