How to go there?
There is only one “real” operator that does this tour, Sun Cruises. I mean they are the company that owns the fastcraft and the Corregidor Inn, but as it is in the industry, many tour agencies also sell the same tour service - for and in their behalf. Prices do not really matter much though, since the resellers get discounts from Sun Cruises. But I prefer dealing with the primary service provider hehe, so its Sun Cruises.
How is it?
Once you disembark from the fast craft, its anybody’s choice on which tranvia to ride for the tour. You’ll see on the windshield which language the guide will be speaking in. Sorry walang Tagalog hehe! If its English you like, go for Mang Ramon (if he is still around anyway). He’s that white-haired old man in the pictures. Very nice loud husky voice and a war-time hero himself.
Just an advise to would-be tourists from wherever you are kasama na ang mga Pinoy… its okay to cry, it was such a terrible time in history really. But please don’t attack your fellow tourists - verbally or physically. Don’t get carried away by your emotions or that of the tour guide - who was in fact in that war and he knows how it was to cling to dear life. Remind yourself that that war is many years long over. Its behind us now and we have learned our lessons. Huwag kang mag-huramentado during the tour! Please?
The island has no residential community, much less stores of any kind, except that at Corregidor Inn selling souvenirs and a few snacks. But you’ll only get to it after the tour anyway. So bring a bottle or two of water and anything to munch if you are that kind whose mouth cant be shut for long periods hehe.
There are rentable bikes, if you wanna go around on your own, do it immediately once the tranvia tour is over. It’ll probably be even too short a time already because...
The rest of the island is breezy nice during summers - and for its proximity to the metropolis is surprisingly devoid of the tourist battalions! Watch out for the sunset and rise early to catch sunrise. You will never regret it.
I can say the beach is so-so, but fishing would probably be fun!
Re-posted to front page for some friends.
This was originally posted 6 years ago!