Cuyo Island | Getting There & Away

Air Connections

Air Juan (www.airjuan.com) flies between Puerto Princesa and Cuyo four times a week, and twice a week between Cuyo and Boracay.  The aircraft is a good quality, modern (2014) 9 passenger Cessna Grand Caravan, and the extremely scenic flight takes around an hour.

Tickets to Cuyo from either Puerto Princesa or Boracay usually range between PHP4000-7000 one way, with the earliest booking receiving the lowest fares. Fares include 10kg of check-in luggage and 7kg of carry on luggage. Kite bags can be carried for an additional fee, which is usually around PHP1500, although the airline should be contacted to confirm current rates.

Contact Ms. Florabel Chu Palay, florabel18cycom@gmail.com, +63 9399022348 for current Air Juan schedule information, fares and booking/charter enquiries.

Philippine Air, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia all operate daily flights between Manila and Puerto Princesa and Manila and Iloilo.

Sea Connections

Overnight passenger ferries connect Cuyo with Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Coron and Manila.

D’Asean Journey operating between Manila and Cuyo stops in Coron for a day. Those wishing for a longer stopover in Coron may consider taking either the 2GO Superferry or Atienza Shipping Line between Coron and Manila instead, and the D’Asean Journey between Coron and Cuyo. Coron is also connected by ferry to El Nido and Taytay, and by air to Manila and Boracay.

Passenger ferries are a popular choice for kiteboarders coming to Cuyo, due to their generous luggage allowance (usually somewhere around 80kgs) and lower fares, but are not recommended to those with limited time and tight schedules.

Drinks and snacks can be bought onboard all of the ferries, although the range is limited.  Bringing a blanket and pillow is recommended for all passengers.  A blanket is essential for passengers in the air-conditioned section.

Cuyo Ferry & Flight Schedule

The ferry schedules can be unreliable, especially during the typhoon season and the departure dates and times should be confirmed with the ferry lines beforehand.