Travelling to Puerto Galera

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All guides below assume that you will be coming from Metro Manila. If travelling from elsewhere in the Philippines, please let us know.

Public Bus and Boat

If you will be arriving at one of the Manila airports, it’s best to take a taxi (Uber and Grab works too) to a bus station in Pasay City, Metro Manila. Depending on traffic conditions, the bus station is about 30 minutes away from the airport. More if traffic is really bad during rush hour traffic.

The best services / bus companies that leave on-time and every hour are DLTB and JAM Transit. Other buses that will get you to the port are ALPS and CERES. Sometimes, especially during peak hours, buses run every 30 minutes. The last stop is Batangas Pier.

Ferries from Batangas to Puerto Galera leave every hour. The most direct ferry to the dive shop is the one that goes to Sabang. Once you get to the port in Sabang, the dive shop is +/- 5 minutes easy walk away.

If you get on a ferry to Muelle or White Beach, you will need to get on a motorbike, tricycle or jeepney to get to Sabang.

The first ferry to Sabang, Puerto Galera will leave at 8:00AM. You must be on the bus that leaves at 4:00AM to catch the 8:00AM ferry.

Last trip to Sabang, Muelle or White Beach will leave at around 3:30PM. Due to the heavy traffic in Manila, it is advisable to be on the bus by 11:00AM.

If you are unable to catch a ferry directly to Sabang, Muelle or White Beach – you may take a ferry to Calapan and then a van (1 hour ride) to Sabang, Puerto Galera

Private Transportation 24/7

We can arrange your transportation from the airport to the dive shop 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This will be using a minivan from the airport or your hotel to a pier in Batangas (not the main port) where a private boat will be waiting to take you directly to the shop. We’ll meet you there and direct you to your accommodations.

We can also arrange private transportation if you choose to be picked up from the airport and only want to be taken to the public ferry port.

Private Van from Airport/Hotel to Ferry Terminal
6:00AM – 6:00PM – P3,500
6:00PM – 6:00AM – P4,000

Private Ferry to Sabang
6:00AM – 6:00PM – P3,500
6:00PM – 6:00AM – P4,000

Full payment via PayPal or bank deposit is required for private transfers at the time of booking.

Taking your own car is also very easy. Just drive on to South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) all the way to STAR Expressway to Batangas Pier. Take a ferry to Sabang from there.

Si-Kat combined tourist bus and boat service daily Manila to Puerto Galera and v.v.

One-way journey takes 2 hours by bus and 1 hour by boat.

Ticket Prices:
ADULT: One-way – P800.00, Round-trip – P1,600.00. (Any return ticket issued is open.)
CHILDREN: One-way – P400.00, Round-trip – P800.00. (Any return ticket issued is open.)

The Manila to Puerto Galera schedule is as follows:

8:30 AM Si-KAT Bus departs at City State Tower, Mabini St., Ermita, Manila
10:30 AM Arrival in Batangas Pier
11:00 AM Outrigger boat leaves for Puerto Galera
12:15 PM Outrigger boat arrives in Sabang Beach
1:00 PM Outrigger boat docks in Muelle Pier

The Puerto Galera to Manila schedule is as follows:
8:45 AM Outrigger boat departs from Muelle Pier for Sabang
9:00 AM Outrigger boat leaves Sabang Beach for Batangas Pier
10:45 AM Si-Kat Bus leaves for Manila
1:15 PM Arrival in Mabini St., Ermita, Manila

For more information please call them at telephone no. +63.2.708.96.28

Their office is open from 7am to 6pm on Mondays thru Saturdays, and from 7am to 11am on Sundays.

Si-Kat Ferry Bus website