Corregidor Island Transportation

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    TRANVIA, IDEAL TRANSPORTATION

    by davidjo Written Aug 31, 2014

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    The bus tour is actually on a vehicle called a tranvia, which is ideal for touring the island as it is open at the sides and so one can take photos as the vehicle is in motion. There are 7 rows of seats, and each row can accommodate 4 passengers easily. Try get a seat on the right hand side of the tranvia as most of the buildings are on this side. The tour guide will have a small map of Corregidor at the front of the bus and will explain the facts and the history of the island as it goes from point to point. The tranvia will stop at around 10 sites which gives you ample time for photography and exploration. Drinks and snacks are also for sale on the tranvia but best to bring your own as the prices are 3 times the norm.
    Each tranvia is numbered and you will occupy the same one and the same seat throughout the tour. The tourists are separated according to nationality as the tour guides speak several different languages.

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    THE BOATS THAT TAKE YOU TO CORREGIDOR

    by davidjo Written Aug 31, 2014

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    Sun Cruises own 3 boats that operate between Manila and Corregidor. During the low season which is July to September they usually operate with one of the smaller boats that can accommodate 145 passengers, but the bigger boat which accommodates around 250 passengers will operate other times of the year. Safety instructions are given before setting sail, life vests are under the seat and a safety belt is used if the sea is rough. The boat travels around 40 kms per hour and the journey takes around 75 minutes for the 48 km trip. There are TV screens which show a documentary about Corregidor, and snacks are provided .........at a inflated price!!!!
    Overall the service is good and the journey comfortable. The only drawback is that you cannot go outside the boat, so only those sitting by the window can have a good view.

    our boat the interior of the boat docking on the island ready for the return trip

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    HOW TO FIND THE SUN CRUISE TERMINAL

    by davidjo Written Aug 31, 2014

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    The Sun Cruise Terminal is located behind the Folk Arts Theatre, so take any form of transport that passes by the Culture Center of the Philippines and alight opposite it in Roxas Blvd. Walk to the right of the Cultural Center, past Harbour Square, then continue past the Folk Arts theater then take a right immediately after, and you will see the terminal. There are signs along the street and the walk will take less than 10 minutes, unless you come by taxi which is the only form of transport that will take you directly there. If you have reservations go straight to the counter where you will be allocated a seat number for the boat and a bus number for the tour of Corregidor. After you have been allocated the above, take a seat until boarding time.

    The terminal is not too far from the Yacht Club

    clearly  marked waiting for boarding

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    ONLY ONE WAY TO GET HERE

    by davidjo Written Aug 26, 2014

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    If you want to visit Corregidor there is only one company that operates the tours, and because it is so popular i suggest you book up to one week in advance. The company is called Suncruises and there boat leaves from Harbour Square area in Manila Bay. Boats leave at 8 am but you should be there at 7 am to check in, but if you are later than 7.30 am your seat may be given to someone else. The boat operates every day except in the off season which is from July 1st to October 31st, when it only operates on Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun. Rates are between 2,200 and 2,500 depending whether you choose to go on a weekday or weekend, which includes ferry transfers; shrine and entrance fees; guided island tour and buffet lunch. You can also choose not to have the buffet and just take the day return which only includes the shrine and entrance fees for around 1,400 pesos. There is also a hotel on the island if you choose to stay a night. Rates include breakfast and seem to be quite reasonable. It is possible to book online and print the tickets.

    http://www.corregidorphilippines.com/

    Website: http://www.corregidorphilippines.com/

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    Going Around in a Tramvia

    by cyndymc Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sun Cruises, Inc. has its own vehicles for transporting tourists around the island. Attractively colored tramvias are comfortable, airy vehicles reminiscent of the olden days' mode of transportation.

    Tourists are grouped according to nationality, not to discriminate, but to facilitate better communication between the tour guide and the tourists,e.g. Japanese nationals would be assigned to a Japanese-speaking tour guide.

    Tramvia at Malinta Tunnel Tramvia with English-speaking tour guide
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    Going to Corregidor Island

    by thomyorke Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sun Cruises is the touring company that provides ferry services to the island. The cost of the entire tour covers the ferry transfers, guided tour, and lunch [malinta tunnel is optional]. The ferry leaves the terminal located at CCP Complex along Roxas Blvd at 8am and leaves Corregidor at 230pm. The ferry trip is around an hour.

    Phone: 831-8140

    This tramvia takes visitors around the island

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    Sun Cruise to Corregidor Island

    by cyndymc Updated Jan 18, 2009

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    Sun Cruises, Inc. has been accredited by the Department of Tourism to offer guided island tour packages to groups and tourists wanting to explore Corregidor Island. There are 2 trips for the day tour:

    1st trip Going there - ETD 8:00am Manila Bay and ETA 9:15am Corregidor.
    Return - ETD 2:30pm Corregidor and ETA 3:45pm Manila (Boarding time is 30 minutes
    before ETD)

    2nd trip Going there - ETD 11:00am Manila and ETA 12:15pm Corregidor.
    Return - ETD 5:30pm Corregidor and ETA 6:45pm Manila (2nd trip subject to weather condition and vessel availability)

    Sun Cruise vessels are docked at the pier in Harbour Square, side of Cultural Center of the Philippines.

    Phone: +632-5275555 local 4511 or 4512

    Website: http://www.corregidorphilippines.com

    Ferry Docked at Pier of Harbour Square Life Saver for Passengers Tourists Enjoy Fresh Air At The View Deck Snack bar & Video Presentation on Crregidor
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    Tour Corregidor by Tramvia

    by victorwkf Updated Jan 18, 2008

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    The main form of transport for the Corregidor Island tour will be the colourful tramvia (see photos) as no vehicles are allowed on the island except for a few cars and jeepneys. Before you reach the island via ferry, you will be told which tramvia you can sit (normally tramvia number 3, 6 and 9 are for foreign tourists and the rest are for local visitors). There are also specific tramvia for Japanese speaking tourists

    Try to remain on the same tramvia throughout the tour and please see my tip about tramvia on the "warning and danger" section.

    Besides the driver, there will be a guide on each tramvia who will explain to you the history of the island as well as the various monuments (e.g. guns, barracks, memorials). Overall, I find that the tramvia is a very relaxing and perhaps the best way to move around the island. There is no glass window, so photography is not affected too. If you want to take photos, it is best that you sit at the side.

    By the way, the cost of all the transportation, food, guide etc are included in the price of the package (except for snacks and drinks along the journey, souvenirs). You can buy some snacks and drinks on the tramvia as they do sell it there.

    Tramvia at Corregidor Island, Philippines
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    Taking the ferry to Corregidor (Part 2)

    by victorwkf Updated Jan 18, 2008

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    The ferry to Corregidor Island is a big boat which can seat many people and is very comfortable (with air-con, TV etc). You will be assigned a seat number on your ticket and the staff of the boat will let you know where you will be seated. The journey to Corregidor Island takes about 45 minutes. There will be videos on Corregidor Island on the TV, and along the ferry journey, there will be a guide who will brief everyone on what you will expect from the day tour (the guide is very good and humourous). If you want to experience the fresh air, please go up to the second floor of the ferry and there is an open-spaced area at the back of the ferry.

    As you approach Corregidor Island, you will see the beautiful mountains of the Bataan Peninsula at the right of the ferry. Once you reach the Corregidor Island jetty, you will proceed to sit on the assigned tramvia (see my transport tip on tramvia) and begin your island adventure :)

    Website: http://www.corregidorphilippines.com/

    Ferry to Corregidor Island, Philippines
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    Taking the ferry to Corregidor (Part 1)

    by victorwkf Updated Jan 18, 2008

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    The typical day tour of Corregidor Island starts with a ride to the Sun Cruises ferry terminal located near to the Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP) at Roxas Boulevard. The ticket booth (see photo) will open at 7am every day, so you can reach there slightly before 7am or slightly later. If you reach there earlier, tell the security guard that you want to join the tour and he will pass you a form to fill up indicating the preferences of your tour. After that, hand back the form to him and he will help you to slot it into the counter for processing later on.

    When the ticket counter opens, you can sit and relax as they will call out your name. As for the prices of the day tour, overnight stay etc, please refer to the official website of Sun Cruises below. After settling everything, you can be seated at the waiting area as the ferry will leave at about 8am. It is very important to keep the various tickets properly (e.g. ferry tickets, lunch ticket, Malinta Tunnel show ticket etc).

    At about 8am, there will be an announcement for you to board the ferry to Corregidor Island. Please go to part 2 of this tip.

    Website: http://www.corregidorphilippines.com/

    The ferry terminal near CCP Complex, Manila
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    Sun Cruises

    by nimato Updated Dec 28, 2007

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    Corregidor is an hour ferry trip from the CCP Bay Cruise Terminal. Ferries are clean, airconditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV and video player to assist the guide in the presentation of Corregidor during the entirety of the trip.

    Phone: (+632) 8346858; (+632) 8318140

    Website: http://www.corregidorphilippines.com

    A friendly staff of Sun Cruises Interior of Bay Cruiser
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    ride a rented boat if ur a group (cheaper)

    by dicdoc Written Sep 24, 2007

    For people from Bataan or near Bataan:
    *for groups

    If u want a cheaper rate, a boat from Cabcaben, Mariveles is a nice alternative than the Sun Cruise in CCP. u can get a rented boat for P1,500 roundtrip and P2,000 if they need to wait for you til the following day. the boat can fit 6-8 or even 10 persons.

    when u arrive in the island, the fee is less than P200. and the service trolley is less than P1,000 (i forgot if it was P600). *as of June 2007.

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    Tramvia Around Corregidor Island

    by Cess8 Updated Jun 20, 2007

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    This is the mode of transport of choice anywhere around Corregidor. The wide-open window allows the gentle breeze to refresh and at the same time affords the passenger a full view of the sights. The clanging of the bells serve as signals (very cute!). Just watch your step when boarding and alighting as this has been known to cause muscle strain (trust me on this).

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    Sun Cruise Ferry from CCP

    by Cess8 Written Jun 20, 2007

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    The ferry trip comes as part of the day tour or night tour packages for Corregidor. The trip takes 1 hour and 15 minutes that will take you from the CCP complex harbour to the Corregidor pier. The ferry has two levels, both airconditioned and a viewing deck at the second level. War movies and documentaries are shown throughout the trip and a tour guide will give a preliminary talk during the last 15 or so minutes of the trip to Corregidor.

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    From cruise ship to tramvia

    by precy828 Written Jun 13, 2007

    It's so easy to go to Corregidor Island, all you have to do is to go to CCP Complex before 7:00am and pay for the package you want. From the CCP, the trip would take about 1 1/2 hrs to get to the Island, there's a tramvia waiting for you there to take you around.

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