Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour

5 Days Solo DIY Trip to Best White Sand Beaches near Panay Island


The second island beach among the four I targeted on this Panay Island solo trip. In my honest opinion, Gigantes group of islands is becoming the best white sand beach tourist destination of Iloilo province. It is believe that tall human beings believed to be giants lived in the place a long, long time ago. Also, it is further believed that Gigantes Sur and Gigantes Norte were husband and wife while the surrounding islands and islets were their siblings.

How to Go to Islas de Gigantes;
From Iloilo City, there is a direct bus that goes to Carles (Bancal Port) on 3 hours travel time. From Caticlan Port, ride bus that goes to Kalibo, Aklan (2hrs), then Roxas, Capiz (2hrs) then Estancia, Iloilo drop-off to Balasan (2hrs). There is also direct bus to Carles from Roxas but only one departure daily at 430pm. From Balasan, either take a direct bus to Carles or ride a tricycle to Carles (PhP17) then habal-habal ride to Bancal Port (PhP15). Then, I contacted Patrick's tour service (+639988571692 / +639206193209) which includes environmental fee, island entrances, picnic lunch and whole day boat service.

ISLAS DE GIGANTES BUDGET PACKAGE DAY-TRIP ITINERARY
0700H ETD Bancal Port; Gigantes Island Tour c/o Patrick (+639988571692 / +639206193209)
includes environmental fee, island entrances, picnic lunch and whole day boat service 900
Tanque Salt Lagoon (may vary upon lowtide/hightide, we did not visited due to strong waves)
Cabugao Gamay Island, Bantique Sandbar, Antonia Beach, Calumpang Beach, Pulo Pandan
Picnic lunch in Antonia Beach (scallops, wasay-wasay, fried fish, unli-rice, soda and water)
1430H ETA Bancal Port; souvenir shirt 200; Beverly Hills Lodging check-out 300
habal-habal back to Carles centertown 15; tricycle back to Balasan 17; snacks 30
1600H ETD Balasan; van to Roxas City 65
1800H ETD Roxas; van to Kalibo drop-off to Kalibo Bus Terminal (Ceres) 120
2000H ETD Kalibo; bus to Caticlan Port 111
Total: PhP 1,758

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (Cabugao Gamay Island)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (Beverly Hills Lodging House in Bancal Port, Carles)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (Tourism Office where souvenir shirt is available at PhP200)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (our boat service for 4pax with 2 boatman)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (Cabugao Gamay Island)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (Cabugao Gamay Island)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (Bantique Sand Bar)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (picnic lunch of sea foods in Antonia Beach)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (Antonia Beach)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (Antonia Beach)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (entrance to Tanke - saltwater lagoon)

Islas de Gigantes Day-Tour (Pulupandan)



6 comments:

  1. hey! thanks for sharing this awesome infos.. btw, how'd you know patrick?

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    1. In fb group where he marketed the island tour which during that I am very interested.

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  2. This is exactly what I've been looking for! :) I'm glad it is possible to have a day tour in Gigantes because we need to go to Kalibo the next day <3 We are arriving in Roxas airport at 6:00 AM. I think we have a lot of time for our Day tour, right? :) Day tour fee of 900 is not bad and we are group of 4 as well! <3

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  3. Hi there! Does this tour accommodate solo/joiners? :)

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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