By airplain from Manila to Catarman or to Calbayog (on the main island Samar). The airline company “Asian Spirit” flies to Catarman (Samar) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and to Calbayog (Samar) Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. (One way 3500-4500 Peso). From both airports it takes about 1 hour by jeepney or bus to Victoria, where the landing dock for boats to Dalupiri is.
By bus from Manila to Victoria (Samar island). The following major bus companies – Philtranco, Silver Star and Ultrabus- do have several daily faires from Manila (Pasay) to Matnog / Allen, and finally to Victoria (about 15 hours of travel). Fee ranges from 700 to 1400 Peso(air conditioning, one-way). With ordinary buses it will be even more favorable. If an air-conditioned bus is chosen, then it is recomended to take warm clothes into the bus. Especially at night it is very cold because the air conditioning can not be regulated.
By ferry from the city of Cebu (Cebu Insel) to Calbayog (Samar island). Departure daily at 8.00 PM in Cebu, arriving in Calbayog 8.00 AM. The cost is around 700 Peso. Then a 1 hour bus ride from Calbayog to Victoria.
Via motorcycle from Allen (Ferry Square) to Victoria (Samar island). After a 20 minutes Trycicle trip you reach Victoria, where the boat dock to island of Dalupiri is found.
From Victoria (Samar island) to San Antonio (Dalupiri island)
From Victoria, by boat (banka), the 4 kilometers to San Antonio will take about 20. A so-called Special Trip (ie, own boat so you do not have to wait) costs about 300 Pesos. This os possible during the whole day,but note that from 7.00 PM, it is rather difficult.
Note: The name “Dalupiri” is not well known in the area, so always speak of San Antonio (the main village on Dalupiri). Otherwise, they just send you in the wrong direction.
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The main season for the locals is from March to early June. And from November through the Christmas season. To be sure please book a flight or bus seat very early.