Dumaguete airport

Flights from and to Manila and Cebu City 2x per day

www.philippinesairlines.com        and      www.cebupacificair.com

From Airport to Dumaguete

By Taxi to Dumaguete Ceres bus terminal.

Then by bus or Jeepney to Malatapay.    Every 30 min.

From Dumaguete to APO island

  • Start at Ceres  Bus terminal  direction Bayawan ( every 30 min)
  • Ask the conductor to let you off at Malatapay ( about 30 min drive)
  • Then walk to the ferry station ( 500 m )

Ferry station

You can rent a  boat from Malatapay to APO

  •  big boat ( 8 Passenger  cap.  )              3000 PHP  per head ,  round trip
  •  Small boat ( 4 Passenger  cap. )         2000 PHP  per head,   round trip

( as per Feb.2014 )


Or we pick you up, if you stay at Libertys Lodge and Dive

Transfer arrangements: from airport or harbour of Dumaguete

  • Car + Boat (Dumaguete-APO Island vice versa) 2,600 (cost for 1-2 persons)

Each additional person 1,300

  • Boat Only (Malatapay-ApoIsland vice versa) Php 600/person



  • – Outrigger boat / banca fare is for a back and forth or a round trip service. Should one, or a few of you leave earlier than the rest of the group, they will be asking additional 200-300/pax for “special travel”.

  • No boat are allowed to to take passenger back and forth to Apo Island after 4PM with the strong current, and wind, as well to make sure they get back to Zamboangita before dark.
  • The outrigger boat operator/s resides in the little village at Apo Island. They will be waiting when you’ve decided to leave the island. I suggest you talk to them, and ask them how the weather fairs on your intended time to leave. For itinerary’s sake, do not plan an activity after lunch on your last day on the island. Expect that the weather will go bad, or the winds will be strong in the afternoon making it difficult to make the trip. But should the weather be nice to you, by all means enjoy the island, and it’s waters more!