Province of Marinduque Transportation
riding the tricycle is fun!
riding the tricycle is fun!
Dalahican Port-Our bus just got inside...
Looong line for the ladies' comfort room
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JAC Liner available
An alternative to taking the door-to-door vans is to take the JAC Liner going to Marinduque. From what I know they now travel daily to Torrijos and Buenavista with the bus going to Buenavista passing through Boac as well. Fare is P500.00 one way (I'm not sure though if the boat fare is already included in the price) and will take you all the way to your destination (bus gets on and off the roro) so its pretty much like taking the door-to-door van service. Only difference is that you have to go to JAC Liner's terminal in Buendia. Pros- no need to take different modes of transportation (therefore no difficulty commuting) and you can opt to just stay inside the bus while at seaCons- schedules are erratic at this time and its best to call beforehand to find out departure times- no advance reservations which can be a hassle especially during Holy Week when buses fill up immediately (therefore...
private vehicle or rent one
if you didn't bring a car (and the only way to do that is if you load your car in the roro) be prepared to walk or take a tricycle from one destination to another. however, if you're travelling to farther destinations around the province the best is to rent a jeepney for the day. that way you won't have to worry about commuting/pick up and drop off times and all that. with a rented jeep you can go from one destination to the next without worry of being left behind. if you don't know anyone in town who you can rent or borrow a vehicle from, jeeps and/or tricycles can be rented at the boac central market. you just have to negotiate the price with the driver.
Way of tranport
The province used Jeepneys to move from town to town..within the town proper, locals used trycycle..it is a motorcycle with a passenger compartment especially made for that purpose.90 percent of the locals can speak English.If you are visiting you can hire a jeepney or trycyle.
Jeepney is the major transport service in the Philippines and a 3-wheeled version of it is what I saw in Marinduque. Have seen the same models also in the islands of Mindoro and Palawan. This could seat 12 persons - just the right size as a mode of public transport in this part of the country.This incredible invention shows the Filipino ingenuity in building things from what is there available. The inventor must have seen the simplicity of the steering mechanism of this as compared to the original 4-wheeled. The unit reminds me the car of Mr. Bean's nemesis.
Except for the daily flights and some small outrigger pumpboats from nearer islands, the Roll-on-Roll-off (Roro) ferries are the main transportation to the island carrying people and mostly all of the goods to/from the island. About making half a dozen daily trips, the ferries leave Dalahican Seaport in Lucena City and dock either at Balanacan Seaport in Mogpog or at Kawit Port in Boac. In addition, a daily passenger fastcraft that cuts travel time by half is a better option.Travel time at approximately 4 hours. Bringing a car/van from mainland Luzon for a more convenient and optimal tour around the island is recommended. P1100 per vehicle one-way.
From Mindoro, the neighboring big island to the west of Marinduque, passenger pumpboats (outrigger type) service the route from Pinamalayan, Mindoro to Gasan, Marinduque.With the size of the boat (see picture), the trip should be comfortable when the sea is calm which is most of the time, or otherwise.Maximum Capacity of 30 passengers. Trip takes 3-4 hours.
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