How to get to Boracay
(2019 GUIDE Edition)

Posted on by My Boracay Guide

How to get to Boracay

It’s a simple question with a lot of answers. How to get to Boracay? Here’s some handy advice. If you’re coming from an international destination we would recommend starting with the easy part – an airline ticket.  You can price shop these tickets by finding the cheapest airport to connect to. Usually, reasonable ticket prices are either out of Clark International Airport or Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Manila. Many of the larger international carriers fly into these airports. Some of the discount airlines you can price shop your ticket with, are Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, and Tiger Air.

These days, many of the air carriers fly directly to either Kalibo or Caticlan from international destinations. These will be the most convenient flights and save you a lot of time on your way to Boracay Island.

How to get to Boracay from Kalibo

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Travelers arriving in Kalibo will exit the terminal into a large parking lot area.  From here you can find vans and buses going to Boracay – you will need to choose a service.  Make sure to choose accredited transport that has permits to operate in the airport. Always beware “backyard” transportation with inflated rates.  My Boracay Guide does offer highly reviewed & accredited transportation to Boracay (shocking, we know!) and you can check that out here if you’d like to see prices and details.

Google maps calls the journey to Kalibo at 71.4 km and clocking in just shy of two hours. If you’ve arrived in the day and still have plenty of energy, try and get a window seat. The first portion of the journey is mostly flat land and fields, but as you near Boracay, you cut through a section of mountains and beach area that’s really quite beautiful.  Upon arriving in Caticlan, simply hand your suitcases to the boatman, put on your snorkel mask and swim the 1.78 Kilometers across the Tablas Strait, coming out at the Cagban Jetty port.  – Joke lang, kidding – read below for details on Caticlan transfers 🙂

How to get to Boracay from Caticlan

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Whether you landed in Kalibo or landed directly in Caticlan, everything must go through the Caticlan Jetty Port. If you want to know how to get to Boracay in 2019 there is one important piece of documentation you will need. This is a voucher from an accredited hotel that has gone through the necessary compliance paperwork to do business freely on Boracay. Specifically, The hotel should be on the list of DOT approved hotels.  You can find the updated list of accredited hotels on our website here. Hotels are being approved all the time, so if you don’t see your hotel on the list, they might still be approved. In this event, ask them, to be 100% certain.  A simple “printed at home”  hotel voucher from an online travel agent such as booking.com or agoda.com is good enough to get you through.

Lines lines lines.

Everyone needs to take a pump boat from the jetty port in Caticlan.  When you line up to buy your boat tickets, you also need to visit the window to pay the jetty port terminal fee and the environmental fee. After this, you need to go through a security check. Boracay always has many arrivals and sometimes this line can be…. a little frustrating.  For a very reasonable price, My Boracay Guide has Caticlan Jetty port experts who work out of here on a daily basis. We can get you through faster and carry all your bags. (I use this service myself every time.. and honestly couldn’t live without it) If you’d like to know more about how we can get you to Boracay much more quickly click this link.  It opens in a new browser window.

The pump boat ride takes about ten minutes, congratulations – you’ve arrived on Boracay.  From here you need to get to your hotel. There are some tricycles waiting which are ok for solo travelers. Larger groups generally charter an air-conditioned van.

We wish you a safe and exciting journey to the island,

See you soon!

-My Boracay Guide

Accredited Boracay Transport 2019


43 Comments

  1. Robbie says:

    Hi, my family and I are planning to ke to go to boracay next month via private car..can you please guide us?and which place is cheaper to rent?w adults and 2 kids..thanks!

    • Hello Robbie,

      Thank you for choosing us to assist with your accommodation needs.

      May we ask your travel date so that we can find the accredited Hotel/Resort for your vacation.

      Thank you and looking forward to your soonest feedback.

      Please let us know if you need further assistance.

      Best regards,

      Veberly

  2. Nicola Lawrence says:

    Hello Team

    I need to get to Boracay Island on Friday 27th December from Busuanga Coran. Can you advise how best to do this? Ferry or connecting flight to Caticlan?

    Many thanks

    Niki

    • Hello Nicola!

      Thank you for contacting us. We would highly suggest taking connecting flights for you to arrive and enjoy the island more faster. Another option we have is you can rent a helicopter or a seaplane from Busuanga to Boracay. This is more comfortable and more faster than any other mode of transfer. For more details about chartered helicopter/seaplane you can email us at info@myboracayguide.com.

      If you have any concerns please let us know.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  3. Lolita Salamat says:

    Hi Sir, my family, we are 7, and will arrive Kalibo on Sept 17, 2019 at 6.35 pm, please help assist us to have van transfer, we don’t have hotel accommodation yet, please help us with the van transfer and hotel accommodation if possible is LA Carmella de Boracay, and then our departure is on Sept 19, 2019 (9.25pm Kalibo)

    • Hello Lolita,

      Thank you for reaching us.

      We are sorry to inform you but we are not affiliated with La Carmela de Boracay, however, we are happy to offer some other options.

      Here is the option of the Resorts/Hotel that you may want to consider, Please see below options.

      1. Reef Retreat Resort – Click this link
      2. Robinson Beach House – Click this link
      3. Bamboo Beach Resort & Restaurant – Click this link

      To view the specific room rates, enter your travel dates and a total number of traveler including the child.

      Should you wish to book one of the available rooms above, you may just go ahead and make the booking using the link provided.

      Regarding your transportation inquiry, please be informed that your room accommodation does not have a free airport pickup. However, please be informed that if book with MyBoracayGuide you will automatically qualify for free airport assistance or pick-up depending on your booking value.

      If you have questions or clarifications, please let us know.

      Best regards,

      Rhea
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  4. Veronica says:

    How can i go to Boracay from caticlan and how much the transportation?

  5. bhel savella says:

    Gud am we’re family of 4 ( 2 adult and 2 kids, ages 10 & 14), does your rate of transfer already include all taxes, or do we need to pay it separetely? also is there a cheaper hotel you can suggest, near Station 2 or 1… Our travel date will be on Dec. 31,2019, arrival at caticlan around 6:30PM

    • Hi Bhel,

      Thank you for choosing us to assist you with your accommodation needs.

      We are glad to offer you below the option of DOT Accredited establishments which is cheaper and near on Station 1 and 2 that have available room on your travel dates, Dec. 31, 2019, that can accommodate you and your companion.

      Here is the option of the Resorts/Hotel that you may want to consider, Please see below options.

      1. Bora Sky Hotel – click this link
      2. Hey Jude Resort Hotel – click this link
      3. Nirvana Beach Resort – click this link
      4. Deparis Beach Resort – click this link

      With regards to your transfer inquiry, kindly refer to this link.

      If you have any other questions or clarifications, please let us know.

      Looking forward to your reply.

      Happy to assist,

      Rhea

      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  6. Van says:

    Hello. We are arriving at Kalibo airport by midnight on Sept 1st week. Is there are available transport vehicles we can avail from airport to hotel in Bora?

  7. camz says:

    how to get to Boracay from Manila? THANKS!

    • Hello Camz!

      Thank you for contacting us. There are two ways to reach Boracay. First is through Airplane ( you may book a flight via Kalibo airport or Caticlan Airport ) and second is through sea vessel. ( RO-RO or 2go travel).

      Happy to help!

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  8. Daniel Matos says:

    Hello,

    I am hoping to depart Boracay on the 1st of January to catch a flight from Manilla via Caticlan.

    As this will be the day following New Year’s Eve, will the ferry/boat still be running to transfer passengers as I will need to catch an earlyish flight 11am/12pm ish?

    Many thanks

  9. Diana says:

    Hi,

    Our return ticket to Manila from island is 8:50pm, do you cut off of drop off?

    Thanks & Regards,
    Diana

  10. Cham says:

    We don’t have hotel booking in Boracay, could we still go there. We’re planning to stay in my Auntie’s place overnight.

  11. Cham says:

    We don’t have hotel booking in Boracay, could we still go there. We’re planning to stay in my Auntie’s place overnight, it would be okay? or do we need to stay at the hotel?

  12. Cham says:

    We don’t have hotel booking in Boracay, could we still go there. We’re planning to stay in my Auntie’s place overnight, it would be okay?

    • Thank you for reaching us.

      Please be informed that Caticlan jetty port is allowing a vacation stay to your relatives.

      Do note that upon your entry in the Jetty port, your relative should be with you with an Identification card showing that he/she is a Boracay resident.

      In addition to this you will need to pay for the Terminal, Environmental and boat fare.

      I hope this information is helpful in your end, should you have further clarifications please don’t hesitate to email us back.

      Best regards,

      Yrna
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  13. Mae says:

    I would like to ask, how can we get to boracay island from iloilo city with personal service?

    • Hello Mae!

      Thank you for contacting us. We can arrange your transfer from Iloilo to your hotel in Boracay. Please send us your complete details at info@myboracayguide.com so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

      Happy to help you!

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  14. Joy says:

    Hi,

    What is the schedule/timetable of ferry/boat travelling from Caticlan to the Island?

    • Hi Joy,

      We are happy to inform you that Caticlan Jetty Port is operating 24 hours. However, night navigation rates may apply in boat fare.

      Do note that the boats will depart once they have reached maximum capacity which at times can take several hours.

      I hope this information helps, should you have further concern please let us know.

      Best regards,

      Irish
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  15. Maricon Roxas says:

    Hi..i already booked for a transpo package but i dont have the voucher and receipt yet..

    • Hello Maricon!

      Thank you for contacting us! Yes, your transfer reservation for today is confirmed and good to go! We have sent you the confirmation voucher in your email address.

      See you soon!

      Happy to help!
      MyBoracayGuide

  16. NERISA F. ARE says:

    LOOKING FOR CHEAP AND CONVENIET HOTEL..AND RATE OF RIDES …

    • Hello Nerisa,

      Thank you for choosing us to assist you in your accommodation needs.

      Before we proceed, may we ask if when is your exact travel dates (Check-in & Check out dates) and total number of traveler including the child (if have) so that we can check the availability of the Resort/Hotels for you.

      Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

      Happy to assist,

      Yrna
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  17. Geda Villarisco says:

    Hi, is there a safe place to park our car near caticlan jetty port? How much could be the charge per day/night?

  18. Cath says:

    Want to ask what time is the start and end of the boat ride? As we will be arriving 7pm to caticlan and our flight back to manila is 7am.

  19. Cath says:

    Just want to ask from what time is the start and end of the boat ride to boracay? As we will be arriving at 7pm to caticlan and our flight is 7am going back

  20. jean zurbano says:

    Is there roundtrip transfer package?

  21. Terry says:

    Hi, just want to clarify the following fees — environmental fee, terminal fee – are they one time charge Or is it back and forth?

    • Hello Terry,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Please be informed that environmental and terminal fees are one time payment only.

      I hope this have cleared out to you. If you have anything else, please let us know.

      Best regards,

      Yrna
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  22. sweety says:

    hi I just want to ask that if its ok if our reservation is good for 6 persons only and we are 7 pax.
    thank you

    • Hello Sweety,

      Thank you for your email.

      Apologies to inform you that the total number of guest at the hotel voucher can only enter the island.

      Please be informed that hotel voucher with valid ID is being presented in the verification panel at the jetty port before entering the port.

      I hope this information helps. If you have any clarification, please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Best regards,

      Irish

  23. Joan Salalila says:

    Hi! Is it ok to go from caticlan airport to the resort where we booked, alone?
    I mean we didn’t requested for hotel pick up and drop service since it is pricey. We have decided that once we arrive at caticlan then we will go to the resort alone.

    • Hello Joan,.

      Thank you for reaching us.

      With regard to your concern, we are pleased to inform you that its okay to alone and no need for transport assistance. Just present your Hotel voucher at the port.

      I hope this information help, feel free to contact us for further assistance.

      Best regards,

      Jean
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  24. Eric Martino says:

    I was wondering if you could help me. what time is the best time to go from Caticlan to boracay without traffic, and am I able to stop in between for lunch?

    • Hello Eric,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Please be informed that there’s no traffic from caticlan jetty port to boracay and it only takes only 15 to 20 minutes via boat.

      In addition, there are some restaurants outside the caticlan jetty port that you can stop in for lunch.

      I hope this information helps. if you have any clarifications, please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Best regards,

      Yrna
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

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