A beautiful view from within central Siquijor-mobile

How to get from
Cebu to Siquijor

About the journey from Cebu to Siquijor

The region of Central Visayas in the Philippines is home to fascinating history, stunning coastlines, and intriguing nature. In this region, there are several islands worth visiting. After the relaxation and historical exploration of Cebu, a great next pick is Siquijor. Like many islands in the Philippines, the coastline is made up of soft sand beaches and exquisite diving spots. What makes Siquijor unique is the beautiful nature and wildlife which is a wonder to behold.

Thousands of fireflies light up the night with a magical glow, which led to the first Spanish settlers calling it ‘The Island of Fire’. Other natural wonders include the enchanted 400-year old Balete tree and the exhilarating swimming spot at Cambugahay Falls. You can also enjoy an array of butterfly species in the Butterfly Sanctuary in Cang-apa village.  The short climb up to Quesol Mountain Viewpoint will deliver expansive views of Siquijor.

Getting from Cebu to Siquijor is easy by ferry travel. There are a few operators to choose from with different class and price options. Some ferry trips from Cebu to Siquijor are made up of a connection on Bohol Island, amounting to two ferry trips that last around 1.5 to 2 hours for each leg of the journey. Some ferry journeys are longer but provide beds for heightened comfort. The ferry rides between islands are a great way to admire these picturesque coastlines while getting the chance to meet other travelers on the journey. 

Traveling between islands in the Philippines is a leisurely experience which lets travelers enjoy island-hopping as much as possible. Staying in Siquijor provides you with a magical experience to get in touch with nature and relax in a peaceful setting.  


What to see when traveling from Cebu to Siquijor

On the 123 kilometer (76 mile) trip from Cebu to Siquijor your ferry ride will take you over the clear aquamarine waters of the Cebu Strait, a stretch of water that is bordered on each side by Cebu’s long coastline and the island of Bohol. On departure from Cebu you will notice many tiny islands and reefs that almost enclose the top of Cebu Strait, and are dotted all the way down Bohol Island’s coastline. This major sea lane will often be busy with other ferries and fishing boats. 

Certain ferry rides make a journey connection on the island of Bohol. This island is well known for its interesting geological formations of the Chocolate Hills and its wildlife including the wide-eyed tarsier primates. Once your final boat ride to Siquijor is underway, you will soon spot the small, palm tree-filled landmass, while the other islands that make up the Central Visayas region are still visible on the horizon. 


How to get from Cebu to Siquijor


Taking a ferry 

Ferry travel is usually an essential part of island-hopping and is a good opportunity to see unique coastlines and ocean wildlife. There are a few operators traveling on the route from Cebu to Siquijor, some of which solely carry passengers, while others can take vehicles and cargo but are slower as a result. 

A significant aspect to consider when booking is that some routes require two ferry journeys with a connection on the island of Bohol that lies between Cebu and Siquijor. On Bohol you will change ferries for your final trip to Siquijor, giving you a chance to set foot on this reef-surrounded island. 

Passenger ferries provide air conditioning, seating, toilet facilities and often TVs for some entertainment on the journey. If you would rather get some fresh air and take in the views of this island-enclosed strip of ocean, there are outside seats available. On some slower ferry journeys, there are bunk beds available so you can rest in total comfort while the boat glides on the calm sea towards Siquijor. Arriving in Siquijor, you will step off in the municipality of Larena. From there you can explore the island on foot or by tricycle, bike, or multicab for larger groups.



What is the best time of year to visit Cebu?

The best time of year to visit Cebu is between the months of December and February when the weather is dry and sunny during the day and offers a cool relief at night. The temperatures around this time hit between 77°C (25°C) and 86° C (30°C)  during the day and are perfect for any activity.



What is the best time of year to visit Siquijor?

The best time to visit Siquijor is between January to March when you can avoid the monsoon season and make the most exploring nature which is such a big part of Siquijor’s charm. The high season in Siquijor is from December to February when travelers come for tranquil days, lazing around on the white sand beaches. 

Travel Schedule Options from Cebu to Siquijor

Cebu to Siquijor Trip Overview

Distance127 km (79.4 miles)
Price range$13-$53
Ride Duration Range4h 40m-10h
Earliest Departure05:00
Latest Departure05:00

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A beautiful view from within central Siquijor

About the ride from Cebu to Siquijor

Cebu to Siquijor Route Information

The distance between Cebu and Siquijor is 79 miles, or approximately 127 kilometers.

The only way to get from Cebu to Siquijor is by Ferry

The earliest departure leaves at 05:00 and has a duration of 5 hours 20 minutes.

The fastest way to travel is by ferry, which takes approximately 4 hours 40 minutes.

Depending on how you choose to travel, the following amenities are available: .

Cebu to Siquijor by ferry

  • Starting Price: $35.61
  • 10 departures a day, or 70 departures a week

There are 4 travel classes for this journey, including: Tourist, Business, Open Air and Standard.

Each ferry ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

Companies Operating from Cebu to Siquijor

Average time

4h 40m - 5h 20m

Average price



Average time


Average price

$13 - $16


Popular stations and stops in Cebu and Siquijor

Departure stations in Cebu

Cebu Pier 1

Cebu Pier 1

Arrival stations in Siquijor

Siquijor Pier

Larena Pier

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