Cebu is the trans point, or the jump off destinations for Travelers coming from Northern part (Manila or Luzon) or Southern Tip (Mindanao) of the Philippines. Cebu is endowed with unlimited gifts of nature, from white and fine beaches and crystal-clear sea waters to waterfalls, scenic spots, wonderful sunrise and mesmerizing sunsets. Cebu is also the center of business and trading capital of the Visayas. Five-star hotels and Resorts abound in the area, with fine dining and cuisine. Cebu is also considered as the Food capital of the country, blending the taste of East and West.
We are sharing here shipping guide for travelers who wants to explore Cebu.
A wonderful experience to explore Cebu is by visiting its island component. Cebu is composed of numerous islets, wherein a few made it to the map. Other islands unknown to others are worth a visit too, with powdery-sand white beaches and sea lovers haven for snorkeling and diving.
Off to the northern part of Cebu (approximately 2.5 hours of travel by bus) is Hagnaya port(municipality of San Remegio) wherein boats for the island of Bantayan are available.
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Cebu to Bantayan Boat Island schedule/ (Hagnaya to Sta. Fe)
Island Shipping Lines
With a round the clock schedule of trips sailing every 1 ½ hour starting at 12 MN till 10:45 PM
Contact numbers – (032) 416-6880 to 84,435-2078, 438-0080 and 460-5608
Super Shuttle Ferry
With three trips-daily to and from Hagnaya to Sta. Fe at 7AM, 10:30AM and 2:15PM
Contact numbers – (032) 232-3150, 234-4121 and 345-5581
EB Aznar Shipping
Three trips a day starting at 5:30AM, 9:30AMand 2PM
Contact number – (032) 234-4624
Click on: “How to go to the Island of Bantayan”, for more schedule information and travel tips.
Cebu (Daanbantayan) to Malapascua Island
Another Paradise island on the northern tip of Cebu is the world renown Malapascua Island. From Cebu proper, you may take a 4-hour travel by bus or 3 1/2-hour via airconditioned vans so you can reach the Municipality of DaanbantayanFrom the North Bus terminal of Mandaue City (Cebu) you may board on a non-aircon bus with P160 fare, an airconditioned bus P180, and airconditioned vans at P200.
In Maya port, boats left for Malapascua starting 6:30 AM up to 5:30 PM (public boat) for 20 minutes, which cost P100/person. An additional P20 is collected when you transfer to a little flat boat to the outrigger during low tide. Special trips can be arranged for a higher fee or “sabot-sabot”.
Cebu to Camotes Ferry Schedule
There are 3 jump-off points in going to Camotes from Cebu
- Cebu to Camotes via OceanJet – sailing 3 times daily at 6AM, 10AM, and 3PM
Contact numbers (032) 255-7560, 0922 8575500, 0917 6380000, 0918 8982188
- Danao to Camotes via Jomalia Shipping sailing from 5:30AM to 5:30PM daily, alternating with Roro Vessel and Express fastcraft.
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday fastcraft last trip is 9PM.
- Mactan (Lapulapu) to Camotes – Jomalia Shipping departs Mactan at 9AM and 3PM daily.
Click here: “Jomalia Shipping Lines Boat Schedule and Fare Rates”, for more details
Lapulapu (Mactan) to Olango Island
There are two loading port in Lapulapu City bound for Olango Island. There is no definite time schedule but the boats left when it is full. Sailing time takes 20 minutes, and its best to travel in the morning so you can appreciate the scenic scape on the way to the island.
- Loading port beside Movenpick Hotel at Punta Engano, Lapulapu City
- Angasil Port near Portofino at Maribago, Lapulapu City
Fare rate for the boats that cruises the island cost P12 to P15 per person respectively, plus a terminal fee.
Enjoy and savor the aura Cebu brings, explore these wonderful island part of Cebu. Collect memories worth keeping.
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