Guimaras Island is very close to IloIlo City of Panay Island in Central Visayas.
How to go to Guimaras Island
You will need to first fly to IloIlo City, then transfer to the pier and then take a bangka (pump boat) to the island.
From the airport, you have a few choices of how to get to the city centre. You can either take a private car (fixed fee taxi) for around 500 pesos, a metred taxi (for around 250-350 depending on your destination) or a van/bus that will take you to SM city for around 80 pesos. Please be aware that these rates may change. Typically, the metred taxi will ask for a fixed fee or an additional 50 pesos.
Once you are in the city, you can make your way to the pier or harbour. There are two choices: Parola or Ortiz. Parola typically heads to Buenavista on Guimaras, where Ortiz goes to Jordan. Check your final destination to see which port is closest to your final destination.
When there is bad weather, it could be that one or both piers at IloIlo City are closed. Ask the taxi driver or the people at the airport for advice before leaving the airport, just to be sure.