Seaports

Valanga Seaport

Written by Patrick

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Valanga Seaport is a passenger and cargo port located on the island of Itbayat in the province of Batanes. The seaport is serving travelers plying from Itbayat to Basco and vice versa.

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Coordinates: 20°46’12.7″N 121°48’58.9″E

FAST FACTS

Seaport Name:
Valanga Seaport
Location:
20°46’12.7″N 121°48’58.9″E | View Map
City:
Itbayat Town
Province:
Island:
Itbayat
Operated By:
Itbayat Local Government
Owned By:
Itbayat Local Government
Type of Harbor:
Passenger Port | Cargo Port
Wharfs:
1
Piers:
1
Shipping Companies:
Services:
Parking
Website:
None

NEED TO KNOW

This seaport serves as inter-island passenger and cargo port.

It serves the town of Itbayat and its surrounding area. It is located in the town with just 3.6 kilometers distance from the center of the city or approximately 7 minutes with light traffic. 

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

  • Lake Kavaywan
  • Mayahao Arch
  • Rapang Cliff
  • Torongan Cave & Hill

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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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