BORACAY – Boat commuters from Caticlan jetty port going to this fame-island resort should brace themselves as the Caticlan Boracay Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CBTMPC) will now charge higher boat fare starting next month.
The fare hike will counter rising fuel
and maintenance costs of fiberglass-made boats of the cooperative – the
sole public boat transport group operating the Caticlan to Boracay Island
Tourists, residents and guests, who will disembark to Tambisaan port or Cagban port in Boracay Island from mainland Malay, will pay P30 from the previous P25 from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Boat commuters will be charged P40 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and P50 from 10 p.m. to 5:45 a.m.
CBTMPC is also charging a charter rate of P1,000 from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. for one-way trip to Boracay Island for the first 10 passengers and P30 regular rate for additional passengers. For night time, chartered trip will cost P2,000 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and P2,500 from 10 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Passengers with discounted cards will only pay fare of P25 from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and P30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Last year, a notice for change for passenger rate was filed by CBTMPC chairman Godofredo Sadiasa and duly approved by Maritime Industry Authority in Iloilo City.
CBTMPC is shifting from wood to technologically-advanced hull materials for faster, efficient, and resilient fiber-reinforced plastic boats. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)