Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tubigon: Star Craft Ferry Ride from Cebu City Pier 1

Coming from Cebu City, there are two options of reaching the island province of Bohol. First is through the Cebu-Tagbilaran route, a 2-hour fastcraft ride that gives tourist quick access to Tagbilaran City, the capital of the province of Bohol, and to the municipalities of Panglao, Dauis, Baclayon and Loboc.

Second is through the Cebu-Tubigon route, a 1.5-hour fastcraft ride to the municipality of Tubigon, located in close proximity to the municipalities of Sagbayan, Danao and Carmen.


My travel group chose the Cebu-Tubigon route. We arrived at Cebu City Pier 1 at 6:30am to catch the 7:00am trip with Lite Shipping. Unfortunately, their vessel was under repair and we were directed to Star Craft which also departs at 7:00am.


Star Craft's vessels are colored orange and yellow and has two decks. The lower deck is air-conditioned while the upper deck is open-air. At 6:50am, passengers were signaled to board the vessel.


As it is not possible to reserve a seat, you have to make sure that you board ahead of the other passengers. It is best to take the front-most seats to have more leg room.


Super Craft's Cebu-Tubigon fare (tourist seat) is Php200.00. At the Cebu City Pier 1, you will also have to pay a Php10.00 terminal fee.



How we went there (and back)
Star Craft vessels are docked at the Cebu City Pier 1. From Mactan International Airport, we took a taxi straight to Pier 1. Taxi fare cost Php180.00 (Php40.00 flag down rate).

Keep in mind that Star Craft ticketing office is located outside the Pier 1 complex (see red thumb-pin).

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