Before you travel to Boracay, it would help to know the fees and costs when arriving that you need to pay for in order to have a smooth and worry-free travel to and from as well as around the island.
Environmental and Terminal Fees
Before you actually step foot on the island of Boracay, there are a few fees that you need to pay first. To get to the island, you will have to pass through the port in Caticlan.
Fees and Costs when arriving at this point are the environmental fee and the terminal fee. Environmental fee is at Php 75 while terminal fee is at Php 100.(as of November 2017)
Students and senior citizens will be charged Php 40 only for the environmental fee while children will be free of charge.
Please take note that you will have to present a valid Identification Card in order to avail of the special rate.
These fees are charged to all tourists traveling to the island of Boracay. Tourists in this regard would also include citizens of the Philippines who are not residents of the island.
If you will be arriving to Kalibo or Caticlan via the airports in these cities, there is also an airport fee of about Php 200. When you leave, you will once again have to pay the terminal fee at the Caticlan port and the airport fee.
Fares and Rentals
Others inclusions in fees and costs when arriving to Boracay are basically the costs to get around the island.
First off, your boat ride going to Boracay will cost about Php 25 per head but becomes P 30.00 during night. Once you arrive at the Boracay port which is in Cagban, your most affordable option to get to your hotel is riding a tricycle or an e-Tricycle.
Tricycle rides generally cost about Php 20 per person up to about Php 150 to Php 200 if you wish to rent out the tricycle and not wait for other passengers. The cost could go higher if your accommodations are a bit on the farther strip of the island.
Paraw rides, which are the island’s version of outrigger boats cost about Php 500 for one full hour, are the best way to explore the waters of the island. The cost already includes a boat man who will also serve as your guide.
Jet skiing is also popular among tourists in the island and jet skis can be rented out for about Php 600 up to Php 1,000 for a thirty-minute ride; while an hour’s rental costs about Php 1,200 up to Php 2,000.
The fares above are just average ranges and it depends on the season so be sure to include that in your budget when you arrive in Boracay.