Islandhopping Geek is a travel junkie by heart.
This website is created for all travelers out there who wish to do their own version of Island hopping. Upon visiting my blog, I’m pretty sure you will find a bit of information to guide you on your next travel exploration. One of my focus in writing is sharing with you updated ferry schedules, which proved to be very important to every sea-going traveler, thus planning your itinerary in advance will be smooth and easy. I also included travel tips for first time ferry boat traveler, this is also important part for any tourist going for Island hopping, so as to prevent confusion and disappointment while on the road or at sea. Ports that I often visited are all given spotlight so as to give everyone an idea of its history-associated facts and figures are also emphasized to add significance to the subject.
Research materials by the way were obtained from various sources, either On-site, meaning information coming from port itself, or online sources, meaning information came from the internet. Books, journals, and other materials however, were all taken from the National Library (Kalaw, Maynila)- authors of these materials were credited accordingly on each and every published topics.
Ports that are featured in these guides belongs to major ports of entry for people and goods, which I/we have been to on many occasions.
My objective by the way for this project is to create a website that will house all of these information in one roof, and make it available to every sea-going travelers (foreign tourist, returning pinoy vacationers, student, backpackers, and businesses as well) thus, planning your island-hopping itinerary in advanced is easy, and hassle-free.
My vision is to create a mobile apps that is similar but not identical to that of UBER application. The purpose of this application is to provide real-time information to sea going public while they’re planning on their travel itinerary. This application I dream-of will provide accurate and reliable shipping information not only to travelers/tourist but also to merchants, truckers and shippers. With just few clicks of a button, real-time information about ferries plying on a certain destination, its schedules and fares, cargoes/shipment booking and fees, as well as other relevant stuff will be delivered on their mobile phones thru voice or text messaging, wouldn’t be that great for everyone?
But of course I’m looking at the bigger picture here and not just day-dreaming, but who knows? I believe that there’s opportunity here to develop and take advantage of such crazy idea, and it could only be realized if new partners are available to help-in to make it possible … a visionary, passionate and committed partners that is.
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Shipping schedules by the way are near accurate, but as a precaution arrive at these mentioned seaport ahead of time, so that you will avoid the hassle and buzzle of queuing a long line to purchase a ticket – most if not all shipping operators does not have online booking arrangement, sadly! – or securing a boarding fees and permits for your pets and vehicles, especially during peak season. By the way shipping operators most of the time changed their schedule due to some factors affecting their operations.
Islandhopping Geek-that’s me of course, travels every now and then, so as to update any information found here; continuous improvement is what really I am into, so that you my visitors/travelers will have fine and accurate information available on your hand. Everybody are welcome to share information , contribute an article, post commentaries and advises on each published topics, but please let’s limit our discussion to sea travel.
Enjoy your visit.
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