A beautiful view from within central Siquijor-mobile

How to get from
Dumaguete to Siquijor

About the ride from Dumaguete to Siquijor

If you’re looking to visit the most unspoilt islands in the Philippines, then Siquijor, off the southeast coast of Negros, is a must. An island of great natural beauty, Siquijor is a wonderful place for snorkelling, diving, hiking to waterfalls, touring around on a scooter basically everything you came to the Philippines to do. 

There is no commercial airport on Siquijor, so a ferry is your only option. Taking the ferry from Negros Island is fast and convenient, with several departures in both directions throughout the day. The ferry leaves from the main port in Dumaguete (close to the Boulevard), and arrives at Siquijor Port in Siquijor Town. The 46 km (29 mile) journey is short and simple, taking approximately 1 hour. 

When you arrive in Siquijor, you’ll find tricycles and taxis waiting at the port which can take you to your resort or guest house. 

Traveling on from Siquijor, you might want to visit nearby islands. There are daily connections to Bohol, Cebu, and Mindanao.


What you’ll see when traveling from Dumaguete to Siquijor

The ferry departs from Dumaguete on the southeast coast of Negros and arrives at Siquijor Town on the north coast of Siquijor. The journey is short and simple, with not much to do except gaze at the gorgeous azure sea.


How to get from Dumaguete to Siquijor

Taking the ferry 

The ferry from Dumaguete to Siquijor is a modern, fast boat with seating in an air-conditioned cabin, and plenty of space and legroom. There are several departures throughout the day and the journey takes between 50 minutes and 1 hour. There is a bathroom on board the boat. 

Make sure you have your passport to hand as you will need it during check-in. If your bag weighs more than 15 kg, there's a small fee of 10 Phillippine Peso per extra kg, and will also need to be checked in (just like on a flight), for which there is another small fee.

The ferry can be busy, so book ahead of time if you have to travel on a specific date. If the sea is rough then the ferry may be delayed or cancelled, in which case you'll have to wait for the next boat. 

Travel Schedule Options from Dumaguete to Siquijor

Dumaguete to Siquijor Trip Overview

Distance24 km (15.0 miles)
Price range$8-$13
Ride Duration Range1h-1h
Earliest Departure11:10
Latest Departure11:10

To get from Dumaguete to Siquijor, you will want to take the ferry. There are a number of different operators that transfer passengers daily. Bring your camera when you go to Siquijor so you can take pictures of Cambugahay Falls and Cantabon Cave, two of the city’s top landmarks. Take a break from the beach and visit some of the beautiful waterfalls. The weather in Siquijor stays warm all year, with November to February being the most pleasant weather.

Taking a ferry from Dumaguete to Siquijor

Fastest ferry: 1h

Cheapest ferry: $13

The fastest: 1h

The cheapest: $13



Luggage allowance

Makes no stops

Food and drink - purchasable on board


Possible inclement weather cancellations

Overweight luggage: 10 PHP fee per kilo

Limited luggage allowance (15kg)

Tipping porters necessary




A beautiful view from within central Siquijor

About the ride from Dumaguete to Siquijor

Dumaguete to Siquijor Route Information

The distance between Dumaguete and Siquijor is 15 miles, or approximately 24 kilometers.

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

The earliest departure leaves at 11:10 and has a duration of 1 hour.

The fastest way to travel is by ferry, which takes approximately 1 hour.

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

Dumaguete to Siquijor by ferry

  • Starting Price: $12.91
  • 9 departures a day, or 63 departures a week

There are 3 travel classes for this journey, including: Tourist, Open Air and Business.

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 Dumaguete to Siquijor

Average time


Average price

$8 - $13


Popular stations and stops in Dumaguete and Siquijor

Departure stations in Dumaguete

Dumaguete Port

Arrival stations in Siquijor

Siquijor Pier

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