How To Get To Siquijor Island – All You Need To Know

Want to know How to Get to Siquijor Island?

Getting to Siquijor island in the Philippines can be done via ferry travel from either Bohol or Dumaguete. If you’re in any of these destinations reaching Siquijor is easy as there’s daily direct ferries, fast crafts and RORO vessels which will get you there in as little as 45 minutes.

Should you be traveling from any other destination, reaching Siquijor will be a bit more complicated as you’ll need to use a combination of transport methods to first reach Bohol or Dumaguete before catching the ferry. This article covers all the ways to reach Siquijor regardless of where in the Philippines you’ll be traveling from.

an infographic of Siquijor island

How to Get to Siquijor Island

The easiest and fastest way to get to Siquijor is by direct ferry from Bohol or from Dumaguete. If you are anywhere else in the Philippines, you will first need to reach one of these destinations first to then get a ferry or fast craft. There are no flights to Siquijor.

How to get to Siquijor from anywhere

Here is a quick overview for getting to Siquijor depending on where you are in the Philippines. This breakdown should give you an idea what the route looks likle depending on where you’re traveling from. Further down you’ll find more details for each option.

Moalboal or Oslob to Siquijor?Then read this.
Already in Dumaguete?Then read this.

Here is what your journey looks like to get to Siquijor from:

*Flights to Cebu may be cheaper. In that case follow the mode number 4.

A map showing location of Siquijor, Bohol, Cebu and Dumaguete

Getting to Siquijor – The Basics

The best way to understand how to get to Siquijor island is to first know how to get to Siquijor from Bohol or Dumaguete. Thats because this will be the final journey if you’re coming from other destinations.

So this guide first covers Dumaguete & Bohol to Siquijor. Then once that is covered I will cover the ways to actually reach Dumaguete & Bohol in order to finally get the ferry or fast craft to Siquijor.

Dumaguete to Siquijor

The fastest and easiest way to get to Siquijor from Dumaguete is by fast-craft. This is a favorite option among tourists because you have the option to choose air condition area, the seating is comfortable and the journey only takes around 50 minutes.

Tickets can be bought in person on the day of travel from the booth upon entry to Dumaguete port. However, it is recommended to buy your tickets in advance. So if you’re only passing through Dumaguete to catch the ferry, it would be best to reserve your seats online.

Bohol to Siquijor

There is 2 ferries every day making the journey from Tagbilaran port in Bohol to Siquijor. The morning ferry departs at 10:00 am and is scheduled to arrive in Siquijor at 12:30 pm. The afternoon ferry departs at 3:20 pm and is faster with a travel duration of approximately 2 hours.

If you’re in Bohol and already have your travel dates, go to Tagbilaran port and buy your tickets, or buy them online. The boats aren’t massive so seating options are rather limited and often sell out especially on weekends, holidays and peak season when along with all the tourists, there is also a huge demand for tickets by locals.

Cebu to Siquijor

Gettin to Siquijor from Cebu will be either via Bohol or via Dumaguete. The part of Cebu you want to travel from will dictate which is the best option.

South Cebu to Siquijor

South Cebu includes the sardines run, Kawasan canyoneering adventure and Osmena peak and most tourists base themselves in Moalboal located on the west coast of the island. On the opposite side there’s Oslob where tourist go for whale watching tours.

Regardless whether you’re in Oslob or Moalboal, getting to Siquijor is via Dumaguete as its the easiest and fastest option. If you’re on a budget, take one of the South bound ceres buses. These buses pass about every hour from the main road and it best to ask where to wait for them. Your journey will be to Liloan so let the dispatcher know this as they will tell your where to get off.

Once off the bus you can take a tricycle to the port as it’s about 1 km away. From Liloan port take the 15 minute ferry to Sibulan port. Then from here you’ll need to take another tricycle to Dumaguete port where you’ll finally take the boat to Siquijor.

Read this detailed guide: Moalboal/Oslob to Dumaguete

Central/North Cebu to Siquijor

This Route: Cebu → Bohol (Tagbilaran) —- Bohol (Tagbilaran) → Siquijor

If however you’re in Cebu City or further North, then the route to get to Siquijor will be via Bohol (Tagbilaran Port).

If you’re in the City, you can take a taxi or bus to the port and take the boat to Tagbilaran port in Bohol. It’s important to get your tickets to Tagbilaran because that is where where the boat to Siquijor leaves from.

If you’re further North you’ll first need to reach the City and then the port. This can be done similar to the previous option. You can wait in the main road and take one of the Southbound buses as these will go directly into Cebu city.

Make sure to ask at your accommodation where to wait for the bus. And also don’t forget to have you tickets booked for the ferry to Siquijor. It wouldn’t make sense to travel all the way only to find no tickets available.

Where to stay in Siquijor

# Top 3 on the beach
Bermuda Triangle Bungalows

San Juan is the main tourist area on the island and is the best area to stay in Siquijor. Below are the TOP 3 recommended places to stay on the beach in San Juan. You’ll be within walking distance to many places to eat, drink, chill and you can stumble out of bed and go take an early morning dip.

Best places to stay for any Budget in Siquijor ⤵

Budget $Kadij Guesthouse₱1400/$24
Mid-Range $$Residencia Diosa₱2500/$45
High-End $$$Bermuda Triangle Bungalows₱5900/$105
Note: these select accommodation are always in high demand. For best prices and availability advance reservation is always advised.

Tourist Attractions in Siquijor

If you’re heading to Siquijor, we have included a list of the very best tourist spots on the island. Click on the links and read the guides.

Or jump straight to the perfect Siquijor 3 day itinerary here.

HEY, just so you know…

2 thoughts on “How To Get To Siquijor Island – All You Need To Know”

  1. Hi, this is really nice post, so helpful. Thank you 🙂
    Just the 1 quick question: from which year is that post? I am planning a trip to Siquijor soon and I am wondering if still you do not have buy a ticket for the ferry from Dumaguete and if still boats runs a few time per day? I need this information because I am not sure which flight I have to buy from Manila.

    Thank you if you read this and give me some advice.

    • Sorry Amanda, I missed your comment. Bit late now I guess. Yes as far as I know the boats are now running a few times a day. They had reduced the trips but now everything is back to normal.


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