Cebu Strait

Cebu Strait (Tagalog:Kipot ng Cebú; also Bohol Strait) is a strait in the Central Visayas region in the Philippines.

Cebu Strait
Bohol Strait
The strait with Cebu Island in the background
Cebu Strait
Location within the Philippines
Cebu Strait
Cebu Strait (Philippines)
LocationCentral Visayas
Coordinates9°49′39″N 123°41′26″E
Part of


The Cebu Strait (and its 3 channels, the Mactan, the Olango, & the Hilutangan) connects the western part of the Bohol Sea with the Camotes Sea, and separates the island provinces of Cebu and Bohol.[1]


The strait is a major sea-lane connecting Cebu City on the strait's northern end with port cities in the south such as Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City in Northern Mindanao.

Mactan Island, on the northern end of the strait, has Mactan International Airport, one of the major airports in the country.

See also


  1. "Cebu Strait: Philippines". Geographical Names. Retrieved 28 October 2013.

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