The ferry to Ometepe leaves from a small town just outside Rivas called San Jorge. They run from 7am until 5:45pm. You can double check the sailing times: Ometepe Boat and Ferry Schedules**. The 12pm sailing is only on weekends.
** We have received reports that the ferry schedule online isn’t as accurate as it used to be! We will try to find a more accurate one for you.
Rivas to Ometepe
You need to get yourself to San Jorge for the ferry. There is a bus that costs 7C$ and passes on the north side of the Rivas terminal. Or, you can get a taxi which should cost 20C$.
Managua to Ometepe
If you are coming from Managua you need to head to the Mercado Roberto Huembes terminal. Your best option is to catch one of the expreso buses heading all the way to San Jorge from Managua. The expreso buses leave every half hour and cost 75C$. Check the Ometepe Ferry Schedule** to be sure you don’t miss the last one.
Have a read through traveller comments below to get more first hand details.
Schedules and information for buses running on Ometepe can be found here: Ometepe Bus Schedules . **We are told however that the bus schedule online for Ometepe is no longer correct. One of our awesome contributors, Bob, snapped this photo of this one posted at a hostel on the Island (March 2018)
Ferry from Granada to Ometepe?
This service has been suspended due to low water levels. Have a look at the notice here on this page: Ometepe Boat and Ferry Schedules**
Help your fellow traveller
If you have taken any of the buses on this page, please drop us a comment below about how the trip went, what time you left, how long it took and what it cost. And, definitely let us know if we have anything wrong.
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