Puerto Galera Transportation

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    Getting there

    by StefanosS Updated May 9, 2007

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    Take a 2-hour air-con bus ride from Manila to Batangas Pier using the BLTB Bus from Pasay City. The ride costs a little over P110. If you decide to take your car, you can also park it on the Batangas Pier for a daily fee. From the Batangas Pier, it is a 1-2 hour ferry ride straight to White Beach on the MB Brian (traditional banca) for P120. There are other bancas that will take you to other places as well as modern small jet ferries to Sabang and Poblacion where you can take jeepney or tricycle to other spots. A small ferry can carry cars from Batangas to Balatero pier for about 1200 pesos (March 2007).

    The distance from Poblacion to White Beach is 6km, to Balatero 3km, to Sabang 7km.

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    Commuting from Manila to White Beach

    by mistletoe63 Written Apr 15, 2007

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    M/B Golden Falcon

    If you're from Manila, you can ride the Jam bus at Gil Puyat/Buendia Taft, right next to the LRT station on the left side (if you're facing South). Look for the bus with Batangas pier sign. Fare costs P146.50, and the bus will let you off right at the Batangas pier. Length of the trip is 2 to 3 hours, depending on the time you left (it's better to leave early... we left at around 6am, and we already encountered some traffic).

    When you get to the pier, you'll find yourself bombarded with people trying to get you to ride their respective ferry boats. Go inside the terminal, and if you're going to White Beach, these are some of your choices of boats to ride on: M/B Russel John, M/B Natividad, M/B Commandos, M/B Golden Falcon and M/B Brian. Length of the trip is 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

    One way tickets cost from P180-P200 + P10 boarding pass, while round trip fare costs P340 + P10 boarding pass. If you get a one way ticket, it's easy to buy a return ticket once you get to White Beach since they have numerous stalls lined on the beachfront for all the boats going back to Batangas.

    Make sure that the boat you're going to ride on is heading straight for White Beach, 'coz some boats claim to be going to White Beach, but instead they head for Muelle Bay and then they give you a free shuttle ride to White Beach. I suppose it's not so bad since the shuttle is for free, but it's still a hassle since the ride lasts for around 20 mins.

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    cheap and EASY

    by princess_amber_doton Written Apr 9, 2007

    going to puerto galera is easy just take a bus (going to batangas pier to be exact), there are buses in buendia besides golidlucks and there are also buses in alabang - the rate is about 135 pesos one way, by the way the travel going to batangas pier is about 3 hrs so better leave early to avoid traffic. Upon arriving in batangas pier there will alot of who would be offering boats and stuff just be carefil so better go to the boat terminal and avail of the roundtrip promo which is 340 pesos plus 10 pesos terminal fee. the travel time is 2-3 hours depending on the waves .... :) all in all your transportation would cost at around 650 pesos....not bad

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  • Ferry from Puerto Galera

    by icoy Updated Mar 25, 2007

    Okay for all those like us who are not "up-to-date" with ferry schedules. :)

    There's no more ferries originating from Muelle port. They moved to the port in Balatero. Schedules daily: 10am and 5pm. Ro-Ro ferries also dock there.

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  • Going to Batangas to Puerto Galera

    by icoy Updated Mar 25, 2007

    We took a drive from Los Baños to Batangas City. You may want to leave early (around 5:30am) for traffic is monstrous in Calamba City (Crossing and Turbina). Alternatively, you may want to take the Mak-Ban Geothermal Highway. This will take you to Tanauan, Batangas without passing through Calamba City.

    Take the STAR (Southern Tagalog Arterial Road) Tollway. Traveling the full length of the tollway costs Php26 (one way).

    Los Baños-Batangas City pier travel time on the average is 2 hours. Park your vehicle inside the paid parking lot in the port. They will charge you Php250 for 25 hours and Php10 per 1 hour excess.

    Purchase tickets immediately, although there are many trips going to White Beach. Ticket cost: Php200.

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    Ferry & Outrigger Boats

    by amphitrite30 Written Jan 7, 2007

    Upon arriving in Batangas Pier, you can find a wide selection of ferries going to Puerto Galera, depending on which port guests intend to enter. There are four main entry points to Puerto Galera by way of its port facilities: Muelle Pier, Balatero Pier, Sabang Beach and White Beach, also there is Php20 Terminal fee to be paid on top of the Ferry fare.

    Should your destination be in Sabang or White Beach it is best for you to ride the Outrigger boats because they dock directly on the beach. The Air-conditioned Ferries and the Ro-ro that can accomodate vehicles dock at the Muelle or Balatero Pier. Be cautious though to clearly ask the ticket seller on where the boat will dock, there are some who say they will dock on the pier but they head straight to White Beach and vice versa.

    On Muelle & Balatero pier there are motorized bancas for hire that will bring you to your destination, prices start at Php200 be sure to haggle! You can also find a line of Tricycles outside the pier station, they overcharge up to Php100 per trip so be aware of that. For the budget conscious try hailing a Passenger jeepney for a ride to your desired beach, the fare is around Php10-20.

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    Travel by Road

    by amphitrite30 Written Jan 6, 2007

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    Travelling to Puerto Galera from Manila will take around 3-5 hours depending on road traffic. You can take your own car or a BLTB, JAM & TRITRAN bus going to Batangas Pier. If you're in such a hurry you can take the Passenger (FX) vans located on the other side of bus terminal along Pasay near Gil Puyat LRT station. These passenger FX/vans are using Star Tollgate an express way directly to Lipa Batangas going to port unlike other buses, but charging almost the same fare of air-con buses.

    If you brought your own car, you can either park it in the designated (fenced) parking area, you'll have to pay on the day basis around Php200 though. Or you can bring your car to Puerto Galera, not advisable if your resort is far from the main road as there are no parking areas on the beach), you'll have to ride the Ro-Ro ferry, the cost of fare for vehicles is Php1000 up.

    To minimize hassles in travelling you can make a reservation for the SIKAT bus & ferry, they usually leave from City State Tower Hotel in Mabini St., Ermita, Manila percisely 8am everyday. You alight at the port of Batangas for your ferry to Puerto Galera. The bus and ferry trip takes about 4-5 hours. Cost is approx Php1000 per person return. The ferry leaves Puerto Galera also everyday at 9:00am to connect to the bus in Batangas.

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    The Bus

    by marcus_hunt Written Dec 11, 2006

    For just +-P150 you can have a relaxing bus ride to BAtangas Port. You can take the bus along EDSA if you dont know where the stations are. Cubao Quezon City have bus stations along EDSA that are easy to locate. Best time to take the bus is after midnight or maybe around 3am. this way youll avoid the traffic, and if youre really out of budget you can even take a non-aircondition bus at this time of the day. also you will arrive in the port earlier which is a big advantage and a big chance you can take the first boat trip to the beach. youll be steppin on the sand while the sun rises.

    take the aircon bus ride. the earlier the better.

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    Should it be outrigger, always?

    by edwinic Written Aug 22, 2006

    Unknown to many local tourists, a ferry is available operating from Batangas Port to the calm water of Balatero Port.

    I was in Puerto Galera on late July 2006 and there was a typhoon north of the Philippines. While PG was not affected, its seas are rather high. On that whole day, all outrigger trips back to Batangas City was cancelled.

    Only the Ro-ro ferry was allowed to travel. It glided beautifully on the big waves and many of the Korean tourists seem amused and enjoying the ride.

    Dont bother with the picture I posted.

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    FERRY TO PUERTO GALERA

    by DarleneCMF Updated Jun 25, 2006

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    You need to get to the Batangas pier and take the ferry to Puerto Galera. There are a lot of ferries that operate there, you can choose what type (double-deckers, larger bancas) and the schedule that works for you.

    The ferries can take you directly to White Beach or the pier in Puerto Galera. If it's the 2nd one, you will get a free jeepney to your choice beach. :)

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    Here comes the bus

    by zippee Written May 4, 2006

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    Going to Mindoro should not be a problem. There's a bus terminal in Buendia corner Taft Avenue. Get on the bus that go to Batangas Pier as early as 3 am for the estimated 2 hrs of bus ride. Once there, immediately book yourselves for a boat ride to White beach or your preferred destination, first trip usually starts at 6 am and a regular 1 hr interval thereafter. The boat ride should be 1.45-2 hrs of sometimes bumby ride, the waves can sometimes be scary and if you are lucky, you can spot some dolphins in and out of the water. you'll get there in no time. You can also booked your trip going back to Batangas pier when you arrived in galera

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    How to Go to Puerto Galera

    by travelpitstops Written Apr 3, 2006

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    The boats on docked.

    Step as follows:
    (1) BUS to BATANGAS PORT
    ~~If you are going from the north of metro manila, the nearest stations are in CUBAO, EDSA or ORTIGAS. Vans are also accessible in some parts of department stores terminal. If you are nearer to the south, it is better to catch a bus in BUENDIA (GIL PUYAT STATION OF TAFT). From there, you have lots of bus "brands" to choose from. They have JAM, GREENSTAR, TRITRAN, etc. There are also several bus stations in ALABANG.
    ~~As much as possible, choose a trip via stargate tollway/CALABARZON as they take an alternative high-way route which is considerable faster. Travel time is around 2 hours and 30 minutes and bus trips are as frequent as every 30-minutes on a summer and weekend or 1 hour intervals during regular days. They leave pretty much on sched. Fare is around P150 ($3), one way.
    (2) BOAT
    ~~Just be careful of some porters who will offer rides in return of money for carrying your luggages. If you really need the service, then by all means seek them. But if do not have spare change and will let them carry your bags with valuables, then forget it. They walk really fast! So, if you really want to let them carry some of your baggages, I insist you be vigilant and let them take something you think you can afford to lose! Hehe.
    ~~It costs P 170 and a one time terminal fee of P 10, so a total of P 180 ($4). The boat we happen to ride upon going there was SOL Y MAR and MB NATIVIDAD upon leaving.
    ~~Trips going to WHITEBEACH is around 1 hour and 30 minutes the least and 2 hours and 30 minutes the most, if the waves were harder to navigate (usually around after lunch onward). There were some minor splashes but you can ask one of the boatmen to put down their covers for you if it wasn't still.
    ~~We left Batangas Port on time eventhough there's only around 10 of us. So again, be conscious of the time! And don't forget to savor in the breeze of the sea! If you're lucky enough, you might see the whales! :)

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    All aboard!

    by ino_hsb Updated Mar 27, 2006

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    Will this get me to Puerto Galera???

    When going to Puerto during off peak months, meaning not March to May and November, be sure to be at Batangas port befor 3 PM. Outriggers won't sail if they did not reach their passenger quota. You'll end up hiring one of its smaller brothers like the one in the picture. Try crossing the rough seas at night with this small banca. Its fun I tell you. And take note of the only lifesaver onboard.

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    Plodding along

    by Restless-in-kl Written Jan 11, 2006

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    PG island

    We arranged everything through our resort and have their representative meet us at the airport. He waiting for us at the Passengers' Arrival Area which is across the street as you exit the terminal.

    Getting to PG was a pain! As it was a holiday, traffic was so bad that it took the driver more than 3.5 hours to reach Batangas City (normally takes 2 hours).

    Unfortunately travelling in old van is really uncomfortable. Bring a small pillow if you can as it is a bumpy ride.

    Then it's another 1 hour boat ride in a "bangka" to reach PG island. We arrived at night and the place looks rather nice with its lights.

    Different story in the morning!

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    MV Brian

    by honeybea Written Jan 8, 2006

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    The best way to go to White Beach Puerto Galera is to ride the MV Brian boat. Beware of touts waiting for "tourists"-- would claim that there's no more seats available/boats available.Go directly inside the building and buy directly from the ticket counters.
    (30min-1hr boat trip)

    Some touts would even ask you to rent a small boat for US$50 to go to White Beach claiming its better because it wouldn't be jampacked with people,this could be dangerous for the big waves could hit the boat causing it to sink.

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