I will stay in cebu few days , then I want go to the boracay , how can I take the ferry from cebu to boracay in budget .
Some people say that take the ferry to iloilo then take the bus to Caticlan , any one can provide detail?
If your comming by superferry you will arrive at Port San Pedro downtown. You’d want to get on the Jaro/CPU Jeepney and get off at Jaro Plaza. From Jaro plaza tou need to take the Leganese jeepney which will stop at the bus terminal on National Highway just past the LTO office on the left.
You can catch the bus to caticlan or there are also VFH Vans you can buy a seat on.
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Entry from: Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Philippines
Entry Title: “Bantayan Island – The future Boracay?”
“Finally it was time to leave the safe warm clutches of Virgin Beach Resort and head to the Island of Bantayan. So on the 20th October, I packed the bike for what seems the 100th time, and said my good byes to the place that had been my home for two months. I road down the broken road to the main road, saying bye bye to all the little poeple and adults alike as i went. I will miss saying ‘Morning’ everytime i ride this 1.5km stretch, 27 times was my record, in one ride ! I will certainly miss the little girl, who would say morning, at any time of the day or night, and even once when we crept past her Nipa hut in the middle of the night way past 10pm, she still managed to hear us and shout ‘Morning’!!!The bike was a little more loose feeling as i rode the 20 or so kilometres to the Port of Hagnaya, it felt like i had a flat tyre, something i dread as i ride with the bike so laden. I reached Hagnaya and was immediatley harrassed by the porter vultures. They are a strange bred, trying anyway to help and earn a few pesos to pay there way, i cannot say anything bad about them, as it s not right, after all they are just trying to make a living, but some times i just wish they would ‘*u** Off !! I Queued at the ticket office of Island ferries helmet and rucksack in hand, and when it was my turn, i asked for ‘ticket for motorcycle and driver’. ‘150php’ the bored ticket guys said, ‘is that for motorcycle and rider ? I enquired. ‘150php’ was the reply. So i payed knowing it was not right but a little nieve still to the various money scams here. I then went the port security guard to board the ferry. He asked me for the ticket for my bike, i said here, presenting him the ticket i had just purchased. ‘NO, NO, sir’, he retorted, ‘thats for a passenger’ I know i replied but i asked for a motorcycle ticket and this is what he gave me. He told me to put my bike on the ferry and then go back to the ticket office, so being a good little westerner i did what i was told. I was escorted by a guy who explained it all to the guy when i got there, the same bored guy as before. He then asked me for 500php. I asked if that was for bike and driver, yes he replied so i handed him 350php. He looked at me quizically and said ‘its 500php sir.’ Yes i replied, but you’ve already taken 150php as a passenger fee. The guy helping me and the bored ticket sales guy exchanged glances. I feel a scam is in place. I Then was issued my ticket and led back to the waiting RORO. BUT, as i had been taken through the passenger gate the guy there asked me for 10php, for me and 10php for the bike ! I protested and said bikes dont come through here, he just mutter, and i gave up and submissivily paid the 20php. The of course the security guard asked to see my ticket, and asked for 65php wharf fee….I just laughed paid and went onto the ferry. The journey was, as with any ferry journey much the same as normal. The first class lounge with aircon was way too cold, so i sat outside and met a very nice dutch man, looking and acting as if he had far too much money…Then finally we reached Santa Fe. Another lesson learned, the bike which i had almost abandoned at my fustration with the ticket situation was now laying on its side…Luckily the luggage had cushioned the fall and there was no damage. But, its impossible to stand upright when it it laden, so i had to unpack everything. No one came to assist me, grrrr, so i sweated it and sorted it all out. The owner of the place i was staying Wacaba House then rang me and asked if i was still coming, yes yes yes i replied….gosh. Eventaully i found the Wacaba House and will chika chika about it next time. Paalam Amigos”
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