Caticlan Jetty Port, Malay, Aklan, Philippines 2010

When we went to Boracay island for a side trip, we took a pump boat ride from Caticlan jetty port going to Cagban port in Boracay. We bought our ticket for the pump boat ride at the Caticlan jetty port. Aside from the boat fare itself, we also paid a terminal fee and an environmental fee.

When we left Boracay from Cagban port going back to Caticlan jetty port, we did not take a pump boat ride but we took a ride at the Montenegro fast craft. We paid the terminal fee before boarding Montenegro fast craft.

We paid our boat fare inside the fast craft but it was also possible to buy the ticket at the port. The boat ride at the fast craft was comfortable. The boat fare was reasonable too.

But regardless of what we took, either a pump boat or a fast craft, it did not really matter because Boracay island was so near Caticlan. Normally, it would only take 15 minutes by pump boat from one port to the other port.

Caticlan jetty port was not only for the use of passengers going to Boracay island. It was also utilized for the RORO (Roll on / Roll off) program of the Philippine government.

The RORO program was under the Strong Republic Nautical Highway which was launched in 2003. The Strong Republic Nautical Highway was an interspersed set of roads and ports which connects Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Nowadays, people can travel within the country from one island to another island by bus or by car.

In this case, people can travel not only by air but also by land and by sea from Manila to Panay island via Caticlan jetty port, and other ports located in Batangas and Mindoro.

Anyway, once we arrived at the Caticlan jetty port, we took a bus ride from Caticlan, Malay, Aklan to Pandan, Antique. We actually took the last trip of the Ceres Liner from Caticlan to San Jose, Antique via Pandan, Antique which was before 4:00 p.m.

We paid the bus fare inside the bus. The bus fare was reasonable. The bus stopped several times though along the way, so the ride took more than 30-40 minutes from Caticlan to Pandan.

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