River Cruising Bohol: the Loboc River Cruise
The Loboc River, or Loay River, is a top tourist destination in Bohol. Both Filipino and foreign tourists enjoy the scenic river cruises. Unknown to most, though, is that aboriginal Boholans first settled here.
You will no doubt ride on outrigger boats while on vacation in the Philippines. Join two of them together and cover them with a platform and you now have a floating restaurant.
The cruise upstream is slow and scenic. The return cruise downstream is a bit faster. In total, the river boat cruise is 60-90 minutes.
The Loboc River Cruise: Good Food, Live Entertainment, and a Scenic View
You have a choice of Loboc River Cruises of either lunchtime or dinnertime. The buffet is Filipino cuisine.
The cruise ship will have live music. Songs might be Boholano, jazz, or blues. Marvel at children jumping from a 3-meter (10-foot) tree into the river. Enjoy traditional dancing and singing from riverside performers. Be sure to wave at passengers on other floating restaurants as they pass in the other direction.
Your floating restaurant will follow the winding, green-colored river. Cruise past nipa palm trees, coconut palm trees, banana plants, and bush plants. The water currents are calm until you reach Busay Falls at the end of your journey.
Your Loboc River, Bohol Excursion
The Loboc River is one of the cleanest rivers in the Philippines. Besides the Loboc River Cruise, you may enjoy:
- bathing under Busay Falls
- enjoying fresh air
- open-air dining, riverside
- photographing hanging bridges
- stand-up paddle boarding
- watching fireflies
As part of your package tour, the Loboc River is not far from some of Bohol's famous landmarks. Top tourist destinations include the Tarsier Conservation Area and Chocolate Hills.