We will be in the Philippines in Feb and are planning a few nights on Balicasag Island. We will be coming from Dumaguete on the OceanJet ferry, which gets into Tagbilaran around 5:30. I was just told by Kolobial travel (who made the arrangements at Balicasag Island Dive Resort) that the boat transfer must leave Alona beach before noon. So, that means we'd have to spend the night in Tag.
Does anyone know if there is an earlier way to get to Tag from Dumaguete, or, maybe we could hire a local boatman to take us from Alona beach to Balicasag?