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Cebu WaterBus by Maxboat (1)
Photo from Maxboat FB Page

Maxboat Marine set to launch Cebu’s first WaterBus (NEW UPDATES!)

Things are getting more interesting in Cebu. With the seaplane service launched recently to shorten travel trips to Bantayan or Camotes, there’s another mode of transportation to look forward to. This new Sea Transport Service called the WaterBus, a.k.a. the WaterTaxi, will soon operate in the Queen City of the South.

Maxboat Marine, the builder of the Waterbus, aims to help the Cebuanos pass through traffic by cruising from coast to coast around Cebu. It will be operated by the Seals Group of Companies – a renowned shipmanagement company in Cebu.

It offers boat rides from Cebu City to neighboring cities or towns including Talisay City to Minglanilla and Naga City, Dalaguete, Oslob and Santander. Then routes going North bound include Liloan, Danao City, Bogo City, among others.

Each WaterBus can accommodate 50-70 people onboard per trip with an estimated fare ranging from P100 to P150 per person.

The 1st unit of the Cebu WaterBus is said to start sailing by July 2018 August 2018, with routes going to/from South.




Cebu WaterBus by Maxboat (2)
Photo from Maxboat FB Page



JULY 18, 2018

There will be a delay on the start date of operations for the Cebu WaterBus. It might be moved to the 1st week of August this year. The delay is said to be because of:
• Permits were not yet approved.
• Finalizing the ports for berthing (loading/unloading of passengers)

There will be 2 pioneering waterbuses during launch, targeting to operate 10-20 waterbuses within the year.


JUNE 30, 2018

The Cebu Waterbus will start operations on July 18 (target date)! Oslob, Santander to Cebu City SRP (vice versa) will only take 1 hour and 30 min. Oslob, Santander to Cebu City SRP (vice versa) will only take 1 hour and 30 min. Port in SRP will be at the back of Malacañang sa Sugbo.

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  1. This a very much needed service and will undoubtedly improve the travel times and perhaps help the traffic congestion. I applaud the Entrepreneurial spirit.
    However, I do have a suggestion and offer the service to the Northern tip of Cebu, Maya.

    best regards,

    Vince Varona

  2. I hope every hour ang boarding sa Boat, thanks.

  3. Hey,
    I appreciated your blog post and I like your blog post.
    many thanks it’s very useful blog

  4. We hope it will be Wheelchair accessible, since the buses are not. Please try to make it accessible for all pasengers.

  5. You need to Service Sibonga, Cebu,,, there is a Concrete Dock built already for Docking the Boats. And you will get lots of Passengers there Every Day……..

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