Frequently Ask Questions ( Before Boarding )

Prohibited Cargoes On Board
Here are some of the items considered as hazardous and disastrous for passengers and crews on-board:

• Explosives and timed devices
• Flammable liquids and solids
• Sharp/bladed weapons
• Radioactive materials
• Poisonous and infectious substances
• Illegal drug substances
Pregnant Women
Passenger who is seven to nine months pregnant is not allowed to sail. The said passenger is required to produce physician’s letter stating her fitness to travel.
Boarding Cut-Off Time
Passenger must be at the terminal/pre-boarding area at least an hour before check-in and boarding.
Changes in Travel Schedules/Cancellation of Trips
In case of travel schedule changes due to inevitable occurrences of bad weather or shipping line’s operational problems, make sure to input the correct and working email to notify you with the changes, cancellations and/or postponements of trip.
Shipping Schedule
To know the shipping schedule, go to the Shipping Companies menu and click on your desired shipping line. You will then be redirected to the page showing the shipping lines' routes and schedules.
Fare
When you book through www.booking.barkota.com, a corresponding fare and ticket price will be shown upon choosing the desired trip. Prices may vary depending on the chosen accommodation.
Cadaver
A transfer permit and death certificate must be secured for boarding. For inquiries on minimum rate charges for the said cargo, you may directly contact the shipping line.
Advance Booking
Shipping Company Advanced booking
Trans-asia 1 week (as of the moment)
2Go A year
Lite Shipping 7 days
FastCat 1 month
Starlite 1 month
Jomalia 15 days
Clemer 7 days
Medallion 15 days or a month
Weesam 2 weeks
Minor and Infant
Passenger below 3 years old is considered infant and is free of ticket/fare charge. Moreover, passenger between 3 to 11 years old are considered as minors.

Note: Please be informed that age range for minor passengers may differ from one shipping line to another, you may verify it with the shipping line as well . Check their hotline numbers below.
Refund and Rebooking
To know Refund and Rebooking Guidelines/Policies, please click on the links provided:
https://www.barkota.com/how-to-refund/
https://www.barkota.com/how-to-rebook/
E-Ticket Validity
Refund and Rebooking requests will not be guaranteed or honored for those E-tickets that have reached the ticket expiry date.


• Super Shuttle Ferry
• Starlite Ferry Inc.
FAQ

Frequently Ask Questions ( While Boarding )

Boarding Requirement --- Passenger ID
Valid IDs such as SSS, Pag-ibig, Philhealth are required from the passengers upon boarding. NSO and Police clearance are accepted as well. Moreover, birth certificate may be presented for minor passengers.
Travelling Alone
Passengers with ages below 17 are not allowed to travel alone. Valid IDs are always necessary upon boarding.
Sick Passenger
Medical certificate must be presented attesting to their fitness to undertake sea travel upon boarding.
Reschedule/Rebooking
Tickets may be rescheduled. Just submit and email the needed information, such as your new desired schedule and the chosen payment processor/mode to [email protected] .
Travelling with pets
Pets/animals must be secured in cages along with the quarantine permit needed for transport.
Make sure to secure the following:
-Rabies vaccination certificate
-Request travel permit from a designated quarantine office.

*Cebu City Bureau Quarantine Office location: BFAR 7 Compound, Arellano St., Cebu City ((Walk at the corner across the Police Station in Pier 1)
Cargo
Barkota caters cargo online booking for Trans-Asia Shipping Lines and FastCat ONLY. Check their rolling cargo rates and schedules at booking.barkota.com
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E-Ticket to Shipping Lines Actual Ticket
Below is the list of shipping lines that requires E-ticket to be changed into shipping company’s actual ticket:

Super Shuttle Ferry
Starlite Ferries Inc.
Excess Baggage Tariff: On a per person basis
Shipping Company Baggage Allowance Excess Baggage Charge
Grand ferries 15 Kilograms PHP150 / 10 Kilograms
Trans-Asia 50 kilos- 2nd class non-aircon/aircon and tourist passengers.

100 kilos-Cabin and Private Room
Baggage in excess of the allowance will be deemed as cargo and will be treated as such and charged accordingly.
SuperCat 15 Kilograms 16th to 26th kilo - PhP 10.00 per kilo

27th kilo and above - PhP 20.00 per kilo
Starlite Ferry 50 Kilograms PHP10.00 / Kilograms
FastCat 7 Kilograms Ask FastCat area representative to to assist you with the proper storage instructions.
Medallion 15 Kilograms PHP150.00 / 10 Kilograms
2go 50 Kilograms (excess baggage/goods of commercial quantity) visayas: 10.00/kilo mindanao: 15.00/kilo interport: 8.00/kilo

(electronic appliances) visayas: 250.00/pc mindanao: 300.00/pc interport: 100.00/pc

(sports equipment) visayas: 200.00/pc mindanao: 250.00/pc interport: 100.00/pc
Island Water 15 Kilograms PHP15.00 / Kilograms
Clemer 15 Kilograms PHP150.00 / 10 Kilograms
Lite Shipping 15 Kilograms
Oceanjet 15 Kilograms PHP10.00 / Kilogram
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List of Passage Hotline and Contact Numbers.

Here are the list of the passage hotline and contact numbers:

Barkota support phone numbers:
•SMART – 0928 875 1254
•GLOBE – 0906 444 1860

Shipping lines’ hotline numbers:

  • Medallion Transport Inc. – (032) 412 1121 / 09228987659
  • Lite Shipping Corporation – (032) 255 1721 / 09052850713
  • George and Peter Lines – (032) 254 5154 / 09231813727
  • Super Shuttle Ferry – 09326139122
  • Trans Asia Shipping Lines Inc. – (032) 234 2742 / 254 6491 (local 244)
  • Fastcat – +632 816 1183
  • Grand Ferries – 091771244970
  • Jomalia –0929-658-4445 / 032-346-0421
  • Clemer -(032) 416 1577 / 0921 365 1175
  • Evaristo – 0920 743 7176
  • Starlite – (043) 723 9965