Just recently visited the hundred islands during the 2012 holy week. Quite surprised for the rates since it was really high. Boat for a max pax of 10 people (we are four in the group):
Drop and pickup only (within the day) - P1,500.00
Island hopping (island tour) - P3,000.00
Hundred Islands is a Sea Attraction so you need a boat to enjoy this place.
From Lucap Wharf you can hire a banca, the size depends how many are you in a group.
For day tour with 20 pesos entrance fee per head, boat fee are as follow.
Small Boat (1 to 5 persons) – 800
Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons) – 1000
Big Boat (11 to 15 persons) – 1100
For overnight with 40 pesos entrance fee per head, boat fee are as follow.
Small Boat (1 to 5 persons) – 1400
Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons) – 1800
Big Boat (11 to 15 persons) – 2000
A/C buses of Victory Liner in Cubao have trips that start from 5 AM and the last trip is 12 :00 AM. Fare is around 380 pesos. Remember you can also ride buses that are bound to Bolinao or Anda all of which will pass by Alaminos City.
You can also take five star buses that are bound to Bolinao, tell the driver to drop you to Alaminos City. Terminals located in Pasay City and Cubao.
The Hundred Islands
As of September 2006
From Manila to Alaminos
1. Take the bus going to Alaminos, Pangasinan.
Travel time: 4-6 hours (depends on traffic conditions)
You can take the Victory Liner bus from Cubao to Alaminos. Last bus leaves at 12 mn. Check out the Victory Liner website for the latest scheds and fare (www.victoryliner.com).
2. When you get to Alaminos, you can hire a tricycle going to the port in Lucap.
Fare: 40-80php (try to haggle)
Travel time: 5 to 10 mins
3. At the port, you can rent a banca going to the Hundred Islands. Don't worry, they are organized. I think their boats are numbered.
Entrance fee: 40php/head
Banca fare: 600php + 200php for island hopping (roundtrip daytour). For overnight (roundtrip), the fare is doubled, so you'd have to pay them 1400php total (including the island hopping tour).
Travel time: 30 mins to Quezon Island
From Alaminos to Manila
1. Once you're back in Lucap, just hire a tricycle going to the city.
2. Go back to the Victory Liner bus station and wait for a bus bound to Manila (Pasay/Cubao)
Fare: 388php (To Pasay)
From Dagupan City, we took a bus (Victory Liner) going to Alaminos, Pangasinan. Then from the Alaminos terminal, we took a tricycab going to the pier of Brgy. Lucap. Travel time is about 2 hours. At the pier, there are many outriggers waiting for tourists going to the 100 Islands.
To get to the Hundred Islands National Park, you first have to go to the town of Alaminos in Pangasinan. There are buses that leave for Alaminos from Manila, but there is an alternative route along the Zambales coast via Olongapo and it is the way we travel going home to Bataan.
The take-off point for the Hundred Islands is Lucap, a barangay 2 ½ kilometers or a pleasant 20-minute ride from Alaminos. You can rent a banca or small boat and negotiate (i.e., pick-up time) if you want to swim on one of the islands or do extensive island hopping. A word of caution: there are snakes on several of the islands.
Try Victory Liner or Five star bus from Cubao Terminal. Then ride a tricycle from Alaminos Bus Terminal, to Hundred Islands Lucap Wharf.