Guimaras Island Transportation

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    Tricycles in Guimaras have double seats!
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    Taking the reliable tricycle

    by IamPam Written Feb 8, 2013
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    If you're a group of five or less, I suggest that you take the popular tricycle around Guimaras rather than taking the multicab. Not only that it is much cheaper, the driver could also give you side trips along the way.

    You don't have to worry about bumpy rides because the road around Guimaras is pretty smooth.

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  • Iloilo to Guimaras

    by niquedejesus Written Aug 28, 2011

    From Iloilo Airport we took a van to Ortiz Port. There were many vans outside the airport waiting for passengers. We paid PHP 250 to get to the ferry port. From Ortiz Port, we took a ferry that cost PHP 30 each to Jordan Port, Guimaras. It was an hour of sea travel. From Jordan Port we rode a tricycle to get to the resort. It was a 2-hour ride on that tricycle with wind and dust making the ugliest of you. We paid the tricycle driver Php 250.

    More details here: http://www.moniquedejesus.com/2011/08/splendid-guimaras.html

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    From Iloilo City To Guimaras,Take Cab & Pumpboat

    by cyndymc Updated Mar 15, 2011

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    View of Guimaras Island From Ortiz Wharf
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    From Iloilo City, we took a metered taxi to Ortiz Wharf. As we went out of the airport arrival area, we asked the security guard where we could get a metered taxi. he pointed us to the desks of taxi companies at the right side. We learned only later on that they were booking agents for the metered taxi. We were told that we would pay the amount registered on the meter PLUS P50. (I presumed the additional amount is the booking fee. We were surprised but since it was still dark when we arrived, we didn't bother to find out where we could get a metered taxi without additional booking fee.) We were asked where our destination is, then a staff escorted us to the taxi. We were given a small piece of paper indicating the taxi's plate number and the name of the driver, and contact numbers in case we'd want to complain or give feedback.

    From Iloilo Airport, the meter registered P202 when we reached Ortiz Wharf so we paid P252, booking fee included. Travel time was about 20 minutes since there was no traffic early in the morning.

    At Ortiz Wharf, we were "swarmed" by men offering chartered boats to Guimaras. We ignored them, and bought tickets from a ticketing booth nearby. Pumpboat ride cost us only P13/pax. Travel time was only 15 minutes. If you want to charter a pumpboat, it shouldn't cost you more than P450. Some men offered us an unbelievable price of P1,500.

    I gathered that the first boat trip is always at 6:00Am; thereafter, boats leave every 15 minutes.

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    Another Option: From Iloilo City To Guimaras

    by cyndymc Updated Feb 23, 2011

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    Another way to go to Guimaras from Iloilo City is to ride a pumpboat or roll on roll off (RORO) ferry from the Parola Wharf in Iloilo City bound for Buenavista Wharf. They say the Parola Wharf is a wiser option when going to Guimaras during rainy season or when the waters are rough. I learned about this when we went back to Iloilo City via pumpboat at Buenavista Wharf. We came from Navalas Church on our last day so it was more practical for us to take a boat at nearby Buenavista Wharf than travel all the way back to Jordan Wharf.

    I noticed that the pumpboats from Buenavista are bigger than those sailing from Ortiz Wharf to Jordan Wharf. Fare was P35/pax.

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    From Manila, Fly to Iloilo City First

    by cyndymc Updated Feb 14, 2011

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    There is no airport in Guimaras Island. Iloilo City is the nearest airport to Guimaras. We flew to Iloilo City via Zestair, availing of a promo fare. We spent P2,851.60 for 2 pax. (Refer to their website for prevailing fare and/or promo rate for Iloilo City).

    If you consider the same option, I suggest you take the first flight which is at 4:10AM. ETA at Iloilo City is at 5:15AM so you can have more time to spend at Guimaras Island.

    Prepare P200 terminal fee.

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    Go Around Places Via Trike, Jeep or Multicab

    by cyndymc Written Feb 13, 2011

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    Terminal For Jeeps & Multicabs at Jordan Wharf
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    The options for moving around the island are the jeepney, tricycle and multicabs. The terminal is just a few steps from the dock.

    The tariff rates are posted on the vehicles. If you opt to charter a vehicle all to yourselves, it will be helpful to consult the Tourism Staff-on-Duty to make sure the fare quoted to you is fair.

    There are some resorts with pick-up service for a fee. If your resort doesn't have that service, or if they have but you opt to take the public transport, consult them for regular rates.

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    Going around Guimaras

    by ayn_g Written May 29, 2009

    At Jordan wharf, there are jeepneys servicing different routes parked and waiting for passengers. Take note of the name of the town or barangay that you plan to visit and the signboards displayed on jeepneys.

    I would recommend renting a multicab, a tricycle, or a jeepney that will take you to common tourist destinations in the island -- Trappist Monastery, Alubihod, or Guisi. When we last visited Guimaras, we rented a multicab for PHP 1,200 to take us to Guisi beach. The rent included sidetrips to Trappist Monastery and the Guimaras Provincial Capitol. The multicab and its driver also waited for us until we are done with swimming at Guisi beach and visiting the lighthouse. It is best to go to the Tourist Assistance booth at Jordan wharf to inquire about any multicabs, tricycles, or jeepneys for rent. They have standard rates for vehicle rentals and fares going around the island.

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    Going to Guimaras

    by ayn_g Written May 29, 2009

    To get to Jordan, Guimaras from Iloilo City, take a ferry from the Ortiz wharf (that's near University of Iloilo and Sta. Maria Catholic School (aka Ateneo de Iloilo). The pumpboat fare is PHP 12. It will take 15mins to reach Jordan wharf.

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    Getting to Guimaras from Iloilo City

    by Yla Updated Feb 1, 2008

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    From Iloilo City, take the appropriate jeepney to Ortiz port. Label on jeepney depends on where in Iloilo City you'll be coming from. Just ask a local or your bellhop for some instructions. At the Ortiz landing, secure a ticket (P11 per person, 1 trip), and proceed to the assigned boat (name of boat will be written on your ticket). Board the boat and wait until it gets full to prescribed capacity (normally about 15 mins). Boat trip to Jordan port takes 15 mins.

    One thing to note, the Ortiz - Jordan port transfers was amazingly organized, a regulated transport system that benefits even the elderly passengers. The disabled may need some help as the stone port and paths are irregular and weather beaten. Capacity of boat is around 40 to 50, and there's noticeably enough floatation devices located up above passenger heads. Don't be shocked if motorcycles board the boats too.

    Getting back from Jordan port to Ortiz landing follows the same steps.

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    Island tour

    by Yla Written Feb 1, 2008

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    At the port, hire a multi-cab for a quick tour of the island. Guimaras is quite large, almost 605 sq km. but there are selected areas for a quick tour, many are far in between.

    For our tour which included Macopo Falls, Trappist Monastery, Sadsad Falls, Valle Verde Mountain resort, Alubihod beach, lunch and pasalubong shopping at San Miguel town, totalling to 4.5 hours, haggled price was P900.

    Guimaras also have other recreational water falls that may include some amount of hiking, and fantastic white-sand beaches, all worth the visit. Price differs to include other locations and lenght of tour.

    The locals are very knowledgeable of tourist spots. Don't forget to tip the driver if he has been very helpful :-)

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    Jeepney Guimaras Island

    by mark8856 Written May 16, 2007

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    Nelzar Malay and his jeepney

    We recently visited Guimaras Island and received a very complete tour from Nelzar Malay of San Miguel, Jordan. He was very knowledgable about the entire island. He really impressed me with his professionalism and friendliness. His jeepney was meticulously maintained and beautifully decorated.

    Nelzar's cell phone number is 09279312807 and he will meet you at the pier either in Buena Vista or Jordan and transport you to resorts or tour around the island.

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    Boat ride to another island (baras beach)

    by aishen1208 Written Sep 12, 2006

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    the boat fare is P300 to P350...it would take about 20 minutes ride...and the boat capacity is 6 to 8 adults...

    the waves during our trip are high and it's so windy...i'm so scared for my kids...what scares me most is that i found out (we're already half way of our trip) that the boat doesn't have enough life jackets for all of us...tsskk..learned lesson: check before leaving; ensure that you are travelling safely...

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    Multicab around the island

    by aishen1208 Written Sep 12, 2006

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    We rented a multicab from jordan port (guimaras) to the beach resort (alubihod beach) and paid P350...the ride took us about 45 minutes to reach the place...we enjoyed much during the trip...good thing about renting a multicab privately is that we didn't waste our precious time waiting for other passengers that would fill in the seats...plus, it's more relaxing and you can even ask the driver to stop for a while for some picture taking...hehe..

    the road is OK...the scenery is awesome...esp. the mango plantation...and the people are accommodating...

    by the way, if you dont want to rent a private multicab..the fare is P35 going to alubihod beach...

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    Boat ride to Guimaras Island

    by aishen1208 Written Sep 12, 2006

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    The boat ride going to Guimaras Island from Iloilo would take you about 15 minutes only. Fare ranges from P11 to about P20 per head depending on the 'waves'. Read it right, the fare goes up if the water is not calm. So expect that fare differs each day. You can also try renting a private boat, which we did...and we had paid P370 for that 15 minute trip...though it cost much, the feeling of travelling on your own private 'boat' adds fun to the trip...

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    Plane ride to Guimaras

    by aishen1208 Written Sep 12, 2006

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    there's no direct flight going to guimaras island...you have to go first to Iloilo which is almost an hour from Manila...airfare normally costs P3k plus (one way)...but during promo, you'll save about 50% of the cost...or more..

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