Panay Gulf
Guimaras' small islands in Panay Gulf
Panay Gulf is located in Visayas
Panay Gulf
Panay Gulf
Location within the Philippines
Panay Gulf is located in Philippines
Panay Gulf
Panay Gulf
Panay Gulf (Philippines)
Coordinates10°15′00″N 122°14′55″E / 10.2500°N 122.2486°E / 10.2500; 122.2486
Part ofSulu Sea

Panay Gulf is an extension of the Sulu Sea, reaching between the islands of Panay and Negros in the Philippines. The gulf contains the island-province of Guimaras and extends into the Iloilo Strait, between Panay and Guimaras, and into Guimaras Strait, between Guimaras and Negros. Guimaras Strait connects Panay Gulf with the Visayan Sea.

The Port of Iloilo is the busiest port on the gulf, which is a major route used by ships plying the areas between Iloilo City, Bacolod, and Zamboanga further to the south.[1]

The Panay Landing during World War II occurred in Panay Gulf.[2]


  1. ^ Menon, Ajay (2021-06-14). "10 Major Ports In The Philippines". Marine Insight. Retrieved 2022-08-10.
  2. ^ Gomez, Sheila Mae (2021-03-01). "Liberation of Panay Day: Battle of the Visayas in World War II". IBS Digital Network. Retrieved 2022-08-10.