Photo of the Day for February 10, 2024 – Passage to Apo Island in Zamboanguita

Traveling to Apo Island in the Philippines is relatively straightforward but requires some flexibility. Boat schedules can be loose, and weather conditions often dictate travel plans.

Despite its small size and limited electricity, Apo Island is conveniently located near the mainland. To begin your journey, head to Dumaguete, the capital of Negros Oriental. From there, you can reach Malatapay, the jump-off point for Apo Island, either by hiring a private ride or taking public transportation. In Malatapay, you’ll await a boat to Apo Island.


SIGHTS OF NEGROS - PHOTO - Passage to Apo Island in Zamboanguita
SIGHTS OF NEGROS – PHOTO – Passage to Apo Island in Zamboanguita


You’ll have the option to choose between a private charter or a public boat, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. Be prepared for sea swells during the journey, and make sure to waterproof your belongings. Upon arrival on Apo Island, expect to wade through knee-deep water to reach the shore. Most accommodations are located to the left of the beachfront. If you’re looking for alternative routes to reach Apo Island, inquire locally for options. When it’s time to depart, consider arranging a round-trip boat fare or flexible options through your accommodation. Finally, for the journey back, you can catch a jeepney or bus heading north toward Dumaguete.

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