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Hagnaya Port Information

Arrival at Hagnaya Port

When you get to Hagnaya Port, you will be approached by porters offering to carry your bags onto the ferry. If you need assistance, a fair price is around forty to fifty pesos per bag.

Hagnaya Port Terminal Cebu Philippines

Hagnaya Port Terminal Building

If you are ticketed to Hagnaya Port only, you will need to grab all of your belongings as you leave the bus, negotiate with porters if necessary, and then proceed inside to the ticket office.

If you are ticketed on the direct RORO bus all the way to Bantayan, your luggage will remain on board. 😀

Simply proceed to the ticket office.

Purchase a Ferry Ticket

All passengers will need to purchase a ferry ticket to Santa Fe Port (Bantayan Island).

Ferry Ticket Prices and Schedules

There are two ferry companies that travel to Santa Fe from Hagnaya.


Ticket Windows – Purchase Your Ferry Tickets Here

One is Island Shipping and the other is Super Shuttle Ferry. The price of a regular-fare ticket (170 pesos) is the same and they both go to Santa Fe Port.


Ceres Bus on Super Shuttle Ferry

Just buy a ticket for the ferry that’s about to depart.

*If you’re on the direct bus, buy a ticket for Super Shuttle Ferry. 🙂

Sign the Manifest

Write your name on the manifest, which is usually on a clipboard, on a table near the ticket windows. The manifest is for accountability and insurance purposes so we recommend that you put down semi-accurate information.

Pay the Terminal Fee

Pay the terminal fee (10 pesos) at the desk located immediately after the ticket windows.


Pay 10 Pesos Terminal Fee at the Small Desk by the Ticket Windows

Port Amenities + Services

If the ferry is not boarding right away, there is a nice waiting area with ample seating.

Several vendors in the port sell barbecue, local food, and cold drinks.

Hagnaya Port Cebu Philippines Barbecue

Excellent Barbecue and Local Food Available at the Port

Boarding the Ferry

As you are taking your seat on the ferry, several ladies will be selling banana-que (grilled bananas) and boko juice (coconut juice). It’s a delicious snack for the ride.

Make sure you hold onto your ticket stub because they often check a second time after everyone is seated on the ferry.

Take note that the stairs on the ferry are a bit steep. Fifty pesos for a porter is a cheap price to pay to avoid straining yourself with heavy luggage. If you take the direct bus, this is obviously not an issue as your bags remain secured on board.

Santa Fe Port Bantayan Island Shipping Stairs on the Ferry

Stairs on the Ferry to the Passenger Seating Areas

Santa Fe Port Bantayan Island Shipping Stairs on the Ferry Steep

Stairs Are a Bit Steep – Consider Using Porters if you Have Heavy Luggage

Hagnaya Port Philippines Porters Bantayan Island

Luggage Porters at Hagnaya Port

Tax on “Cartons”

Another note is that if you are traveling with any type of cardboard box that could be considered as cargo, they may charge you an additional transportation fee at Hagnaya Port. Once you arrive on Bantayan Island, the Santa Fe Port personnel may also try to tax you for the “carton” as they call it. It’s best to put any type of brown cardboard box in a suitcase or a bag to avoid additional fees.

The Ferry Ride – Take Some Selfies

The ferry ride takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes from ramp up to ramp down.


The Ferry Has a Nice Seating Area – Sit on Left Side to Take Photos of the Colorful Fishing Boats

Sit on the left side of the ferry as you depart Hagnaya so you can take some photos of the colorful, local fishing boats moored along the coastline.

Cell Service

If you’re using Globe for your cell service and internet, typically you will have 4G LTE service the entire trip to Bantayan Island.

Amenities on the Ferry

There is a CR / restroom on the ferry. The ferry also has a small snack bar that serves chips and drinks.

Missed the Last Boat to Bantayan Island? Don’t Worry.

Occasionally, weather conditions will cause the authorities and the shipping companies to suspend ferry operations for passenger safety. If this happens and you find yourself stuck at Hagnaya Port, don’t worry.

There are a couple of resorts nearby.

One that has a really nice swimming pool is the Hagnaya Beach Resort and Restaurant. It’s about five minutes away from the port via motorbike taxi. Just grab a room there and enjoy the amenities. They have a restaurant and bar for your convenience as well. The desk clerks can contact the port for you the next morning to make sure the ferry service has resumed normal operations.

San Remigio Beach Club Hotel is another option that’s close to Hagnaya Port.

There are a couple of small guesthouses right there by the port. The rates are reasonable and the rooms are ok.

One is the E & P Pink Pension House (formerly Pilar Pension House). The room rate is 1000 pesos per night with air-conditioning. Their contact number is 09556216566 or 09175376196 (Globe). The rooms are clean.

Bantayan Island Philippines Hotels Pilar Pension House Hagnaya Port

E & P Pink Pension House (formerly Pilar Pension House)

Overnight Vehicle Parking at the Port

Overnight vehicle parking is available at the port. If you go inside the port building and speak with the gentleman collecting the tax, here are the prices:

  • Motorbike – 20 pesos per day
  • Car – 50 pesos per day
  • Van – 70 pesos per day
  • Truck – 100 pesos per day

If you negotiate with anyone outside, you’re going to pay between 150 and 300 pesos because they are middle men taking a commission.

A short distance up the hill from the port is a parking area that advertises parking for 150 pesos per day. If you are leaving the port, it will be on your left. Look for a white and blue metal gate. The parking area is concrete and the location is fenced in. In our opinion, this location looks to be pretty secure. While we can’t guarantee anything, it’s probably where we would leave our vehicles overnight. It’s a two-minute walk down the hill to the port from this parking area.

Please help us by posting any updated travel information in the comment section below. Feel free to reply to the questions of other travelers as well. Thanks! 🙂

15 comments… add one
  • yords May 23, 2017, 4:11 pm

    Is there any personnel task to look after our vehicle in an overnight parking? just want to know how safe it is. Thank you.

    • Bantayan Island May 24, 2017, 2:48 am

      Hi Yords,

      We’re not sure about the security situation at night on the parking area. Maybe one of our readers can reply with the information.


  • Josh June 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

    Hi ! 🙂

    Do you know how can we book for a direct bus from North Terminal to Bantayan thru RORO? 🙂 And if you can share the price as well then it would be great. 🙂

  • Ivy June 12, 2017, 4:02 pm

    What’s the ph # for the hagnaya port vehicle parking? I may need to call and reserve a space just to be sure..


  • Kimberly Aque June 21, 2017, 8:18 am

    Hi, Can we purchase the ticket online?

    • Bantayan Island June 22, 2017, 1:49 am

      Tickets are not available online. Just purchase at the port upon arrival.

  • Vanessa July 6, 2017, 5:28 am

    Hi, how long is the travel time from Hagnaya to Sta. Fe? Thanks!

    • Bantayan Island July 13, 2017, 1:34 am

      About 1 hour and 15 minutes total time.

  • Arkheus Cloa August 7, 2017, 4:58 am

    Is there any Bus route from Moalboal to Hagnaya port? Thanks for the reply

  • Jhen September 6, 2017, 12:23 am

    Hello. Can I ask if how much the fare for student in ferry? with valid ID . thank you.

  • Boyet November 15, 2017, 7:25 am


    I’m going to visit the island on the first week of January 2018 and I’m planning to leave my car in Hagnaya port. January is not a peak season I believe but to be sure do you have any idea if can I have a reservation for a single slot for the parking? Thanks.

  • ingo December 17, 2017, 5:23 pm

    im September 2017 musste ich bei der Ankunft am Hafen Bantayan eine Hafengebühr zahlen, glaube 50 Pesos waren das.
    Ich hatte nur meinen Koffer und Rucksack dabei.
    War das Korrekt oder Abzocke?
    Freundliche Grüße von

    • Bantayan Island December 18, 2017, 12:42 am

      There is an “environmental” fee for all tourists coming to the island now. You have to pay it and sign the tourism register upon arrival at Santa Fe Port.

  • Nikol December 18, 2017, 2:03 pm

    will the boat also ride 25.12.2017? A what time the last ferry go to Bantayan island 25.12.2017.
    Thanks a lot.

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