Updated: Camotes Island, Cebu: Boat Schedule, Travel Tips And How To Get There

Camotes Island is noted as famous and well-known top tourist destination in the islands of Cebu. Once known as “The Lost Horizon” of the South because of its unspoiled atmosphere.

Another thing that manifests about how this particular island evolves into a must-sought-visit because it has the quality of sugary beaches (a mini Boracay), picturesque and serene place. Aside from the beautiful beach resorts, to make your stay worthwhile, by visiting other important tourist spots including:

Tourist Attraction

  • Timubo cave (exploring and swimming)
  • Bukilat cave
  • Baywalk in San Fernando
  • Panganuron Falls
  • Buho Rock
  • Santiago Bay
  • Lake Danao Park
  • and other exciting features available at the island.

Anyways, I am sharing herewith our memorable pictures to give you an idea on how this place looks good and truly fascinating.

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Available Accommodation

You don’t have to worry around when you choose to visit Camotes as there are available cheap resorts and even tour packages when you landed at the port terminal of Camotes. And to guide you through, here are my list of available Camotes Islands Bed and Breakfast. Should there be added not mentioned below, you may drop a comment and or leave a message below this post.

Should you wish to book either of the resort for above-mentioned, kindly take note some of the highlighted resorts because you will be directed to the Agoda travel booking page.

I’ve decided to include links on this post because this is for your total convenience when you opt to have your hotel bookings earlier than your scheduled trip.

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Where is Camotes island?

The Camotes Islands are a group of islands that form part of the province of Cebu, Philippines. The island group is located at the eastern part of Cebu and southwest of Leyte Island, and north of Bohol Island. The Camotes is comprised by the following four islands and their municipalities:

  • Poro (municipalities: Poro and Tudela)
  • Pacijan (municipality: San Francisco)
  • Ponson (municipality: Pilar)
  • Tulang (barangay Esperanza)

Source: Wikipedia

How to get through Camotes?

  1. Aznar boat – Travels daily through the Island from Pier 2 (Cebu Port), Cebu City, at 9:00 am. If you don’t know how to get off the said port, better ride on a taxi cab while it’s convenient way to reach at the port terminal.
  2. Danao City port – Travel starts at 6:00 am and onward. Boat’s travel time will take about 2-3 hours depending on the sea’s temperament. To reach the said port, you must ride on a jeepney with #27 via Danao beside the White Gold Club House (Reclamation Area). Travel time in going to Danao is about an hour.
  3. Ouano Wharf – Location is at Looc, Mandaue City that travels daily at 1:00pm.
  4. Ocean Jet – They have two daily trips which you can also get to Camotes (Poro). From Cebu to Camotes is 6:00 am and 3:00 pm and the return trip is at 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Rate is P330/pax. Thanks for sharing this info Mam Cymbelline!
  5. Jomalia fastcraft – Alternatively the fastest way to get through Camotes island from Mactan Island, it takes an estimate of 1 hour and 10 minutes.
DANAO CITY PORT FOR CAMOTES
This photo taken at Danao City park. Image courtesy by Leah Q.

Important Travel Tips through Camotes

  1. Scroll down below for a more precise schedule of Camotes vessel.
  2. If you have arrived ahead of your boat schedule, you may spend time for a while by exploring at Danao City park just located few minutes away of Danao Port. Like we did before in the picture above.
  3. At Camotes Island dock you still have to ride a motorcycle for hire or Habal-habal (Visayan term) in order to reach at your desired destination.
  4. Tour guides are visible at the Camotes dock site for your tour arrangement or itinerary, tour packages and accommodation needs.
  5. Motorcycle drivers are hospitable and they could help you get through to where are the famous stay-in Hotel & Resort or to affordable stay-in rooms.
  6. You can also even ask the “habal-habal” drivers for tour arrangement through all the tourists destination. Arrange them for pick-up when you want to leave Camotes.
  7. There are daily trips from Danao City Port (motorized banca and RORO boats); in Mandaue City Ouano Warf (motorized banca) and also from Pier 1 (ferry boat/fast craft).
  8. Chartered flights is also available mostly for private tours only to Camotes.
  9. It is advisable to reserve tickets ahead of your travel schedule to avoid disappointments esp. when your vacation falls on Holiday season like during Holy week.
  10. No Bank/ATM machine.
  11. Credit cards are accepted in most renowned hotels and beach resorts at Camotes.
JUMILON SHIPPING VIA CAMOTES ISLANDS

To give us complete details of boat schedule in going through Camotes, I got this useful information from a website for our guide.

Boat Schedules

Boat Schedule from Danao City to Camotes Island

Danao City port to Poro, Camotes

  • 5:30 am via Ave Maria Pumpboat
  • 1:00 pm via Super Shuttle Ferry

Danao City port to Consuelo, Camotes

  • 5:30 am via Jomalia Shipping
  • 6:30 am via Shuttle Ferry
  • 8:30 am via Jomalia Shipping
  • 10:30 am via RJR pumpboat
  • 12:00 pm via Jomalia Shipping
  • 5:30 pm via Jomalia Shipping

Cebu Pier 1 to Consulelo, Camotes

  • 9:00 am via Golden Shipping Fastcraft

Cebu Pier 1 to Poro, Camotes

  • 5:30 pm via Golden Shipping Fastcraft

Please note that schedule above doesn’t necessary required to secure ticket reservation before your trip. You can just walk-in and get a ticket during your actual trip.

I had to copyright this photo of my colleagues (Albert “Trebla” and Miss Linnet) because I find them super enjoying on their recent trip to Camotes Island.

Boat schedule from Camotes Island to Danao City, Mandaue City & Cebu City

Consuelo, Camotes to Danao City Port

  • 5:30 am via Jomalia Shipping
  • 9:00 am via Jomalia Shipping
  • 10:00 am via Super Shuttle Ferry
  • 2:00 pm via Jomalia Shipping
  • 4:00 pm via Jomalia Shipping

Poro, Camotes to Cebu Pier 1

  • 6:00 am via Golden Shipping Fastcraft
  • 12:00 pm via Golden Shipping Fastcraft

Poro, Camotes to Mandaue City, Ouano Wharf

  • 11:00 am via Sto Nino de Cebu pumpboat

Poro, Camotes to Danao City Port

  • 5:00 pm via Super Shuttle Ferry

Please note that schedule above doesn’t necessary required to secure ticket reservation before your trip. You can just walk-in and get a ticket during your actual trip.

Mactan to Camotes Island and vice versa (in just 1hour)

Mactan to Consuelo, Camotes (Fastcraft vessel)

Departure: 8:00 AM & 12:00 PM, Daily

Rates:

  • For Adults: ₱500/person (Economy and Aircon)
  • For Senior/PWD: ₱360/person (Economy and Aircon)
  • For Student: ₱400/person (Economy and Aircon)
  • For Minors (ages 3-10): ₱250/person (Economy and Aircon)
  • Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 15 minutes

Consuelo, Camotes to Mactan (Fastcraft vessel)

Departure: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM, Daily

Rates:

  • For Adults: ₱500/person (Economy and Aircon)
  • For Senior/PWD: ₱360/person (Economy and Aircon)
  • For Student; ₱400/person (Economy and Aircon)
  • For Minors (ages 3-10): ₱250/person (Economy and Aircon)
  • Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 15 minutes

Mactan Ticketing Office:

  • Contact numbers: 0949-163-0892 / 0995-107-1720
  • Ticketing booth: Cebu Yacht Club’s port area, behind Island Central Mall

*** In case you’ll find outdated and obsolete data indicated herein, I would appreciate if you will leave a message or drop a comment below. Thank you so much!

Takeaway

Planning to have your vacation at the Camotes Islands? I just hope that the content above provides aid on your future plan trips. While it is most prominent that staying a day wouldn’t be enough, but rather prefer to stay longer than  two days or more for a more satisfying tour experience around the island.

Thank you for visiting my blogsite. I would be much happier to see your feedback and more comments below this post. Enjoy your trip! God bless us always!

Disclaimer

Images posted herein were just history and somehow throwback photos. This is for informational only and not intended to damage nor could harm other parties involved.


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13 Comments

  1. Hi! upon arriving Camotes Island is their a place where we can dine and eat Cebu Lechon? 🙂

    1. I am not really sure Jazzy if there’s lechon available at the Island. I suggest just to bring lechon on your trip, you can buy it first when you are in Mandaue City or Cebu City area before heading Danao, I’m very sure there’s lechon in there. Or you may drop in Gaisano Danao, there might be a lechon stall at their Supermarket.

  2. Pila ka hours from danao city to camotes island.?ug pila sad and plete sa boat?naa bay biyahe ana pgkagabie if ever mouli me eg ka gabie?thanks…

    1. Hello Mam Sydnie, sorry for the late reply. Sa ako nahinumdoman Mam kay mo run jud ug 2hours sailing from Danao City to Camotes Island. About the sa plete Mam kay mag search pako this time kay medyo taud-taud napud ko wala ka balik ug visit sa Island. Will just update you Mam pila ang plete padung ngadto. About gabie nga schedule I don’t think so Mam. Thanks for dropping a comment here Mam Sydnie. Enjoy your trip!

  3. […] From SM Cebu, ride a jeepney (#27) to Danao City. Travel time from Cebu to Danao is about an hour (P20-30 fare). From Danao City port, ride a ferry to Consuelo. You can reach the island in 2-3 hours, depending on the current. The trip starts as early as 5:30AM and as late as 9PM. Ordinary fare costs P180.00 and for Air-conditioned P200.00 for Jomalia Shipping Corporation. For more details, please visit this site. […]

  4. is there a resto bar in camotes beach resort?

  5. Hi Janeth… are there convenience stores in camotes where we can use cc to buy foods etc? 🙂 and how much is the usual fare sa habal2 from port to san franciso?

  6. Hi Arneth,

    Good day!

    Ask lang ko pwede ba mag tent lang sa santiago bay or san francisco bay?

    Thank you.

  7. Hi there! I just want to ask if which boat will go to ponson island in camotes…i think in Kawit?… And how long does it take to get there?

  8. Hi, do you know how to get to Pilar from Poro or San Francisco?

  9. Hi, we are planning to go to Camotes straight from the airport arriving at 8am. Parties travelling include my parents on their early 60’s and a 2yo toddler. Is it advisable to get a cab from the airport to Port of Danao City? Or is it more economical to get a cab to the North Terminal bus, then take a bus to Port of Danao City?

    Prior to travelling, where can we buy a ticket going to Camotes?

    Thank you.
    Cherrie

    1. Hello Ms. Cherrie! Good Day!

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