- From Caticlan Airport, Aklan
- From Boracay Island, Aklan
- From Santa Fe, Tablas Island, Romblon
- From Looc, Tablas Island, Romblon
- From Odiongan, Tablas Isand, Romblon
From Caticlan Airport ride a tricycle by saying to bring you to the place where the boat to Carabao Island. Tricycle fare is 50 Pesos/tricycle. Travel Time is less than 10 minutes.
Locals populary call Carabao Island as Hambil, you might want to use this when asking around.
From here there will be boats leaving for Brgy. Poblacion or Brgy. Lanas in Carabao Island. All the boats here will be leaving around 8:30 AM daily. Only one trip per day. Fare is 80 Pesos/person. Travel time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Going back to Caticlan Airport
From Brgy. Poblacion and Brgy. Lanas passenger boats will be leaving Carabao Island around 5:30AM daily. Fare is 80 Pesos/person. Travel Time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
There are many small boats that ferry residents of Carabao Island that work in Boracay Island daily. Locals popularly call Carabao Island as Hambil, you might want to use this when asking around.
These small boats can be found in Bulabog Beach and will be going to either Brgy. Poblacion or Brgy. Lanas of Carabao Island. Just ask around on where to find these boats when you arrive in Bulabog Beach. They leave around 2PM to 5PM. Just ask around the beach to find them. Fare is 50 Pesos/person. Travel Time is 30 minutes.
Going back to Boracay Island
From Brgy. Poblacion and Brgy. Lanas, the small boats ferry back people to Boracay Island around 5:30AM to 7AM. Though I advise your ride only until 6AM as after that there are very few boats leaving to Boracay Island. Fare is 50 Pesos/person. Travel Time is 30 minutes.
From the beach where the Tourism and Terminal Building is located in Santa Fe, Tablas Island there is passenger boat going to Carabao Island. The boat leaves around 9:30AM daily. Only one trip per day. Fare is 100 Pesos/person. Travel time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Going back to Santa Fe, Tablas Island
From Brgy Poblacion of Carabao Island passenger boats to Santa Fe, Tablas Island leave around 6AM daily. Fare is 100 Pesos/person. Travel time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
From the park at Brgy. Poblacion of Looc there are jeeps going to Santa Fe. One leaves around 8AM and the other at 9AM. Fare is 50 Pesos/person. Travel Time is 1 hour.
The boat to Carabao Island in Santa Fe will be waiting for the first trip of the jeep from Looc to arrive before it leaves.
Going back to Looc, Tablas Island
When the boat from Carabao Island arrives in Santa Fe, there are jeeps waiting to Odiongan. Ride the jeep to Odiongan and tell the conductor to drop you at Looc. Fare is 50 Pesos/person. Travel Time is 1 hour.
From the Public Transportation Terminal in the market of Odiongan ride the first trip jeep to Looc. The first trip of the jeep leaves at 5:30AM. Fare is around 100 Pesos/person. Travel Time is 1 hour.
Tell the conductor/driver that you will be going to Carabao Island so you need to catch the first trip of the jeep from Looc to Santa Fe. They will drop you where the jeep to Santa Fe at Looc is located.
Going back to Odiongan
When the boat from Carabao Island arrives in Santa Fe, there are jeepneys waiting going to Odiongan. When the jeep is full or there are no more passengers arriving it leaves. Fare to Odiongan is 150 Pesos/person. Travel Time is around 2 hours.
Author’s Note: Most of the jeepney schedule of Tablas Island are designed to catch the boats going to different islands in the different municipalities. Amazing!
This post is part of my 12 for 2012 Travel Project that aims to create travel guides to help travellers go around the Philippines.
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