Dumaguete to Siquijor

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How to get from Dumaguete to Siquijor

Siquijor is an island paradise located south of Cebu and Bohol islands. Compared to its neighbours, Siquijor is only starting to gain popularity, which means you can still enjoy a very laid-back vacation here. That is as long as you don’t visit during summer (March to June).

The island is small enough for you to explore in a day – lounge at Paliton Beach, try out the rope swings of Cambugahay Falls, go cliff-diving at Salagdoong, and a lot more. But we highly recommend that you spend at least a few days here.

Siquijor is for slow days with nature and a good place to meet new friends – both locals and foreign tourists who now call the island home.

Ferry from Dumaguete to Siquijor

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry1-2 hours410 PHP ($7)Check Ferry Tickets

Taking a ferry is the only way to travel the 35 km distance from Dumaguete to Siquijor. Including transfers to and from the ferry ports, fares start at 410 PHP ($7).

Dumaguete is the most common entry point to Siquijor. Most ferries from Cebu to Siquijor will first go to Dumaguete and then continue with the ferry to Siquijor.

This guide will focus solely on the ferry options from Dumaguete to Siquijor, though. From Dumaguete, you can choose from several ferry companies that can take you to the so-called enchanted island. Travel time depends on which ferry you take and which port you arrive at in Siquijor.

Itinerary from Dumaguete to Siquijor

Dumaguete to Siquijor by Ferry

Duration: 1-2 hours
Cost: 410 PHP ($7) incl. miscellaneous fees
Duration: 1-2 hours
Cost: 410 PHP ($7) incl. miscellaneous fees

There are three ferry companies operating from Dumaguete to Siquijor: Oceanjet, Montenegro, and Aleson. All of which are trusted for this route. You can just pick whichever fits your schedule.

Ferries from Dumaguete to Siquijor are available daily from 05:30 to 19:10. Travel time is 1-2 hours, depending on which ferry you take and which port you choose to arrive at.

Ferry fares start at 130 PHP ($2.35). Note that you will have to pay an additional 15 PHP ($0.25) for the terminal fee.

Departure station

Ferries operating from Dumaguete to Siquijor depart from Dumaguete Port. If you’re coming from Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport, you will still need to take a 10-minute tricycle ride to the pier. Fares start at 100 PHP ($1.80) as this will be a “special” ride.

When coming from the town centre, it should be just 12 PHP ($0.20) per person to the port, although they might charge more if you’re carrying luggage.

Ferry schedule from Dumaguete to Siquijor (via Siquijor Pier)

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
430 PHP ($7.50)
Check Ferry Tickets
Aleson Shipping Lines*05:30-07:00
150 PHP ($2.70)
Montenegro Shipping Lines*07:00-08:30
130 PHP ($2.35)
*COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently (July 2022) unable to confirm the ferry fares and schedules for Aleson and Montenegro due to constant changes from the pandemic.

Ferry schedule from Dumaguete to Siquijor (via Larena Pier)

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Aleson Shipping Lines*10:00-12:00
120 PHP ($2.15)
Montenegro Shipping Lines*18:00-20:00170 PHP ($3.05)
*COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently (July 2022) unable to confirm the ferry fares and schedules for Aleson and Montenegro due to constant changes from the pandemic.

Ferry tickets are easily available at the port. However, we recommend booking online beforehand if you’re travelling on a weekend or in summer, when tickets really sell out fast. On really busy days, there’s a chance you’ll have to wait a few hours at the port for the next available ferry.

Note that only Oceanjet is available for online booking on BookAway.

Tickets for Aleson Shipping or Montenegro Shipping are only available at the pier. For inquiries, you can contact them beforehand through their Facebook pages.

Arrival station

There are two arrival points in Siquijor: Siquijor Pier and Larena Pier. Either way, you’ll need a transfer to your hotel.

Some accommodations offer free pick-up so make sure you inquire beforehand. Otherwise, tricycles are easily available from both ports. A ride to the tourist centre in San Juan starts at 250 PHP ($4.55) from Siquijor Pier and 500 PHP ($9) from Larena Pier.

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