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Riding a Barge To Reach Samal Island(IGACOS)

Beaches — By on June 15, 2010 at 10:44 am

Beach is your next target.

So you’re deciding to have a short time vacation to Samal Island, whenever you are planning to go to Samal and decided to take a Barge as your way of transportation, remember that it’s more convenient in riding with it; it’s a large, flattened boat that used to carry heavy things like trucks, cars, bicycles, motorcycles or any equipments that need to be transported from an island to another island. From Davao Barge terminal to the island it will just keep you steady for at least, less than 10 minutes.

If you are in Davao City particularly in downtown areas, why not take a Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) in reaching the terminal, it will only cost you less while enjoying watching the beauty of the place. You’re going to pay for only P15 for a jeep ride and the barge itself cost for only P10 per person, so you’re on your way to Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) without too much spending. :)

But if you’re bringing your whole family with you or it’s a get together gathering event, I will suggest to bring your own vehicle so that it would be very convenient at their side especially the elders like your grandparents, they will not need to get out to the cars and walk towards the barge but just sit and let the driver maneuver itself.

I promised you that it will turned out to be a great, stress-free day for you and your love-ones.

Here are the lists of vehicle type and their prices for riding a Barge

Bicycle/motorcycle — P60 each, includes the passenger

Car type — P270 each, includes the passengers

Big Trucks — P300 up, it depend on their sizes

barge capacity — 18 cars depending on their sizes

But if you’re choosing to take a bus ride from Magsaysay Wharf going to the terminal, it will just take you P20 per person.

or if you came from Davao International airport, just tell the taxi driver that you’re heading to kilometer 11, Sasa or Onse, it would only take you less than P100.

Just a Tip: it will be a big benefit if you will bring your own food or baon to your trip and more water :)

happy trip!

Life’s a beach!!!!!! :)

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