What to Expect in Your Cebu to Bohol Ferry Ride via OceanJet

Planning to take a trip from Cebu to Bohol or vice-versa? You can book your one-way or roundtrip OceanJet ferry ticket here.

An OceanJet vessel on Philippine waters. Credit: Vincent Paul Sanchez (CC by 2.0)

Highlights

  • If you’re looking to take a ferry that goes from Cebu to Bohol and back, consider OceanJet. They are a sea-based transit operator that offers frequent trips daily.
  • You may choose to book an Economy seat or ride in style on Business Class as you traverse the islands.
  • OceanJet’s Cebu to Bohol ferry departs from Cebu City Terminal and docks at Tagbilaran City Tourist Port. The first trip is scheduled at 5:10am while the last ferry leaves at 6:40pm. 
  • For those originating from Bohol (Tagbilaran City), the first ferry to Cebu also leaves at 5:10am, but the last trip is scheduled at 6:30pm.
  • Check the fare and book your OceanJet Cebu to Bohol ferry tickets using WAUG — the No. 1 travel activity booking platform from South Korea. Download the app here and browse activities that you can add to your trip.

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Why Cebu and Bohol is a Perfect Idea

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Experience Bohol’s Balicasag and Virgin islands. Credit: @hadamly

Ask Filipinos to name two destinations that are considered the Philippines’ best, and I’m pretty sure that you’ll get Cebu and Bohol in the top 10 responses. We’re not about to play Steve Harvey’s game here, but these two places are quite popular for good reasons. To name only a few, Cebu has the friendly whale sharks in Oslob, the splendid Tumalog Falls, and the clear waters of the Pescador Island. Bohol, of course, will not fall behind with its mesmerizing Chocolate Hills, Alona Beach, Butterfly Sanctuary, and the Loboc River. With so many paradise-like attractions, it is no wonder that Koreans choose to traverse the islands by taking a 2-hour ferry ride, among other means of transportation. And as WAUG fully opens up its activity booking platform to international users in 2020, we hope that travelers from other countries (and the Philippines, too!) get the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds. Below I’ll show you how:

Take the Cebu to Bohol Ferry via OceanJet

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One of the most convenient ways to travel to Bohol (Tagbilaran City) from Cebu — and vice versa — is by riding an OceanJet ferry. Locals consider this as one of the best options since OceanJet offers multiple trips in a day at an affordable price. Here are some of the basic things to note about the ride:

Travel Time of 2 Hours

A one-way Cebu to Bohol ferry trip (and vice-versa) only takes 2 hours. 

Departure and Arrival Points

The trip starts from Cebu City Terminal and ends at Tagbilaran City Tourist Port.

Economy and Business Class Seating

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OceanJet offers Economy and Business Class seating options. Passengers in Economy get a standard seat in an air-conditioned room, while those who ride Business Class get a reclining seat in a less crowded and temperature-controlled space. 

Cebu to Bohol Ferry Schedule

OceanJet’s first ferry leaves Cebu early in the morning at 5:10am. The last Bohol-bound ferry departs at 6:40 in the evening. If possible, book these time slots to get the most out of your trip. Here’s the full schedule (ETD) for reference (may change depending on your date of travel):

  • 5:10am
  • 6:00am
  • 7:00am
  • 7:30am
  • 8:00am
  • 8:20am
  • 9:20am
  • 10:40am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 3:20pm
  • 4:20pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 5:40pm
  • 6:40pm

Bohol to Cebu Ferry Schedule

Here’s the timetable for Cebu-bound ferries that depart from Tagbilaran City, Bohol (may change depending on the date of your trip):

  • 5:10am
  • 6:00am
  • 7:05am
  • 8:20am
  • 9:20am
  • 10:40am
  • 11:40am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 2:40pm
  • 3:20pm
  • 4:00pm
  • 4:20pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 5:40pm
  • 6:30pm

Cebu to Bohol & Bohol to Cebu Ferry Fares

You can book your OceanJet ferry ride to or from Cebu or Bohol using WAUG:

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Book your ferry tickets online. Credit: OceanJet Puerto Galera

One-way 

A one-way Economy Class ticket, whether you’re departing from Cebu or Bohol, costs around ₱664 when discounted. That’s equivalent to $13, S$18, HK$102, and NT$392. Expect to shell out around ₱1,163 for the Business Class option, which roughly converts to $23, S$32, HK$178, and NT$686.

Roundtrip

WAUG sells roundtrip tickets in Economy at a discounted price of around ₱1,163, which is $23, S$32, HK$178, and NT$686 when converted. If you will book a roundtrip OceanJet Business Class ticket, the price will be around ₱2,271 or $45, S$62, HK$348, and NT$1,338.

Please note that the published prices in this blog post may differ depending on your travel dates.

How to Book from WAUG

Simply follow these steps to get your OceanJet ferry tickets for your trip:

  1. Download WAUG here and sign up using your email address, Facebook, or Google account. New users will get a discount coupon upon registration!
  2. Visit OceanJet’s Cebu to Bohol booking page here.
  3. Finalize your bookings and check out using Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, or PayPal.

Booking Information

Your purchase from WAUG already covers the mandatory terminal fees in Bohol and Cebu. However, you’ll still have to pay ₱50 per baggage, if applicable.

After completing your booking, expect to receive a voucher two (2) days before your departure date, if not sooner. You’ll use this to collect your physical ticket at the following departure locations:

  • Pier 1, Cebu Ferry Terminal, Cebu, Philippines
  • Tagbilaran City Tourist Port, Tagbilaran Wharf Road, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines

On the day of your trip, arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled departure to be assigned a seat. The departure time is subject to change depending on the local circumstances.

Any change in itinerary (date adjustments) or cancellation must be done onsite or at the OceanJet ticketing counter. Rebooking fees may apply.

Reviews

Here are some tips and reviews from those who booked their OceanJet Cebu to Bohol and Bohol to Cebu ferry rides from WAUG:

“Arrived 10 minutes [ago. I showed the ticket and easily boarded!]”

oceanjet ferry review on waug.com
Original screenshots of automatically-translated OceanJet Ferry ticket reviews from WAUG.

“I used it well~ (joyful eyes). This is not a mobile voucher, but a separate voucher by email.”

CUSTOMER REVIEW ON WAUG

“OceanJet is really cold, so be sure to pack your outerwear!”

oceanjet ferry review on waug.com

More Tours to Book in Cebu and Bohol!

Aside from your ferry ride with OceanJet, check out the following recommendations to make your excursion worthwhile!

1. Cebu Ocean Park

Visit the newly-opened marine attraction in Cebu! The Cebu Ocean Park houses a huge oceanarium, fish spa, crocodile cage, and other interactive displays. You can even spot other adorable creatures like chameleons and parrots! 

2. Abatan River Firefly Tour

Thousands of fireflies create glowing lights, sparkling up the Mangrove trees a Christmas tree.
Thousands of fireflies create glowing lights, sparkling up the Mangrove trees a Christmas tree.

Tucked away in the midst of nature, Bohol’s Abatan River is known for its enchanting fireflies. These soft-bodied beetles spark to watchers’ amazement, making it a sight that tourists must definitely not miss. You can book this simple tour from WAUG, which includes a convenient pick-up and drop-off service.

3. Bluewater Panglao Resort: Day Pass and Meal Voucher

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Make your Cebu to Bohol trip count by visiting this hideaway! Credit: Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort Facebook page

Nestled in an island with clear waters, Bluewater Panglao will help you take away your stress and fatigue. If you will not be booking a room in the resort, you may opt to avail the day pass that WAUG offers. It’ll give you access to the resort’s Infinity Pool and private beach area. You’ll also get an F&B credit worth ₱700 (around $14), which you can use in Bluewater’s restaurants.

FAQ: OceanJet Ferry for Cebu to Bohol and back

1. What do I need to present upon check-in?

You’ll need to show a valid Identification card (ID) along with your voucher. You may not be permitted to take the trip if you fail to present your ID.

2. Are OceanJet ferry tickets transferable?

No, an issued ticket that is under your name may not be transferred to another person.

3. How many carry-on bags may I bring?

Each passenger is allowed to bring 1 hand-carry luggage.

4. Can I take pets with me?

You will be allowed to take your pets with you when you ride the OceanJet ferry to Cebu and/or Bohol provided that they are inside a cage and that you’ve secured a permit from the local Bureau of Quarantine. Among the pets allowed are fighting cocks, dogs, cats, rabbits, and other household pets.

5. How much are the rebooking fees?

As listed on OceanJet’s website, Cebu or Bohol-bound ferry passengers who plan to rebook their trip will be subject to the following fees (may change without notice):

If the ticket has not been checked-in: It will be ₱50 if you rebook before your scheduled departure and ₱100 if you do it afterwards.

If the ticket is already checked in: You’ll have to pay 40% of the original total fare price. Rebooking is only allowed if you do it BEFORE your original scheduled departure.

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