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BCTA Plane Basco-Itbayat- anybody has taken this?

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BCTA Plane Basco-Itbayat- anybody has taken this?

first, thanks karmensandiego for your fast replies about my questions regarding batanes.

i'm just wondering if anybody here has taken the chartered flight from basco to itbayat island.

i read that it's about $90-100/ return and only takes about 10 minutes which sounds 1. expensive but 2.very convenient than the terrifying four-hour boat ride.

if so, any email or number will be helpful. i was told accommodation on itbayat is not as demanded as basco so i can easily find a homestay.

thanks!

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1. Re: BCTA Plane Basco-Itbayat- anybody has taken this?

…blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/itbayat-island-to-ba…

akrosdayunibers.com/8/post/2013/05/itbayat-t…

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2. Re: BCTA Plane Basco-Itbayat- anybody has taken this?

We took the boat from Basco to Itbayat (and vise-versa) because we are only 2 and if we want to ride the BCTA plane we have to pay for 4 passengers. I don't know if that is the policy but I don't agree with it and it is too expensive so we just settled for the boat which is an adventure in itself but I got bored. If you have money to burn then taking a flight is so much better than taking an old boat to Itbayat.

Regardless of boat or plane I know you will enjoy your trip and there is a saying that "Half the fun of travel is getting there." I am 100% sure that you will enjoy Batanes, the home of the friendliest and most honest people I ever met.

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Thanks Dubson186402 and Kegler747. I am really interested on Itbayat but not that crazy to pay for four people. I hope there to share it with others when I get there.

Kegler, how could you be bored when I heard the waves are insane?

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4. Re: BCTA Plane Basco-Itbayat- anybody has taken this?

The waves "could be" insane but unfortunately during our trip the sea just has small waves that it did not rock the boat a bit ;-)

Another explanation is that I could also easily get bored because I got bored riding a rollercoaster, LOL!

Edited: 09 February 2014, 14:19
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5. Re: BCTA Plane Basco-Itbayat- anybody has taken this?

As of January 2014, BCTA's 4-seater plane already stopped operation. Your only choice of getting to Itbayat by air is via North Sky Air's 8-seater plane. I have a detailed post on this. You may visit this link for more info: pinoyadventurista.com/2014/01/travel-guide-h…

Enjoy Itbayat! :D

Edited: 16 March 2014, 11:32
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7. Re: BCTA Plane Basco-Itbayat- anybody has taken this?

Thanks for your valuable update. I never thought that the sea would be calmer before and after a full moon.

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8. Re: BCTA Plane Basco-Itbayat- anybody has taken this?

Thanks guys!

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