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How to get to Camiguin Island

Camiguin is a remote island enriched with natural wonders and historical sites. It boasts of lush rain forests, hot and cold springs, majestic waterwalls, marine sanctuaries, and clear waters.

To visit this little paradise in Northern Mindanao, read on the transportation guide below: 

How to get to Camiguin Island

By Air
  • From Manila - There are no direct flights from Manila to Camiguin Airport. You may choose to connect flight from Cebu to Camiguin or get a flight to Cagayan de Oro (check further details below)
  • From Cebu - Cebu Pacific direct flights are available four times a week (M/W/F/Sun).

By Land and Ferry

1. From Cagayan de Oro. 

Option A. At Port of Opol, FastCat just launched a new route bound to Balbagon, Mambajao.

FastCat price, How to get to Camiguin Island
Image source: FastCat FB page

Option B. At Agora Terminal, ride Bachelor Tours liner that is bound to Butuan City. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Balingoan Public Terminal.or ride bus liners that are bound directly to Balingoan Public Terminal such as Pabama Tours.

CostBus Fare, P150.
Travel Time. Terminal to terminal, 1 hr 40 mins - 2 hrs

2. At Balingoan Public TerminalTake note that buying of tickets for Camiguin-bound passengers is now centralized at the terminal. Meaning, you will ride whatever ferry is available for travel at the time of your purchase. You no longer have the liberty to choose the ferry of your choice (unless you badly want to) but it's actually one of a smooth transaction especially when you're in a hurry. Once you arrive at Balingoan, you will see the ticket booth stationed at the center of the public terminal. Step by step process is specified. Make sure to secure all tickets required for boarding such as ferry and cash ticket (LGU ticket as per locals).

Barge Fee

  • Regular Fare: P205
  • Student Price: P163
  • Senior Citizen: P163
  • 3-11 years old: P102

LGU Fee: P2

3. From Balingoan Terminal, ride a motorela that will take you to Balingoan Port or better yet, walk. Then pay your terminal fee.

CostMotorela, P8
Travel Time: To Balingoan Port: motorela, 3 mins; walk, 5 mins.
Balingoan to Benoni Port, 1 hr 20 mins

Terminal Fee: P15

How to get around Camiguin Island

Upon Arrival: Benoni Port, Camiguin Island.

Different mode of transportations are available at Benoni port. You may choose from public utility jeepneys (PUJ), habal-habal, or contract van that will send you to mambajao or at your desired destination.

Jeep: P25; Benoni to Poblacion, Mamabajao
Habal-habal: P150; good for two; from Benoni to Mamabajao or at your desired destination / hotel
Van starts at P300; Benoni to your hotel

Island Tour Rates

For group:

Multicab with driver: P1200, 8 hours, 7 spots
Tricycle: P1200

For Solo/Couple:
Single motor with driver: P800, anywhere you want
Automatic motor for rent: P300

Published: 10/27/17; Updated: 03/27/18


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