Since I was running out of time, I needed to take a cab to the ferry terminal I booked a ticket for earlier in the day. I thought the ferry terminal would just be nearby the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, but I was mistaken. The taxi driver brought me somewhere near SM City Cebu and straight to Pier 4 where my ride was. In fact, I was supposed to get off outside the entrance of the pier, but he drove straight into the pier and right outside the ferry terminal – that is service for you!
The ferry terminal is a sorry looking building badly needing an upgrade. After passing through the usual security checks I was inside the ferry terminal. The inside of the terminal is just as sorry as it looks outside, it was a bit dark but it was clean. There were security dogs going around the terminal looking for bombs. This gave me a little peace of mind since it shows they are serious about security. At the terminal, there were a lot of seats for the people waiting for their ride. There were also shops selling some snack, good for me, since I was already hungry. So while I was waiting for my ride, I watched a little television.
Not before long, my ferry is ready for boarding. I was pleasantly surprised to see the modern catamaran waiting for us at the dock. The boat looked very new and well maintained. Supercat is the name of the company operating these catamaran services from Cebu and the crew looks very professional. In fact, it brings comparisons to the catamaran service I took from Hong Kong to Macau. The Supercat seems to have more modern seacraft and they are well maintained just as well.
I got a seat right by the window hoping to be able to get photos of the ride, but alas, once the boats started water started splashing and I couldn’t see a thing. Anyway, it was late afternoon so would not be able to see much anyway. So I just took the chance to rest after a very busy day in Cebu.