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From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

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From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

Hey there,

We're in Panglao island (Bohol). Is it possible to get to malapascua island in one day of traveling ?

Basically my plan is as follows:

1. Take taxi/tri to tagbilaran (peer) - 6:30 am

2. Take ferry to cebu - 7:05 am

3. Arrive to cebu - around 9:20am

4. Take taxi to north bus terminal - (don't know the bus schedule to Maya)

5. Take a boat to malapascua - (don't know the boat schedule )

Need help:

1) when is the bus leaves Cebu to Maya, and it's frequency ?

2) when is the last boat to malapascua, and what is the frequency ?

Many thanks ,

Hila

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1. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

Not sure about last bus to Maya but the bus leave about every hour.

Last boat to Malapascua is 1800hrs subject to weather.

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2. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

It is possible but the bus trip from Cebu City's North Bus terminal may take up to five and a half hours due to the incredibly slow progress through Cebu City's northern suburbs. The bus driver and passengers have a 20 to 25 minute break along the way: the toilets are in 'average' condition. The Ceres buses are frequent while the fares are incredibly good value. With the windows open, any heat is tolerable as you motor along.

If you arrive at Cebu City's port at say 0940, you could be on a bus by 1100 and at Maya at 1630 or before. Plan B would be to stay in Cebu City overnight and start early heading north.

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3. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

thanks guys!

so what do you think, should we take the chance and go to maya?

my deadline to leave Cebu is at the 11:00 am bus. after that - i will be stack in Maya.

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4. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

If you are willing to fork out a higher fee for your trip to Malapascua if you reach Maya after 6pm, then go for it.

Is there an earlier ferry like 0600hrs?

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5. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

i wish. the earliest ferry is at 7:05 am.

if we'll take the 11:00am bus we will arrive maya at 17:00pm at the latest (i took 6hr from 11:00, which should be sufficient, right?)

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6. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

Buses .....

Buses leave from Cebu for Maya every about 30 minutes - since the bus takes about 5 hours, you should take a bus before noon.

Boats for Malapascua....

Frequency = every hour.

But this is flexible depending on the number of passengers. Since it is an open bangka (outrigger boat) and passengers are few, if there are very few people (say 10) the boat may decide to wait till it fills up more.

Last boat leaves at 5:30 pm.

Your plan sounds ok as long as you remember the following.... AT the timings you have given, you will probably get a bus at 10 or 10:30 am, catching the boat at 4 pm and reach Malapascua at 5 pm.

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7. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

If it were to be me, I will go for it.

I missed Malapascua so much.

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8. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

okay .

so we went for it :)

it was fine and we got it !

1 - we left Panglao at 5:30 to Bohol Ferry to Cebu (at the 7:05 Ferry)

2- arrived Cebu at 9:00 am and took a taxi to the north bus station. arried there at 9:30 and took the 10:30 bus to Maya (aircon bus with free Wifi on it )

3- arrived Maya at 14:30 and took the boat to Malapascua at 15:00.

and now we're here :)

thanks all for your help.

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9. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

Nice to know that Hila.

Hope you had a good time.

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10. Re: From Panglao to Malapascua in 1 day. Possible??

I was just about to ask the same question and this info is great! Thx!