30 minutes. That's how long it takes now to cross Tanon Strait from Cebu to Negros!
Before the new route was opened, the only way to cross if one drove his own car or motorcycle from Cebu to Dumaguete in Negros was via Bato-Tampi. Ro-ro from Bato-Tampi takes 40 minutes then 30 minutes drive from the port of Tampi to Dumaguete.
Since December last year, a shipping company has been making the route way shorter. Actually, travel time has been cut to half with the opening of Liloan-Sibulan ro-ro service by Maayo Shipping.
My travel buddy and I sped off to Liloan ro-ro port hoping to catch the 9:00am schedule (we left Cebu City three hours earlier). It was a slow day at the port and thankfully the boat was still docked. That day, the other boat was being repaired so there was a slight change of schedule. To cut the story short, in less than 30 minutes the ship ramp was lowered, I had the engine running and off we roll to Dumaguete!
for cars: regular Php800.00 one-way + Php56.00 port fee
PROMO: 1,086 roundtrip
for motorcycle: Php240.00 one way
PROMO: Php300.00 roundtrip (inclusive of passage for 2 passengers) + Php22.50 port fee
Ro-ro Boat Schedule between Liloan and Sibulan (vice-versa)
You may contact Maayo Shipping at 0917.710.7080 or telephone number (035) 419.7371 for inquiries.