Its the middle of Summer and most people are thinking where to head off this season. And sometimes people tend to overlook the option of going to Puerto Galera.
Puerto Galera is just about 2 to 3 hours away from Manila so having your whole weekend in this wonderful island won't be a problem because you can hop in a bus for about 1 hour and 30 minutes and another on a ferry so you can enjoy the sun, sand and summer!
Getting to Puerto Galera is pretty easy. The only struggle is which ferry to choose when you go to Puerto Galera. I was glad we chose Minolo Shipping lines because it has a steady schedule they follow and also its quite cheap!
For about 500php you can have a round trip ticket to Puerto Galera! Its actually really cheap compared to other shipping lines I saw at the port when we got there.
When we got to Batangas port we immediately went straight to our ferry.
And since its been a while, I was nervous falling off the ramp but luckily the staff help out the passengers when you get in the ferry.
The ferry was full of people. And what I mean by full is there isn't much space to go around. So I would suggest that you guys should arrive early so you can get prime seats which are the one in the front of the boat or at the very back of the boat.
The reason for that is you'll have a chance to do a photo op while on the boat - no joke! people do it while the boat is moving!
The ferry ride is about 45 minutes to about an hour so if you want to get some rest before you arrive at Puerto Galera you can take that chance. So once you arrive at the port, you will feel refreshed and energized to travel to your hotel.
Minolo Shipping Line has a very big seating capacity and also very helpful staff that will help you locate which seats are still available. One thing I found really fascinating with their ship is that there is a bathroom so if ever you need to relive yourself while in the middle of the ocean, you can do it there.
The trip was kind of boring on the most part because you will just see a body of water. The water splashes are cool though but aside from that there isn't really anything to do while you are on your way to the island but just enjoy the waves or take a nap.
As for our trip back to Batangas port, we actually got caught in the middle of a downpour on our way back which made the usual travel time much longer and also the waves were higher because of the weather.
And truth be told, although I am afraid I actually fell asleep and kept bobbing my head while most of my co-passengers are shaking because of the waves. They were high but I have full trust in the captain of the ship to bring us to safety.
Overall, I would recommend Minolo Shipping lines if you want a safe and noteworthy ride on your way to Puerto Galera.
This is only part 1 of my whole experience of our trip to Puerto Galera so make sure to check this blog and my other blog for more updates!