Seaports

Ubay Seaport

Written by Patrick

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ABOUT

Ubay seaport is considered the province’s principal gateway to Leyte, and Samar.

Its improved port area is linked to the major port destinations of neighboring provinces such as Bato and Hilongos in Leyte, Maasin City in Southern Leyte, and Cebu City, the regional capital.

Four vessels travels to and from Cebu City daily, and routes to and from Bato, Hilongos and Maasin City are also served daily. The journey time for each destination is 4–5 hours.

MAP

Coordinates: 10°03’43.3″N 124°28’23.1″E

FAST FACTS

Seaport Name:
Ubay Port
Location:
10°03’43.3″N 124°28’23.1″E | View Map
City:
Ubay Town
Province:
Island:
Owned By:
Philippine Ports Authority
Type of Harbor:
Cargo Port | Passenger Port | RORO Port
Wharfs:
1
Piers:
1
Shipping Companies:
Asian Marine Transport Corporation
J & N Shipping Lines
Ormoc Shipping Lines
Services:
ATM | Car Rentals | Cellular Services | Food & Drink | Mobile Charging | Money Exchange | Parking | Showers | Smoking Area | Vending Machines | WiFi
Website:
None

NEED TO KNOW

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

It serves the Ubay town and its surrounding area. It is located in the town with just 1.1 kilometers distance from the town center or approximately 4 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 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.

Photos

The following are some photos of Ubay seaport.

Videos

The following is a video of the surrounding area for Ubay seaport.

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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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