The traditional wooden passenger boats that travel between Naval and Leyte Province are very popular with Tourists and are an important part of the Cultural image of the Philippines. Passenger boat on the beach in Villalon, Calubian, Leyte Province, with the mountains of Biliran Island beyond.
Most people travel first to Kawayan town on the north coast of Biliran Island to catch a boat to Maripipi or Sambawan Island, but from experience you might find boats from Naval are cheaper. I was asked for 2,500 for a ride from Kawayan to Sambawan for three people, yet we managed to get another boat from Naval Town for just 2,000. Considering that Naval is over twice the distance from Sambawan than Kawayan, and the Naval trip was for the whole boat! So we decided to bring a few more friends. Plus getting a boat from Naval means you get a great tour along the coast of Naval, Almeria and Kawayan before going out to sea towards Maripipi. Hopefully more regulation will be made on passenger boats giving tourists a more fair deal on boat trips, but until then I would recommend asking local fishermen if they would take passengers.
Island Hopping in Biliran MB/CA. E BROTHERS BOAT- 50 CAPACITY - Php7,000 Higatangan Island, Dalutan Island and Sambawan Island BOAT-50 Capacity MALAPASCUA ISLAND - Php15,000
BOAT with Buffet: We also offer Boat with Buffet for as low as 650/head for Higatangan island, Dalutan island,Sambawan island Php 850/head for Malapascua Island ENTRANCE FEE NOT INCLUDED
MENU: Noodles : Pancit bihon or Bam-e Pork: Letchon and Barbecue Chicken: Buttered or Grilled Fish: Sinugba and Kinilaw Side dish: seaweed or Lukot Drinks: Coke or sprite RICE WATER FRUITS: Water Melon/Banana
Difinitely wholeday SERVICE PORT ADDRESS: NAVAL BILIRAN OPERATOR: Alexis Sabinay CONTACT # 09151328362/09052335980 You can also book at JOHN ALEX STORE Naval public Market near @ Symonns Bakeshop..
Would you like to see more investment into the waterfront in Naval? The town is the travel hub for the area, yet the Port, Bus Terminal, and even facilities for the small passenger boats are very limited and uninviting for Tourists and future development.
"Want to tour the beautiful islands of Biliran? We have a twin engine banca boat available to take your around. Complete with life jackets and goggles/snorkels for up to ten people. You can contact me at (0939) 935 8248"