Travel: Davao Day 3: Getting to Samal Island from Davao City via Bus & Roro
If there is anything that your friends can say to get you get killed while on travel, it is for them to say the things that scares you the most. For me, it is anything that requires long boat ride.
We took the Davao Travel too lightly that the 3 of us seemed to care less how we could get to Samal Island from Davao City. My sister told me that it is just a 10-minute ferry ride from Davao City (airport) to Samal Island. Rodel told me, otherwise. He said it is 3 hours.
Samal is an island in the coast of Davao Del Norte which is popular for its beaches, caves, falls and water activities.
Okay, I wouldn’t mind 3 long hours of sailing as long as the boat has a decent toilet. We took a bus from the city going to the port – where we took the ro-ro (or roll-on, roll-off).
Island City Express is the only bus company operating transports from Davao to Samal for public commuters. Bus fare is inclusive of the ferry fee. It operates at synch with the schedule of the ferry.
ROUTE: Agdao to Km 11 Wharf (Davao City), Ferry Service to Kinawitnon Wharf, to Kaputian via Babak and Penaplata (Samal Island) & vice versa.
Fare: Php 50 inclusive of Ferry Ride 😀
It was my first time to experience riding a bus on a ro-ro and it is funny to be inside the bus with the view of the sea.
Legit Bus situation
Everything is clear except me
It was a pretty smooth and safe ride. I felt more relaxed because it is a bigger vessel. After we landed in Samal Island, the bus took off again and continued with its route.
In the island, we took another interesting ride – habal habal 🙂
.. to be continued.
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