If you have any questions regarding your transporatation arrangements, our friendly staff are here to help.

Private Transfer from Manila to Puerto Galera

Our private air-conditioned minivan’s hold six guests with luggage. They’ll collect you from Manila airport or a nearby hotel. It’s a 1.5 hour ride south to Batangas or Berbarabe port. There’s usually a rest room stop along the way.

Our driver will assist your transfer onto our private speed boats. The trip across to Scandi divers resort takes approximately 45 minutes.


hop and go boat batangas puerto galera

mindoro sprinter boat batangas to puerto galera


The VIP Express Transport Service is available 365 days a year, but please note:

Boats are only allowed to cross from Batangas to Puerto Galera between 6am and 6pm. To arrive in Puerto Galera the same day as your flight arrival please arrive before 12 noon. This gives enough time to make the crossing before sunset.

During bad weather boat travel can be restricted or cancelled. This may mean overnighting in Batangas or coming from Calapan City port in Mindoro which adds a 1.5 hour drive to Puerto galera. The Scandi team will work to ensure your transport is as smooth as possible in these bad weather events.


Once you depart the main terminal buiding cross the pedestrian crossing. There are tunnels going left and right that go down a level. Take the one on the right. At the bottom turn left and look up. You must head for the sign that says Bay 4. It’s in front of the DUTY FREE Store. Look out for a driver wearing a Scandi Divers T-shirt with signage board.

The image below shows what you will see when exiting international arrivals. Follow the arrow to the right to meet your driver.


Depart the main terminal building and please proceed to the arrival’s area. Look for BAY #16, our driver will be wearing a Scandi Divers shirt and holding a Scandi Divers signage with your name on it.


Proceed to the arrival’s area but don’t go outside the main building. Look right and walk towards BURGER KING. Our driver will meet you wearing a Scandi Divers shirt and holding a Scandi Divers signage with your name on it.


If there is any issue at the airport please call us on +63 917 558 7547


During bad weather boat travel can be restricted or cancelled. This may mean
overnighting in Manila or Batangas. It’s sometimes possible to travel to Calapan City port in Mindoro by roro ferry which
adds an hour by sea and a 1.5 hour drive to Puerto galera.


To arrive in Puerto Galera on the same day as your Manila arrival your scheduled flight should land before 12 noon.

Taxis are plentiful in Metro Manila, we also recommend the ride-sharing app Grab as an alternative to Taxis.

Public non-stop buses to Batangas Pier depart from the JAM liner PITX bus terminal (10-20 minutes by taxi from airport). The bus takes 2 hours to reach Batangas Pier and costs around 300 peso.

Once at the pier, you’ll need to cross over the road. The main ferry terminal building is on your right hand side. Once inside the terminal you’ll see the ferry company ticketing booths. You have the slower RO-RO ferries and the fastcraft. After purchasing your ticket you’ll need to pay the 30 Peso terminal fee. There are official porters if you need luggage assistance. Please only purchase your ferry tickets from the official ticketing booths.

Smaller fast craft trips to Muelle take 1 hour 15 minutes. Larger fast craft on the Balatero Route take 1 hour. The Roll-on-roll-off ferries to Balatero take 2 hours. The RORO may be your only option in times of Gale warnings.

For those arriving in the afternoon or night, a convenient way to get to Puerto Galera is the SiKat escorted bus and boat service. The bus leaves from the City State Hotel in ERMITA Manila, on Mabini street. It’s easiest to stay right in the hotel which is 4 minutes walk to a major shopping center (Robinsons Mall, Ermita), see http://www.sikatferrybus.com/ for more details.

On arrival in Puerto Galera – at either Muelle or Balatero port. Scandi Divers can help to arrange transport to our resort. The journey takes around 20 minutes. For your safety and comfort we don’t recommend taking a motorcycle or tricycle ride.

City State Tower Hotel exterior


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