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Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
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Imagine an island that is almost 200 kilometers long, full of turquoise water beaches and white sand. That, folks, is Cebu. A top destination that will make you want to come back again and again. You definitely want to divide your time in the city and around the Island. If you’re into diving, you’ve hit the mother-load because Cebu is famous for its diving sites. When you’re ready to jump to the next adventure at the next Filipino island, grab a fast ferry to Bohol and enjoy the adventures of island hopping.

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Top reviews

A big thanks
Unfortunately we could not travel because of COVID 19 but the customer service for booking and reimbursement at the top. We are very happy. As soon as we can travel again and to the Philippines, we will buy our tickets through you. Thanks again and good luck
Prompt Smooth Crossing
Our ferry left Bohol on time and we had a smooth crossing to Cebu. My only criticism is regarding porter arrangements. We were charged P100 for each piece of luggage when the sign stated P50 and when questioned the porter said this was for another company. Why we had to pay anything additional for our luggage is mystery!
Moderately satisfied
The ticketing process is cumbersome and inefficient and the baggage handling and collection is chaotic. The boat is good and reasonably fast.
Great journey
No issues, all ran smoothly
Good crossing and tile arrival.
Ticket collection and baggage drop not clear and bag collection not organised.
It was ok but ferry
It was ok but ferry terminal conditions must be developed..
Good service
Quite good service
Perfectly organised
It takes a lot of
It takes a lot of time until the email that confirm the reservation sent, but we contact you in the chat and it was very helpful!
All good and clean
All good and clean

About the ride from Bohol to Cebu

If you want to take the 75km (46 mile) journey from Bohol to Cebu, the ferry is your only option.

After spending time in Bohol, the 10th largest island in the Philippines, with its lumps-and-bumps chocolate hills, wild jungles and outdoor adventuring, you might be keen to move on. Many tourists leave from Bohol to Cebu. It’s a popular journey for many travelers, and provides some great contrasts. 

Though Cebu also offers lots of outdoor adventures, it’s a hub for nightlife, street food and bustling city living. Many tourists visit Cebu to enjoy the excitement of Cebu City itself. So, after lots of wildlife in Bohol, you might be ready for lots of wild nightlife in Cebu.

Getting to Cebu from Bohol is very easy. And because there’s only one way to tackle the journey, you don’t have to go through the process of choosing between transport options. 

Taking the ferry from Bohol to Cebu is beautiful. A peaceful journey full of blue waters and even bluer skies, the ferry to Cebu from Bohol is calm, relaxing and a great way to get from one majestic island to another.

Though you might see some other ferries on your trip from Bohol to Cebu, you’ll spend most of your time feeling isolated, like a lone voyager cruising the unknown depths of an island nation’s seas.

When traveling from Bohol to Cebu, you will always arrive at Cebu City Pier. But for leaving Bohol, you have three options: you can depart from Tubigon Port, Tagbilaran Port and Getafe Port. These three different ports are in different parts of the island and the journey times vary.


What to see when traveling from Bohol to Cebu

The ferry ride to Cebu from Bohol is a beautiful one. Because the Philippines is an island nation, the country offers plenty of ocean-filled adventures for getting from one place to another. And this is one of the best.

The ride typically lasts anywhere between one and three hours, depending on which Bohol port you decide to depart from. The views you’ll be treated to are also dependent upon which port you leave from. But generally speaking, you’ll catch glimpses of idyllic island life, with lots of greenery, hills and forests. 

From time to time you may see locals going about their business, whether they’re fishing, farming or traveling. You’ll also spot rocky outcrops, fishing boats and ocean waves, for a fantastic ferry adventure.

On very clear days, the views can be particularly jaw-dropping.

Upon approaching Cebu, you’ll encounter a bustling port of people, boats and touts, all going about their business. Tourists mingle with locals for an exciting atmosphere of busy action and adventure. Before you know it, you’ll be part of the bustle, as drivers approach you offering a ride.

If you decide to take a taxi from the port, make sure you put your haggling skills to good use. Haggling is the way to do business here and, without doing it, you’ll be ripped off.

If you aren’t comfortable with haggling, getting a Grab is your best option. Southeast Asia’s answer to Uber, the Grab app is very easy to download and use.


What is the fastest way to get from Bohol to Cebu?

For the fastest way to get to Cebu from Bohol, you have two options: First Class Ferry and Tourist Ferry. The cheapest of these, unsurprisingly, is the Tourist Ferry, offered by Weesam Express. This option costs less than $10 and takes around one hour. The Tourist Ferry from Bohol to Cebu arrives at Cebu City Pier and departs from Tagbilaran Port. 


What is the cheapest way to get from Bohol to Cebu?

The cheapest way to get to Cebu from Bohol is by Standard Ferry, serviced by Lite Shipping. The journey costs less than $7 and takes between 2.5 to 3 hours. The Tourist Ferry from Bohol to Cebu arrives at Cebu City Pier and departs from Tubigon Port. All tickets entitle travelers to a bunk bed rather than a standard seat.


What is the most popular way to get from Bohol to Cebu?

The most popular way to get to Cebu from Bohol is by Open Air Ferry with Oceanjet. The journey costs around $15 and takes around 2 hours. The Open Air Ferry from Bohol to Cebu arrives at Cebu City Pier and departs from Tagbilaran Port. 


How to get from Bohol to Cebu

Taking a ferry to Cebu from Bohol

The ferry ride from Bohol to Cebu is typically a pretty short jaunt, but you still get lots of great amenities. All ferries have onboard toilets while most have AC. Other perks include TVs, English speaking staff and food and drink.

Most ferries have big windows for enjoying the views, while most also have outdoor areas for really taking in the sights!

Ferry rides can be a great place to meet other travelers and share stories. Sharing your tales and trials with other travelers is a great way to spend your time while you enjoy the breeze and beauty of the charming journey.

There are many different styles of ferry: Economy Ferry, Tourist Ferry, Business Ferry, Standard Ferry, Open Air Ferry and First Class Ferry. Different types of ferries offer different levels of luxury, different types of seats and different extras and amenities. You should check with each individual listing for the particular details of each journey.

It’s also important to remember that although all ferries arrive at the same port in Cebu, they don’t all leave from the same port in Bohol. There are three ports which service this journey in Bohol.

Piers that take you from Bohol to Cebu

Departing from:

  • Tubigon Port
  • Tagbilaran Port
  • Getafe Port 

Arriving at:

  • Cebu Port


Which operators can I book with for a ferry ride from Bohol to Cebu?

Bohol to Cebu ferry operators

  • Weesam Express
  • Oceanjet
  • Clemer Shipping Lines
  • Fastcat
  • Lite Shipping
  • Ocean Fast Ferries
  • Chelsea Supercat


How many departures from Bohol to Cebu are there each day?

There are around 125 journeys to Cebu from Bohol each day.