How To Get The Cebu To Siargao Ferry⛴️ [2024]

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Heading to Siargao Island and looking for exactly how to get the Cebu to Siargao ferry? You are in the right place!

Siargao has been dubbed as the “Most Beautiful Island in Asia” and “The Surfing Capital of the Philippines”. This beautiful remote island is known for its lush coconut trees, breathtaking lagoons, pristine white beaches and as one of the country’s top surfing destinations. It’s a great place to travel!

But before you get to enjoy Siargao, you need to get there!

Magpupungko, Siargao
Magpupungko, Siargao

Below, I describe exactly how to get from Cebu to Siargao via ferry by sharing everything you need to know about where exactly to take a ferry from Cebu to Siargao Island, where you arrive in Siargao, where to check for Cebu to Siargao ferry schedule and the Cebu to Siargao ferry price as well as how to buy tickets.

I also describe the return Siargao to Cebu ferry journey.

It’s not difficult to travel from Cebu to Siargao by ferry, you just have to take it step-by-step.

Let’s start!

Traveling from elsewhere in the Philippines? Find our full guide for how to get to Siargao here.

Map: Boat Cebu To Siargao

This map shows you how you can get a ferry from Cebu to Siargao island, although please note that there is no direct ferry – see details below. You need to travel via Surigao which you will also see on the below map.

The distance from Cebu to Siargao is 242 kilometres and the approximate Cebu to Siargao ferry 2043 time is approximately 11 hours.

Cebu To Siargao Ferry map
Click the map above to open in Google Maps.

Ferry Cebu to Siargao Information

As mentioned above, there is no direct ferry to Siargao from Cebu. You will first need to take a ferry from Cebu to Surigao and change ferries there. This is the same if you’re looking for a car ferry from Cebu to Siargao.

The main ferry operator that travels the Cebu-Surigao route is Starlite Ferries. They depart every evening and arrive in Surigao City the next morning. Cokaliong Shipping also serves this route.

Once you arrive in Surigao City, catch a direct ferry to Siargao via Evaristo & Sons Sea Transport.

You can find summarised information about these ferries in the following table with full information below.

SectionFromToFerry lineScheduleBook
Part 1Cebu CitySurigaoStarlite FerriesDeparts 9pm
Arrives 7am
Book here
Part 2SurigaoSiargaoEvaristo & Sons Sea Tourist10am, 3pm departuresBook here
The information above is correct at the time of publishing. Click the “book here” links for the current prices and schedules

If you want a ferry from Siargao to Cebu, simply reverse the parts above.

Cebu To Siargao Boat Schedule

Cloud 9 Pier, Siargao
Cloud 9 Pier, Siargao

Part 1: Cebu to Surigao

The Cebu to Siargao ferry schedule 2024 has an overnight ferry Cebu to Siargao leaves Cebu City around 9pm in the evening then arrives at Surigao City at around 7am. This means the ferry takes about ten hours.

You can check the latest times and prices here.

Timetables and tickets are only available 1-2 months in advance, so if you are travelling at a later date, bookmark this page and come back to it closer to your travel dates for the latest schedule.

Part 2: Surigao to Siargao

For the next part of your journey, ferries depart Surigao City for Siargao a couple of times a day and take about an hour and a half.

Once you arrive in Surigao, take another ferry bound for Dapa, Siargao on Evaristo & Sons Sea Transport.

At the time of publishing, this ferry runs at 10am and 3pm, but this does change depending on the time of year.

You can find their latest schedule here.

Schedules and tickets are often only available a couple of weeks in advance, so bookmark this page and check again closer to your travel dates if necessary.

Cebu To Siargao By Boat Fares

Inside the waiting area at Pier 1 Cebu City
Inside the waiting area at Pier 1 Cebu City

As we’ve mentioned, there is no direct night ferry from Cebu to Siargao. So, you need to take two separate ferries.

Part 1: Cebu to Surigao

Tickets on this route start from ₱1,200 for a reclining seat. You can pay more for a bed or a private cabin.

Click here to see the latest fares and to book your tickets.

Part 2: Surigao to Siargao

Once you arrive in Surigao, take a Siargao-bound ferry with tickets starting from ₱520 for the cheapest seats. There are also tourist class and business class fares if you want a little more space.

Click here for the latest ticket prices and options.

Note that the Cebu to Siargao ferry fare 2024 is subject to change. I also recommend that you purchase your Cebu to Siargao boat fare in advance especially if you’re traveling on weekends or during the holiday season.

If tickets aren’t available for your dates yet, bookmark this page and look again closer to your travel date.

Siargao to Cebu Ferry

If you want to know how to take the ferry Siargao to Cebu instead, all you need to do is to take the transportation options we’ve mentioned above in reverse.

Just like the journey from Cebu to Siargao, there is no direct ferry from Siargao to Cebu. You need to take two ferries and travel via Surigao.

Part 1: Siargao to Surigao

There is a ferry that departs from Dapa, Siargao, arriving in Surigao City. The journey takes 1 hour and 30 minutes and tickets start from ₱515.

Click here for the latest fares and schedules.

Part 2: Surigao to Cebu

Arriving in Surigao City, catch another ferry bound for Cebu City. Travel time is approximately 10 hours and it currently departs at 9am.

Click here to see the latest prices and to book your ticket.

Schedules often don’t come out until a few weeks before your travel dates so you may have to bookmark this page and check the links again closer to your travel date.

Cebu Port

Passenger Ferries at the port of Cebu
Passenger Ferries at the port of Cebu

To reach Cebu Port, from the main city centre, you are best to take a taxi.

Make your way to Manuel Quezon Boulevard, and if you plan to take the Starlite Ferry, proceed to Pier 3. Meanwhile, if you prefer hop on one of the Cokaliong ferries, go to Cebu City’s Pier 1.

Once you arrive at the port, walk directly to the ticket office of the ferry company that you chose.

Be sure to arrive well in advance to make sure you don’t miss your ferry.

Surigao Port

Cokaliong Ferry at Surigao Port
Cokaliong Ferry at Surigao Port

Once you arrive in Surigao, you’ll already be at the terminal you need to be at for your next ferry on to Siargao.

The facilities of the port are well-maintained and clean, it is also fully air conditioned, and a free WiFi connection for passengers. Restrooms are also mostly clean, and there are food kiosks inside the terminal.

Siargao Port

Port of Dapa in Siargao
Port of Dapa in Siargao

The Port of Dapa in Siargao is the principal maritime gateway to the popular surfing island destination in the Philippines. This is the entry point for Siargao Island and the terminal that you need to go to if you’re heading back to Surigao City.

The port includes a wharf and pier with a total length of 130 metres. The port itself is quite small, but it has clean facilities like restrooms and free wifi. You can purchase on-site tickets and online tickets here as well.

Once you arrive at the terminal, hire a habal-habal or tricycle going to General Luna (or vice versa) where most of the accommodations, hotels, and restaurants are located.

Alternatives To Travel Cebu To Siargao?

If the time and effort involved in taking two ferries seems like too much, there is a much easier alternative, You can fly from Cebu to Siargao.

Cebu Pacific, Cebgo and Philippine Airlines fly here daily with flight times of only an hour. Flight prices can be very reasonable if you book in advance or during a sale.

Click here for the latest flight prices and times.

Final Words

Sugba Lagoon, Siargao
Sugba Lagoon, Siargao

So, there you have it. In this guide, I’ve described exactly how you can take the Cebu ferry to Siargao (and vice versa!)

If you’re wondering how to get to Siargao from Cebu by boat, getting to and from these destinations doesn’t have to be difficult. Just follow the tips that we have mentioned in this article, and you’re good to go.

I also recommend that you purchase your Cebu to Siargao ferry tickets in advance to avoid the hassle of buying your tickets on-site.

Click here to book your Cebu to Surigao ferry tickets now. Meanwhile, you can find Surigao to Siargao schedules and tickets here.

I hope you found this guide to taking the Cebu to Siargao Island ferry useful. You can find our full guide to the best resort in Siargao here, all the best things to do in Siargao here or our complete travel guide to the beautiful island of Siargao here. You can find more information on Cebu here.

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By Sarah Gibson

Sarah first fell in love with the Philippines back in 2013 when she spent her son's first birthday on the beach in Boracay. Since then, she has visited many times and loves sharing her love of the Philippines here so you can enjoy it too. Sarah also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and a Certificate III in International Travel Sales. Sarah especially loves island hopping through the Philippines - it's so gorgeous and easy. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to the Philippines!