Sunday, June 2, 2019

Cebu to Bohol (Tagbilaran) via OceanJet

As I said on my previous post, we only stayed in Cebu for a night. We travelled from Cebu to Bohol via fast ferry. 



There are two major ferries serving between the Cebu and Tagbilaran in Bohol. The ferries are OceanJet and SuperCat. We opt OceanJet because there are few schedules compared to the latter one. 

» OceanJet «

Ocean Fast Ferries Inc. or commonly known as OceanJet, a Filipino-owned corporation, operates high-speed ferry crafts serving Visayas region in the Philippines. It was founded in 1995 and now serving in 10 destinations:

  • Batangas (Batangas City)
  • Bohol (Tagbilaran)
  • Cebu (Camotes Island)
  • Cebu (Cebu City)
  • Iloilo (Iloilo City)
  • Leyte (Ormoc)
  • Negros Occidental (Bacolod)
  • Negros Oriental (Dumaguete)
  • Oriental Mindoro (Calapan)
  • Siquijor (Larena)

» How to Get There «

The Cebu City Pier is located in Pier 1. The travel time is 2 hours per way.

We booked via Grab app (Php 472) from Happy Beach Cebu. The price varies depending on your location and time.

» Booking Tickets «

I booked our ferry tickets online at the ferry's official website. The tourist class (air-conditioned area) and open-air class are both cost Php 500 while the business class cost Php 1000.

There's an additional fee of Php 20 per person for the online booking fee.

Take note that the port terminal fee is not included in the ticket price. For Cebu, it costs Php 25 and for Bohol, it costs Php 20. You will pay it at the terminal fee area near the pier's entrance.

OceanJet Cebu-Bohol (vice versa) Schedule (as of March 2019)
Route
ETD
ETA
















Cebu City to Tagbilaran
5:10 am
7:10 am
6:00 am
8:00 am
7:00 am
9:00 am
7:30 am
9:30 am
8:00 am
10:00 am
8:20 am
10:20 am
9:20 am
11:20 am
10:40 am
12:40 pm
11:40 am
1:40 pm
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
3:20 pm
5:20 pm
4:20 pm
6:20 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
5:40 pm
7:40 pm
6:40 pm
8:40 pm













Tagbilaran to Cebu City
5:10 am
7:10 am
6:00 am
8:00 am
7:05 am
9:05 am
8:20 am
10:20 am
9:20 am
11:20 am
10:40 am
12:40 am
11:40 am
1:40 pm
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
2:40 pm
4:40 pm
3:20 pm
5:20 pm
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
4:20 pm
6:20 pm
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
5:40 pm
7:40 pm
6:30 pm
8:30 pm


» The Experience «

Online Booking. The website is very neat and user-friendly. You just need to provide your personal details. Then, you will receive the vouchers through email. Credit card is the only payment option for now.



Check-in. After paying for the terminal fee, we headed straight to the baggage scanner and then, check-in counter. The queue line was not long and the check-in process was smooth. We just gave the printed vouchers and they gave us the seat numbers. Unfortunately, you can't choose your desired seating number.

Passenger Terminal. We arrived early and there were few seats left near the boarding gate. The terminal is air-conditioned. There were arrays of food carts and a restaurant at the 2nd floor. We didn't roam much so we won't miss the ferry.



Inside the Cabin. It's air-conditioned and they also provide comfort rooms for men and woman. The also offer TV with movies. Unfortunately, they don't offer free WiFi connection but it's okay.



Travel Experience. Well, the travel experience isn't surprising. It's a good choice that we chose 11:40 am slot. The sea water was calm and travel was smooth. 




» Overall «

Overall, our experience was nice. I salute to the organized ferry terminal both sides. We never encountered any problems at all.

Note: This is not a sponsored post. I booked the tickets using my own money.


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