As Filipinos, it is a must that we learn by heart how this tiny island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines, proved instrumental in the country's quest for freedom from foreign oppressors during World War II.
Standing as a memorial for the courage, valor, and heroism of Filipino and American defenders who bravely held their ground against the overwhelming number of invading Japanese forces during World War II, this island fortress boasts of great sights and stories that will artistically and intellectually fill the mind.
Sun Cruises, Inc. (SCI) under Magsaysay Shipping and Logistics Group is currently the sole transport and tour operator in Corregidor, providing historical and adventure tours to local and foreign tourists all year round. Aside from its fast craft ferries, SCI has 10 tranvia buses that cater to the regular guided tours that can accommodate up to 280 tourists.
SCI also operates the 31-room Corregidor Inn that houses the La Playa Restaurant as well as the Corregidor Hostel, a fully air-conditioned dormitory for students and budget-conscious tourists.
Furthermore, Sun Cruises operates two vessels, namely M/V Sun Cruises II, which caters to the daily Corregidor trips and the M/V Spirit of Manila, a Sunset Manila Bay Dinner Cruise.
Tours and Packages
SCI offers different tours and packages to their guests on how you would like to experience the following: Chill, Thrill, Learn and Cheers.
For the Chill Package, Corregidor Inn (Boutique Hotel) offers swimming, spa and massage. They also have Sunset and Sunrise Viewing, even as movie by the beach with bonfire is also included. If you want an adventure-type of activities, you may consider their Thrill package, which includes Island Pike XP (Picnic = Hike Experience), Bike Corregidor, Nature Hike, Night Lateral Tunnel Tour, Army Post Hospital Tour, Camp Adventure, Rock Balancing, Kayaking and The Rock Challenge (Adventure Race), an exciting team-building challenge of mental and physical tasks in exchange for clues hidden in several historical landmarks, where you can look outside the standard tourist trails and discover the strange and more interesting and mysterious sides of Corregidor. This Adventure Challenge runs for about 2 to 3 hours depending on speed of play with a required minimum member of 10 persons. Buffet or packed lunch may also be included in this package.
Meanwhile, Learn package includes Historical Walking Tour or Corregidor Walking Tour with a different style, setting aside the bus ride to hike past the ruins. It’s like walking through the forested trails of the island to see the historical ruins that are regularly visited on board a tranvia. The tour runs for about 3 hours.
Guests may also want to experience the Historical Tram Tour -- a four-hour tour of Corregidor’s Memorial War Zone onboard a tranvia covering the topside, middleside, and bottomside or tailside of the island. This tour lets the tourist learn about the hardships of Filipino and Americans soldiers, who fought for their lives and the country’s freedom during World War II as it relives history through the historical landmarks that will be visited, with a sumptuous buffet lunch, inclusive of the tour at the Topside Garden Venue on the side.
Corregidor Educational Tour is tailor-made for students and the academe depending on the need of the students and/or faculty. There are other educational tour options that may be considered, such as teambuilding and leadership programs, camp-outs, photography classes, hotel and tour operations familiarization programs, ferry familiarization program, and Manila Bay Education Harbor Cruise.
The Last package is about events and celebrations for weddings, pre-nuptials, birthday celebrations and corporate events.
Corregidor Inn Packages
Corregidor Inn has overnight packages for those, who love an overnight adventure.
Package A: P5,250.00, overnight stay with single room, complimentary round-trip Ferry Transfers, Shrine and Island entrance fees, full board meals and Day Tour Kit.
Package B: P7, 500.00 overnight stay at a double sharing room, complimentary Round-trip Ferry Transfers, Shrine and Island entrance fees, full board meals and Day Tour Kit. A perfect package if you want to go with your travel buddy or partner.
They also have a Family Room worth P15,000, which includes, complimentary round-trip Ferry Transfers, Overnight Accommodation, Shrine and Island entrance fees, Full board Meals and Day Tour Kit.
Manila Bay Dinner Cruise
Spending a pleasant tropical evening becomes more exhilarating with a sumptuous buffet dinner, over an hour of bay cruise and a romantic serenade. Sun Cruises delivers this extraordinary experience with its cruise ferry M/V Sprit of Manila. Be awed at the Manila skyline by sunset and the lights of SM Mall of Asia by night as the cruise takes you across Manila Bay for an exciting nighttime spectacle. For just P1,499.00, you will experience a one-hour-and-thirty-minute cruise, along Manila Bay, premium Buffet Dinner & Drinks, while chilling with Live Acoustic Singer onboard. Sailing schedules are every Monday to Sunday, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
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