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Why Loboc River Cruise is special ?
The Loboc River is a river in the Bohol province of the Philippines. It's a very popular destination because more than its floating restaurants and their food, one will be treated with the magnificent and breathtaking view of the Loboc River and its surroundings. The very clean river is complemented with green landscapes and tall coconut trees against a backdrop of a forest.
There are two choices fo the river cruise. One is via a banca(canoe) where boatmen will take you to the cascading mini waterfall of Busay. Another, which is more popular, is boarding the floating restaurant new the Loay bridge where they are stationed.
What to explore at Loboc River Cruise?
The Loboc River Cruise offers visitors to experience the beauty and serenity in the most beautiful section of the river that runs through Loboc. Cruises start near the historic Loboc Church at the town proper where many boats are docked and different stores and restaurants line up the riverside.
A typical tour along the Loboc River usually starts with a buffet ala "All You Can Eat" on one of the Floating Restaurants and is followed by a 1 hour cruise up and down the Loboc River. The boat will turn around at some small waterfalls where it can not go any further. Somewhere during the cruise they will stop at a small jetty along the river and some locals will provide a culture show for their guests.
How to get to Loboc River Cruise?
Loboc is about 30 minutes ride from the city of Tagbilaran. You can take any bus or jeepney from Tagbilaran to Loboc.
- Great food, A lot to choose from
- Get a taste of Bohol's best
- Good to watch and try an authentic Filipino experience
- Enjoying the beautiful rivers of Loboc
- Nice place/river choose to relax
Tips for you
This is one of my favorite activities in the countryside tour. Although the price is a bit expensive (450 Php, an hour cruise with buffet), this is a must try. I didn't really enjoy the food in the boat but I felt very satisfied with the cruise itself. I think it was very lovely especially there were singers who sang good songs and it was so relaxing and enjoying. At that time, all we did was just enjoy the forest-view while trying to sing with the songs. There were also some stopovers where locals sing and dance for the guests. It was raining when we had the cruise but we didn't mind because the whole cruise was a great experience.
This cruise may not be all you expect, but if you set your expectations correctly it's still an enjoyable experience. Enjoy the trip upstream and the dancers who perform for you at a landing up-river.