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Starhorse Shipping Line – Dalahican Lucena to Balanacan Marinduque Daily Trip Schedules and Fares

Travel to Marinduque via Starhorse Shipping Line! This is one of two shipping lines which operates the Dalahican, Lucena to Balanacan, Marinduque route. The other option is Montenegro Shipping Line.

Starhorse Shipping Lines operates four RORO or Roll-on Roll-off ferries so you can bring your vehicle; for car freight charge please contact Starhorse.

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Peak period for this route is Holy Week as tourist will converge on this island province for the Moriones Festival. It is recommended that you buy and reserve Starhorse promo tickets, discounted, or regular tickets ahead of time.

Starhorse Shipping Line Dalahican to Balanacan Port

Commuting direction from Manila:

If you are coming from Manila, you can get on-board a “Dalahican” bound bus from JAC Liner in Buendia Pasay or Cubao terminals. Bus travel time is about 4 hours from Manila to Dalahican, Lucena. Once there, just buy your boat ticket to get on-board Marinduque bound Starhorse vessels.

Daily Trip Schedules of Starhorse Shipping Lines are as follows:

Lucena Port (Dalahican) to Marinduque

  • 2:30 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 3:30 PM
  • 11:30 PM

Marinduque Port (Balanacan) to Lucena

  • 6:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 7:30 PM

*Trip schedules are subject to change without prior notice.



Regular fare is P260.

Student discounted fare at P221.

Senior Citizen fare at P208 – the 20% OSCA discount is already applied.

Half-fare for children age 3 years old and below, ticket fare is discounted at P130.

**Quoted fares above are correct as of 2014.

**If you frequently travel this route, and the fare matrix has change, please drop us a comment with the latest Starhorse ticket rates so we can share it to our readers.


Trip Cancellations due to weather disturbance

When Typhoon Signal 1 is raised in the areas covered by Starhorse Shipping, all their boats will not sail, and scheduled trips are cancelled. This is to follow government maritime regulation. Resumption of service and trips entirely depends on PAGASA’s advisory and go-signal. So please if there are typhoon signals raised in Marinduque or Quezon, it would be better if you just stay at home and don’t go to the ports because trips will be cancelled; trip resumes when typhoon signal is lifted by weather agency PAGASA.

For inquiries on group bookings, freight services and rates, promo tickets, please contact the mobile number of Starhorse Shipping Lines at  09485480767.

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