If you happen to be in Cebu and you plan to go to other provinces, try Oceanjet ferries. Me and my friends were bound to Tagbilaran, Bohol from Cebu city last week and we already booked a roundtrip ticket from Oceanjet with a promo fare (400 pesos each ROUNDTRIP, but it can be as low as 300 pesos if you book earlier). We contacted a person to transact the booking for us (because they don't have an online booking) and we deposited the money in the bank and she texted us our ticket numbers. She said that we have to save it and show it to the terminal on the day of our departure (no need to go there beforehand for confirmation or whatsoever).
We scheduled for 6 a.m. and we arrived at their terminal (Pier 1) at 5 a.m. We were early because boarding is 15 minutes before departure. We don't have any baggage check-in. I just went to the Information counter and showed them the ticket numbers and our IDs. They later gave us our boarding pass.
|the ferry to Bohol|
There are 3 areas for passengers; the topmost is the non-aircon (but with an amazing view of the ocean), next level is the aircon (with cushioned seats and lcd tv) and the business class (right beside the non-aircon (a great view with the comfort of aircon, cushioned seats, own toilet and lcd tv). Of course, we chose the non-aircon type. Foreigners either get the aircon or the business class. But when the ferry departs, you could see them going outside to feel the sea breeze and photo ops for tourists. Someone even told me that you could actually transfer into the aircon area if it is not full.
The travel was a smooth ride considering the cloudy weather with drizzling at times. You can have your yosi break all throughout the ride if your on the non-aircon area. If you have to go to the toilet, you have to go down at the aircon area.
All in all it was a pleasant ferry ride. For more details about destinations, schedules and fares, you can check out their website. For the"contact person" (if you need) just leave a comment and I will refer you.