Seaports

Pio Duran Seaport

Written by Patrick

ABOUT MAP FAST FACTS NEED TO KNOW GALLERY NEARBY

ABOUT

Pio Duran Seaport or more popularly known as Pio Duran Port is a passenger, cargo and fishing port located in the municipality of Pio Duran, Albay Province.

The seaport is at the southwestern coast of Albay Province facing the Burias Island and just north west of the the town of Donsol, Sorsogon.

The seaport serves travelers from Pio Duran to various destinations like the islands of Burias, Ticao and Masbate.

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Coordinates: 13°01’41.9″N 123°26’38.5″E

FAST FACTS

Seaport Name:
Pio Duran Seaport
Location:
13°01’41.9″N 123°26’38.5″E | View Map
City:
Pio Duran Town
Province:
Island:
Luzon
Owned By:
Philippine Ports Authority
Type of Harbor:
Passenger Port | RORO Port
Wharfs:
1
Piers:
2
Services:
Backup Area | Terminal Area
Website:
None

NEED TO KNOW

This seaport serves as an inter-island passenger, cargo, and vehicle transportation port (RoRo).

It serves the town of Pio Duran and its surrounding area. It is located in the town with just 2.6 kilometers distance from the center of the town or approximately 6 minutes with light traffic. 

A variety of different kinds of ships are available for passenger journeys ranging from pump boats & fastcrafts for short journeys to ferries & ships for longer 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 cocks.
  • 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.

Photos

The following are some photos of this seaport.

Videos

The following is a video of this seaport.

NEARBY

  • Daraga Church
  • Donsol, Sorsogon
  • Mayon Volcano
  • Pio Duran Town
  • Quitinday Green Hills Formation Reserve

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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