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Batangas International Port is a popular port of entry to Romblon because of its cleanliness, convenience and short voyage.
This massive and newly acquired ship is the flagship ferry of MBRS Lines (tel.+632-74491661). Another alternative way to reach Romblon from Caticlan is by boarding a medium-sized pumpboat that travels daily to the southernmost coastal town of Tablas Island, Looc and Sta. Fe . Though the trip is like a roller-coaster, the adventure is worth trying.
Once you've reach Caticlan, connection to Romblon is no longer a problem. M/V Virgin Mary, departs Caticlan at 1300 every sunday to Odiongan (about two hours cruising) then headed to Manila on the same day. Odiongan is the main commercial port of Romblon province.
Port of Odiongan. Romblon province busiest port.
Tablas Island. Batanggas International Port in Batanggas City is another alternative and convenient port worth considering. From Manila, take an airconditioned bus (BLTB +632-8335501; Tritran) to Batanggas Pier and it is less than a 3 hour bus ride from Manila's main bus station. Ro-Ro ferries (passenger and cars) from Viva Lines (tel. +6343-7239302) Montenegro Lines (tel. +6343-7238294) and Shipshape Ferry Inc.(tel. +6343-7237615) sailed daily to Odiongan and every day except wednesday to San Agustin in Tablas Island, Romblon in Romblon Island and San Fernando in Sibuyan Island.
Sailing from Manila thru North Harbor is the easiest way to visit Romblon. Pier 8 in North Harbor is the main port of MBRS Lines. Ships of MBRS Lines sailed alternately, serving the three main islands of Sibuyan, Romblon and
Though, the island province of Romblon is at the centrepoint of the Philippines, getting there is by no means an easy trip for the first time traveller. It has no direct air and sea connections from the main cities of Visayan and Mindanao Islands.
In Lucena City, province of Quezon, wooden ships sailed the ports of San Agustin, Romblon and San Fernando. More often than not, these are mostly cargo ship that carries copras and marbles to mainland Luzon island.
Passengers aboard the airconditioned section of a local ferry enjoys playing 'baraha' while some are watching video film. Photo by Milex Fabula
Manila, the capital of the country, remains the main jumping point of sea and air travel to the province of Romblon.
From the main cities of Cebu or Davao, the following domestic airlines, Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines has direct flight connection to Aklan's famous capital, Kalibo. From Kalibo, take a public jeepney or an air conditioned van (AUV) to Caticlan, Ibajay, Aklan. Caticlan is the port of entry to the world-famous Boracay Island.
Visayan and Mindanao Connections
Manila, Batanggas and Lucena City Connections
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At last, SEAIR now serves Manila to Tugdan Airport in Romblon four times a week. Fare starts from P2,725 one way. Book now and enjoy our off-the-beaten-path tourist destination.