Hop on and off along the Pasig River
Manilenyo commuters typically take the train, bus, or jeepney when travelling. But now, the Pasig River ferry is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative. It is the only water-based transportation in Metro Manila. There are 12 ferry stations with one station in the Escolta area, all serviced by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
About Pasig River
The Pasig River connects Manila de Bay to Laguna de Bay, stretching up to 25 kilometres in length. Dating back to the Spanish colonial era, the Pasig River was the centre of trade and commerce in Manila, carrying goods and shipments from trade ports. It has been declared dead of life because of trash and waste polluting its waters, which started after World War II when buildings were starting to rise up. There are environmental restoration efforts for the Pasig River, making the ferry system an integral part of the clean-up initiative.