How to get to Alibijaban Island?
To reach the place, one needs to go to the jump off point- San Andres Quezon, some 305km (6-7 hour travel by land) southeast of Manila. The port of San Andres would be the starting point of the island hopping adventure. The most convenient means to reach San Andres Quezon is by private transport so you have more flexibility when it comes to stopovers and travel time. f you are planning on traveling alone or with 2-3 companions, commuting is way more practical and economical option. Barney Auto Lines (contact numbers 09253227639/ 09207072414/ 09257474768) have scheduled trips from Cubao to San Andres at 3:00PM & 8:30PM daily. Ordinary buses with wifi will cost you Php417, airconditioned bus is at Php500. For students & senior citizens Php337. Superlines (02) 4143319 / (02)4143321 / 09225225192 (airconditioned buses at Php470 one way) have scheduled trips 4:30am, 2:30pm and 5:30pm daily.
Alternatively, bus companies like DLTB, Lucena Lines and Jac Liner have regular daily trips from Cubao to Lucena. Fare ranges from Php210 to Php250. There are vans (Php270) bound to San Andres at SM City Lucena but they follow no schedule and will only move until they are full.
Option 2: If you’re uncomfortable with the non-airconditioned bus going to Quezon, you may option to have a cutting trip. Just pick a bus of your choice that goes to Lucena Grand Terminal. There are a lot of buses coming from Edsa. At Lucena Grand Terminal. You can wait for buses that will take you to San Andres Quezon. (This option is not really recommended because it will take you hours of waiting at Lucena Grand Terminal before you can have a bus or a van that will take you to San Andres, Quezon)
For return trip starting in San Andres, theres a van that goes to Lucena at 3:00am, 4:00am and 6:00am schedule daily. You can reach them at +639105863023. On the other hand, Barney Auto Lines bound for Lucena leaves San Andres 9:00am for the first trip, then 10:00am and 1:00pm. The last trip leaves at 08:00PM but this is bound straight to Cubao. Superlines has departures at 3:00PM, 4:00PM, and 9:00PM (San Andres to Cubao).
From San Andres bus terminal, you can take those bicycles with side cars called “padyak” to reach pier at Php20 per ride, but in reality, it depends on how generous you are because you will surely get an answer, “Bahala na po kayo” (all up to you) when you ask how much is the fare.
Once you arrive at the port of San Andres, you need to register first, pay the environmental fee of Php4 per head and enlist your name and other pertinent details on the boat’s manifesto. If you have a car there is a spacious parking lot right in front of the port office (Thats Php30 per vehicle for the whole duration of the stay)
On the other hand, if you just wanted to visit Alibijaban Island alone you can also have an option to take motorized bancas that locals use that ply to and fro the island on a regular basis for Php50/head one way. Upon entering the island you can contact Ate Baby (+69300123620) for assistance. Below are the updated rates on the island:
• Alibijaban Entrance/ Environmental Fee – Php100
• Tent rental – Php100
• Room rental overnight Php700 (up to 3pax)
• nipa hut rental Php150
• nipa huts with room- Php250
• water for utility Php10/pail Php150/drum
VIA ISLAND CRUISER
This is a very friendly local business and they are extremely flexible.They are a family run business and take great pride in their fleet and it shows. They are very helpful in providing a wealth of information and are always a quick phone call away if you need. Expand your adventures and rent your own cruiser to truly enjoy Island hoping. Their rates are reasonable and they are very accommodating when it comes to pickup and return times. You were able to meet many great people around the entire area. I highly recommend them and they have several locations and drop off/pick up points for convenience.
contact information:Call +63 916 946 2039 or send a message:@IslandCruiserTOUR
Boat transfers to and from Alibijaban Island including island hoping on the nearby islets can be arranged through Randy (+639107629271/ +639982758413). Please call him as he doesn’t reply via text. The price may vary depending on the number of persons to be brought to the Island. According to him, he offers a back and forth boat ride for 1,500 pesos for 10-12pax and 2,000 pesos for 15pax.I suggest you limit the capacity to 10 people max in a boat so it is more comfortable. The boat ride takes around 30 – 45 minutes to reach Alibijaban.
Contact person: Ms. Ghay Girbuella or looking her facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vgirbuela62?lst=100000979524749%3A100002152599337%3A1542292918