Batangas Port RORO/FERRY Guide


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This RORO/Ferry vessel schedules and fares are sourced from the ticketing booth found at Port of Batangas. The information provided herein is accurate for the time being, but subject to change as per shipping operator’s policy.

Other pertinent information regarding shipping operator cargo rate, port terminal fees and policy can be found at company’s own website or at Batangas Port Terminal Office.

The author is not responsible for any harm cause by factual error or delay.

2014 Schedule

I.  Batangas to Romblon

Navios Shipping Lines

Batangas to Cajidiocan Departs every Tuesday and Friday   Fare: Php 1,000 (Eco)
Batangas-Romblon Departs every Wednesday and Saturday Fare: Php 900 (Eco)
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 CSGA Ferry Corp.
Schedule: Batangas to San Agustin every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4PM

2GO Travel
Batangas to Odiongan Departs every Sunday 9AM and Monday at 9PM

Fare: Php 910 includes meal, tax, and other fees

Montenegro Shipping Lines

Batangas to Romblon Departs every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 5PM Fare: Php 619
Batangas to Odiongan Departs daily (except Tuesday) at 5PM

Fare: Php 558Batangas to San JoseDeparts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6PMFare: Php 726


II.   Batangas to Masbate-Cebu-Cagayan de Oro

Super Shuttle RORO 3

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Super Shuttle RORO Corp.

For Passage inquiry, contact nos. 0922-880-2513 or 0927-621-8099

Schedule: Tuesday 3pm

 

III.  Batangas to Odiongan and Culasi, Roxas City

Super Shuttle RORO 

Departs every Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday at 3 PM Fare: Php 650 (Odiongan), Php 750 (Culasi)

 

IVBatangas to Caticlan

2GO Travel

Departs daily (except Tuesday) at 9AM Fare: Php 939 includes meal, tax, and other fees.

 


V.  Batangas to Calapan City

Besta Shipping

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Besta Shipping Lines

10 trips a day departing at 2:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM,  9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM & 12:30 PM. Fare: Php 192

 

Super Shuttle Ferry

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Super Shutte Ferry

2 trips a day departing at 3:15am and 3:15pm Fare: Php 192

 

Montenegro Shipping Lines

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12 trips a day departing  at 12:00 mn, 2 AM, 4 AM, 6 AM,8 AM, 10 AM, 12:00 nn, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM, and 10 PM. Fare: Php 198

 

FASTCAT

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FastCat

Departs at 1 AM, 6 AM, 3 PM, and 8PM Fare: Php 190 Economy

 

 

St. Sealthiel

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Supercat

9 Trips a day departing 6:30 AM, 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 1 AM, 2:30 PM, 4 PM, 5:30 PM, and 7 PM daily.

 Fare: Php 360

 

 

Starlite Ferries

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 Starlite Ferries Inc.

14 trips a day departing 1 AM, 3 AM, 4:30 AM, 5 AM, 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 4:30 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM, and 11 PM.

 Fare: Php 192

 Philharbor Ferries

2 trips a day departing Batangas at 8:00pm and 10:00am  

 

VI.  Batangas to Puerto Galera

Montenegro Shipping Lines
Schedule: Daily at 7AM and 12PM
Pax Fare: Php 170

Father n’ Son Lines
Schedule: Daily schedule

 

VII. Batangas to Abra de ilog

Montenegro Shipping Lines
Schedule: Daily at 4AM, 12PM, and 8PM
Pax Fare: Php 260
Besta Shipping Lines
Schedule: Daily at 6AM and 2PM
Pax Fare:

 

 

Featured Philippine Ports: DUMAGUIT PORT


Dumaguit, New Washington

Port of Dumaguit

NEW WASHINGTON, AKLAN

Located in the oldest province in the country, New Washington is one of the municipalities in the province of Aklan. Formerly called Fonda Lagatik, the name derived from Lagatik River; a tributary stretching 9.6 kilometers in length. Established on the 15th of January 1904, it was later named after President George Washington, the first President of the United States of America; as a tribute by Aklanons to the Thomasites.

Located 20 minutes leisure drive via mass transport from Kalibo City; the town of New Washington is bounded by the municipalities of Banga and Balete in the west, to the south is Altavas and in the southeast is the municipality of Batan; home of Kalantiaw Shrine, it was erected  in memory of the third chief of Panay, Rajah Bendahara Kalantiaw the promulgator of the so-called Code of Kalantiaw. (1)

Kalibo, the capital of Aklan is 165 kilometers from the city of Iloilo and can be reached via three and a half hours bus ride (190 pesos for non-aircon). Travel time from North Harbor, Manila to Port of Dumaguit takes around 16 hours.

PORT OF ENTRY: DUMAGUIT PORT

Dumaguit Port is situated along a cove rich in mangroves and fish pens. The entrance channel is distinguishable at night by a two lighthouses; one is at the boundary of Dumaguit in the north and the other is on the eastern boundary of Batan.

The inner basin along Dumaguit-Batan coast are fully protected from rough sea during bad weather and is considered a natural anchorage for small vessel looking for a shelter during storm. Ships with larger draft are not suitable to drop anchor in the cove because of shallow bed and limited turning area.

The Port has a terminal building that houses the Port’s administration office and Passenger boarding area. It also has small container yard near the building, and a cargo handling equipment (a lone forklift truck). The entire port can operate at night with their three high mast lights installed inside the premises, and street lamps near the entrance/exit gate. Porters are also available to assist travelers to unload their cargoes from ships. Dumaguit-Batan boat terminal and passenger shed are few meters away from the port’s gate.

During 60’s and 70’s era at the height of the Ati-Atihan Festival (as the Philippine mardi gras is known) popularity, some foreign and local tourist flock Kalibo town using Dumaguit Port as entry point. Today, the said above Port is still preferred by backpackers and budget conscious traveler who want to see the beauty of the Ati-Atihan Festival which is held every third Sunday of January in Aklan’s capital town of Kalibo. The festival is preceded by several weeks of street dancing and merry-making to the tune of drums in honor of the Sto. Nino or the child Jesus.

Dumaguit Port was once the gateway of the province of Aklan; that is before Caticlan has a RORO connection between Port of Roxas in Mindoro Occidental, and in Batangas Port via Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) which was launched previously by Arroyo administration on April 12, 2003.

There are several vessels that previously serve between Port of Dumaguit and North harbor during 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s era. Vessel from Aboitiz Shipping company’s M/V El Cano, M/V Legazpi, and M/V our Lady of Medjugorje (later changed to WG&A and Aboitiz Transport System) among others also frequented here. (2)

Shipping and Passenger Statistics for 1998 to 2002 (3)

Particulars

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

1. Shipcalls

61

457

441

257

446

2. Ave. GRT

5,886.07

5,758.96

5,562.05

6,313.76

5,900.06

       Domestic

5,886.07

5,758.96

5,562.05

6,313.76

5,900.06

       Foreign

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

3. Ave. Length (m.)

116.74

117.45

120.27

120.09

117.90

       Domestic

116.74

117.45

120.27

120.09

117.90

       Foreign

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

4. Pax Traffic

36,621

175,717

187,103

100,977

190,751

       Disembarked

22,824

94,019

94,807

54,329

96,108

       Embarked

13,797

81,698

92,296

46,648

94,643

On 25th of October 1999 the then former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada executed an order (E.O. Nos. 172) declaring and delineating the Dumaguit Port zone under the administrative jurisdiction of the Philippine Ports Authority. Since then the PDO-Visayas/PMO Iloilo oversee the whole operation of the Port of Dumaguit. (4)

Port of Dumaguit is part of the Nautical highway project covering the Batangas-Caticlan-Dumaguit and Iloilo route, using western nautical corridor’s east coast of Ivatan-Capiz road. Launched by previous administration to boost inter-island commerce, trade, domestic tourism, and agro-industrial investment opportunities; it is a highway through land and sea routes using the Roll-on-Roll-off (RORO) network of ferry terminals and vessels connecting the country’s major economic centers with 22 links involving 41 sea ports. (5)

On 2006, Asia Marine Shipping Lines announces the opening of Batangas-Odiongan, Romblon-Dumaguit route via Super Shuttle Roro 2, a 1769 GT vessel owned by the family of Paul Rodriguez. The said event was graced by the former President herself. (6)

HARBOR FACTS & INFORMATION

Port Location:   Brgy. Dumaguit New Washington, Province of Aklan

Port Name:   TMO Dumaguit

Port Management:  PPA/PDO-Visayas, PMO Iloilo

Address: Brgy. Loboc La Paz, Iloilo City Philippines

Phone:   (033) 337-69-45

Fax:  (033) 337-69-45

Email:   ppailo@philwebinc.com

Web Site:   www.ppa.com.ph

Port Type:   Pier, Jetty or Wharf

Port Size:   Small

Latitude: 11° 35′ 22” N

Longitude: 122° 29′ 20″ E

Total land Area: 276,642.22 sq. meters

SHIPPING SCHEDULE TO/FROM DUMAGUIT (2012)

From North Harbor via M/V Love-1:   Sunday and Thursday at 2pm

From Batangas (via Odiongan):  Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 3 pm

To North Harbor via M/V Love-1:   Tuesday at 2pm and Friday at 5 pm

To Batangas (via Odiongan):  Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday at 12 pm

TRANSPORTATION FARE (2012)

From Manila vice versa: 999 pesos minimum (direct via M/V Love-1)

From Batangas vice versa: 750 pesos minimum (Super Shuttle Roro 2)

To Kalibo proper: 20 pesos (Jeep)

To Caticlan Jetty Port via Ceres Bus: 107 pesos (Air-con)

To Iloilo via Ceres Bus: 194 pesos (Non Air-con)

References:

  1. www.wikitravel.org/en/New_Washington
  2. www.asiatour.com
  3.  file:///I:/ILO-DUMAGUIT%20STAT.htm
  4. www.elibrary.judiciary.gov.ph
  5. Socioeconomic Reports on Central Philippines, 7th July 2006 by Sec. Romulo Neri (Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning).
  6. www.batangas.com