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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ferries at Lipata - Liloan Ports

 2 of the maharlika ferry boats plying the lipata-liloan sea route is sadly lacking comfortable sleeping accomodation, at least those that i have been able to experience.  Last 2009, the ferry that we rode in still has airconditioned sleeping quarters available for commuters and we were really expecting it to be like that.  Sadly, it was not the case now.  There were only long benches available and upon taking a seat in one of those benches we were told that those padded benches were reserved for bus drivers.  I can understand that drivers need to get their sleep especially so since hubby has been driving non stop for close to 18 hours without sleep.
  I decided we are better off at the open deck where it's breezy but  this kind of accomodation is really not conducive to travellers. This is especially worth taking notice of because its a 5 hour trip and to a mother travelling with 3 kids like me, it is simply inconsiderate. Most do not even have water for their comfort rooms which is really essential. 


I truly hope the government would take notice, even inspect our vessels to really give a boost to our local travels.


 Even so, it didn't stop us and the kids to have a grand time. We just focused on dolphin watching and making friends!


Anyway fare per passenger as of January 2, 2011 for Maharlika ferries is P250 pesos for adults and toddlers ages 2 above are charged half-fare or P125.00.  If you have a vehicle, the driver's fee is already free.  The Philharbor ferries and Port Services, Inc also charges a terminal fee of P16.00 per passenger. The fare for the  Fortuner(Toyota) was about Php 3,700. Hope this helps a little :)

4 comments:

  1. Interesting... I was searching this info for my uncle. He will be happy for such a great info. Thanks for sharing...
    Ana
    Ferry Companies

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  2. do u have any idea about schedule of their trip?

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  3. They don't have a fix schedule but what's definite is there are 6 trips a day, 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.

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