The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Malay has increased fees to enter Boracay. At Caticlan Jetty Port, you have to pay environmental fee, terminal fee and pump boat fare.
|Environmental Fee||P 75||P 300 – Foreign tourists|
P 150 – Non-Aklanon tourists
|Caticlan Port Terminal Fee||P 100||P 100|
|Cagban Port Terminal Fee||P 100||P 100|
|Tabon Port Terminal Fee||P 50||P 100|
|Pump Boat Fare||P 25 – day|
P 30 – night
|P 40 – day|
P 50 – night
As a tourist, I used to pay a total of 200 pesos at Caticlan Jetty Port to enter the island: 25 pesos for the pump boat fare, 100 pesos for the terminal fee and 75 pesos for the environmental fee.
After almost two years of living on the island, fees have increased to enter Boracay.
Under the Municipal Ordinance No. 431, the environmental fees are increased. Foreign tourists now need to pay 300 pesos. Non-Aklanon tourists are charged 150 pesos.
Aklanons, returning Aklanons (balikbayans) and children 12 years old and below do not need to pay the environmental fee. Students, Filipino senior citizens and persons with disabilities may avail of a 20 percent discount. Anyone caught misrepresenting as an Aklanon will be fined 2,500 pesos and may face legal charges.
Source: Iloilo News
The 100 pesos terminal fee imposed in Caticlan and Cagban ports remain the same. The terminal fee at Tabon port is increased from 50 pesos to 100 pesos.
Tabon operates as an alternative port to Caticlan Jetty Port every time there are inclement conditions. Boats ferry people from Tabon to Tambisaan port on Boracay island.
Pump Boat Fare
The pump boat fare was 25 pesos for day trips and 30 pesos at night. Now, it is 40 pesos for day trips and 50 pesos for night trips. Schedule of boat trips is from 6 AM to 9 PM only.
Click here for the list of requirements to enter Boracay.
The increased fees to enter Boracay could serve as a deterrent for tourists to visit the island. Aside from paying for the required RT-PCR Tests, tourists now need to pay extra to enter Boracay.
Click here where to get RT-PCR test for 4000 pesos and below.
I believe the increase is necessary. According to Councilor Maylynn Aguirre Graf, the additional revenue generated will provide funding for tourism infrastructure and help address environmental and tourism concerns.