After a hiatus, Weesam Express is back in Tagbilaran City with daily trips to Cebu City and vice versa.
According to Vernon Padilla, operations manager of Weesam Express, a ferry line of SRN Seacraft Inc., their vessels will start catering to passengers travelling to and from the Central Visayas cities on Feb. 27.
Newly improved fastcrafts, the Weesam Express 3 and 6, will be used to ply the Tagbilaran-Cebu-Tagbilaran route, said Padilla.
Fastcrafts bound for Cebu City from Tagbilaran City leave at 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 4 p.m while Cebu City to Tagbilaran City trips are at 8:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
Economy class tickets will be sold at P350 while tourist and first class seats cost 500 and 600, respectively.
On Wednesday, Weesam Express officials paid a courtesy call on Provincial Administrator Ae Damalerio to formally announce the resumption of the ferry lineâ€™s operations in the province’s capital city.
The resumption of Weesam Express trips is initially targeted at catering to passengers going to and from Bohol during the provinceâ€™s fiesta season in the forthcoming months.
Meanwhile, Padilla assured the public that the fastcrafts plying the Tagbilaran-Cebu route have brand new engines.
In 2011, Weesam Express stopped its operations in Tagbilaran City amid mounting complaints on repeated incidences wherein the fastcraft companyâ€™s units experienced engine trouble. (Allen Doydora)