2Go - Travel by Sea to Boracay

Having lived in the crowded mainland of Manila, I never really had the chance to travel by sea. Well of course, riding those improvised boat whenever it floods is an exception. ^_^

I've been wanting to travel by sea but the airlines offer competitive rates that made the airfare and seafare almost the same. Not to mention the long journey time on the ship that could bore me. Gladly I heard about 2Go Superferry's fleet. The ads showcased how fun it is to travel by sea and instantly I knew I had to experience that. It's finally my chance to ride a big ship.

2Go Travel - Batangas to Boracay

The Route: 2Go offers several trips from Manila. The destination I chose is Boracay. It's been 3 years since I last saw the paradise island. Anyway, travel time from Batangas to Boracay is 10 hours. Sounds uncool because of the long journey ride, but what the heck, this 2Go ship looks fabulous compared to the old and boring RoRo ships.

2Go Tickets: Free! Thank you teh Nicole, a former employee of 2Go/Negros Navigation para sa pagtupad ng pangarap kong makasakay ng barko. *teary-eyed*. Anyway, you can book your 2Go tickets on their website or at any 2Go shops.

wee, 2Go gift certificates!

Last March 8, Friday - my housemate and I both filed half days leaves in the office for this 2Go night trip to Boracay. Since the ship is scheduled to leave at 8pm, we agreed to left Manila before the dreaded Friday rush hour takes place. We left C5-Taguig at 5pm and we reached Batangas Port just 1.5 hours after. Honestly, we could have left later but we're worried about the parking area. Gladly, we found out that Park 'N Sail in Batangas Port has a number of parking slots.

parking at Batangas Port

Hey look, we got a 2Go priority parking slot!

bye Leila, see you in 2 days!
parking fee for 2 nights - P322 (ang mahal! hehe)

We left the car and proceeded to the terminal. Since it's both our first time to ride a ship, we just watched the other passengers on what to do and where to go next. Hehe I always love the feeling of being a newbie! Anyway, the boarding process is smooth and easy.

2Go Boarding Gate

While Remay and I were having a chat, a lady looked at my toes and suggested a pedicure for me. Ang harsh! haha

ang harsh mo teh ^_^

As early as 7:30pm, the employees opened the gate and announced that they were ready to accept guests. Im not sure why everyone immediately lined up. Relaks guys, may seat/bed number naman ang tickets so why rush?

We were delighted as we board the 2Go Superferry ship. Actually the ship is not new, but it is repainted and maintained. The staff are the best. They are very well trained, very courteous, and very
accommodating. Para silang flight attendants which wear smiles all throughout.

the lobby of 2Go ship

magenta is the color!

everyone's enjoying the ride


infernes, the ships looks very photogenic!

The crew assisted us to our accommodation. This pathway leads to the Tourist, Cabin, and State rooms.

Cabin and State rooms

Okay, newbies talaga kami. Our accommodation type is Tourist. We didn't know that we could stay anywhere we want. Kaya pala nag-uunahan sila. Toinks. Nonetheless, there were not so many passengers that night. We didn't have a hard time looking for a spot to settle.

Tourist Accommodation
with aircon and tv

Tourist is an aircon type accommodation. There is a bed and a pillow but there are no linen and pillow case. You still have to rent them for a minimal price. Since the area is spacious, this is just perfect for families and big groups. Shared bathrooms are located on the rear end. Infernes, the bathrooms are clean, but not really maintained. It gets dirty after a few hours. Hehe


perstaymers sa barko!

We checked the upper deck and found the Super Value type of accommodation. Most foreigners prefer to stay here because the air comes from the ocean breeze. I think this is already comfortable enough, specially the air is refreshing at night.

Super Value
non-aircon / upper deck

Meals are usually included but for more options, there is a canteen on the upper deck which serves good yet affordable meals.


Horizon Cafe

a meal costs P115, already includes drinks

Since we were dying to experience the Cabin accommodation, we registered ourselves in the front desk and made a reservation of ever we can avail of an upgrade. The upgrade rate from Tourist to Cabin costs P250. The upgrade rate from Tourist to State Room is P800. Well, a cabin will do for us. Luckily, our names are paged right after the ship started to sail.

welcome to our Cabin Room
room for 4, with sockets, tv, private bathroom

This is fabulous! For just P250 each, we had our own space and own bathroom! Unlike the Tourist, our beds have comfy linens, fleece blankets, pillowcases, and our own window separator for privacy. Lovely!

finally, pwede na magcharge! hihi

clean bathroom with mirror

with hot and cold shower

I really recommend this Cabin accommodation. Honestly, we didn't realize we already arrived in Boracay because we had a very good sleep. Sadly on our way home, we did't get lucky enough to avail of an upgrade. Nakakastress ang magbyahe sa umaga na maingay lahat ng tao.


2Go Review: For me, this is a must try. I loved how smooth the trip was. Walang hilo at all. The staff are the most friendly and most helpful. This is a good alternative way to travel, specially when you avail 2Go promo fares. Very good option for barkadas and company outing!

now it's more fun to travel by sea

where 2Go next? ^_^


2Go website: http://travel.2go.com.ph
Schedule: departs Batangas at 9:00 pm; arrives in Boracay at 7:00 am
departs Boracay  at 8:00 am; arrives in Batangas at 7:00 pm
2Go ticket prices: Tourist P900. Super Value P800

27 responses:

Chyng said...

masaya magtravel sa gabi.

sa umaga - not at all. mag-airplane nalang pauwi.

JeffZ said...

Must.try.na.agad.agad. :P

Ummmmm... mas madali ng pumunta ng Boracay ng hindi nagaatubili sa pag-abang ng seat sale ng hatiggabi..

Ganyan pala sa loob ng barko.. :)

blissfulguro said...

di kayo "pumarty" nung gabi?hehe. way 2GO! may ganun talaga?:)

Nicole said...

wow teh! Natuwa naman ako at naenjoy mo ang pagsakay sa magentang barko. Buti ka pa naexperience mo na! Ako next time! Hihi!

michymichymoo said...

A friend tried flying to Boracay then rode 2GO pauwi. I'm getting curious about this, might try this soon! :)

Vash Lingan said...

I miss the cabin! Hindi kayo lumabas ate sa may viewing deck? Heheh.

sarah | travel journal said...

Hi Chyng! Comfortable na magbiyahe ngayon sa barko (ng gabi) unlike before :) Highly recommended talaga ang 2Go pa-Boracay, mas masaya ang biyahe, very affordable pa.

aileen said...

galing naman! :) uwian lang kayo sis???

Arnie Monacillo said...

Everything is free.. Chyng, Ikaw Na!!!!

khantotantra said...

oooohhh...

mukang masaya nga pag gabi ang byahe. pagkagising mo... nasa boracay ka na. :D

Saya naman ng trip na to... gusto kong matry. :D

Joni said...

Sosyal ka chyng ha! Ganda ng 2Go infernez! =) very convenient!

marxtermind said...

Ang aga ng byahe sa umaga, bitin. Airplane na lang pauwi. Ma-try nga. Hehehe!

Photo Cache said...

parang cruise talaga.

chyng you'll enjoy those week-long cruises that i go too. try one :)

Kit | Boracay Real Estate said...

Ok din magtravel by sea going to boracay, kasi mas makakatipid, pero nkakapagod nga lang at medyo time consuming. Baka pagdating ng boracay, instead na mag-enjoy ka na, eh bka magstay ka n lang ng resort dahil sa pagod.

Rizalenio said...

More than a decade ago ang time na nakasakay ako ng barko patungong Boracay din. Sarap magtravel with barkada sa barko esp kapag mag uumaga na, ang ganda salubingin ng sunset. The best.

Missy l Sole of Missy said...

This looks like a really awesome experience. I hope to try this someday as well! :D

BoracayStories said...

Ang linis pala sa loob ng 2Go na barko. We must really try this one, especially since we have to bring a lot of items from Boracay to Manila.

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Gusto ko rin ma-try ito! Same din kaya yung barko na ginagamit ng pa-iloilo?

rairaiken said...

ang ganda ng lobby! ayos!

Chyng said...

mica,

teh, hindi pareho. iisa lang barko ng 2Go na nagssail sa boracay.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Aba, aren't we thinking the same? We were on a boat trip around the same time pala.

michi said...

ang mahal nga ng parking. safe ba?

nice option to boracay.

Micole l Philippine Traveler said...

Parang Ang saya naman kahit short ride lang. I think I will suggest this to my friends if ever we will travel soon. Ang ganda ng loob ng Barko. I think sulit naman?

More power po sa inyong Blog!

Happy Philippines said...

looks like a cool transpo to try.

June said...
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June said...

FYI. kapag tourist accommodation o kahit pinakamababang accommodation ka, may designated bunk # ka. Lagi akong sumasakay sa 2go.

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