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Shipping motorbike from Indonesia to the Philippines
I'm currently touring se-asia on my BMW 650 Dakar. I'm in Thailand right now. My plan is to go until the Philippines. I intend to arrive there coming may. Does anyone has experiences with shipping a motorbike from Indonesia to the Philippines? I haven't found any information yet about a ferry connecting those two countries. I'd like to cross by ship/vessel. Probably the best options are from Sulawesi what I found out so far. I need to arrive in Cebu-City due to the fact that you have to leave the country at the same port where you entered the country (if this information is correct). Cebu-City has an international airport and I intend to fly back to Switzerland from there.
So is there any possibilty to cross the sea by ship or will I really have to take an airplane from Jakarta to Manila? I hope not...
Another big question is the handling of the customs. Has anyone been recently there and has reliable informations about the customs in the Philippines? I read different older stories and evey single one sounds different. So what is the status nowadays?
Any information is highly appreciated. Thanks a lot. Ride safe and enjoy your trips, where ever you are at the moment...
Btw, my rtw-trip can be followed on my website: Home
I think someone, not too long ago, mentioned the possibility of a ferry from somewhere on the island of Borneo (sorry can´t remember from where exactly), to Palawan, Philippines.
As they are both big island nations, with a lot of sea traffic, I wouldn´t be too surprised if there were actually some boat connections between them. But solid information about basically anything that floats – even from some internal lines operating in Indonesia – seemed almost impossible to get, unless you personally went to the harbour to ask!! And the situation is ever-changing, too, as some lines are shut down, while others emerge. But if you´re feeling adventurous, and are not short on time, I think you might have a chance to succeed. Sorry I don´t have any idea about whether the customs in Philippines would then give you trouble or not.
Shipping is a pain, so please do update here, whether or not you are able to find a suitable connection. Unless you want to fly, it does seem like a bit of a ´blank spot´ on the traveller map! I for one would like to go and explore that region some time.
Hi pecha72, thanks for your reply. It really seems to be a blank spot on travelleres map. You sent the only reply so far. Hopefully there are more to come.
In case I'll make it by ship I will post the experiences here. That will be a kind of adventure...! If not possible (I cannot imagine it) by ship I will have to fly from Jakarta to Manila or Cebu City. I'll see...
Hi Thierry, little unclear about where in Indonesia you wish to ship from, but if it helps, I used PT. Yamindo Majulestari to ship from Jakarta in September this year to Norway. They were the cheapest of 3 quotes and their service was excellent. Obviously they can ship anywhere. Email Trie on <email@example.com>
I am sure the will be able to help with shipping if from Jakarta but don't know about your personnal transfer.
@ Beddhist: Yes I searched the HUBB but couldn't find usefull informations or it was far too old as the sitauation always changes (waht I learned). Zamboanga is in the south region of the Philippines and for foreigner quite risky to go. And obviously you have to leave the Philippines at the same port where you entered. As I want to fly back to Switzerland from the Philippines I should arrive in Cebu City as they have an international airport. But nothing is sure for the moment. Still making researches... Thanks for the post!
@ Chris: My plan is to do island hopping towards east and then cross the sea. So it would be quite annoying having to go back to Jakarta. I think the best place to cross would be Sulawesi. That's my goal to cross from there. I will write an email to this adress and will see what happens. Thanks for the post.
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