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Excess Baggage Charges on Ferries

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Excess Baggage Charges on Ferries


I'm planning a dive trip to the Visayas in Feb/Mar 2010. The Dive Company I'm booked with includes transfers from Alona Beach to Cebu City, but they say they don't include Excess Baggage fees.

From what I hear, the baggage allowance on ferries can be as low as 10Kg - and with our Scuba gear, we'll probably have almost 30Kg each.

I'm guessing that Excess baggage fees aren't going to be high, but I can't find any reference to them on any of the Ferry company sites.

Can anyone tell me roughly how much we should expect to pay per kilo?



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1. Re: Excess Baggage Charges on Ferries

The three companies (Ocean Jet, SuperFerry and Weesam Express) operating the faster services between Cebu and Tagbilaran City, Bohol, all operate fast ferries - in Australia we would call them 'hydrofoils.'

I have never seen anyone charged for excess baggage. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen, of course.

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2. Re: Excess Baggage Charges on Ferries

We took the Ocean Jet ferry from Bohol to Dumaguete this past March and had to pay for excess baggage. We were only allowed 30kg between us and had 70kg, ended up paying something like 400pesos for the extra 40kg and 150 pesos for the porter who took our luggage to the boat. We also had to pay a departure tax. Hope this helps.

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