We will write how to get from Cebu to Tagbilaran by ferry. There are fast ferries and RoRo Service which takes longer. We will explain with details below.
Bohol is a popular destination with lots of natural beauty, beautiful beaches and resorts. One of the most popular places to visit is The Chocolate Hills, the breathtaking Panglao Island and the one-of-a-kind Philippine tarsier, the world’s smallest primate.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BOHOL
A destination like Bohol is very easy to predict. By that, we mean you can easily plan your trip based on the weather as there are certain months that are the best choice for traveling the province. For the coolest weather, the best time to visit Bohol is from November to April. You may experience some short and scattered rains during the months of November to February but the other months are sure to be sunny and bright.
On the other hand, May to July are the hottest months and is perfect for those who love the dry season and don’t mind being exposed to the sun’s heat. Finally, for those who came to Bohol to see the dolphins, its best to visit the province from March to June.
Cebu to Tagbilaran Ferry
Oceanjet Cebu to Tagbilaran Ferry
If you are going from Cebu to Tagbilaran the capital of Bohol. There are fast boats from Cebu Pier that they will take 2 hours and prices are starting from 650 PHP.
We did our trip with Oceanjet from Cebu to Tagbilaran and the trip was easy and fast. We recommend you this company since you can book online and it’s only 2 hours trip. We will give you more details below about the schedule of the ferries with Oceanjet Cebu to Tagbilaran. Click here to book in advance Cebu to Tagbilaran Ferry Ticket!
Oceanjet Cebu to Tagbilaran Ferry Schedule
There are ferries going from Cebu to Tagbilaran starting from 5 10 am in the morning the first service until 6 40 pm last service with Oceanjet Cebu to Tagbilaran. Ferry departure is from Cebu Pier 1.
As we mentioned before prices starts at 650 PHP and travel tiem Cebu to Tagbilaran is only 2 hours. The ferries are running every hour during the day. So you will not have long waiting time.
More Cebu to Tagbilaran Ferry Companies
Fast Fery Cebu to Tagbiularan
There are more companies doing the service from Cebu to Tagbilaran. Fast ferries and RoRo Service. It depends on your schedule and budget. These companies below you can’t book your ticket online.
Island Water Ferry
Island Water Ferry has 4 trips: 2 in the morning at 7 15 am and 7 45 am and in the afternoon 1 45 pm and 2 30 pm. The ferry will take 2 hours and a half and prices are starting 550 PHP.
SuperCat is also offering a fast ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran. It will take 2 hours and a half and prices are starting at 600 PHP. The schedule is 8 15 am, 1 15 pm and 6 pm.
Litte Ferrries RoRo
Lite Ferries Shipping is the RoRo Service and they have two daily trips 12 30 pm and 10 pm. The travel time is 4 hours and a half to 5 hours. Prices are starting at 300 PHP.
Tagbilaran to Panglao
Panglao Island is around 45 minutes jeepney ride from Tagbilaran. From the port, you can walk for about 15 minutes to the downtown area where jeepneys leave for Panglao. The ride costs 30 PHP. It’s a great experience to travel by jeepney. During the 20-kilometer ride from Tagbilaran to Panglao, you will see children going to school and locals leaving for work.
If you decide to go by tricycle prices are around 450 PHP and the ride will take around 45 minutes. If you prefer the comfort of the taxi it will cost you around 600 PHP and it will take 40 minutes.
You can also take a van from Tagbilaran to Panglao. The vans leave when they are full. Prices are around 100 PHP. It will take 30 minutes from Tagbilaran to Panglao by van.
Read here full blog post how to get from Tagbilaran to Panglao!
TAGBILARAN TO JAGNA
You will be getting to Tagbilaran port in Bohol. You will have to transfer from Tagbilaran Port to Jagna Port. From Tagbilaran Port to DAO Bus Terminal in Bohol there are 4 kilometers. There are jeepneys and tricycles going there. For a jeepney expect to pay 12 PHP and for a tricycle around 60-80 PHP.
From DAO Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran to Jagna will take 1 hour and a half to 2 hours by bus. Tagbilaran to Jagna bus fare is 100 PHP. The buses are running every 30 minutes to 1 hour. Starting at 4 am until 9 pm from Tagbilaran to Jagna.
WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL
Twin Tides Panglao was a great option when traveling on a budget. Twin Tides Panglao is a quaint yet stylish hotel with a great location – just a few minutes walk from Alona Beach. We enjoyed their breakfast choices, and the time flexibility was actually really good. You can either choose to have them prepare you a very early breakfast or have a late breakfast at around 12 noon, after your day trip to the islands.
The hotel has a quiet and calm atmosphere, the decor was very simple but it’s a really good place for a cheap price. It’s pretty much incomparable to hostels since it’s really just a small hotel with all the amenities you will need. We enjoyed the great breakfasts in Twin Tides Panglao. Western choices and even Asian soups like ramen are available here.
We spent a few days in Bluewater Panglao where you will enjoy the best luxury in Bohol, for a reasonable price. You can enjoy your own villa with a private pool, perfect for intimate moments, or just enjoying a private and exclusive time with friends or family.
You can also have your own private beach where you can enjoy your day, whether its activities on the island itself, or getting your own boat and touring the neighboring islands, like Balicasag. The staff is very friendly and will treat you like family, and don’t even get us started with the food. Filipino food at its best! Check the next section for more of their amazing food choices.
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