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Transfers to Puerto Galera about to become even more difficult?

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by FT, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. bill22

    bill22 Instructor, Scuba

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    In answer to your question, no you won't be able to catch a trike from El Galleon because there is no road to El Galleon. The only way to get to the main road where you can catch a trike or jeepney to Muelle is to walk. I wouldn't think it would be more than 10 minutes at most, but I would recommend you let someone carry your bag. I pay someone to carry mine to Frontier and El Galleon is almost twice as far. Some here will say I tip too much (others probably will say not enough :wink:) but I typically will give someone a 100 pesos (about $2 bucks) because my bag is heavy. For a lighter bag I might tip 50 pesos... just because it's a walk, and if the tides out and we're able to go along the beach it will be up and down stairs and across sand in some areas. When I was there they were laying a new sewer along the beach and I heard they were going to build a walkway that will cover the length of the beach, but who knows how long that will be? Maybe someone who's been there recently can comment on their progress? Until then walking from El Galleon with luggage is going to be a pain.

    Yes, as Barmaglot mentioned you can hire a trike to take you to Muelle where you can catch a ferry. From what I saw and heard when I was there going early is going to be best as getting across could be problematic. El Galleon should be able to set that up for you. I was there in March and that was how we got back to Batangas. Frontier arranged 2 trikes for us to Muelle and we hopped the ferry there back to Batangas.
     
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  2. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Israel
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    Yeah, forgot to mention that I was staying at Mermaids Resort, which is right next to the spot where trikes hang out waiting for fares. Looking at map, El Galleon is a lot more out of the way.
     
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  3. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh Barracuda

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    I think your tipping is just fine.

    As far as El Galleon to Muelle, it really just depends on how many people and how much gear/baggage. Obviously a boat to Muelle is more expensive, but can be the easiest option. If someone is traveling light, taking a trike or jeepney option could be more adventurous.
     
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  4. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
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    How soon before disembarkation should I be at the terminal?
    I was looking at the all-in option for Puerto Galera Transport. Is this worth it for 630p? Ala carte is 320/400php depending on seating class.

    Has anyone booked via this site? The all in only shows a Batangas>Balatero option. I need to go the other way... One-Way All-In Fast Craft | Puerto Galera Transport

    Inclusions:

    • One-Way Ticket
    • Batangas Terminal Fee
    • Puerto Galera Environmental User Fee
    • Puerto Galera Terminal Fee
    • Shuttle service from PG pier to resort and/or resort to PG pier
    • Use of VIP lounge seat and facilities at the Balatero ticket center
    • Free-wifi, coffee and cold water at the Balatero ticket center
     

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