Friday, July 14, 2017

Tag-Cebu fastcraft boosts
tourism with 22 daily trips

TAGBILARAN CITY, July 13, (PIA)--You are rushing for an important appointment in Cebu, but missed the boat?

Don't worry, another one would be leaving less than an hour away.

Considered as the most efficient support to Bohol's tourism industry by providing fast sea transport, fast ferries have been Bohol's earliest partners in selling Bohol's famous day tour destinations way back in the late 1990s.

Since July 6, 2017, the country's largest shipping and logistics company complete the 22 fast ferries routes from Tagbilaran to Cebu when SuperCat, 2Go Travels' banner fast service, opens its 9th daily trips.

St. Sariel, 2Go fields a brand new 300 seater state of the art crafts with wire and touch navigational system, a few days after its sister vessel St Camael plied its maiden voyage to Ormoc from Cebu and back.

An Australian designed boat by global shipbuilder Austral, Sariel is built by Filipino engineers, according to SuperCat General manager Lito Salvio, as quoted.

Capable of running at 25 knots, St. Sariel upgrades SuperCat's Cebu-Tagbilaran trips to 9 from its 5 daily trips then.

With the entry of St. Sariel, Supercat brings their fleet to be the first boat out of Tagbilaran Bohol every day with their 5:50 Am trip to Cebu.

Ten minutes later, OceanJet fast ferry leaves Tagbilaran to Cebu at 6:00.

Then another Oceanjet trip plies the route at 7:05.

An hour later, a SuperCat ferry again leaves Tagbilaran at 8:15, followed by OceanJet five minutes later at 8:20.

By 9:10, another Supercat ferry leaves for Cebu, followed by an OceanJet fast ferry at 9:20.

At 10:30, OceanJet fields another trip, which the SuperCat again follows through at 11:00.

OceanJet again puts in the 11:40 while Supercat gets fast boat one on its trails at 12:00.

In the afternoon, Ocean jet starts the trips at 1:00. followed by SuperCat 15 minutes later at 1:15.

As OceanJet sends out a trip at 2:00, thirty minutes later, Supercat would have another one at 2:30.

OceanJet then fields a trip at 3:30, while Supercat comes with its own at 3:35.

Less than an hour later, at 4:20 OceanJet sends one boat to Cebu, which Supercat follows up with its 5:45.

The next three trips are from OceanJet: 5:00 PM, 5:30 and 6:30. 
The last trip to Cebu, from Tagbilaran however is by SuperCat at 7:00.

This also coincides with the now picking up Chocolate Hills sunset tour which ends at 5:00 PM. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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