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Old 02-10-2010, 21:35   #1
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Philippine Islands - Ports of Entry and Anchoring Out Before Clearing Customs . . .

Does anyone have or know where to get a list of all PI ports of entry? Searched the web for this but came up bare handed after a number of hours.

Also, if I come into PI waters, run into foul weather and need to anchor out in a secluded harbor before clearing customs, would this be a problem if I ran into some "friendly" coast guard folks?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,

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All I did when I brought mine in was provide a local travel agency with copies of my boat registration, license and passport. I also declared that I was alone, and that was good enough for them.

I think the only real issue is the personal visas. I'm the USA originally, so there's not real limit on my entry/exit, just the $70-100/2 months visa fee which lets me stay here up to two years before requiring re-entry.

I've anchored all over the east side of Cebu and never had a single problem, or even had to talk with any officials. "Coast Guard" doesn't really exist here like in most places. There's an Auxiliary Coast Guard that has a few boats, but for the most part the local area "Coast Guards" don't have any boats whatsoever.

But, from what I hear they are pretty vicious if they find you aren't here following the rules. The rules are so simple and easy to follow that there's just no reason to try and cut corners here.
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NQL & Mactan - Thanks for the Advice & the Link

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The Philippines is fairly lax when it comes to immigration especially if your married to a Filipina. If your from the USA, Canada, OZ or NZ you don't get much attention/hassle.

Just don't mess with drugs. It's the death penalty!
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Just don't mess with drugs. It's the death penalty!
Yeah, they don't mess around with quite a few things. I like it that way.

Fewer rules, harsher punishments.
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This is a useful link which lists most of the Ports of Entry.

Philippines - CruisersWiki

If you tell us which direction you are coming from I can advise which ones are more yacht familiar and friendly.

In general, the Philippines is a very friendly place and as long as you are respectful of their rules, they are very tolerant and understanding.
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PHILIPPINES MAIN PORTS & PORTS OF ENTRY

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Does anyone have or know where to get a list of all PI ports of entry? Searched the web for this but came up bare handed after a number of hours.

Also, if I come into PI waters, run into foul weather and need to anchor out in a secluded harbor before clearing customs, would this be a problem if I ran into some "friendly" coast guard folks?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,

Goner
Hi Goner,

Noonsite has a list of Main Ports in the Philippines and the *s refer to the ports of entry.

Noonsite: Philippines

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Coming in from Taiwan, Batanes Islands

I would be sailing south from the southernmost tip of Taiwan. Closest ports are apparently Laog and Aparri. According the the Wiki site you provided, I can clear at Aparri. Don't know anyone personally who has done it, however.

Thanks for the link, and any other advice you can provide.

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Hi,

I looked at noonsite, but couldn't find the list. Checked again as per your note, and, there it was, right on the opening PI page. Duhhh ....

Thanks folks,

NJ rules : )
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I looked at noonsite, but couldn't find the list. Checked again as per your note, and, there it was, right on the opening PI page. Duhhh ....

Thanks folks,

NJ rules : )

I'm sure your voyage is going to be exciting.

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