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Mae Wess Ferry Terminal also known as Samal Ferry Terminal is a private port in Babak District of the Island Garden City of Samal.
The seaport is located on the northwestern shore of Samal Island facing Davao City on Mindanao mainland. The seaport serves passengers and vehicles from Samal Island to Davao City.
Coordinates: 7°07’15.1″N 125°40’25.0″E
NEED TO KNOW
This seaport serves as an inter-island passenger, cargo and vehicle transportation port (RoRo).
It serves the Island Garden City of Samal and its surrounding area. It is located in Babak District with just 3 kilometers distance from the center of the district or approximately 10 minutes with light traffic.
Ships are available for passenger journeys.
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.
The following is a video of this seaport.
- Canibad Beach
- Davao City
- Hagimit Falls
- Kaputian Beach
- Monfort Bat Cave
- Mount Puting Bato
- Talikud Island
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