Camiguin is a beautiful island located southwest of Bohol. It boasts of a serene vibe, gorgeous beaches, hot/cold springs, and stunning waterfalls. Also called the “Island Born of Fire,” it has the most number of volcanoes per square kilometer in the world. Even now, volcanic activity continues to re-shape the island, making it a very interesting place to visit.
It’s one of the smallest islands in the Philippines but still gets its fair share of tourists. It’s definitely worth your time to spend 2 or 3 days here.
When travelling the 130km distance from Bohol to Camiguin, you only have 1 option: a combined bus and ferry ride that costs 660 PHP ($13). The journey takes about 6 hours.
There is no direct option from the main tourist area in Bohol to Camiguin. You first need to get to Jagna Port, from where the only ferry bound for Camiguin departs from.
Step 1: Tagbilaran to Jagna Port by Bus
Duration: 2 hours Cost: 100 PHP ($2)
If you are like most tourists who are staying in either Tagbilaran City or Panglao Island, you still need a transfer to Jagna Port.
The cheapest option is the bus. Head to Dao Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran city center and hop on a bus bound for Jagna Port. A ticket costs 100 PHP ($2) and the bus journey takes about 2hrs as it makes a lot of stops.
If you want to go faster and more direct from your hotel, you can take a taxi. Depending on your location, taxi rates range from 2,500 PHP ($50) to 3,000 PHP ($60). Travel time with the taxi is 1.5hrs.
Step 2: Jagna Port to Camiguin
Duration: 4 hours Cost: 560 PHP ($11)
Super Shuttle Ferry offers only 1 trip for this route, which departs at 13:00. Make sure to plan your travel accordingly so you don’t miss the ferry going from Bohol to Camiguin. Missing this ferry can cost you an entire day. The ferry arrives at Camiguin’s Balbagon Terminal at 17:00.
You can book this ferry online via BookAway for 560 PHP ($11). You can also buy your ticket at the port for a few dollars less, but we don’t think it’s worth taking that risk considering there is only 1 ferry available daily.