BALUT ISLAND is located in the west part of Sarangani, Davao Del Sur with an elevation of 862 masl. It is composed of twelve barangays where residents are usually sangils, bilaan and muslims. Three shipping lines are catering trips to Balut Island. Boats are loaded with cargo since almost all basic needs in the island were bought in General Santos City from food, furnitures and some accessories. There are no daily trip to Balut Island so it is better to contact the shipping lines for the trip schedule.
|purchasing our tickets bound for Mabila, Balut Island|
|Lions Beach Wharf|
|M/V SONG OF DOLLY 3|
|M/V NIEKY 2 (photo courtesy of Sir Maulvi Bajunaid)|
From Davao City take a bus or van going to Gen. Santos City. The port of M/V SONG OF DOLLY 3 is located at Lions Beach and Puting Bato wharf for M/V NIEKY 2 and M/V SABHANG. Estimated time travel is 6 hours.
|Ulaniban Island (photo courtesy of Sir Maulvi Bajunaid)|
|the Lighthouse at Ulaniban Island (photo courtesy of Sir Maulvi Bajunaid)|
|swimming time at Bolae Cove|
|Balut Island as seen from Bubo Beach|
|Tuke Maklang Resort owned by Mayor Jerry Cawa|
|With Mayor Jerry Cawa in Tuke Maklang Resort|
|crystal clear water in Tuke Nunsol|
|Villalobos or Balistic Island|
|ruins of rocks made in 15th century which was used in the war against Roy Lopez Villalobos|
|Balut Island Peak is a 30- minute ride accessible by motorcyle|
|Municipal Hall of Balut Island, Sarangani, Davao del Sur|
|with the municipal mayor Hon. Jerry Cawa|
I would like to thank my travel buddies Cheryl Arcilla, Kristina Corpuz for coordinating with HRMO, Sir Maulvi Bajunaid for sharing some photos and Sir Rolando Paalisbo specially to the Honorable Mayor Jerry Cawa for the warm accomodation in Balut Island. Some Photos are courtesy of Sir Maulvi Bajunaid and Kristina Corpuz.