How To Get To Siargao Island

Siargao, a tropical paradise nestled in the Pacific Ocean, is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, lush coconut trees, and world-class surf breaks. As a must-visit destination for travelers, Siargao offers a laid-back vibe, friendly locals, and incredible natural wonders. This enchanting oasis is perfect for adventurers and beach bums alike.

Despite its popularity, many people still find themselves unsure about how to get to Siargao Island. That’s why we’ve created this post! We aim to be your guide on your journey to Siargao, providing you with all the essential information you need to reach this idyllic destination with ease. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or visiting for the first time, our guide will walk you through the most popular routes and insider tips to secure the best travel deals.

A professional surfer gliding through a wave in Siargao Island, Philippines

The Common Misconception about Getting to Siargao

Many assume that traveling to Siargao Island is complicated and expensive. However, getting to Siargao is more straightforward and affordable than it seems. There are direct flights from major cities like Manila and Cebu, making planning your journey relatively easy. For a more scenic route, a combination of flights and ferry rides offers an unforgettable experience.

The Most Popular Routes to Siargao

If you’re planning a trip to Siargao Island, you’ll be happy to know there are several popular routes that make getting there a breeze. Whether you’re seeking the most direct route or looking for budget-friendly options, we’ve got you covered!

A. Direct flights from major cities

Manila to Siargao: Traveling from Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to Siargao is quick and convenient. Several direct flights are offered daily, taking around 2.5 hours.

Cebu to Siargao: If you’re coming from the beautiful city of Cebu, direct flights are also available taking approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Clark to Siargao: For those traveling from Clark, Pampanga, direct flights are an option as well. This flight to Siargao takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes, making it a quick and hassle-free choice.

Davao to Siargao: Direct, nonstop Davao to Siargao flights take around 1 hours and 10 minutes.

B. Alternative routes for more budget-conscious travelers

Flights with layovers: Flights with layovers in cities like Manila or Cebu can offer significant savings.

Ferry options: For the truly budget-conscious traveler, ferries provide a more affordable alternative to flights. While they take longer than flying, they offer a unique, scenic experience. You can take a Ferry trip from Cebu to Surigao and the ferry providers include, Starlite Ferries, Medallion Transport and Cokaliong Shipping lines. Ferry  travel time to Surigao via Cebu is around 8 – 10 hours. You can take a ferry from Surigao City to Siargao, with the journey taking approximately 2-4 hours, depending on the type of ferry you choose.

Ferry times for Surigao to Siargao ferry route: The following is the daily schedule of trips from Surigao City to Dapa Port:

1. 4:30am

2. 5:30am

3. 8:30 (M/B Zac Greggor 2)

4. 10:00am

5. 11:30am

6. 1:00pm

7. 1:45pm

8. 3:30pm

Ferry times for Siargao to Surigao ferry route: The following is the daily schedule of trips from Dapa, Siargao to Surigao City:

1. 4:30am (M/B Zac Greggor 2)


3. 6:00am

4. 8:30am

5. 9:00am

6. 10:30am

7. 1:00pm

There are fast crafts that are available for a more faster travel like M/B Zac Greggor 2. The latter fast craft departs from Surigao City Port to Siargao Island (Eva Macapagal Port) at 8:30am Daily and leaves from Siargao (Dapa Port) to Surigao City at 4:30am daily. We suggest getting to the port earlier because seats for fast craft usually get sold out quickly. If you’re traveling in groups and would like to book in advance, feel free to contact us so we can help reserve seats for you.

Insider Tips for Booking Your Trip to Siargao

As you plan your dream trip to Siargao Island, we’ve gathered some insider tips to help you find the best deals and make the most of your travel budget.

A. The best time to book flights for lower prices

Book at least two months in advance and look out for sales and promotions. Also, keep an eye out for sales and promotions, which often occur during off-peak seasons. Generally, the months of July to November are considered the low season in Siargao, so you might find better deals during that time.

B. Recommended airlines and ferry companies

When flying to Siargao, popular airlines include Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and SkyJet. These airlines often offer competitive prices and excellent service. For ferries, consider M/B Zac Greggor Transport Services, Montenegro Lines, and Evaristo & Sons Sea Transport Corporation.

C. How to find the best deals and promotions

To snag the best deals, make sure to do your research and compare prices. Utilize online booking platforms like Skyscanner or Traveloka to find the best prices on flights and ferries. Don’t forget to sign up for newsletters from airlines and booking websites, as they often send out exclusive promotions and discounts to their subscribers. Social media is another great place to keep an eye out for deals, so be sure to follow your preferred airlines and travel companies.


Once you’ve arrived in Siargao Island, you’ll find a variety of transportation options to help you explore and enjoy your stay.

A. Transportation options from the airport or ferry terminal

From Sayak Airport or Dapa Ferry Terminal, options include mini-buses, tricycles, habal-habal, and private vans.

B. Tips for getting around the island during your stay

Renting a scooter is popular, or use tricycles for shorter trips. For island hopping or venturing to more remote areas, consider hiring a local boat or joining a guided tour.

By being aware of your transportation options and planning ahead, you’ll have a smooth and memorable experience navigating the beautiful island of Siargao.


Exploring Siargao Island

Once you arrive, Siargao Island offers a plethora of activities and sights. Join our Siargao land tours for an immersive experience, including surf lessons at famous surf spots and exploring the stunning Sugba Lagoon. Visit Magpupungko Rock Pools for its serene beauty, and don’t miss the chance to swim with stingless jellyfish in a unique jellyfish sanctuary.

For those interested in surfing, our surf resort offers lessons for both beginners and advanced surfers. Explore the Maasin River and its enchanting cave pools at low tide, or take a ride from General Luna to discover the island’s hidden rock pools. Our Siargao Island travel guide will help you plan the perfect trip, complete with a sample itinerary and tips on exploring the island.

Siargao Island Essentials

Siargao Airport: Located conveniently to connect you with the island’s beauty.

Car Rental: Available for those who prefer self-driven exploration.

Resort Siargao: Offers luxurious stays amidst the island’s natural splendor.

Eating in Siargao: Enjoy local delicacies and international cuisine at various restaurants in Siargao.

Siargao Flights: Check the airline’s website for the latest schedules and deals.

ATMs in Siargao: Ensure you have cash, as not all places accept credit cards.

Entrance Fees: Some attractions may have an entrance fee, so it’s best to carry some PHP per person.

The iconic Coconut Road in Siargao Island

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get around Siargao Island?

Renting a motorbike offers the freedom to explore Siargao’s hidden gems. Affordable rental rates and easy availability make motorbikes a convenient choice.

Can I take a ferry to Siargao Island? If so, from where?

Yes, ferries depart from Surigao City to Siargao via Dapa port (municipality of Dapa, Surigao del Norte). This affordable option provides a scenic journey to the island.

What are some recommended tour packages for Siargao Island?

Our tour packages include tri-island hopping tours to explore Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island. Don’t miss the Bucas Grande Island Tours, featuring the enchanting Sohoton Cove and the mesmerizing Jellyfish Sanctuary. Our guided land tours are perfect for discovering Siargao’s lush landscapes and hidden gems.


How long is the flight from Manila or Cebu to Siargao Island?

Flights from Manila take approximately 2.5 hours, while flights from Cebu take about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

What are the peak and off-peak seasons for traveling to Siargao Island?

The peak season is between March and October, with April, May, and August being the busiest months. The off-peak season runs from November to February.

How many days should I spend on Siargao Island to see all the highlights?

We recommend spending at least 4 to 5 days on Siargao Island to enjoy the beautiful beaches, natural attractions, and activities like island-hopping and surfing.

Getting to Siargao Island Philippines is accessible and affordable with proper planning and research. Plan your adventure with a local tour agency, book your transportation, and get ready to make unforgettable memories on this enchanting island paradise!

Aerial view showing crystal clear water, white beach and coconut trees in Guyam, Siargao

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