How to Get There
Barangay Sabang in the town of San Jose, Camarines Sur is the common jump-off point to Caramoan Islands. There are public boats that leave every hour from 6AM to 11AM from Sabang going to Guijalo, Caramoan charging P120 per passenger. However if you miss the last public boat, you can hire a private boat en route to Guijalo. Range varies depending on the size of the boat and your haggling skill. A boat that can accommodate up to 16 persons can be rented from P2500-P3000.
When it is low tide in Sabang, the boats couldn't get near the shore, but the porters are there to carry passengers on their backs. They charge P10 per passenger.
Coming from METRO MANILA:
Take air-conditioned bus (Araneta Center Cubao or in Pasay City) bound to Sabang, Naga or Legaspi , fare is approximately P800. All buses from Metro Manila bound to Bicol and Visayas make a stop-over in Naga City bus terminal.
There’s also a direct trip from Cubao to Caramoan c/o Raymond Bus Transport via RORO @ Nato, Sangay CamSur. Raymond Bus bound to Caramoan departs in Cubao at around 6:30-7:00pm, fare is P800 excluding P150 RORO fare.
Raymond Bus Address: Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon CityTelephone No.: +632 4926964
Peñafrancia Tours goes directly to Sabang from Manila. Fare is P780.00, travel time is 9 to 10 hours.
Trips direct to Caramoan from Naga are available only during good weather, and catching these trips need some luck as the trips are limited. Naga to Caramoan takes five hours by public jeepney and the fare is at P250 per passenger, while Goa to Caramoan takes four hours at P200 per passenger.
From Naga though, there are jeepneys, vans and buses going to Sabang at Naga Central Terminal, fare is around P60-P100 one-way. Travel time is two hours.
Another alternative, which is unknown to many is to go to Virac, Catanduanes and catch a two hour boat going to Caramoan. This route is easier compared to Naga.
Via Nato Port - RO-RO Boat:
A. You can take Raymund Bus (02) 492-6994, RSL Bus or Peñafrancia tours (02) 913-1528 /480-3050 or Isarog Transit (02) 913-3551 from Manila to Caramaon.(You have to check with the Bus Ticketing office at Cubao, near Ali Mall, about their schedule trip to Caramoan via RO-RO) Some buses final destination is Nato Port Sangay. RO-RO Boat leaves everyday at 06.30 am.
It takes about 2 hours & 10 min. to 2 hours 30 min. depending on wind direction.
B. If you are from Naga, you can take Florencia Bus to Nato Port that leaves Naga Central bus Terminal at 4.30am daily.
RO-RO Fare: Ordinary - P150 + P5 Port Fee
Air con - P200 + P5 Port Fee