Isabela City (Officially the “City of Isabela”; Fil. “Lungsod ng Isabela”; Chav. “Ciudad de Isabela”) is a 5th class city and the capital of the province of Basilan, Philippines. The city is located on the northern shore of Basilan. Across the Basilan Strait to the north is Zamboanga City. Zamboanga City is very accessible via ferry boat (lantsa – 1 hour travel time) or fast craft (sea jets – 30 minutes travel time) and even pumpboat.