Getting to Puerto Galera

 


Sikat ferryPuerto Galera is the easiest dive centre to reach in the Philippines. It is located just 80 miles south of Manila on the island of Mindoro.
 

Unlike many areas of the Philippines no flight is required and we can make al your travel l arrangements. You can be sure that transfers will quick and easy.

There are three ways to reach Puerto Galera

 

Private Transfer

The private transfer service is available 24 hours a day - direct from Manila airport and is the most convenient way to reach Puerto Galera.
 

Mum getting on private boatOur driver will meet you at the airport. The rate includes a private van good for 6 people (more vans can be booked for larger groups) as well as a private boat.

From the airport you will driven to a beach near Batangas City. The trip takes about 3 hours. Ask the driver if you would like to stop along the way. From Laya beach it is a one hour boat ride to Sabang beach and your resort.

To ensure that you have no trouble meeting the driver at the airport we have prepared a transfer fact sheet in adobe pdf format. We recommend that you print it out and carry it with you. Download it here

From Manila Airport

Per group: Van and boat one way P6500 ( 6 people )

Per Group: Van and boat one way P9800 (up to 12 people)

Night transfers: add P500 per group

Larger groups: Please email us for rate

From Clark Airport (Angeles City)

Clark is located 2 1/2 north of Manila in Angeles City. This affects the rate for the van portion of the transfer. Currently Air Asia and Tiger Airways use Clark. Some return transfers may require an overnight stay at a Manila or Angeles City hotel

Please contact us for current rate - the rate is at least P2500 higher than the Manila transfer rate

 

 

Sikat Tourist Service

 

 Sikat Tourist Service 

If you prefer to spend a night in Manila, or are on a budget, the Sikat Company operates a convenient service from Manila. 

The service is less convenient than a private transfer as it operates just once a day - early in the morning. This will usually mean staying one night in Manila

Time
Daily service from Manila at 0830 arriving in Sabang at about 1245. Return trip from Sabang at 0915.

Peso 850 per person + terminal fee paid at Batangas Pier [P30] and environmental tax [P50] when landing in Puerto Galera

Place
The Sikat leaves from the City State Tower Hotel, Mabini Street (near the corner of Padre Faura Avenue), Ermita, Manila. The booking office is in the left, rear corner of the hotel lobby. Get there by 0700 at the latest to purchase your tickets.

Manila Hotel
We are more than welcome to book a hotel in Manila for you. We can make the reservation, payment is made direct to the hotel.

For comfort and value for money we recommend the Cherry Blossoms hotel, which is located to Robinson's shopping mall and about 200 meters from the City State Tower Hotel. All are situated in the Ermita area of Manila. A map of Ermita with the hotels marked can be downloaded here (pdf file)

 

 

 

Public transport

Public transport to Puerto Galera is fairly simple, though slow as you must wait for the bus to fill up before it will leave. Buses leave Manila every 10 minutes bound for Batangas City Pier. Go to the Jacliner bus terminal, on the north west corner Taft Ave and Buendia Ave. in Manila. Here you can catch a CERES [blue colour] aircon bus (P170) to Batangas Pier. Make sure that you catch the bus marked 'Bantangas Pier' and 'Derecho'. It will stop at the Grand terminal in Batangas. Do not leave the bus at 2 minutes later it will continue on to Batangas Pier. Once at the pier there is a P10 terminal fee.

Allow at least three hours for the bus trip and watch your bags on board. Once at the pier you can catch any of the ferries bound for Sabang or Puerto Galera (see ferry timetable below). We would recommend taking the ferry to Sabang as it will save you a trip from Puerto Galera. Call and tell us which boat you plan to take and we will meet you and escort you to the dive center.
Public Ferry Schedule
Boat Batangas to Sabang Sabang to Batangas
Rhealaine   0545

Blue Penguin

0745  
Blue Penguin   0745

Rhealaine

0900  
Blue Penguin   0915
Rhealaine   1030

Blue Penguin

1115  
Blue Penguin   1130
Blue Penguin   1300

Rhealaine

1300  
Rhealaine   1400

Blue Penguin

1445  

Rhealaine

1630  

Frontier Scuba is located on the West end of Sabang Beach next to Angelyn's resort. Come and say hello and we will sort our some accommodation for you while you can sit back and relax.

 

 

 

Maps

Our Location: 1331'16.12"N , 12058'25.29"E


 

 

Downloads

 

Transfer instructions

Map of Ermita

Driving directions to Berberabe pier

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