April 30, 2015

Loboc River Cruise Lets You In On A Secret: Bohol Is Simply Romantic

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  • A grand canal cruise via gondola along Venice in Italy is one luxury coveted by many, but did you know that you can experience one festive river cruise in the Philippines as well?

    It might not be as grand, but this long river cruise which can be found in Bohol, specifically in Poblacion Ondol, Loboc, is one cruise ideal for families who want to have a great time dining and sightseeing in Bohol!

    Cruise and dine together for a leisurely afternoon.

    Known as a floating diner which will tour you along the turquoise waters of one of the country’s cleanest rivers, this cruise resembles that of a grand barrio fiesta with a buffet served for all to feast upon while onboard.


    Enjoy the buffet table!

    What’s more is that while on tour along the river, local musicians play novelty music which drenches its guests with a refreshing, soothing atmosphere, amplified with the tour’s climax- a cultural celebration at the far end of the river with folk dancers dancing the Tinikling to the beat of the bamboo poles striking each other.

    As a form of welcome to their guests, tourists are encouraged to join the celebration by dancing to the beat.

    Dance with some talented local artists as a welcome treat to Bohol!

    Meanwhile, the folk dancers also play the Ukulele, which is sold to guests for Php 800 each. The cruise then takes the turn to return back to the port.

    The long cruise also offers photo printing services while onboard to ensure that your memories with loved ones are well-documented. Photos are sold for Php 150 with a border design.

    So if you’re up for one memorable festivity to sample the hospitality of Boholanos, be sure to ride the long cruise in Loboc, Bohol with your friends and family!

    How to get here:

    The spot featured here is included in the Countryside Tour provided by Bohol Tours and Nature’s Wonder Travel & Tours, Inc. 

    For a complete list of their itinerary, you may visit their website at Bohol Tourism Philippines. You may also visit them at 0573 N.A.J. Bldg., CPG North Ave., Tagbilaran City, Bohol or call them at 038-422-8321 / 0926-750-4755.

    Loboc River Cruise Information:

    Address: Poblacion Ondol, Loboc, Bohol
    Operating Hours: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
    Contact Information: 038-537-5582 / 0910-656-9357
    Cruising Rate: Php 550 per person inclusive of entrance fee for 1 hr. long cruise, buffet, and maintenance & security charges


    A version of this appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese (Vol. 133) and English (Vol. 38) magazines.

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