New Ferry Route Camiguin – Bohol and Opol (CdO) Mindanao starting next week

New Ferry Route Camiguin

New Ferry Route Camiguin come and go. This one is very important for Camiguin.

Since fall 2017, rumors that a new ferry will come to Camiguin, are being confirmed by Archipelago and FastCat. The begin of operation had been moved several times. But now it’s becoming true! Next week – next Wednesday.

MARCH 21, 2018

Haha, it’s important to indicate the year in the Philippines, otherwise you hear “next year maybe.

New Ferry Route Camiguin Schedules

This announcement created a hilarious laughter on Camiguin island.

New Ferry Route Camiguin

The Camiguin arrival and departure hours from Opol in Balbagon port are considered absolutely “non-christian”.

New Ferry Route Camiguin

Arriving from Jagna (Bohol) around 3 p.m. is absolutely OK. Also the departure to Cagayan de Oro around 4 p.m. is an old tradition (Greetings from Paras Sea-Cat). But fetching customers at around 1 a.m. in the port, bringing them to the resort, checking them in and wishing them a good but short night is a challenge for all hotels and resorts on Camiguin island. Together with the 3 a.m. departure for the Bohol trip the resorts would need 2 or 3 night staff at least. Well, afterwards the same staff could bring passengers around 5 a.m. to the airport for the first CebGO flight. And bring the real “early-birds” to the resorts.

Some comments on facebook …

  • That fabulous!… Now we get to accept room guests at 2 am!.
  • And what will they use for transportation?
  • Gonna message them to ask what the funk is the thinking behind this crazy schedule.
  • I’ve been saying it for years…. 2 boats 1 cdo to Camiguin return and 1 from Bohol to Camiguin…. Bohol boat to depart Tagbiliran not Jagna!
  • Remember that there is still a 45 minute drive from CdO to Opol.
  • What a useless schedule,who will go to Jagna 3am

Think positive, there are opportunities …

  • I think I’ll take the opportunity to sneak in a positive comment amongst all these complaints….getting additional service to the island is great news, I will for one use this…. have a great day ahead guys…..stop bye for a beer…..
  • It says march 21 – 27 on the poster…properly new schedule up to holly Thursday.
  • We need a great bar that will open at 1:30 am and close at maybe 4 a.m. near the port

But there is hope!

This evening we did celebrate the blessing and opening of a very promising new shop in Bug-Ong (more to read tomorrow). While invited locals were fascinated by the newest creation of Pacific Seaglass, two much more important persons (for the coming FastCat) had an important meeting just outside. Camiguin’s Number 1 (right) and FastCat’s Marketing Manager (left), had a decisive  discussion about the New Ferry Route Camiguin Schedules. I wished them good luck for an economically reasonable solution of the FastCat schedule challenge. The current schedule is limted to the days from March 21 to March 27.  There might be a change around Easter. we’ll see, next week …

New Ferry Route Camiguin

The paradigm-shift in Camiguin is progressing extremely. It is a big challenge for this little island and its government. I once pronounced the word “Boracay” this evening and got deathly darts from the eyes around me. That makes me happy because it seems that people here know where the problems are.

I HerathCamiguin


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2 Responses

  1. florencio israel says:

    maaung hapon maam/sir unsay sched nnyo from balbagon to jana bohol karong july 3, 2019

    • waebi says:

      There will only be the usual Super Shuttle Ferry between Balbagon and Jagna.
      The ferry leaves Balbagon at 08:00 a.m. and arrives in Jagna around 11:00 a.m.
      The ferry leaves Jagna at 1:00 p.m. and arrives at 4:00 p.m. in Balbagon port.

      Cheers, waebi

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