Frequently Asked Questions


Getting Here

Puerto Galera is a 1-2 hour bus or car trip from manila to Batangas then max.1hour ferry boat ride to reach Puerto Galera

There are 2 ways to get to Here:

  • Public Transportation
  • Private Transfers
  • Van and Ferry Service

By Public Transportation

Public bus to puerto galeraAir-conditioned public bus
Ferry boat to puerto galeraFerry Boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to any of the following bus terminals in Metro Manila:

  1. Bus Terminals near the corner of Taft Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia), Pasay City – nearest Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Domestic Airport.
  2. Bus Terminal near Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.
  3. Bus Terminal in EDSA corner Kamias Street, Quezon City.
  4. Bus Terminal in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Ride the air-conditioned bus going straight to Batangas pier via CALABARZON Expressway. Travel time is usually 2 hours from Manila but can take up to 3 hours if traffic is bad. and the fare is less than 200 pesos.

Upon arrival in Batangas(Pier), there are ferries and outrigger boats going to Puerto Galera. Please check at the terminal counters for the schedule of departures. The timetable for the ferries and outrigger boats changes quite frequently, so it is advisable to phone them for confirmation but they usually leave Batangas Pier at every thirty minutes or hour intervals.

Puerto Galera has 4 major points of entry, namely, Sabang Pier, Muelle Pier, Balatero Pier and White Beach. If you are going to Sabang, choose the ferry that will go directly to Sabang Pier. If you are going to White Beach, make sure that the ferry will go to White Beach.

There are many shipping companies plying the Batangas-Puerto Galera route. The major passenger ferries are as follows: FSL or Father and Son Shipping Lines, MSL or Minolo Shipping Lines and Galerian Lines.

The maximum capacity of an outrigger ferry is from 60 up to 120 passengers. The ticket costs 250 to 280 pesos, one-way.

The first ferry trip to Puerto Galera is 7:30 am during the normal season and every hour thereafter, one or 2 ferries depart until 4:30 pm which is usually the last trip to Puerto Galera.

  Private Transfer Rates

Private van to puerto galeraAir-conditioned Hi-Ace Van
Private boat to puerto galeraPrivate Boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Laguna Beach Club and Dive Centre offers direct VIP airport transfers. The cost of a private vehicle is P3,200 pesos to Batangas. The cost of a boat directly to the Beach Club from Batangas is also P3,200 pesos but depends on the number of passengers which is regulated by the Philippine Coast Guard. Total travel time is approximately 3 hours.

Due to Coast Guard regulations, private boat travel can be restricted, please check with the Beach Club as to whether your arrival time in Manila is compatible.

Private Land Transportation Air-condition Hi-Ace Van (good for 7 persons) (Retail/Non-Commissionable) From To Cost (Peso)

Manila Airport Batangas 3,200 Peso
Batangas Manila Airport 3,200 Peso

Private Ferry Service (Retail/Non-Commissionable) To/From Type Cost (Peso)

Batangas to Puerto Galera Banca Boat 3,200 Peso - daytime
Batangas to Puerto Galera Banca Boat 3,200 Peso - nighttime (may include extra fee)



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