It’s about time to go boating in Subic Bay!
When it comes to boating Subic Bay is one of the best spots in the Philippines. Punctuated by naturally deep harbors, protected coves, lush underwater marine life, and tropical rainforests, its history revolves around maritime exploration dating back to the pre-colonial period. In fact, it has become the most-coveted spot by foreign naval powers—such as Spain, Great Britain, Japan, and even the United States.
Rich in History
As a former US naval base, it was the largest overseas military installation of the United States Armed Forces, a stronghold in Southeast Asia and the Far East until it closed in 1991 and was later transformed as the first Freeport in the Philippines. Over time, Subic Bay has evolved to one of the busiest, largest, historical and most important ports in the country as well as the most competitive international shipping services in Southeast Asia. This just goes to show Subic Bay’s strategic value and location. Hence, it is safe to say that one has not been truly in Subic if he hasn’t explored its waters which are steeped in rich maritime traditions.
World Class Port
Subic Bay is situated between the province of Zambales and Bataan, and is located on the west side of Luzon Island facing the South China Sea or what we call also as the West Philippine Sea. It is around 150kms away from Metro Manila passing through breathtaking views of fields and majestic mountain ranges.
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, with its bustling commercial and trading atmosphere set against exquisite natural scenery, is a perennial draw for local and international visitors alike. Offering a wide array of activities, attractions, and events, it is hands-down one of the Philippines' premier recreation and adventure mecca!
Furthermore, Subic Bay is surrounded by all these pristine coves such as Triboa Bay, Ilanin Bay, Sunset Cove, and Anvaya Cove in Bataan while there is Sampaloc Cove, Silanguin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, Talisayin Cove and Anawangin Cove in Zambales. Some of these coves are virtually unreachable by land transportation which spared them from crass commercialism making them a top destination for those who truly treasure the raw environment.