Getting to Siquijor from Dumaguete | Tourist Travel Guide

Want to know how to get from Dumaguete to Siquijor?

Getting from Dumaguete to Siquijor is straightforward. There’s direct ferries departing regularly from Dumaguete Port located at the end of the promenade. However most tourists visiting Siquijor from Dumaguete prefer taking the safer and more comfortable fast craft which has a shorter travel time too.

The Dumaguete to Siquijor ferries and fast-crafts operate everyday from the early morning until the evening.

While ferries are cheaper than fast crafts, the trip does take longer. And they’re not exactly comfortable either since most ferries are small and have no air condition.

An infographic of ferry from Dumaguete to Siquijor

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If you’re in Moalboal or Oslob getting to Siquijor is easy. You can follow this guide after reading our Moalboal/Oslob to Dumaguete guide

How to Get From Dumaguete to Siquijor

If you don’t want to read this entire article and you’re ready to plan your trip from Dumaguete to Siquijor, then the best option is the fast craft by ocean jet. This is the preferred choice for tourists and travelers and many locals too. This option will get you in Siquijor in approximately 45 minutes. There’s air conditioned business and tourist class tickets. Or open air seats for a cheaper price and better views. There’s just 2 fast crafts per day and tickets usually sell out. If you know your travel dates it would be best to book your seats in advance.

However, if you do have time to read the information here will provide you with all the details about the other available options to about how to get from Dumaguete to Siquijor. You’ll find this information useful should you not find any tickets on board the fast craft. And if you need further details about Siquijor, there’s a few useful tips and resources at the end of this blog post.

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An gorgeous golden sunset in Siquijor
Siquijor offers unbelievable sunsets

Dumaguete to Siquijor – All Options

There’s a few other option to get from Dumaguete to Siquijor. Some options are slower but tend to be cheaper. And there is also the option to go from Dumaguete to Siquijor with your car onboard a RORO boat. Below are all the options.

Best Option for Tourists

For most tourists visiting Siquijor from Dumaguete the best option would be the 7:20 am fast-craft. Choosing this option means you’ll be in Siquijor at around 8:00 am giving you an entire day to explore the island. Also, if you’re staying in Dumaguete and just want to visit Siquijor for the day, you should choose this option and then come back with the 6:00 pm fast craft.

Fast crafts depart Dumaguete Port at 7:20 am and 7:10 pm. Make sure to be at the port 1 hour ahead of departure. You’ll need to show your online booking at the Oceanjet counter located on the way into the port. Baggage allowance is 15kg for open air and tourist class tickets and 20kg for business class. Although this rule doesn’t seem to be strictly enforced. If you have excess weight you may need to pay a fee.

Dumaguete to Siquijor Schedule

Ferry Dumaguete - Siquijor ₱ 495–754 40m – 50m
  •   Business Class 07:20, 19:10
  •   Tourist Class 07:20, 19:10
  •   Open-Air 07:20, 19:10

Return scehule: Siquijor to Dumaguete

Ferry Siquijor - Dumaguete ₱ 457–714 1h
  •   Business Class 06:00, 18:00
  •   Tourist Class 06:00, 18:00
  •   Open-Air 06:00, 18:00
Getting to Siquijor from Dumaguete is done on board this fast ferry
The fast craft from Siquijor to Dumaguete
The business class area on board the Dumaguete to Siquijor ferry
Business class has comfortable seats and air condition

Dumaguete to Siquijor – Cheapest Option

The cheapest option from Dumaguete to Siquijor is via the ordinary ferry, which takes approximately 90 minutes, depending on sea conditions. This also happens to be an exciting experience as the small boat rocks in the choppy sea conditions.

For this option you should be aware that this is a fully enclosed boat with no air condition. It’s small and seating is a bit packed and not particularly comfortable. Windows which should help circulate the air are closed at departure because otherwise the waves would come inside. This results in a hot, humid and sticky 1 hour 30 minute boat ride.

Tickets are purchasable from the booth in Dumaguete port. Although weekday tickets usually do not sell out, it’s advisable to buy them a day in advance on weekends if you’re in Dumaguete. Unfortunately, online booking is not available; you must make the purchase in person.

Passengers boarding. small boat
While boarding the ferry – only a small door to get in
Passengers packed in a small boat
Inside the ferry it is a very tight space

Dumaguete to Siquijor Ferry Schedule

Ferry & PricesDumaguete to SiquijorSiquijor to Dumaguete
Oceanjet
Price
– ₱495 – NO A/C class
– ₱754 – A/C
Duration
50 minutes
– 7:20 am
– 7:10 pm
– 6:00 am
– 6:00 pm
Aleson
Price
– ₱200
Duration
– 1 hour
– 6:00 am
– 1:30 pm
– 8:00 am
– 10:00 am
– 6:00 pm
Montenegro
Price
– ₱455 – fast craft
– ₱234 – RoRo

Duration
– RoRo: 1.5 to 2 hrs
– Fastcraft: 50 minutes
Fast Craft
– 6:50 am
– 11:00 am
– 3:30 pm
RORO
– 7:00 am
– 10:00 am
– 2:00 pm
– 6:00 PM
Fast Craft
– 9:00 am
– 1:00 pm
– 5:00 pm
RORO
– 7:30 am
– 10:00 am
– 2:00 pm
– 4:30 pm
Aleson Shipping lInes
Price
– ₱200
Duration
– 90 minutes
– 6:00 am
– 1:30 pm
– 8:00 am
– 10:00 am
– 6:00 pm
Note: This ferry schedule should be used as a guide as timetables are frequently changed. For departure times it is best to check online on a ferry booking platform as you’ll get real time schedules and all the related information or contact the ferry lines for more information.

Roro

If you’re on a budget and want to save money, my suggestion is to use the RORO (roll on – roll off) ferry. It’s a big vessel used to transport cars so it’s relatively slower than the fast craft and even the smaller passenger ferries. Ticket can only be bought from the ticket booth at Dumaguete port. Should you wish to go by car, the ticket needs to be purchased a day ahead of travel date.

While the the travel time is around 2 hours, it’s definitely a lot more enjoyable than the cheap ferries to Siquijor. At least you can enjoy a nice sea breeze on your way along with the views.

Montenegro Shipping Lines operates daily with departures at 7:00am – 10:00am – 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

Ferries and Siquijor Information

Where is the Port of Dumaguete

The port of Dumaguete is located on the Northern end of Dumaguete promenade and is within walking distance from most of the tourist accommodations. 

Infographic of map of Dumaguete
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If your accommodation is a bit too far away or you have luggage, you can wave down a tricycle. The cost for a tricycle will be anything between PHP40 and 100 ($0.83 – $2.08) depending on which part of town your accommodation is.

Baggage and Terminal Fees

When entering the port of Dumaguete or while purchasing your tickets from the booth, you’ll be asked to pay a terminal fee. This is a pretty standard thing in all ports in the Philippines.

The terminal fee at the port of Dumaguete is ₱25 ($0.45) per person.

Where to stay in Siquijor

Siquijor is a big island and getting from one side to another can take over an hour. So it’s important to know the different options and areas that are best for you. Having the information about these areas will help you book an accommodation with ease and more confidently.

A beautiful church of St Francis of Assisi in Siquijor
Cambugahay Falls from above

San Juan

San Juan where 80% of tourists stay. Here you’ll be in the middle of everything with lots of restaurants to choose from, beach bars and accommodation for any budget. Most of the famous waterfalls are within a 10 to 30 minute drive from. The most popular accommodations are literally on the beach offering direct access to the colorful underwater Tubod Marine Sanctuary.View all San Juan deals.

Here TOP 3 recommendations for all budgets:

Budget: Bougainvillea guesthouse
Mid Range: Apo Diver Beach Resort
High End: Coco Grove Beach Resort

Note: These accommodation are all beachfront and tend to sell out. Booking ahead is recommended.

A resort facing the ocean lined with waving palm trees
Coco Grove Beach Resort is Siargao’s most popular accommodation

Lazi

Lazi is the region where a number of waterfalls are located including Cambugahay falls. There’s a hanful of accommodation to choose from and the town is quiet with a limited amount of dining option. Keep in mind that you will still need transport to reach the waterfalls as accommodation options aren’t that close. ↳View deals in Lazi.

Larena

Larena is a more laid back town on the west side of Siquijor. Here you’ll get to experience the more authentic side of living in Siquijor. Accommodation also tends to be cheaper and there’s a lot of local eateries. And if for some reason you like Jollibee, there’s one of those too. Larena is also the port area and is home to the beautiful St. Francis of Assisi Church.View all deals in Larena

A beautiful church of St Francis of Assisi in Siquijor
On your way out of the port in Larena you will see the beautiful St. Francis of Assisi church

Maria

If you’re looking for a more secluded and serene environment, Maria is a good option. It’s known for its natural beauty, including waterfalls and lush landscapes. Accommodations here might be more limited, but you can find some eco-friendly resorts and guesthouses. ↳View deals in Maria

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