Bohol to Siquijor

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How to get from Bohol to Siquijor

Siquijor is one of the Philippines’ most magical islands, literally. It is home to a lot of local legends, and if you talk to the right people, you might even get to know some of them on your visit.

The island itself looks like a fairytale land, with all its golden beaches, turquoise waters, 3-tiered waterfalls, and the 400-year-old “enchanted” balete tree. And because it enjoys fewer tourists compared to other nearby islands, you can have a more intimate time with nature.

Ferry from Bohol to Siquijor

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry2-3 hours475 PHP ($8.50)Read article for more info

The only direct option when travelling the 130 km (81 miles) distance from Bohol to Siquijor is by ferry. This ferry journey takes around 2-3 hours, depending on the ferry you take. Tickets start from 475 PHP ($8.50).

Itinerary from Bohol to Siquijor

Ferry

  • Bohol (Tagbilaran)
  • 2-3 hours
  • Siquijor

Bohol to Siquijor by Ferry

Duration: 2-3 hours
Cost: 475 PHP ($8.50)
Duration: 2-3 hours
Cost: 475 PHP ($8.50)

There are two ferry companies operating the Bohol to Siquijor route.

OceanJet offers one daily trip to Siquijor Port with fares from 965 PHP ($17.50). Travel time takes 2 hours, and you’ll arrive at the main port in Siquijor.

Meanwhile, Lite Shipping ferries are available only every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 20:00. Tickets are cheaper at 475 PHP ($8.50) for the 3-hour ferry ride, but note that you’ll arrive at the island at 23:00 at night.

Departure port in Bohol

The ferry departs from Tagbilaran Port in the city centre and is about 12 km from Panglao Island. You can either arrange a transfer to Tagbilaran Port with your accommodation in Panglao or take a bus from Panglao Public Market if you want to save money.

Arranging shared transport directly with your accommodations starts from 500 PHP ($9) depending on the ride and number of passengers. For those who prefer the bus, you can ride a tricycle to Panglao Public Market for 50 PHP ($0.90). From here, there are buses to Tagbilaran Port for 50 PHP ($0.90).

If you stay on Bohol island, it takes about 1.5 hours to reach the port from popular destinations like Carmen.

Ferry schedule from Bohol to Siquijor

Ferry CompanyScheduleCosts
OceanJet
(to Siquijor Port)
15:20 -17:20965 PHP ($17.50)
Book with BookAway
Lite Shipping
(to Larena Port)
20:00-23:00475 PHP ($8.50)
Book via Facebook

The OceanJet ferry offers two different types of tickets (Tourist and Business) that can be booked via the provided link above. Tickets with Lite Shipping are not available on online booking platforms.

We recommend checking the Facebook page of Liteshpping for the latest schedules if you want to buy your ticket at the harbour. If you want to buy your ticket in advance, you can also reserve the ticket via Facebook Messenger.

Arrival ports in Siquijor

There are two arrival ports in Siquijor:

Tricycles and motorbike taxis are the most popular way to get around the island. Rates to the nearest guesthouses start from 100 PHP ($1.80).

If your accommodation is located in San Juan (the main tourist area), expect to pay around 500 PHP ($9) for a tricycle that can fit 2-3 passengers with luggage.

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Ela is a storyteller, content producer, solo traveller and a mermaid-in-training. When she’s not in front of her laptop, you will find her barefoot and living her best tan on some island in the Philippines… Or exploring the depths of its seas as a budding freediver. An island girl at heart, she’ll be happy anywhere there is sea, sand, sun and coffee.

Abby is a writer who finds joy in mountains, beaches, and road trips. She considers her solo backpacking trip to the rice terraces of Bontoc one of the most fulfilling moments in her life. She’s loyal to the islands of her home country, the Philippines, but Thailand’s beaches also have a special place in her heart.

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