Boat Dumaguete > Siquijor > Bohol > Cebu city
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 11:27 PM Last Post By: gregs3071
Feb 23, 2013 6:50 AM
I'm trying to arrange my boat trips first from Dumaguete to Siquijor and a couple days later from Siquijor to Bohol and a couple days after that on to Cebu City.
The oceanjet website for example doesn't seem to properly work. The boat trip from Dumaguete to Siquijor isn't a big deal and travels several times a day so I doubt that will be an issue. I expect I can just buy me ticket when I arrive n Dumaguete?
Same deal for the boat to Bohol (via Dumaguete to Tagbilaran I suppose?).
The boat trip from Bohol to Cebu City is a bit different though. Can someone perhaps give me some ideas what boat trips are available and what would be the shortest or fastest way there? I'm trying to arrive in Cebu city rather later than early in the day
Feb 23, 2013 8:10 AM
Feb 23, 2013 9:43 AM
2The 'fast ferries' from Siquijor to Bohol travel via Dumaguete. There is however a regular car ferry direct to Bohol. It leaves at 7pm and arrives at 10.30pm from the Larena terminal every other day There are many bunk beds so it's actually quite comfortable and lots of locals to talk to.
Ferry schedule here
In Targbilaran you could book a room at the Matig-a Seaside Pensione for about $20, (24 hr reception). It's not far from the port and they will take a reservation. We stayed here to ride out the big cyclone last year. Short walk to town.
Feb 23, 2013 10:06 AM
3it's really straightforward, especially the Dumaguete-Siquijor (there's many different companies) but the schedueles can change quite abruptly. If your final boat to Cebu is important, I'd head to Larena port a day or two ahead to check the time it leaves, remember if there is really bad weather like the 'cyclone' (I imagine he means typhoon Pablo in early to mid Dec 2012) #2 mentions, then all sailings are cancelled and you are stranded. There is no way off Siquijor now apart from by boat.
Feb 23, 2013 2:14 PM
Feb 23, 2013 11:19 PM
5I was in a similar situation, but on Biliran. Ther earliest weather forecasts were predicting a much more northerly path for the typhoon than the one it eventually took, so I thought I'd better get out of there. The weather itself was lovely - warm, sunny and dry. I drove down to Ormoc and got one of the last ferries off Leyte to Cebu on the Sunday night, and as a further precaution drove right the way over the mountain to be safe as the weather forecasts were predicting eastern Cebu was going to get it as well. The typhoon itself started on the Monday and the big day was the Tuesday, all boats everywhere were cancelled until about Thursday.
Feb 24, 2013 3:01 AM
6There is a whole flotila of boats travelling from Bohol to Cebu City. They depart from Tagbilaran and Tubigon.
There are 3 fast ferry companies travelling between Tagbilaran and Cebu City. between them, they have more than ten trips to Cebu City every day. So, You will be able to find one that travels at the time of day you want.
Feb 26, 2013 2:23 AM
Feb 26, 2013 11:27 PM
8The boat trip from Bohol to Cebu City is a bit different though. Can someone perhaps give me some ideas what boat trips are available and what would be the shortest or fastest way there? I'm trying to arrive in Cebu city rather later than early in the day
as Sibbick said above, there are 3 companies servicing the Bohol-Cebu route with many departure times available all day. i think the last departure from Tagbilaran is about 6pm arriving in Cebu city at about 8pm
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