- Banca- a local pumpboat
Ferries ply the waters between islands around the Philippines. However, overcrowding and offloading more passengers are often critisized to cause unreasonable delays and sea accidents. Scary, but, Philippines has many options as to which ferry companies or boats to rely on.
Fastcrafts are smaller, newer and lighter than ferries, and as well safer and organized. They have airconditions, rolling supply of snacks and most of all 50% faster than the usual traveling time of ferries.
Pumpboats or wooden made boats are the most available form of transportation to reach a nearby island. It is a safe way but be sure to consider the weather before going. During peak seasons, boatmen are quite greedy for passengers. Overloading can be uncomfortable and frightening. Thus, don’t keep that extra budget, hire your own banca and travel worry-free.