Basco Port, Basco, Batanes

Basco Port, Basco, Batanes © Owen Ballesteros

The port of Basco in Batanes is not just any other docking area. For the northernmost province of the Philippines, this means supplies—eggs, cement, rice—from mainland Luzon, traveling days along turbulent seas to get there. This means a whole lot more to Itbayat, a community of 3,000 living three more hours from the port, the northernmost habitation in the country: it is their only reliable and affordable channel to the rest of the world.

Photo by Owen Ballesteros

  • aian

    So is there a ferry traveling to batanes?

    • Two2Travel

      Hey Aian, there is no commercial ferry — or any ferry for that matter, as far as we know — traveling to Batanes. Cargo ships from mainland Luzon, yes.