Where to take your next Cebu vacation? Head to Camotes Island! Grab those promo fares to Cebu while you are at it. 🙂
We Love Cebu presents this Camotes Transpo Commuting Guide with commuting options – fast craft or land trip via jeep/bus then RORO or motorized pumpboats.
A. Mactan Airport to Camotes Island via Fastcraft
There is now a fast craft option in going to this beautiful island in the north-east of Cebu. You will skip heavy traffic in Lapu-Lapu / Mandaue / Cebu City if you will take Jomalia fast craft Mactan to Camotes. Sailing time is just around 1 hour and 10 minutes only. It’s really fast to get to a white sand beach in Camotes Island via this shipping company.
The best news is that the Jomalia Camotes fast craft terminal in Mactan is very close to the airport, less than 10 minutes if you will take the airport multicab or taxi.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport has a very convenient transpo hub for regular white taxis and yellow taxis, find the hub beside the arrival area gate. The airport yellow multicab drop off and pick-up point is on the departure area.
Mactan Fast Craft Terminal
From the airport, take a taxi or the yellow multicab, get-down in Marina Mall. Walk a few meters until you reach the national highway. Across Marina Mall is Island Central Mall, cross the road and walk to the road beside Island Central Mall, at the end of this road is the Cebu Yacht Club Wharf, this is where the Jomalia fast craft to camotes terminal is also located.
Buy your ticket inside the wharf or visit any ticketing office of Jomalia Shipping Lines. You can also contact them at these numbers (032)346-0421 to 23 in case you have questions about ticket reservations and buying, cargo or vehicle for their RORO vessels etc. Danao ticketing office numbers +639261346930(Globe) or +639284066617(Smart).
Fast Craft Mactan to Camotes Daily Schedule
Jomalia sails from Mactan Cebu Yacht Club wharf going to Camotes 2X every Monday to Thursday and 3X Friday to Sunday. Vessel will dock in Consuelo Port in Camotes.
First trip daily is at 9 AM, second trip is at 1 PM. There is an additional one trip for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 5 PM, this is the last trip for these peak days.
Jomalia Camotes to Mactan Daily Schedule
Mactan to Consuelo sailing schedule every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 7 AM and 11 AM.
Mactan to Consuelo, Camotes trips every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 7 AM, 11 AM, 3 PM
DINING PLACES NEARBY MACTAN WHARF
In case you arrive early in the wharf and you’re hungry, there are lots of restaurants nearby including a Jollibee, Zubuchon, Harbour City Dimsum, Mang Inasal etc.
You can also buy snacks and junk foods in the Robinson’s Supermarket inside Island Central Mall. There is also a Watson in case you need medicines, sun blocks, lotions, etc.
B. Going to Camotes via RORO vessel
For those who wants to take a RORO vessel, you need to head to Danao Port. Travel time from Cebu City during heavy traffic may reach 2 hours, but if you will leave Cebu City or Mandaue City early, travel time may be under an hour.
Take a jeepney along Mandaue City national highway (after the San Miguel Beer compound) or in the intersection highway and A.S. Fortuna Street. Inform jeepney driver that you are going to the port in Danao City. Some drivers will take passengers all the way to the port, others will just head straight to their terminal in Danao and you will need to walk to the pier.
Once in Danao, buy a ticket for Jomalia RORO or Super Shuttle RORO vessels. Jomalia vessels docks in Consuelo Port while Super Shuttle Ferry docks in Poro Port. Make sure to do research what is the closest port to your hotel or resort accommodation.
Ticket price for Jomalia RORO Danao to Consuelo Port is Economy Express at P200, P220 for Aircon Accommodation Express.
Jomalia RORO Danao to Camotes Daily Schedule – The vessel departs Danao Port at these times 5:30 AM, 7 AM, 8:30 AM, 12 NN, 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM. There is an additional trip every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM.
Boat Schedule Camotes to Danao RORO via Jomalia – Vessel will depart Consuelo Port to Danao Port every day at 5:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5:30 PM. There is an additional early morning trip every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 4:30 AM.
Super Shuttle Ferry RORO Danao to Poro – Super Shuttle services the route Danao port to Poro port in Camotes Island once a day at 1 PM.
Poro to Danao via Super Shuttle Ferry – Once a day schedule at 5 PM.
These are the contact numbers for Super Shuttle RORO: (032) 231 0639 or (032) 345 5581, or cellphone numbers 0915 646 6857 or 0999 889 9999.
C. Danao to Camotes via Motorized Pumpboat
Aside from fast craft and roro vessels, you can also take a motorized pumpboat or outrigger boat from Danao to Consuelo port. However, based on We Love Cebu’s admins experienced during their travel to Camotes via pumpboat, when there are huge waves, these small sea vessels may not be able to dock as planned in Consuelo port, and passengers will need to transfer to an even smaller banca to reach the shore.
We recommend taking the big RORO vessels or the fast craft to go to Camotes.
Camotes Islands – PORO, PACIJAN, PONSON
Popular Spots in Camotes Island – These are just some of the reasons why visitors love coming back to this Cebu island – The long stretch of white sand beach options like Mangodlong, Santiago Bay, Bakhaw, Ezperanza, Nonok, M Lhuillier, also caves like Bukilat Cave and Timubo Cave, Lake Danao, and various dive sites.
Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Air Asia regularly holds promo fares to Cebu. Grab one of them, come here, come visit Camotes!
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