Details for Holiday Ocean View Marina

Holiday Ocean View Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 2 reviews

Address Island Garden City of Samal 8000

Phone(082) 224-1918

After hours contact

mobile: 0932-3850708

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Holiday Business Group (HBG)


Kjartan Sekkingstad


Kjartan Sekkingstad

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Monthly rates and off-season discounts on in-water berthing are available during May to October.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Sea Approach: Entering the Gulf of Davao, vessels can approach on either east or west side of Samal Island. The channel between Davao mainland and the west side of Samal island is busy with boat and ferry traffic. The narrowest area (just over half a nautical mile wide) has a strong tidal current, mostly south-setting. Going closer to the Samal side, the west side is lined with resorts and white sanded beaches. You are permitted to come in the marina first and clear entrance formalities yourself in Davao City. Coming up along the east side of Samal will give you more room and less current and boat traffic.

Marina Approach: The marina is surrounded by a stone wall (breakwater). Stay well clear of the breakwater until ready to approach. The 20 meter-wide entrance is on the NW corner, marked with red and green flags. Approach from the north and turn into the marina. Caution: Breakwater walls are lined with rocks on the seabed. Allow clearance. The entrance has a metal gate to prevent swells and debris from entering the marina. It is left opened when there is a vessel expected to arrive or depart. Otherwise, it remains closed. You must inform the marina in advance of your arrival.





Tide & current additional info

You can find the tide times of Davao and Samal Island at


Approach: 3
Transient dockage: 3
Fuel dock: 3

Other depth info: Haul-out has to be timed with tides, depending your draft.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 15
Beam max: 9

Other info: The end of the 2 docks can fit longer yachts up to 30m LOA.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 56
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: 40 feet and over is 20 per foot for daily and 300 per foot for monthly.
20 to less than 40 feet is flat rate, 1,000 per day and 12,000 per month.
Less than 20 feet is flat rate, 700 per day and 8,000 per month.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: None

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Each dock has electric connection 220Vac-30 amp - 60Hz.

Pricing info: 60 PHP per day or 80 PHP per day with A/C.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No - Available at the marina clubhouse.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - Mobile phone coverage (Smart and Globe). WiFi inrternet available.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - No charge.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - Liveaboards are welcome in the water and on the hard. There are organized social activities.


Fuel brand: In town nearby. Need jerry-jugs

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Jerry jug from the town nearby

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Jerry jug from the town nearby.


Yes - Refill cylinders in Davao City.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service

No - The marina has a small motor boat.

Pump out



No - 2 freezers are available for guests to make ice or store frozen items.




Yes - Men and women separate showers and toilet areas. Cold and hot water is available.
Clean areas.




Yes - 2 washers and 1 dryer at a small fee.


Yes - Available in Babak town, just 15 miutesn away and in Davao city, 30 minutes away.


Yes - Both in Babak town on Samal and in the big city of Davao.


Yes - One night a week a Filipino dinner at the marina is organized as well as one potluck BBQ each Friday. Several good restaurants in Babak on Samal and lots of choices in Davao City.


Yes - There are plenty around Babak and Davao City.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Plenty of resorts on Samal Island as well as a whole range of accommodations in Davao City.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Some repairs can be done by the boatyard personel and by some outside contractors. Most repairs can be made in Davao City.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Dry docking space for over 20 boats. Haul-out is done for vessels up to 60 feet LOA, 28 foot beam, 7 foot draft, and 20 tons. There is one slipway for hauling and launching vessels using a trailer system. Boats are first blocked in the water and pulled out slowly and safely by cable.

Storage facilities

Yes - there is dry docking space for over 20 boats. Dry storage also has electric and water connections.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Available in Davao City.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Quality of signal varies, poor to great speed with Skype and movie downlaod possible.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - There is one slipway for hauling and launching vessels using a trailer system.


Yes - Free shuttle to the ferry 6 days a week both morning and afternoon. Twice a month, a shuttle goes from the marina all the way to the center of Davao City and back.

Other services

Scooter rentals. Like to drive around Samal island and visit the waterfalls and other interesting sites. Take a ride on the uncrowded local roads. See the sights at your own pace.


Snorkeling and Scuba Diving. You can snorkel on the coral reefs just outside the marina or you can go with any local tour operator to snorkel or scuba along Samal island and her small islets.

Shopping and entertainment in Davao City. Davao City is a 1 million+ city with a vibrant economy. The city host a plethora of shopping and entertainment options. From cosmopolitan mega-malls with luxury stores and Imax theaters to local bazaars with inexpensive fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and meat markets. From fancy international restaurants to fast food and local street-side food stalls. From health salons to bicycle repairs. The choices are infinite. Inexpensive transportation by taxis, buses, jeepneys, motorcycles, and tricycles. Book a hotel in your price range and enjoy the nightlife.

You have several points of interests around Davao City that can be visited during a day-trip. You can rent a car or use public transportation, or like some cruisers, you can even have your own transportation and explore the area by yourself or even the whole of the Philippines. Your imagination is the limit!

Reviews for Holiday Ocean View Marina
The best place in the Philippines!, 2013-09-28
Captain: , Brussels (71)

In over 20 years of cruising around the world ... we have finally found the most pleasant and comfortable place to work on the maintenance of our yacht ... without stress ... everything as good as it can be!
If you look for a safe and friendly place to leave your boat or to work on your boat ... check it out! We checked it out before Sail Morotai in 2012 and came back here after the rally (as did some other cruisers!) ... been here now for 9 months already and loving it! Great wx too, no typhoons here and safe haven!

Peaceful safe haven, 2011-09-29
Captain: , Brisbane, Australia (23)

Ilihan, Babak District, Samal Island.
This marina is part of a larger residential development and will eventually include a resort hotel and island spa. In addition to the usual shower and laundry facilities, wet berths have access to water (free) and power for a small fee. The marina is well protected, and provides long term secure storage for cruisers away from the cyclones further north. There are over 50 berths, but there were only 6 boats booked in during September when we were there. Haul out dry berth storage on the hard is available for smaller boats and there is access by arrangement to another haul out boat yard further south for repairs or anti-fouling. A free shuttle service runs visitors from the marina to the ferry which runs between Samal Island and Davao city. The location right at the top of Samal Island means it is a 30 minute ride over a bumpy road to the ferry to Davao, so organizing supplies from the supermarket is often a full day adventure, taking an hour and a half each way to get to Gaisano or Abreeza Mall from the Marina. Buses or taxis are easily available once on the Davao side. The Davao supermarkets are well stocked, have many imported items, and also sell inexpensive alcohol. The department stores are worth a look if you need new linen or towels, with prices similar to Australia.
The up side of the marina's island location, is that the marina is very peaceful, clean and quiet, so a very relaxing haven in the normally hot dusty bustle of many Asian ports. The smaller village of Babak is 20 minutes away and fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish and meat can be purchased easily there. UHT milk and alcohol and a limited number of items can be obtained from a small convenience store catering to locals just north of Babak village. Fuel can be arranged and diesel is available at the service station near the ferry terminal. Marina staff can help get your jugs down there and assist with carrying them down to your boat. The marina staff are all friendly and very helpful. Twenty four hour security ensures your boat is safe at all times. Irish Melody had been at the boat yard and the marina for over a year, with no problems. Cheene in the office can organize check-in and check-out. We needed to fix a damaged steering component and Kjartan and Ellen were fabulous in helping us find local experts to assist. We have given this a 3 star rating based on facilities currently available, but once the development is fully operational this would need to be revised. The friendliness and helpfulness of all involved with this marina is 5 star!!!
Booking contact details: or
VHF Chanel 68
Mobile Phone 0929-510-5160

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