At the Tourist Welcome Center at Lucap Wharf, Alaminos, Pangasinan we were given 2 choices for our island hopping adventure. Either we get the Day Tour or we hire a Service Boat for a day.
The Day Tour costs 800 Pesos for 1-5 pax and would only take us to three developed islands – Governor, Childrens and Quezon Island with a time limit of 20 minutes per island and the boat will leave us at the last island and will just fetch us at our desired time.
The Service Boat costs 1,400 Pesos for 1-5 pax and we could have the boat for the whole day and we can go to any island we want without any time limit. We get to have our own tour guide too which will be our boatman.
Since one of our target was to visit Cathedral Island, also known as Marcos Island, and do some cliff jumping to splash to the waters of Cathedral (Imelda) Cave, the Day Tour would not be our option. Besides, I am not a fan of developed islands so it is best to stay on the less developed ones.
Here’s an account of what happened to us during our island hopping tour inside the Hundred Islands National Park
10:46 AM – Arrival at Alaminos Town Proper from Bolinao via mini bus (45 Pesos/pax; Travel Time 1 hour 15 minutes);
10:47 AM – Rode tricycle to Lucap Wharf; 50 Pesos/tricycle
10:57 AM – Arrival at Lucap Wharf; Went into the Tourist Welcome Center to ask for details
11:14 AM – Registered at the Tourist Welcome Center. Paid the 20 Pesos Entrance Fee for a day
11:20 AM – Ate lunch at Lucap Wharf eateries
11:45 AM – Went to the Boat Dispatcher for the start of the Island Hopping
11:54 AM – Start of Island Hopping. Woohooo!!!
12:22 PM – Arrival at Governor’s Island. Check View Deck and go around the island
12:39 PM – Took a wrong turn to Pinoy Big Brother house. We got to a secluded beach