Authored by Diane Wuthrich (Contributor)
When you are looking to catch a Dumaguete to Siquijor Ferry and spend some time on a beautiful Philippines island, below is a short guide to getting there!
Dumaguete is touted as the City of Gentle People, a terrific jump-off destination for travellers who wish to explore the stunning islands in and around the Visayas region of the Philippines.
For the Philippines is an archipelago, getting around by boat is one of the most efficient ways to go sightseeing in the country. Not only that, boat travel is cheap and efficient, meaning, there are no excuses while travelling to not take on a few island-hopping tours.
There is plenty of reasons why too? This mystical island, also known as the Island of Fire (after its signature fiery red sunsets), is only a quick 40-minute boat ride away from the Dumaguete port.
Naturally, if you are not in a hurry, because you never should be when travelling to this beautiful country, there are slower options available too when you feel like taking things a little more relaxed and affordable.
Alas, here’s everything you need to know about the Dumaguete to Siquijor ferry options for when you’re thinking of taking a quick boat ride to a beautiful island.
Helpful Options for catching the Dumaguete to Siquijor Ferry – the Philippines
Oceanjet Fast Craft
Oceanjet Fast Craft is the quickest and most comfortable boat to get your Siquijor Itinerary started.
With a travel time of only 40 minutes, the cosy, air-conditioned vessel will undoubtedly assist in making the Dumaguete to Siquijor travel schedule appear even faster.
Below is an OceanJet schedule departing Dumaguete daily:
One-way tickets from Dumaguete to Siquijor cost PHP$250!
Travellers can opt for the more affordable tourist class or the slightly pricier option of business class. If you want to get some fresh air, you can also spend a few minutes outside as the boat zooms across the seas at high speed.
Aleson Shipping Lines
Aleson Shipping Lines has eight daily trips on their Dumaguete to Siquijor ferry. Though the cruise boat isn’t airconditioned, it’s generally enjoyable as the sea breeze caresses your face.
You can bring a snack, some music to listen to, or read a book to help make the 1.5-hour journey pass by even quicker when you depart for your Siquijor tour. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to spot some dolphins during your brief trip!
Aleson Shipping Lines’ schedule is as follows:
One-way tickets from Dumaguete to Siquijor cost PHP$120.
Montenegro Shipping Lines
Montenegro Shipping Lines is a large ferry that also services the Dumaguete-Siquijor route. Though there isn’t any air-conditioning on this boat either, it is reasonably quick with around 1.5 hours of total travel time.
Montenegro Shipping Lines provides travellers with another set of departure times that may better suit your travel schedule needs when departing Dumaguete Port.
Montenegro Shipping Lines departing times:
One-way tickets from Dumaguete to Siquijor cost PHP$130!
If you want to take your motorbike rental with you from Dumaguete to Siquijor on the ferry, the Montenegro Shipping Lines option is ideal because the ship is outfitted to have space for motorcycles and vehicles.
All boats depart from the Dumaguete City Sea Port, conveniently located at the end of the boulevard near Silliman University.
The port is equipped with seats where passengers can wait for boarding time, as well as a handful of shops selling food and refreshments.
ATMs are located outside, in case you need cash; this will come in handy since Siquijor’s ATMs rarely work, so you are better to be safe than sorry before boarding the ferry.
It’s also good to note that travelling on the Dumaguete to Siquijor ferry is best done with a backpack or duffel bag in hand. Travelling with large, heavy luggage proves to be inconvenient, therefore, be sure to plan ahead of time before setting off on your Siquijor tour itinerary.
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