The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), through its Regional Office No. 5 in Legazpi City, informs the public that vessel operations resumed on 03 November 2020 for the following routes – from Tabaco Port to Catanduanes and from the Port of Tabaco City to San Andres, and Virac in Catanduanes, and vice versa, following the onslaught of Typhoon Rolly that devasted the Bicol region and nearby areas on Sunday, 01 November 2020.
M/V Starferry plies the Tabaco Port to San Andres Port, Catanduanes while M/V Eugene Elson caters passengers travelling from Tabaco Port to Virac, Catanduanes.
The departure of the abovementioned vessels from Tabaco Port will start from 7:30 am until 12 midnight daily, while trips departing from San Andres start at 6:00 am until 9:30 pm. Meanwhile, arrivals at San Andres Port start at 7:30 am and end at 2:30 am the next day while arrivals at Tabaco Port begin at 8:30 am until 11:00 am the next day.
Passenger rates for those travelling from Tabaco City to San Andres, Catanduanes range from ₱150.00 for children, ₱240.00 for senior citizens and students, and ₱300.00 for regular passengers on the Mabuhay (airconditioned) class. For non-airconditioned accommodations, children are charged ₱150.00, senior citizens and students are charged ₱184.00, and regular passengers are charged ₱230.00.
Cargo rates from Tabaco City to San Andres range from ₱18.00 to ₱180.00 depending on the type of cargo while Ro-Ro rates range from ₱330.00 to ₱1,690.00 depending on the type of vehicle.