The only ferries to Ometepe leave from the port town of San Jorge, near Rivas. The crossings to Moyogalpa take roughly 60 minutes and the crossings to San José del Sur take about 80 minutes. If you are coming to Hospedaje Soma, take a ferry to Moyogalpa, as San José del Sur is about a 20 minute drive from us.
There are two types of ferries: car ferries and boats (lanchas). The car ferries are the most comfortable and are especially recommended for people who are prone to seasickness. The Santa Martha is the oldest of the vessels and is quite topsy-turvy, so we recommend avoiding her if possible.
Ferries run every day of the year, but there are reduced crossings on Sundays and holidays. An asterix (*) indicates a ferry that runs on Sundays and holidays. For various other reasons, occasional crossings may be cancelled. If that is the case, just take the next available boat. Ticket prices listed below are in córdoba. Children 5 and under travel for free.
There are many helpers at the port who will point you in the right direction to the ticket counters for ferries to Ometepe. Reservations are not needed for foot passengers. Once you have your ticket, proceed to your ferry. You will need to fill out a manifest list with your name and passport number before boarding.