Batangas Port
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Galelalu
Muntinlupa, Philippines38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
People at the cashier counter of Terminal Fee is so disrespectful! We are in a long line and we are just waiting 7AM before they transact our payment and they are just doing nothing at the counter and laughing as if there are no people waiting for them! No Customer Service!! There are people or are rushing to get it but it seems they dont care at all. If you dont want your job quit! There are lot of people who is deserving than those girls. The security guards are way more accommodating rather those 2 girls!!!
Written November 19, 2021
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Malou H
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I was reading all your comments about all the negative comments regarding Batangas Port, so me and my husband and brother decided to have a quick run to Batangas port before our friends arrived, we decided to commute at Robinson's Pala2 at Dasmarinas Cavite cost 160pesos each, it was a good run , maybe 1.5 hours on SUV. Once we reach the destination we just hop out a few meters walk towards the entrance gate.. I was very easy , we never got mug or hassles, mind u my husband is foreigner.. I have been there four times , my first time was 1980, 2006,2016 and 2020. We got hassles on the second trip to Puerto Gallera, the vendor's won't leave us alone. We went there as a family with my kids.. it made years in my eyes and swore never to returned to Puerto Gallera. So we did a dummy run yesterday 10.01.2020 and we never got hassles..only the passengers are permitted to enter the gate of Batangas port..very coordinate and we'll manages, the tourist are safe, there is a big car park inside the Port which is gated, I guess it should be safe if you are bringing a car..
Written January 11, 2020
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alan
United Kingdom113 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Trying to find the entrance for passengers is a nightmare even for Filipinos . No signs but entrance is hidden down a street full of scammers diverting drivers to park in their car park instead . They want tips for “guiding” . Inside the loudspeaker shouts out ferry information no one understands . Free WiFi is advertised but of course it’s not working ! Ferry of course loads passsengers quickly then the long delayed wait leaving .
Written February 22, 2024
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Jade Krystal G
Manila, Philippines17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Intendedto go to Puerto Galera but didnt wanted to pay P1700 to bring our car on the ship so i had to look for a safe, safe,safe parking lot for days worth of duration. First, disappointed to find out inside the Batangas Port was the Park and Sail but it was full by 10am. Guard there suggested to go to an "alternative parking" and hopped on his motorbike and took us to this empty but quite muddy space they call Parking lot.. it was inside an open space kinda of compound where a guard watches over it. It was infront of the hiway and was just infront of the trike lane as well. When we got there, i just had a weird feeling that when its dark there oir car wont be safe. Its just that nobody else parked there. So the guard who took us there suggested to leave our car as it was "safe". When i asked to take his picture as a guarantee, he then hesitated and offered all of a sudden another parking...lol. He then took us to this "hidden" parking lot away from the noisy streets and hiway. Upon reaching it, saw there were all this cars, suvs,vans parked inside..then i got the feeling of safety somehow. Then a lady with an umbrella assisted us and soon we parked our beloved mazda3 and then i thought if someone would attempt any carnapping or opening it wouldnt be us cuz there are so many more better looking cars there haha...as they say "Safety in Numbers.." If you are wondering what the parking lot was called for you i will tell you... D and D.. P200/day. She gives a receipt guys don't worry 😊😊😊 i hope this helps.
Written June 2, 2019
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sweetannie10
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Hello... how much economy fair from batangas to romblon romblon?. May I please know?because my children wants to visit my home town.:-)
Written April 2, 2018
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Samantha D
26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
We came from Tagaytay and got off the bus. Immediately there were people offering to 'help'. They asked if we were going to Puerto Galera and that the boat left at 3 ... (we had got there just before 3) we rushed in and had people trying to grab our bags! As we walked to the kiosk desk we saw that the boat to Sabang was at 3.30... we bought our tickets for 230 pesos. There were so many people talking in our face we didn't have time to think about what was going on and that's what they want. AVOID BUYING FROM RHEALAINE SHIPPING LINE! OR SPEAKING TO ANYONE TRYING TO RUSH YOU IN TO BUYING A TICKET! They conned us into buying by telling us it was earlier than what it was! The man that was 'assisting' us then snatched our tickets off us and said the terminal fee was 160 pesos, he told us to go towards the terminal (I guess while he bought the tickets) but we stopped him and got our tickets back and went to the terminal ticket outlet ourselves and it was 30 pesos each! We were then rushed through the terminal .. being told 'gate 3, gate 3' like there was some kind of rush and when we got to the gate our boat didn't leave until 4.30!!! They rushed us in to thinking there was a boat leaving so we bought tickets from that company and tried to rip us off further!! We attempted to go back out the terminal to ask them why they had done that! And of course you're not allowed to leave and come back in!!!! They obviously knew that and that is how they keep getting away with it! Seems the whole terminal are in on it together! It shouldn't be allowed! My best advice is just enter without speaking to anyone and take your own sweet time to find out times and prices! It was a very stressful experience. I think there would have been a boat leaving sooner and they didn't want us to buy with them so lied about the time! Now we arrive to Puerto Galera in the dark which isn't what I wanted! I'll be sure to be more wary next time!!!
Written March 23, 2017
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joahnderer
Metro Manila, Philippines22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Beware of young men insisting to help with your bags. We didn't need their help but they grabbed our bags and led the way and refused to give them back. They were demanding Php150/each for a short walk and they were three!

Just ask where to buy tickets. Get your tickets booked from the actual booth. We had ours booked online with 2go Travel.
Written May 5, 2017
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Lany R
Manila, Philippines69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
Getting here from Manila is surprisingly fast, we left home at around 5:05am and arrived here at 6:30am via SLEX. Use waze if it’s your first time to go here. We travel by car and left it in their parking area called “Park and Sail” with regards to charges check my photos. The waiting area has AC and food stalls, so no worries if you weren’t able to eat breakfast.
Written February 22, 2018
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Bustravel88
Hong Kong, China202 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
This place, the gateway to Puerto Galera, is a real shame for the Philippines since it is infested with people jumping on foreigners to "help" but eventually making a living ripping you off with useless pieces of advice and prentending they must take tickets for you. The port staff and authorities close their corrupt eyes and let this situation continue again and again. This place must be reorganized, and cleaned from the "helpers" who should not be tolerated. How can the Philippines expect to develop healthy tourism in here ???
Written January 3, 2017
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shinraemonsam
Sydney, Australia997 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
If you take a ferry down to Boracay, it is likely you will pass through Batangas Port. And if you pass through Batangas Port, it is likely you will wish you had taken a flight.

In the day, it is hot and crowded. But that is The Philippines in general. But at night, that's when it becomes scary. So scary.

My advice - don't miss the last ferry. You will be stuck between the rock of accepting the 'help' of some of the sketchiest characters you can imagine - young, out of work, gangbanging lost souls in Linkin Park t-shirts, and the hard place of trying to find your own way... a couple of miles from anywhere any less dodgy.

My friends and I found ourselves between these undesirable places, and felt lucky to get out alive. This is a dodgy part of the world, so please look at the times of the ferries, and if you seem to be cutting it fine, also find a backup hotel with a decent reputation.

No transport, no info, no nothing after that last ferry. I exaggerate, there were very young prostitutes and a scary looking bodegas that would be your hideout - in a weird logic that follows the lines of "hey, I'm a customer here, I'm safe, right?"

Wrong.

If you don't follow the above advice, you might just find yourself looking back with wonder at how you got out of a situation that involved teenage gangbangers wielding clubs, hospitalisingly questionable food, a guy in orange prison coveralls and a backdrop of underage prostitutes.
Written October 13, 2015
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