Seaplane Charter
Subic Seaplane; Photograph by Ross Hearl

How To Fly To Puerto Galera  

You can now fly direct to Puerto Galera from Manila. AirTrav, an air charter company, fly from Manila NAIA direct to Puerto Galera using amphibious aeroplanes and Air Juan operate daily scheduled flights by seaplane from the Cultural Center of the Philippines (“CCP”), direct to the Sandbar, Puerto Galera, on the West side of Boquete Bay. The Sandbar is about 10 minutes walk or, about 5 minutes by car/tricycle, from the Puerto Galera Yacht Club. The flight from CCP to Puerto Galera takes less than 30 minutes and is described as "simply spectacular" and takes you over the famed Taal Volcano.

Note: If you are planning to fly to Puerto Galera during high season then advance booking is highly recommended because flights may become full days before scheduled departure.

If planning to arrive at Manila NAIA you can charter the AirTrav amphibian aeroplanes, which fly from their own hanger within NAIA - just a short taxi ride from any domestic or international terminal.

Upon clearing either, the domestic or, the international terminals at Manila NAIA you can transfer by taxi or hire car to the Air Juan terminal at CCP - 20-40 minutes from Manila NAIA by car (depending on the traffic) - to board the Air Juan seaplane service to Puerto Galera.

If seaplanes are not your cup of tea then you can alternatively, take the frequent air-conditioned bus services from Pasay City to Batangas ferry port. Recommended bus lines from Taft corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenues (Pasay City): Ceres Liner or Jam Transit. Travel time by air-conditioned bus to Batangas ferry pier is around two hours and the cost is around US$4 per person; WiFi on board; travel time by ferry is between 60 and 90 minutes (depending on the ferry company chosen - most people prefer Minolo Shipping Lines for the fastest trips). Please note that the last ferry from Batangas to Puerto Galera is around 4.00pm daily.

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