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Balabac Seaport or Port of Balabac is a seaport in the island of Balabac under the municipality or town of Balabac, Palawan.
The port is servicing passengers from Balabac town to Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan. There are several boat trips from Balabac to Rio Tuba daily and it is best to get seat reservation. The port is also a jump-off point to several island-hopping destinations across the Balabac municipality.
Coordinates: 7°59’18.2″N 117°03’53.8″E
NEED TO KNOW
This seaport serves as an inter-island passenger port.
It serves the town of Balabac and its surrounding area. It is located in the town with just 500 meters distance from the center of the town or approximately 2 minutes with light traffic.
Boats are available for passenger journeys to the different surrounding islands.
The following is what you need to know when using a seaport and/or ferry in the Philippines.
- Tickets for long journeys are usually booked ahead of time while tickets for short journeys can be purchased at the port right before the departure. Space is limited and is on a First-Come-First-Served basis.
- It is required for passengers to present their valid ID upon check-in. No ID to present, no check-in.
- Tickets are usually non-transferable. Presented valid ID should match the passenger’s name as encoded on the ticket.
- At least 30 minutes before departure time is required for passengers to check-in.
- To check-in, pre-printed tickets or tickets bought at the port must be presented together with the check-in slips.
- Passengers may be required to pay in cash local taxes such as terminal fee and environmental fee.
- All passengers must go through security inspection before proceeding to the pre-departure area.
- Each passenger is allowed to bring one (1) hand-carried baggage upon check-in.
- Bringing of pets is allowed if the pets are securely put inside a cage. Upon check-in, a permit from the Bureau of Quarantine must be presented for passengers with pets. This includes fighting roosters.
- The boats, especially for short journeys, have the tendency not to leave on time and may be late or earlier than scheduled depending on the passenger situation (e.g. boat gets filled immediately).
- Porters, hustlers, and tourist guides are normally seen around passenger ports especially targeting tourists to offer their services.
- Boat trips may be cancelled or rescheduled based on weather conditions and happens often. Make sure your itinerary is flexible enough to accommodate possible delays and changes.
- To protect our oceans, please DO NOT throw garbage into the sea. Dispose of trash in a receptacle provided onboard the vessel.
The following are some photos of this seaport and the nearby attractions.
The following is a video of this seaport.
- Bugsuk Island
- Candaraman Island
- Mansalangan Sandbar
- Nasubata Reef & Pulau Bato
- Onok Island
- Patawan Island
- Punta Sebaring
- Pink Island
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