To get from Batangas to Caticlan, travelers can take the 2Go ferries. It is currently the only means of getting to Caticlan from Batangas, and the 2Go ferries offer both affordable seats as well as more exclusive rooms depending on your budget.
The distance from Batangas to Caticlan is approximately 360 km, which takes about 9 or 10 hours depending on the 2Go vessel that you travel with. The cost of traveling from Batangas to Caticlan on the ferry ranges from PHP 800-900 to PhP 4,000, depending on the vessel and the kind of accommodations chosen.
Ferries from Batangas to Caticlan
2Go currently has 2 vessels with varying schedules to accommodate travelers who want to go from Batangas to Caticlan. These are the St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Anthony de Padua.
The St. Anthony de Padua vessel has the most affordable options available, with Super Value Class beds at just PHP 900 (shared bunk beds on an open-air public area), while the second option is the Tourist Class at PHP 1,200 (shared bunk beds in an air-conditioned room).
On the other hand, the St. Ignatius of Loyola vessel has more accommodation options for travelers, with the cheapest room, Super Value Class, priced at PHP 1000, and the most expensive is the Suite Room for 2 at PHP 4,000.
Note! 2GO sails from Batangas to Caticlan EVERY DAY.
The ferries take 9 or 10 hours for the journey from Batangas to Caticlan. The trip duration varies depending on the vessel.
The St. Anthony de Padua has three departures per week: on Sundays, it departs Batangas at 10AM, arrives in Caticlan at 8PM; on Mondays it departs Batangas at 9PM arrives in Caticlan at 7AM; and Thursdays it departs Batangas at 10AM, arrives in Caticlan 8PM.
The St. Ignatius de Loyola has 6 departures per week. On Sundays it departs Batangas at 9PM arrives in Caticlan at 6AM; on Tuesdays it departs 9PM arrives 7AM; on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays it departs 9PM arrives in Caticlan 6AM; on Fridays it departs 9PM and arrives at 7AM.
The 2Go ferries servicing the Batangas to Caticlan route offer both morning and evening departures for your convenience. Cancellations are rare, but 2Go ferry operators may see it best to cancel a trip if they foresee bad weather for passenger safety.
The 2Go ferries are slow passenger ferries, with open-air and air-conditioned accommodation options to choose from. They are generally smooth sailing and offer a range of relaxation and entertainment options, such as a restaurant and café, convenient store, salon, karaoke, and spa.
Travelers prone to seasickness are better off booking a private room aboard the St. Ignatius of Loyola boat. It offers more comfortable air-conditioned rooms which don’t have to be shared with anyone else; the ultimate in comfortable cruising from Batangas to Caticlan. On the other hand, if you are not picky with accommodations or are on a budget, the St. Anthony de Padua boat is also a good option. Nonetheless, you can always bring medication for seasickness before your trip.