There are several ways to get to our place in Dauin when you already are in Dumaguete, depending on your budget…
The cheapest way to get here is to take a tricycle (9php/head) to the jeepney station, close to the local market in Dumaguete. They leave as soon as they’re full usually this takes 5-15mins. The trip costs 18php/head. Tell the driver to drop you off at the local market in Dauin and from there we can either pick you up or you can walk down to Bongo Bongo divers 5 minutes away from the local market.
If you end up on the Ceres bus station, you can also get a bus from there, you need to go south those will typically be going towards Bayawan, but always remember to ask the conductors on site for the right bus. This would cost you 20php just let the conductor know you are going down Dauin market.
You can also take a tricycle the whole way from the Airport or pier depending on the mood and heat of the day, this varies usually between 200-350php for the whole trip. Some drivers will turn you down for 200php and some wont. Anything less than 200 is a bargain and you have great skills. Direction to the driver is Dauin Marine Sanctuary 1, the first left turn on the national highway after the local market in Dauin.(Just after Ulling roasters)
We are also more than happy to send a driver, this cost between 700-1.000 php depending where your journey starts and is good for 6 pax with luggage.
Getting to Dumaguete City from Manila
Air plane – At the moment there is two airlines operating Manila-Dumaguete, Cebu Pacific & Philippine Airlines. The prices are usually around 2.000-3.000 php one way all included. If you start looking at tickets, a couple of month in advance you can be lucky to avail some of the promos, and pay as little as 650 php one way, but it require patience and timing to get it right!
Getting to Dumaguete City from Cebu
Theres several options to get to Dumaguete from Cebu, we will take you through the most common.
Air plane – There is only one flight in the morning from Cebu City to Dumaguete operated by Cebu Pacific. Same apply to these tickets that if you got the skills and patience, these can be bought as low as 650 php… Normal rate is around 1.750 php all included. excl. luggage.
Taxi – If you can’t be bothered by going by bus, airplane or ferry you can hire a taxi from Cebu to Lilo-An port (Southern tip of Cebu Island). Here there is two ferries operating roughly every 30 min to Sibuland (5 kilometers outside of Dumaguete). The crossing takes around 20 minutes in calm sea. When you arive to the pier in Sibuland, there will be jeepneys waiting to take you to Dumaguete for as little as 15 php.
Ferry – There are several ferries operating Cebu-Dumaguete.
OceanJet – Has one departures to Dumaguete a day, which is the one in the morning. It’s with air-con and usually they abuse it, by setting it to 16 degrees. Sometimes you are freezing your arse off, while other times it’s well controlled. Anyways we would strongly recommend you to bring an extra jacket or blanket with you incase. Sometimes you can be lucky that they show a nice movie and other times the play way to loud crappy music, anyway just hope for the best. The trip is about 4 1/2 hour with a stop in Tagbilaran on the way. Price is around 1.100 php one way.
Slow ferries – There are couple of different slow ferries, operating Cebu-Dumaguete. Since they always change the schedule you will have to figure out ahead of your departure how the schedule is on the specific day. Usually it takes 6-7 hours. The best thing with those ferries, is you will have your own bed & properly be the only tourist onboard. The prices beginning as low as 350 php one way.
Bus– There is a few busses leaving for Dumaguete from the southern bus terminal in Cebu. We would not recommend to use this, since your travel time can turn out to be as long as 8-9 hours. Much Faster and frequently you can catch a bus, going to Lilo-An (Southern tip of Cebu Island) Here there is two ferries operating roughly every 30 min to Sibuland (5 kilometers out of Dumaguete). The crossing takes around 20 minutes in calm sea. When you arive to the pier in Sibuland, there will be jeepneys waiting to take you to Dumaguete for as low as 15 php. And from there you can follow our guide above.