Cavite Manila Ferry Service – Everything You Need to Know

Cavite and Manila, are like twin brothers connected by an umbilical cord of shared struggles and common history. By reducing travel time, we see the new Cavite Manila Ferry Service help boost both tourism and regular traffic between the two areas.

Important: Fare Savings Alert!

For the first month of service, the two ferry services are free of charge. The Cavite City to CCP service is free until January 9, 2020 while the Cavite City to Lawton service is free until January 31, 2020 (yeah, got extended thanks to Sec. Tugade!). Take advantage of the offer and check out the new ferries.

How many ferries are available and where are the port terminals?

There are two ferry services that will ply two different routes. MV Seaborne Mercury will ply the Cavite City to CCP Complex route and vice versa. On the other hand, MV Island Sabtang will ply the Cavite City to Lawton route and vice versa. The Cavite City port terminal is located near the Cavite City hall.

MV Seaborne Mercury is operated by Seaborne Shipping while MV Island Sabtang is operated by Shogun Shipping.


When will the service be available?

The two ferry services are now open to the public starting Dec. 9, 2019. Try it out. For the first month, the service is free.

What’s the ferry schedule (departure times and frequency)?

MV ISLAND SABTANG – Daily Schedule

Cavite CityLawton5:15 AM6:00 AM
Cavite CityLawton7:45 AM8:30 AM
Cavite CityLawton5:45 PM6:30 PM
LawtonCavite City6:30 AM7:15 AM
LawtonCavite City4:30 PM5:15 PM
LawtonCavite City7:00 PM7:45 PM


Cavite CityCCP7:00 AM7:20 AM
Cavite CityCCP9:00 AM9:20 AM
Cavite CityCCP4:30 PM4:50 PM
Cavite CityCCP6:30 PM6:50 PM
CCPCavite City6:00 AM6:20 AM
CCPCavite City8:00 AM8:20 AM
CCPCavite City3:30 PM3:50 PM
CCPCavite City5:30 PM5:50 PM

How much is the fare?

MV ISLAND SABTANG (Cavite City to Lawton Service)

  • Regular/Adult – ₱ 160.00
  • Student – ₱ 128.00
  • Senior Citizen/ PWD – ₱ 114.00
  • Child (4-11 years old) – ₱ 80.00
  • Child (0-3 years old) – FREE

MV SEABORNE MERCURY (Cavite City to CCP Service)

  • Regular/Adult – ₱ 200.00
  • Student – ₱ 160.00
  • Senior Citizen/ PWD – ₱ 143.00
  • Child (4-11 years old) – ₱ 125.00

What is the ferry’s passenger capacity?

MV Sabtang Island has 57 pax capacity while MV Seaborn Mercury has 30 pax capacity.

If you’d like to see the inside of the two ferries, check out Gadget Addict’s vlog below on the launch of the two ferry services.

What’s next?

According to DOTr and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), these two Cavite Manila ferry services are just the start. There are more planned and will launch at some time in the future. This is quite good news!

Manila Cavite Ferry service

We salute everyone involved in making this happen. Kudos to DOTr, Marina, Cavite City government, Seaborne Shipping, Shogun Shipping and everyone else involved. Thank you so much! Good job! This is a great boost to both Manila and Cavite tourism.

#OkayKaFerryKo, #TurismoCaviteCity

Photo Credit: Councilor Ian Barron and MARINA.

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2 thoughts on “Cavite Manila Ferry Service – Everything You Need to Know”

  1. Thanks a lot for covering everything about the new ferry services between Cavite and Manila. I’m sure that’s gonna help a lot of our fellow Cavitenos working in Manila. Good job DOTr


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