Caticlan Port: Gateway to Boracay


Caticlan Port is considered is the only way to get to the astonishing island of Boracay. Although there are other starting points, the Public Ferry that takes tourists to Boracay is only at the Caticlan Port because this is the closes point going to Cagban Jetty Port in Boracay. In the other sea ports in the Philippines their only destination is at the main ports in mainland Panay, spread in the provinces of Aklan, Iloilo, Antique and Capiz. The Caticlan Port is the only Tourist Gateway going to Paradise.

Caticlan Sea Port is also known as the Caticlan Jetty Port and known such because it is in Barangay Caticlan, Municipality of Malay in the Province of Aklan. There are flights from main cities in the Philippines such as Manila, Cebu and Davao going to Caticlan Airport. But there are certain times of the year that there are no flights because of insufficient passengers especially during lean season. There are regular flights from the main cities going to Kalibo International Airport. It accommodates those who are for Kalibo and nearby municipalities of the province of Capiz as well as the tourists going to Boracay. The distance of Kalibo International Airport to Caticlan is about 50 kilometers and a land trip would take about 1 ½ hours.

Caticlan Port

Caticlan Port

The 3 tickets at Caticlan Jetty Port Passenger Terminal

The 3 tickets at Caticlan Jetty Port Passenger Terminal

From Caticlan Jetty Port going to Cagban Jetty Port in Boracay and vice versa, you need to pay at least 3 tickets. The “Environmental Fee” is P50, the “Terminal Fee” is also P50, while the fee for the Liner is only P20-P40 depending on the season. The distance from Caticlan Port to Cagban is about 1 kilometer and the travel time is only 15-20 minutes.

Going to Caticlan Sea Port from any point in Panay Island is through a V-Hire or Van. If you want to charter a taxi, be sure to negotiate the fare with the driver first. For most locals, they hire a van or bus to take them to Caticlan Jetty Port Passenger Terminal and negotiate to fetch them on a particular day. If you are lucky enough, you can hitch from travelling private motorists going to the Passenger Terminal.

When you are in Boracay, be sure to experience the activities I posted in my previous blogs such as Boracay Jet Ski, Snorkeling in Crocodile Reef, Ride the Zorb, Buggy Car Driving, Reef Walking among many others.

Inside the Caticlan Jetty Port

Inside the Caticlan Jetty Port

Inside the Liner

Inside the Liner

Lisa going to the Port

Lisa going to the Port

Some of the Outriggers in Caticlan

Some of the Outriggers in Caticlan

Montenegro Liner at Caticlan Port

Montenegro Liner at Caticlan Port


This page is last updated on Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:00 pm
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  1. teresa says:

    HI there,

    Need help from you.
    I will go to Baracay and fly to Kalibo int’l airport.
    I plan to stay a night at Sampaguita Gardens Resort. Now my quetion is how do i get to Boracay? do i need go to Kalibo airport again or i can go directly from the hotel?

    And also do you know how far from Sampaguita Gardens Resort to Bakhawan Eco-park and Research Centre??

    Awaiting for your good reply soon.

    Thanks.

  2. Zoe Mei Resort, Boracay says:

    Thanks for the nice blog, it’s great for those who will go to Boracay for the first time. Nice guide for starters, they can prepare for it with less hassle. Good job!

  3. Janessa says:

    Thanks alot – your answer solved all my problems after several days struggling

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