Thank God I chose to be on this boat rather than the others. I find the staff nice, truthful and helpful especially when getting on board.
I did not have any problems with the boarding schedule, they were on time to pick up passengers from the port to the beach, vice versa. It is best to purchase a 2 way ticket.
The boat is fast, clean and I think well maintained. Safe for children on my opinion.
from pampanga,we took a bus going to cubao:100 pesos (1 hour)
from cubao going to batangas pier we had jam transit: 180 pesos(about 3-4 hours including traffic)
from pier going to white beach we had fsl lines: 380 (back and forth); (2 hours)
the boat was late!!! and you have to be sure what is your designated time coz they won't tell you!! kainis!!
upon arriving at the pier you have to pay for terminal fee and (i forgot what it was called) i think environment something(from puerto galera municipality) less than 100 pesos..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.