What is it that makes sailcation different? We wonder why people would choose to travel via a passenger and cargo vessel, rather than book a flight until we tried it ourselves. Now, we can say it’s a totally different kind of experience. We enjoyed it so much that we were thinking of bringing our family to experience what we had.
If you’re planning to visit Cebu, Coron or Puerto Princesa why not book at 2Go Travel. 2GO Travel, the Philippines’ largest premier sea travel provider, offers Filipinos voyages that are Safe, Sulit, and Saya with its Sama-Sama Sea Sale from July 14-20.
Travelers can avail of tickets for voyages from Manila with bunk fares as low as P99. The ports of call include five of the top diving destinations in the Philippines, namely: Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Coron, Dumaguete, and Tagbilaran.
The promo also covers voyages from Cebu to Cagayan De Oro (vice versa), Ozamiz, and Butuan, as well as from Dumaguete to Zamboanga and from Cagayan De Oro to Tagbilaran. 2GO is the best means of transport if your itinerary involves diving. Aside from the affordable fares, you get a generous 50kg baggage allowance. A scuba diver’s gear usually ranges from 20-24kg.
You also get to have a relaxing sailcation the minute you go onboard its vessels headed for your desired diving destinations. Plus, you get to have a cruise-like experience with spacious and clean accommodations, hot and fresh meals, and more variety of food and drink onboard.
Another good part: there’s no need to decompress after diving, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This gives the benefit of traveling outbound right away.
Here’s more on the diving destinations 2GO sails to:
Cebu has an abundance of beautiful dive sites that rank among the best diving destinations in the Philippines. Among them is Moalboal, where hammerhead sharks and the world-famous sardine run can be seen, providing perfect picture opportunity
2. PUERTO PRINCESA
From Puerto Princesa, you can take a liveaboard to Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park, a 33,000-hectare coral atoll located in the Sulu Sea 98 nautical miles from Palawan’s capital city. Numerous kinds of manta rays, dugongs, sea turtles, and reef fish are found in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tubbataha is the destination of choice for skilled divers in Palawan due to its teeming marine life and coral formations of extraordinary beauty. 2GO sails from Manila to Puerto Princesa vice versa once weekly via MV St. Francis Xavier.
Further up from Puerto Princesa is Coron in northern Palawan. Aside from its stunning views, Coron is an excellent location for adventure, particularly for underwater explorers looking to dive among Japanese shipwrecks from the 1940s. The Akitsushima Wreck, a Japanese warship, is a popular diving location. Coron also hosts the shallow gunboat wreck known as the Lusong Wreck, which is suitable for novice divers.
From Manila 2GO sails to and from Coron once weekly, and from Puerto Princesa to Coron also once weekly, both via MV St. Francis Xavier.
With its black volcanic sand beaches, Dumaguete — the frogfish capital of the Philippines — provides direct access to Apo Island and beyond, which offer divers a fantastic opportunity to explore rare macro aquatic life on hard coral and artificial reefs. Dumaguete accommodates divers of all levels, including beginners, intermediate, and advanced divers with extensive expertise.
2GO sails to from Manila to Dumaguete and back once weekly aboard MV St. Michael the Archangel.
This city is a famous gateway to nearby Balicasag Island and other popular diving spots in Bohol. The island province is recognized as one of the finest diving locations in the country due to its exotic seashells and cascading coral cliffs, island hopping, dolphin and pilot whale watching, and magnificent diving views. From Manila, 2GO sails to and from Tagbilaran once a week via MV St. Francis Xavier.