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Bohol at a glance

High season

Dec - Feb
Current weather
28.39°
Place you can't miss
Chocolate Hills
Local currency
PHP
Good to know
Tagbilaran City is the capital of Bohol. If you’re looking for an adventure filled holiday, then Bohol is the right destination for you. Thrill seekers will find all different types of ways to get their heart to drop, from zip lining to caves, you’re guaranteed to have fun. Cebu is only a fast ferry away and can easily be reached.
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Top reviews

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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
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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!
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Moderately satisfied
The ticketing process is cumbersome and inefficient and the baggage handling and collection is chaotic. The boat is good and reasonably fast.

About the ride from Cebu to Bohol

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

After spending time in Cebu City and its surroundings, you might be ready for a little more wilderness. Though Cebu has its share of outdoor adventures, Bohol is where the real excitement is, with wild jungles, adrenaline-pumping activities and the huge draw of the Chocolate Hills.

Though the Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, Cebu and Bohol are two of the most popular, and many tourists travel from Cebu to Bohol every single day. If you like beaches, hiking or adventure travel, traveling between Bohol and Cebu is a great way to get a fantastic fix of it all.

Getting to Bohol from Cebu is very easy. And because you only have one option for doing it - the ferry - you don’t have to go through the process of choosing between transport options. 

Taking the ferry from Cebu to Bohol offers travelers a beautiful journey. Full of blue waters and even bluer skies, the ferry to Bohol from Cebu is serene and relaxing.

Though you might see some other boats on your ferry trip from Cebu to Bohol, 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 Cebu to Bohol, you will depart from Cebu City Pier. But you can choose between three Bohol ports for your arrival point: Tubigon Port, Tagbilaran Port and Getafe Port. These three different ports are in different parts of the island and your journey duration will depend upon which one you choose.

 

What to see when traveling from Cebu to Bohol

The ferry ride to Bohol from Cebu is a fantastic one. And because the Philippines is an island nation, the country offers plenty of ocean-filled boating escapades for getting from one place to another. This is one of the best. 

If it’s one of your first ferry trips in the Philippines, you’re in for a real treat. And even if you’re a seasoned veteran, this might be one of the best ones you’ve had so far.

The ride typically lasts between one and three hours, depending on which Bohol port you decide to arrive into. The views also differ depending on your arrival port.

But generally speaking, you’ll catch glimpses of island life, with lots of hills, forests and distant greenery. You’ll also spot local people tackling their day-to-day business in the form of fishing, farming and traveling.

Rocky outcrops, fishing boats and ocean waves complete the picture, making for a serenely scenic journey.

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

Upon reaching Bohol, you’ll be greeted by a busy port, no matter which one you’ve chosen to arrive into. Though each one is slightly different, they all offer the hustle and bustle of port life, with frantic locals, docked boats and taxi drivers keen to accept your custom.

If you decide to take a taxi from the port, make sure you put your haggling skills to good use, as without haggling like a local, you’ll be charged far too much.

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

 

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

For the fastest way to get to Bohol from Cebu, you have two different options: First Class Ferry and Tourist Ferry. The cheapest of these, unsurprisingly, is the Tourist Ferry, offered by Weesam Express. This option costs just under $10 and takes around 1 hour. The Tourist Ferry from Cebu to Bohol departs from Cebu City Pier and arrives at Tubigon Port in Bohol. 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

How to get from Cebu to Bohol

Taking a ferry to Bohol from Cebu

The ferry ride from Cebu to Bohol is a relatively short trip (especially if you choose one of the shorter travel times), but you still get lots of great amenities. All ferries have onboard toilets while most have AC. Other perks include food, drinks, TVs, reclining seats and English speaking staff. Whichever option you choose, all ferries are very comfortable.

Most ferries have large windows for enjoying the spectacular views and vistas, while most also have outdoor areas for enjoying the sights in even better style.

Ferry rides can be a great place to meet other travelers and share stories. Chatting with like-minded globetrotters about your adventures is a great way to enjoy the journey from Cebu to Bohol.

There are many different styles of ferry, from Economy Ferry to First Class Ferry. Different types of ferry offer different levels of luxury, different types of seats and different extras and amenities. You should check with each individual journey to see the particulars of each option.

It’s also important to remember that although all ferries depart from the same port in Cebu, they don’t all arrive at the same port in Bohol. There are three ports which service this journey in Bohol, so check which one you want to arrive at before you book your journey!

 

Piers that take you from Cebu to Bohol:

Departing from:

  • Cebu Port

Arriving at:

  • Tubigon Port
  • Tagbilaran Port
  • Getafe Port 

 

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

Cebu to Bohol ferry operators

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

 

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

There are around 119 journeys from Cebu to Bohol every day.