Regina Shipping

Tabaco – San Andres – Tabaco ferry schedule

The Calixta II boat that traverses the Lagonoy Gulf to and fro Tabaco in Albay and San Andres in Catanduanes

The Regina Calixta II boat at the port of San Andres traverses the Lagonoy Gulf to and from Tabaco in Albay and San Andres in Catanduanes

Catanduanes is one of the under rated provinces in Bicol and in the Philippines in terms of tourism. There are lots of waterfalls like Maribina Falls, surfing in Puraran, caves, religious heritage structures and pristine beaches waiting for the intrepid adventurer.

One of the access points to the province, if you’re not the flying type and prefers to take the bus ride from Manila, is via roro boat. There’s a regular roro schedule between the Port of Tabaco in Albay, gateway to the Catanduanes and San Andres, second most populous municipality in the island province.

Regina Shipping, with its two vessels, ply the waters of Lagonoy Gulf with the following hours:

Tabaco City (Albay) – San Andres (Catanduanes)
0700H (7 AM) and 1300H (1 PM)

San Andres (Catanduanes) – Tabaco City (Albay)
0800H (8 AM) and 1300H (1 PM)

I prefer staying at the airconditioned area, although much expensive than economy but way more comfortable and cool. Travel time is 3-4 hours depending on sea condition.

Regina Shipping Lines
Tabaco City booking office: 09237383785
San Andres booking office: 09237383790

Comfortable seats at the airconditioned area

Comfortable seats at the airconditioned area

People along the side of the boat

People along the side of the boat

The non airconditioned/economy area

The non airconditioned/economy area

A woman entering the roro's gaping mouth

A woman entering the roro’s gaping mouth

Fare guide of roro as of 16 April 2015

Fare guide of roro as of 16 April 2015

Ticket fare: P290 for airconditioned area, P10 for terminal fee, P1 for municipal tax

Ticket fare: P290 for airconditioned area, P10 for terminal fee, P1 for municipal tax

NOTE: All images taken with the LG G3 smartphone.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

12 Comments

  1. hanelg
    October 24, 2015 @ 10:33

    Appreciate, thanks for the helpful details. I’m from Tabaco and I still got confuse by their schedule. Information such as this are needed to be visible.

  2. jessa
    November 9, 2015 @ 10:34

    Hi Sir! Thanks for the information. This will be a big help for me as I really wanted to go to Catanduanes.

  3. morli
    March 31, 2016 @ 10:09

    gud day…mag kano po pamase ng motorcycle tabaco to virac….salamat po

  4. NELYO
    April 14, 2016 @ 13:57

    Please send me your Hotline/Contact# in Tabaco & Virac booking office, I have lots of query to ask. Please reply ASAP.
    Importante po, kaipohan ko maisihan kung igwa pa nin biyahe sa Election. Thanks

  5. Jimmy
    January 7, 2017 @ 15:03

    Hello, magkanu roro fare for 6- ten wheeler wingvan. Relief goods for virac cataduanes

  6. Lakwachero
    February 10, 2017 @ 22:49

    Hi ! Thanks for posting this! You helped me much in my travel preps. Come Oct 2017 I will be going back to Catanduanes for an adventure ride with some friends.

  7. melchor cuartero berdin
    February 28, 2017 @ 9:12

    Mag kano po motorcycle tabaco to san andres catanduanes

  8. PSSUPT VICENTE V. RAQUION
    April 10, 2017 @ 15:42

    Good day!

    Magkano po ba ang fare ng Sportivo (SUV) from Tobacco Port going to San Andres, Catanduanes Port?
    – April 18, 2017 ang departure from Tobacco Port

  9. estan
    April 10, 2017 @ 20:09

    Please check with the port

  10. PSSUPT VICENTE V. RAQUION
    April 11, 2017 @ 15:54

    Good day!

    Magkano po ba ang fare ng Sportivo (SUV) from Tabaco Port going to San Andres, Catanduanes Port?
    – April 18, 2017 ang departure from Tobacco Port
    – baka pwede na magpa advance booking.
    Thanks

  11. LIZ CARREON
    April 15, 2017 @ 8:17

    Hi! May byahe po ba ang roro bukas, April 16 going to San Andres, Catanduanes? Kindly send me the details. Thank you

  12. estan
    April 18, 2017 @ 21:46

    Travel blog po ito, hindi roro company.