Marinduque Transportation

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  • eastpoint hotel luxury van

    by reneprivas Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    eastpoint hotel by the sea can provide a ten-seater toyota hi-ace grandia van to take guests to a sightseeing tour around marinduque for only about fifty (50) us dollars. tour starts around seven am and ends about six pm. wear attire of light materials

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    Bus going to Marinduque

    by theguardianangel Updated Apr 28, 2012

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    We took the longer way to get to Marinduque by taking the JAC liner bus terminal from Kamias, Quezon City. This bus will definitely drop you in front of your house… if your house is just along the main road. My aunt reserved our bus seats for us 2weeks before the Lent. We paid 900php- all in.

    From Quezon City, Metro Manila, the bus travels all the way to the Dalahican Port in Quezon Province (bus fare paid included the terminal fee-35php) where it will ride the RORO to Cawit Port in Marinduque. Cawit Port is located in the provincial capital- Boac. The bus continues to travel to the town of Torrijos for 2 hours. The road going to Torrijos is like the road going to Baguio City- zig-zag road.

    What's great about this bus is the free wi-fi. The bus will let all the passengers out and let them stay inside the ferry, just like any of the ferry's ordinary passengers. When the ferry approaches the port, passengers have to wait until the bus gets out of the ferry so you should remember your bus number.

    Dalahican Port at that time was overcrowded with people due to the upcoming Lenten Season. People were coming back in Marinduque to celebrate the holidays in their hometowns and with their families. A long line of passengers patiently wait for their turn to purchase their tickets to ride the ferry. It's a good thing that we had our reservations in Jac Liner bus for a continuous ride. Funny thing was, we didn't fall in line to purchase ferry tickets but we need to endure the long line to use the ladies' comfort room.

    Total Travel time: 8-10hours

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    RORO to/from Marinduque

    by theguardianangel Updated Apr 28, 2012

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    There are many various shipping lines that you can choose from but the departure time differs so usually, you can’t choose what kind of ferry you like since time matters. Ferries that usually travel to Marinduque are the RORO ferries- Roll-on/Roll-Off. These are big and conventional ferries wherein public/private vehicles can board and leave.

    My sister and I decided to leave Marinduque on a Black Saturday afternoon. We rode a jeepney going to the Sta. Cruz Port with a fare of 75Php and a traveled for 1 hour. Once the jeepney got into the port, 2 pier staffs asked us to pay the terminal fee of 22Php the we paid our ferry fare for 375Php. Travel time took 4 hours to reach Dalahican Port. A staff of the ferry will check the ticket purchased for verification so it’s important to have your ticket ready for inspection.

    The ferry's big with 4 restrooms at the back. It has televisions that play movies to keep the passengers entertained. I got more exhausted due to the warm air inside. It's very humid so I decided to have some fresh air in the deck and watched the sunset. On a corner, there’s a small store where you can buy drinks, snacks and noodles just in case you got hungry.

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    Tricycle

    by theguardianangel Written Apr 27, 2012
    riding the tricycle is fun!

    Tricycle is a three wheeled vehicle and can only travel on a short distance. You can take the tricycle to get to Poctoy Beach from “Bayan” (center of the town) .Usually tricycle drivers, doesn’t wait for passengers to fill in all the seats (maximum capacity: 5) unlike in the city so the fare really depends on how far your destination is.

    The town is small so when you want to get to a place you’re not familiar with, you just have to ask the tricycle drivers or any of the locals. They’re very fond of their place that they will surely give you any information you need.

    Minimum fare: 10Php (fare depends on the distance traveled)

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    Zestair to Marinduque

    by theguardianangel Written Apr 27, 2012
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    There are 3 ways to get to Marinduque island- by air (from Manila) and water (From Lucena port, Quezon province). However, there is only one airline that flies to Marinduque and that’s Zestair. You can book flights through their website at www.zestair.com.ph but I really had hard time to book online since their website’s usually down. I don’t know to others but maybe I just had that difficulty since I’m booking on a rush. For anticipated holidays like the Holy Week, airfares really got x 5 higher than the usual so I suggest if you wish to make trip shorter going to Marinduque by taking the plane, book online 1 month earlier. I tried to check the airfares last January and the fare’s just around 1,000-1,500Php then I checked again last March, fares increased to 4,800-5,300php due to the upcoming Holy week celebration.

    Please remember that Philippines travel tax is not included in the airfare. You have to pay separately for this one, passengers from Metro Manila, travel tax is 200Php.

    The Zestair plane lands in the Marinduque Airport located in the town of Gasan, near the Marinduque’s capital, Boac. Travel time takes about 1-1.25 hours from Metro Manila.

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    Jeepneys

    by theguardianangel Written Apr 27, 2012
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    Jeepneys in Marinduque are commonly used to get to and from the pier/airport, when big groups of tourists go to explore the island and when locals get to the nearby town.
    When you wish to ride a jeepney, you just have to wave your hand to be noticed by the jeepney driver. There are sign boards infront of the jeepney that will give a summary of a few places of its route; from the sign boards it will tell you if that is the appropriate jeepney route you need to take.

    Passengers in a jeepney sit side by side and the fare is being passed on to the nearest person behind the driver. Sometimes, people used to say "Bayad. Makikisuyo lang po" or "kindly pass my fare to the driver" in English. The same thing happens when the driver gives back the change of the passenger. When you have reached your destination, you just have to shout "para" or "sa tabi lang po".

    I also found that the jeepneys here like in Baguio City, passengers ride above the vehicle. Like having the time of their lives. I also wanted to try that sometime:)

    When going to the pier or airport, you can ask the locals if they know someone who can drive you at a given time. When we were leaving Marinduque, my dad asked someone (jeepney driver) he knows to pass by our grandfather’s house and drive us to the Sta. Cruz Pier. We weren’t only the passengers at that time, as long as the jeepney has vacant seats, the driver stops to get passengers along the way.

    Travel time from Torrijos to Sta. Cruz Port takes 1 hour and fare is 75Php.

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    Bus going back to Manila From Marinduque

    by theguardianangel Written Apr 28, 2012
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    After 4 hours from Sta. Cruz Port, Marinduque, we arrived in Dalahican Pier in Lucena, Quezon Province. Once you get out of the RORO, in the Dalahican Port, you’ll see number of buses going to Metro Manila awaiting passengers. We took the JAC liner bus again which is air conditioned and because of its free wi-fi.

    Travel time: 3-3.5 hours
    Fare: 229Php

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    Flights to Marinduque

    by sanggano Written Dec 20, 2011

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    Zest Air is the only air carrier with scheduled flights from Manila to Marinduque. In Manila, Zest Air is at the Old Domestic Airport terminal. Unfortunately, departures are frequently delayed.

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