A trip to Boracay is no doubt one of the most expensive travels you’ll take in the Philippines. Aside from the food, accommodation, and entertainment, it will cost you thousands of pesos for a Manila to Caticlan flight unless you were able to book a seat during a piso fare or a seat sale.
Now, what if I told you there’s a cheaper way to travel from Manila to Boracay?
Introducing the 2GO Batangas to Caticlan Ferry! That’s right! You’ll ride a ferry instead of a plane. A ticket will only cost you as low as 800+ pesos! How cheap is that?!
That’s only P100+ more than the usual deluxe bus trip to Baguio from Manila. Crazy, I know!
Well? Want to give it a try? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2GO Batangas to Caticlan ferry ride!
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- 1 Important Information About the 2GO Ferry (Batangas to Caticlan Route)
- 2 Manila to Boracay
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 Where to Stay in Boracay
- 5 Responsible Travel Tips
- 6 What to Pack for Boracay
- 7 Our Camera Gear
- 8 You might also like…
Important Information About the 2GO Ferry (Batangas to Caticlan Route)
Port Locations: Batangas Port and Caticlan Jetty Port
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2GO Travel Schedules
Ferries from Batangas to Caticlan and vice versa only have two schedules. The trip via 2GO Batangas to Caticlan travel time is around 9 hours.
- Batangas Port to Caticlan Jetty Port Ferry Schedule: You either ride the 10:00 AM trip or the 9:00 PM trip.
- Caticlan Jetty Port to Batangas Port Ferry Schedule: You either ride the 8:00 AM trip or the 11:00 PM trip.
- SUPER VALUE CLASS – P800+
- TOURIST CLASS – P1,200+
- CABIN FOR 4 – P1,300+
- CABIN FOR 6 – P1,300+
- SUITE ROOM FOR 2 – P4,000+
The rates listed above may change without prior notice. Also, follow 2GO’s Facebook Page for sale announcements!
- The ticket price includes 1 meal, 1 blanket, and 1 pillowcase.
- For an extra blanket and a pillowcase, you’ll have to pay extra.
Linen Rental Rates
- Combo Set ( 1 bed sheet and 1 pillow with case) – P50
- Bed sheet – P30
- Pillow Case – P25
- Bath Towel – P40
- Woolen/Fleece Blanket – P50
Be careful not to lose your linens as these can cost you P100 to P400+.
Inside the ferry, you’ll find the following:
Cafe and Restaurant
Aside from the free meal, you can go get yourself rice meals from the ferry’s restaurant. These can be pretty expensive. The usual 2 pcs of viand and 1 rice will cost you P200+.
If you want cheaper foods, the ferry’s store offers chips, bread, ice creams, and cup noodles. However, these cost a bit more expensive than the ones sold outside.
Toilets and Showers
Be sure to bring your own towels and change of clothes. The ferry has its own toilets and showers if you want to freshen up before you dock.
There’s also a lounge inside the ferry. You can find here several sofas, and charging stations.
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How To Book
- Go to https://travel.2go.com.ph/
- Input your destination and origin. You’ll find there are 2 Batangas from the choices. One option is the night trip while the other one is the day trip.
- Select your accommodation and click “Continue”.
- Input needed details.
- Follow instructions on how to pay for your tickets.
Manila to Boracay
Okay. Let’s say you’re coming from Manila, this is how your trip will go.
Manila to Batangas Port via Bus
- First, ride a bus in Cubao or Buendia heading to Batangas Port. Travel time is around 3 to 4 hours.
Batangas Port to Caticlan Jetty Port via 2GO Ferry
- At the port, show your Printed Copy of the eTicket Itinerary Receipt and your valid ID. Then, wait for your boarding time.
- It’s best to go early before the ferry’s departure time so you won’t miss your trip.
Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay Island
- After 9 hours, you’ll have reached Caticlan Jetty Port. From here, buy yourself a boat ticket, pay the environmental fee and terminal fee. Travel time to Boracay island is around 20 minutes via pump boat.
- You can read our Boracay travel guide to help you plan your itinerary and the expected expenses during the trip from the Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay Island.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there other ferries aside from 2GO going to Caticlan?
Yes, there are. You can check other ferries going to Caticlan here:
Can I upgrade?
Yes, you can. Once you’re on the ferry, you can ask the staff at the lounge for an upgrade. You’ll have to pay a fee.
- From Super Value to Tourist – P400
- From Super Value to Cabin – P600
- From Super Value to State Room – P2,400
- From Tourist to Cabin – P200
- From Tourist to State Room – P2,300
- From Cabin to State Room – P2,200
Are there buses in Batangas Port going to Manila?
Yes. There’s a bus terminal just 2 to 3 minutes walk away from Batangas port going to Manila.
Where to Stay in Boracay
If you want to make the most of your stay in Boracay, I’d recommend you to book a place near the White Beach. This is, after all, the best that Boracay has to offer! Choose from White Beach Station 1, Station 2, and Station 3.
So without further ado, here is a list of the best accommodations in Boracay.
- Beachcomber Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Bluewaves Beach House – Check Prices and Availability
- Ambassador in Paradise Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Astoria Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- White Beach Villas – Check Prices and Availability
- The Lind Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- Discovery Shores Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- Boracay Box and Ladder Hostel – Check Prices and Availability
- Seabird International Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Agos Boracay Rooms and Beds – Check Prices and Availability
- Boracay Haven Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Boracay Summer Palace – Check Prices and Availability
- Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel – Check Prices and Availability
- Hennan Regency Resort & Spa – Check Prices and Availability
- Azalea Hotels and Residences – Check Prices and Availability
- Casa Pilar Beach Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Orchids Resort Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- Blue Dawn Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- Hey Jude South Beach – Check Prices and Availability
- Crown Regency Beach Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Coast Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- Mandala Spa Resort and Villas – Check Prices and Availability
- Asya Premier Suites – Check Prices and Availability
Airbnb Boracay Philippines
Aside from hotels and resorts, you can also opt to stay at an Airbnb.
Responsible Travel Tips
When traveling to one place, make sure you practice responsible tourism. Here are some tips to do so.
1. Respect the environment
Don’t litter. Please hold onto your trash until you find a garbage can.
2. Avoid single-use plastic
Bring your eco bag and refuse single-use plastic.
3. Shop local
Keep the traditional crafts alive and support local artisans. Buy from them. And try not to haggle, P20 may seem small to you but it can mean a lot to them.
4. Always ask permission
Be sure to ask for permission first when taking photos or videos especially when it comes to children.
5. Don’t bring home sand and seashells
Take nothing but photos. Removal of seashells can harm the ecosystem and endanger creatures such as hermit crabs. You’ll often also find seashells sold as decorations, ornaments, or keychains. Please avoid supporting these and don’t buy.
What to Pack for Boracay
- Eco-friendly Reusable Water Bottle
- Light Rain Jacket (especially from June to November)
- T-shirts, a nice top, and a long-sleeved shirt
- Aqua Shoes
- Day Bag
- Dry Bag
- Power Adapter
- Universal Waterproof Phone Case
- Packing Cubes
- Microfiber Towel
- Travel Insurance
- Money Belt
- sneakers, hiking shoes (if you’re planning to hike) and some flats
- reusable straw and reusable bag (no to single-use plastic!)
Related Article: The Only Travel Packing List You’ll Ever Need (Trust Me)
Our Camera Gear
- Mirrorless Camera: Fujifilm XT3
- Lenses: Fujifilm Fujinon kit lens (18-55mm) | Fujinon 35mm f2 | Fujinon 50mm f2
- Drone: DJI Mavic Pro 2
- GoPro: GoPro Hero Black 7
- Power Bank: Romoss Powerbank
- Camera Backpack: Case Logic Camera and Laptop Backpack
- Monopod: Ifootage Cobra 2 a180
- Mic: Rode VideoMicro
- Gimbal: Zhiyun Weebill-S
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