The first stop of the Corregidor Day Tour is just a few meters away from the South Dock where we disembarked from the ferry, the Lorcha Dock.
This site is historically significant as this is where American General Douglas MacArthur left Corregidor, the seat of the Philippine government during World War II. Fearing an imminent massive attack from the Japanese, he boarded a torpedo boat during the night of March 11, 1942. The submarine docked at Misamis Oriental where he then flew to Australia.
Some historians believe that the actual location of MacArthur’s departure was really not at the Lorcha Dock but at the North Dock. But the General himself has written it in his memoirs that he departed at the South Dock where the Lorcha Dock is located. Check the story here for more regarding this controversy.
Off the entrance of the wharf stands a huge statue off the general with his famous line “I shall return.”
Corregidor Sun Cruises Tour
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Day Tour (round trip ferry with buffet lunch) | P1,999.00 per person
Overnight Package (roundtrip ferry, 1 buffet lunch, 1 night stay at Corregidor Inn) | P2,880.00 per person
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