Philippines - General Info
Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 60 Hz
Water is safe in some places, in others you will need to buy bottled.
Philippine peso (PHP) of 100 centavos
International Dialing Code for the Philippines is +63.
A prepaid Philippines SIM card with an international cell phone is most convenient and economical. All incoming calls in the Philippines are FREE, regardless of where they originate. The Philippines SIM card provides service across the Philippines through domestic roaming. Pay the local rate for local calls and use a cellular phone in the Philippines.
SE Asia Cruisers Net
THIS NET IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.
Emergency services - Dial 117
Police - Dial 168
Tourist information Hotline: 24-hour assistance for emergencies and language problems 50-16-60 or 50-17-28.
IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club
South East Asia Pilot - 5th Edition (2016)
By: Bill O’Leary & Andy Dowden
Publisher: Image Asia Press
Now in its 25th year of publication, the South East Asia Pilot guide encompasses approximately three million square miles of some of the best cruising grounds in the world, from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the west to the gulf of Thailand in the east. Now running to 300 pages, with over 600 locations (illustrating several recommended anchorages in each), the 5th edition sees major updates to the chapters on Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines (Palawan), Indonesia, Raja Ampat and Palau. The authors have compiled the information over more than two decades of personal experience in the region and have invited a number of well qualified voyagers to provide updates.
Cruising the Philippines
By Sue & John Woods
Sue Woods has been a regular contributor to noonsite during her time in the Philippines and this is the compilation of her extended cruising in the country between 2012 and 2016.
The Pacific Crossing Guide
By Michael Pocock, Revised by Ros Hogbin
Publisher: Adlard Coles; 2nd edition (August 2011)
See the detailed review
Cruising Guide to Southeast Asia, Vol. 1: South China Sea, Philippines, Gulf of Thailand to Singapore
By Stephen Davies & Elaine Morgan
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson (January 1, 1998)
This is the only cruising guide covering this area in detail. With comprehensive coverage of the South China Sea, detailing Hong Kong and Macau, The Phillippines, Brunei, East Malaysia and the Gulf of Thailand and Singapore.
Southeast Asia Cruising Guide Volume II
By Elaine Morgan and Stephen Davies
Publisher Imray 2nd Edition 2008
Covers Indonesia, East Timor, Singapore, West Thailand, Papua New Guinea. This edition concentrates on the most frequented routes and includes the most popular stops. There are hundreds of possible anchorages, the most popular of which are usefully summarised in tables.
Combing the Coral Carpet
By Bruce Curran
Publisher: Waterline Leisure Publication (Makati City, Manila)(Nov 2003)
ISBN 10 - 9719264500
Puerto Galera Yacht Club Cruising Info section includes list of Yacht Friendly Moorings around the country.
Cruisers Website, based in the Philippines, with lots of useful information for visiting yachts.
If visiting the Visayan group of islands or Palawan and Calamian Islands, Cruising Notes for the Visayan Islands and Cruising Notes for Palawan & Calamian Islands by Sue Woods of SV Solita are excellent guides to these areas.
November 2016: Security section updated following Sulu kidnap and shooting.
October 2016: Publications updated.
September 2016: Local Customs completed with forum posting information.
September 2016: Security section updated following release of hostage from Samal Island.
July 2015: Publications checked/updated.
June 2015: Formalities checked. Immigration updated.
June 2013: Formalities checked.
February 2013: Information about an onward ticket requirement from David Addleman of Yacht 'X'
January 2013: Visa renewal now possible in Subic Bay, information from Donald Bryden of s/v Quetzalcoatl.
August 2012: Health & Customs updates from Sue Woods of MV Solita.
June 2012: All country formalities checked for accuracy.
Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.