Last May 18-19, 2013, my family joined a tour organized by a friend, Ritchie Mauricio, to Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon. It is a small and sleepy town, relatively isolated, Pacific Ocean side.
The port at that time was undergoing expansion and repair, the work is supposed to be finished last July.
Cagbalete Island is not far from the town proper, it can be seen from the port. As the island is famous for many tourists, the port and the public market are the busiest parts of the town.
Going to Cagbalete Island, here are the fees to pay and the boat fares. Not sure if these rates still apply, most likely. I notice that only the tourists and visitors pay the environmental fee and terminal fee, the locals, both of the island and Mauban proper, just go straight to the boat without paying.
Many people rely on the port, boats for rent, and fishing as their main livelihood. Many houses on the shoreline.
Close up of the houses and boats on the shoreline, right side of the port.
Left side of the port.
When a boat arrives from the island, the scene looks like this, with many tricycles carrying the passengers.
Port expansion to allow two-way movement of vehicles.
The boat going to Cagbalete, fare is P50 per head.