Welcome to Samal Island! :)
We were having a great time at Samal. We enjoyed our experience and it was truly one of the best on our Mindanao trip. After our swimming moments at Isla Reta Beach Resort, we rode a motor boat to the main island of Samal.
From Isla Reta to Kaputian. See Map
Actually, the moment we arrived to Isla Reta Beach Resort, I asked one of the owners of motor boat on a trip to Kaputian (one of the districts in Samal). He told me it was PHP400 but I did haggling with the price and until we reached to PHP350. I asked my friends and since we were eight and we divided the expenses so it was PHP43.75 each person. All of us agreed to the cost and I told him to fetch us at 2:30PM. We had our precious time at the resort. We went swimming, strolling along the sea shores, taking photos where it was one of the best places we went. Until the owner approached us to informed the time and we prepared ourselves and at 2:15PM, the boat was about to arrived.
onboard a motorboat
me before boarding
ready to board
me with the gang
my solo pic
Bye Talicud Island
me at the middle of two islands
Approaching Kaputian Beach Resort
at Kaputian, Samal Island
disembarking the boat
Kaputian Beach Resort
We had our smooth sailing on the motorboat. Travel time was approximately 20 minutes and it was very short and we started on our next adventure in the main island of Samal. Make sure you try this in your itinerary to Davao and Samal Island. :)
How to get there?
There were several motorboats on both islands. Traveling to these islands was very easy. Just ask to the owner about the price which usually ranges from PHP300 to PHP400. The trick is to do a haggle and mind you, they are generous so keep on haggling. :)
Continue to the next Samal Island adventures! :)