Romblon Ferry Schedule
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2024 Complete Romblon Ferry and Boat Schedule

Romblon is an archipelagic province in Region IV-A also known as MIMAROPA (Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan). Its main islands namely Tablas, Sibuyan and Romblon, are among the main entry and exit points out of the 20 islands for discovering the province. Hence, it’s quite important to carefully plan the points of entry and departure for your journey to maximize your experience in the province. To help you with, here are the latest Romblon ferry and boat schedule that you should know!

Understanding the Ports and Romblon Ferry Schedule

San Agustin Port, Tablas Island

As mentioned, Romblon province has several entry and exit points. Some of these islands have more than one port. For instance, this Romblon ferry schedule and guide mentions at least two main ports in Tablas island: the San Agustin and Odiongan port. San Agustin Port is located in northern east part of Tablas island. It is some two to two and a half hours away by land from Odiongan port. Odiongan port is seated at the mid-west side of the island. Tablas also has small ports located in Sta. Fe and Looc, on the southern part of the island. These ports are known for trips coming to and from its nearby island provinces like Mindoro Oriental and Aklan.

While Tablas island has two major ports, Sibuyan island only has one which is known as Magdiwang port. Romblon, Romblon also has one which is Romblon Port. The relatively small islands like Simara and Banton also have one ports but with trips only coming from Quezon Province. Another point of entry and exit is the famous Carabao island via the coastal town of San Jose. This island is the nearest one to Boracay in Aklan.

The ferries of big shipping lines like 2GO Travel, Montenegro, Starlite and StarHorse usually embark and disembark from the main ports (Odiongan, Romblon and Magdiwang). The local pump boats, on the other hand, goes to the nearby small ports.

LUZON: How to Go to Romblon from Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro and Quezon

Romblon port in Romblon, Romblon

Manila to Batangas Pier

From Manila, you may take a JAM Liner, ALPS, or DLTB Co. bus from Cubao, Buendia, PITX and Alabang to Batangas pier. These buses go straight to the port premises. Depending on the point of departure, the earliest trip is at 3:00 AM (Cubao, Buendia) to 6:00 AM (PITX) and the last is at 10:00 PM. Fare ranges from Php 200.00 to Php 250.00.

TIP: Make sure to take the bus trip that would arrive earlier than the Romblon ferry schedule from Batangas Pier.

Batangas City to Odiongan, Tablas Island

2GO Travel

2GO Travel has one (1) trip to Odiongan in Tablas island every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00 PM. It arrives in Odiongan at 7:00 AM the next day. The ferry offers a variety of accommodation types with the fare usually including a dinner onboard. Below are the type of accommodations and rates:

Economy (Supervalue class, common open-air) Php 738.01
Tourist (common airconditioned accommodation)Php 1,077.30
Cabin (private room for 4 with bathroom)Php 2,000.00+
  • Return Trip to Batangas City

The same ferry goes to Caticlan, Aklan via Odiongan. Trips back to Batangas are available every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The ferry departs at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and arrives at Batangas port at around 5:00 AM the next day.

Montenegro Shipping Lines

MSLI has regular trips daily from Batangas City port to Odiongan in Tablas island. The ferry departs at 5:00 PM and arrives at 2:00 AM the next day. Below are the rates:

Regular (Economy) Php 1,224.00
Regular (Mabuhay) Php 1,591.00
Regular (Maharlika)Php 2,081.00
Student (Economy) Php 980.00
Student (Mabuhay) Php 1,273.00
Student (Maharlika)Php 1,665.00
Senior (Economy) Php 874.00
Senior (Mabuhay)Php 1,136.00
Senior (Maharlika)Php 1,468.00
Children between 3 – 7 years old (Economy)Php 612.00
Children between 3 – 7 years old (Mabuhay)Php 796.00
Children between 3 – 7 years old (Maharlika)Php 1,141.00

Batangas City to (Magdiwang Port) Sibuyan Island

Starlite Ferries

Starlite Ferries has regular trips daily from Batangas to Sibuyan Island. The ferry departs from Batangas pier at 4:00 PM and arrives at Magdiwang port in Sibuyan Island at 4:00 AM. Fare ranges from Php 1,800.00 to Php 2,500.00 depending on the type of accommodation (seats to cabin type).

Batangas City to Romblon, Romblon

Starlite Ferries has trips to Romblon port every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:00 PM from Batangas Pier. The ferry arrives at Romblon port at 1:00 AM. Their accommodations range from reclining seats, economy to tourist bunk beds.

  • Return Trip to Batangas City

From Romblon, Romblon, Starlite Ferries has trips every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 PM. The ferry arrives at Batangas Pier at 10:00 AM the next day.

Lucena City, Quezon Province to San Agustin, Romblon and Sibuyan Island

Montenegro Shipping Lines

Montenegro Shipping Lines has regular trips daily from Lucena City in Quezon Province to San Agustin, (Northern Tablas island), Romblon and Sibuyan Island. The ferry departs from Quezon at 4:00 PM and arrives in San Agustin at 4:00 AM the next day.

The same ferry departs at 4:00 AM for Romblon and usually arrives at 5:00 AM on the same day. Then, it departs at 5:30 AM after loading and unloading for Sibuyan Island and arrives at 7:30 AM at Magdiwang Port.

  • Return Trip to Lucena City, Quezon Province

At 8:00 AM, this ferry departs from Magdiwang port in Sibuyan island and docks at Romblon Port at 10:00 AM. It then leaves Romblon port at 12:00 NN for San Agustin. It is expected to arrive in San Agustin at 1:00 PM. At 3:00 PM, the ferry leaves San Agustin and arrives in Lucena City at 10:30 PM on the same day.

Starhorse Shipping Lines

Starhorse Shipping Lines has regular trips daily from Lucena City in Quezon Province to San Agustin (Northern Tablas island). The ferry departs from Quezon at 4:00 PM and arrives in San Agustin at 3:00 AM the next day.

The same ferry departs at the port of San Agustin (Tablas Island) to Romblon Island at 4:00 AM. It usually arrives in Romblon at 5:00 AM.

From Romblon, the ferry leaves for Sibuyan Island at 5:30 AM. It then arrives at Magdiwang port at around 7:30 AM or 8:00 AM.

  • Return Trip to Lucena City, Quezon Province

At 10:00 AM, the Starhorse Shipping Lines ferry departs from Magdiwang port in Sibuyan Island and arrives before 12:00 NN at the port of Romblon. It then departs from Romblon island at 12:00 NN for San Agustin in Tablas Island.

Roxas, Oriental Mindoro to Odiongan

Montenegro Shipping Lines

MSLI has trips every Tuesday and Friday from Roxas, Oriental Mindoro that departs every 4:00 PM and back from Odiongan in Tablas island at 7:00 PM.

VISAYAS: How to Go to Romblon from Aklan and Capiz

Caticlan, Aklan to Odiongan (Tablas Island)

2GO Travel

2GO Travel has one (1) trip to Odiongan in Tablas island every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2:00 PM. It arrives in Odiongan at around 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The same ferry departs for Batangas pier on the same day but at around 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM arriving at mainland Luzon at 5:00 AM the next day.

  • Return Trip

At 8:00 AM on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, the same ferry departs for Caticlan. It arrives at Aklan on the same day at around 11:00 AM.

Caticlan, Aklan to Sta. Fe (Tablas Island)

Pump boats like MBCA Venvi, MBCA Mica and MBCA Sandy have regular trips daily from Caticlan, Aklan to Sta. Fe in Tablas island. The first trip is at 10:30 AM and the last is at 3:00 PM. These boats also sail back to Caticlan on the same day. The first trip back to Aklan is at 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM is the last. Fare is at Php 150.00 per person exclusive of Terminal fee. You may refer to the matrix below for the detailed boat schedule:

BoatSta. Fe to CaticlanCaticlan to Sta. FeTrip Schedule
MBCA Venvi7:00 AM10:30 AMDaily
MBCA Mica12:30 PM2:30 PMDaily
MBCA Sandy5:30 AM
1:00 PM
8:00 AM
3:00 PM
Daily

Caticlan, Aklan to Looc (Tablas Island)

A pump boat departs once from Mondays to Saturday from Caticlan port to Looc Port in Tablas island every 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM. The same boat travels from Looc to Caticlan every 7:00 AM to 7:15 AM on the same days.

Caticlan, Aklan to San Jose (Carabao Island)

Pump boats like M/B San Jose, M/B. Ma. Celestial, M/B Sean & Lance and M/B Sean Matthew have regular trips daily from Caticlan in Aklan to San Jose port in Carabao Island. The first trip is at 2:00 AM and the last is at 1:00 PM. Fare is at Php 200.00 per person. The schedule of the trips are as follows:

BoatCaticlan to San JoseSan Jose to Caticlan
M/B San Jose9:00 AM (daily)6:00 AM (daily)
M/B Ma. Celestial9:00 AM (daily)6:00 AM (daily)
M/B Eurich10:00 AM (alternate days)6:00 AM (alternate days)
M/B Sean & Lance1:00 PM (daily)9:00 AM (daily)
M/B Sean Matthew2:00 AM (daily)11:00 AM (daily)

Roxas City, Capiz to Romblon and Sibuyan Island

Starlite Ferries

Starlite Ferries has regular trips daily from Roxas City to Romblon and Sibuyan Island. The ferry departs from Roxas City at 1:00 PM. If you wish to go to Sibuyan Island on the same ferry, they have a trip scheduled at 2:00 AM departing for Magdiwang Port.

Going Around Romblon by Boat and Ferry

Damgel Boat from Romblon, Romblon to San Agustin

StarHorse and Montenegro Shipping Lines have connecting trips from their points of departure in mainland Luzon to the main islands of Romblon (see schedule above). Further, if you wish to explore the islands like Simara and Banton which are seated off the northern east coast of Tablas island, you may take the StarHorse Shipping Lines. Below are their trip schedules:

Point of DepartureScheduleTimePoint of Arrival
Lucena City, QuezonMonday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday4:00 AMSimara Island
Lucena City, QuezonTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday4:00 PMBanton Island

Local Passenger and Pump Boats

  • Romblon to San Agustin (Tablas Island) v.v.

Other than the big ferries under the abovementioned shipping lines, there are also local passenger boats departing from one island to another. One of which is the passenger boat in Romblon, Romblon (in front of Parc Bay Mansion) known as El Carmen & Damgel . This boat departs regularly from Romblon at 8:00 AM to San Agustin in Tablas Island. The fare is at Php 200.00 with a terminal fee of Php 10.00. The boat arrives at the port of San Agustin at 9:00 AM.

This boat sails back to San Agustin from Romblon at 1:00 PM.

  • San Jose Port to Sta. Fe Port v.v.

There are also local pump boats sailing regularly from San Jose Port in Carabao island to Sta. Fe Port in Tablas island. Among those are M/B Mandaragit and M/B Hambil. The first trip from San Jose is at 6:00 AM and the last is at 11:30 AM. Fare is at Php 150.00 exclusive of the terminal fee. You may refer to the matrix below for the detailed schedule:

BoatSan Jose to Sta. FeTrip ScheduleSta. Fe to San JoseTrip Schedule
M/B Hambil6:00 AMDaily9:00 AMDaily
M/B Mandaragit6:00 AMDaily1:00 PMDaily
M/B Hambil11:30 AMDaily1:30 AM Daily
M/B Mandaragit11:00 AMWednesday, Friday and Saturday8:30 PMWednesday, Friday and Saturday

Important Contact Details

For inquiries, trip schedule, updates and booking, you may reach the shipping lines through the following:

2GO Travel

Facebook Page: 2GO Travel
Website: 2GO Travel — 2GO Travel is one of the largest, premier land/sea-travel provider in the Philippines

Mobile:

  • Odiongan (under Autorun Travel and Tours) – +63 945 560 9548

Montenegro Shipping Lines, Inc.

Facebook Page: Montenegro Shipping Lines Incorportated
Website: Montenegro Shipping Lines (montenegrolines.com.ph)
Mobile:

  • Roxas – +63 998 559 1874 or +63 951 870 1438
  • Odiongan – +63 939 439 2088 or +63 929 228 7861
  • Batangas City – +63 917 177 0679

StarHorse Shipping Lines

Website: Starhorse Shipping Lines, Inc.
Mobile:

  • Lucena – +63 948 548 0767/ +63 995 515 9149/ +63 995 515 9319/ +63 917 512 2703/ +63 929 288 0846/ +63 967 267 9037
  • San Agustin – +63 918 465 6754
  • Romblon – +63 945 348 7126/ +63 951 272 7148/ +63 999 996 0840
  • Sibuyan Island – +63 920 677 5699
  • Banton island – +63 999 719 5699 or +63 999 719 6331
  • Simara island – +63 950 456 7659

Starlie Ferries

Website: starliteferries.com
Facebook: Starlite Ferries, Inc.
Phone: (043) 723 9965

Romblon Ferry Schedule, In a Nutshell

Romblon’s port

Being aware of the Romblon ferry schedule will indeed make you experience the most out of your trip in this dubbed as the Marble Capital of the Philippines. However, there are things that you need to take a good note of. While you can always secure your tickets upon your arrival at the port of departure, it is still best to book your tickets online (especially the ferries coming from outside Romblon) to secure your desired accommodation at the ferry and to spare yourself from long queue. Take note as well that the rates do not include the terminal fees yet. More often than not, these Romblon ferry schedule and trips may be cancelled or delayed without prior notice due to several factors. Thus, always have a plan B for your departure.

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Anne Elizabeth Gumiran, also known as Queenie, is a 20-something, full-time public school teacher, a part-time travel blogger and a freediver. She started putting her stories of adventures and misadventures into words and pictures in 2017 and continues to do so as she shares her advocacy, Sustainable Traveling.

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