Camotes Island, how to get there....
There are many ways to get to Camotes island and I have shown you just one of the ways to get there. I currently showed you Ocean Jet since at that time, it was convenient for me although this is my least favorite vessel.
They used to have a wonderful service, clean and fast, but through the years it deteriorated.
The vessel became dirty that I could literally see rats pacing on the floor. I didn't feel the air condition at all which was supposedly on, so it's was a hot grueling uncomfortable ride. For a time, their schedule was irregular and didn't really know if they sailed that day as scheduled or not. As more boats sailed to camotes island, their services did improve and they are back on track again on a regular schedule now.
My favorite ride is taking Jomalia tourist class, a roro
and it's a good comfortable 2 hour ride from Danao City.
I also prefer to be longer in land than at sea, at least I feel safer.
They have a service bus that picks up passengers at SM shoemart
and they take you all the way to the port of Danao.
Here you land in Consuelo port instead of Poro.
A second best alternative would be the Super Shuttle Ferry, which has similar traits to Jomalia,
but not as comfortable.
If you dont catch these 2 roros, there's Ave Maria, which also leaves from Danao City.
This is an outrigger boat can take up to 200 passengers more or less.
The ride usually last you 3.5 to 4 hours ride to Camotes Island.
The seats are not that comfortable and better bring a raincoat in case you get soaked by the splash of the waves,
not to mention you might be boarding with pigs, and sitting with roosters or hen, and people next to you retching from motion sickness.
The ride for sure will be an unforgettable experience.
There are other rides to Camotes Island from Cebu City called the Melveric
which is a real comfortable ride on a huge vessel.
Just bring a sweater or a blanket in case of full blast airconditioning.
You can take a comfortable 4 hour nap until you get to Poro.
I can only share what I have experienced. Wishing you a happy trip and stay in camotes.
Take care and be safe. Bon Voyage!