Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cebu to Malapascua : Boat Schedule and Fare Rates


Malapascua is one of Cebu's major tourist destinations located in the northern portion of the province. It is a popular destination for beach lovers, scuba divers, free divers and cliff jumpers. It is surrounded by pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear water. (Read: 11 Things To Do in Cebu Province)


Schedule of boat trips from Maya to Malapascua and vice-versa. Travel time is around 30 minutes and fare if P100 per head for a public boat. Additional P20 is collected to take the little flat boat to the outrigger. Rates for a private boat varies depending on the time of the day.

The first trip is at 6:30AM and the last trip is at 5:30PM. There is a "special boat" (more expensive) that leaves at 6:00PM and 6:30PM. Make sure to be at Maya Port as early as you can so you can take the boat to the island. If in case you miss the last trip, you can either hire a boat or stay in Maya overnight. Boats usually depart every 30 minutes but they must have at least 10 passengers to leave. (Updated as of May 6, 2017, please see below).

How to go to Maya Port From Cebu City

From the airport or anywhere in Cebu City, take a taxi to the Cebu North Bus Terminal. Take a bus or van going to Daanbantayan (Maya Port). Alight at Maya Port, usually the last drop-off point. Travel time is around 4 hours and the fare is P160 for non-aircon bus, P180 for aircon bus, P200 for aircon van. 


Where to stay in Cebu? Recommended budget hotels to stay in Cebu City. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
  1. Red Planet Cebu
  2. Azia Suites
  3. Cebu R Hotel Mabolo
  4. Escario Central Hotel
  5. Pillows Hotel Cebu
Where to stay in Malapascua Island? Recommended hotels to stay in Malapascua Island. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
  1. Blue Corals Beach Resort
  2. Buena Vida Resort & Spa
  3. Evolution Resort
  4. Malapascua Starlight Resort
  5. Moonlight Resort
Have you been to these ports lately and saw some changes in the fare and schedule? Please let us know by commenting below. Thanks.

Reader Pauline has an update for this route:

"Hello Glen ! I'm now in Malapascua. Public boats are living Maya new port until 5.30PM and there are two 'special' boats (more expensive) at 6PM and 6.30PM. Cost 100Pesos per person + 20P to take the little flat boat to catch the banka."
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