Island Tours and Hopping on a Bangka Boat
We have a wide range of choice to tour around isles and island hopping. The most popular boating tour is to cruise with a Bangka, a Philippines' local boat.
What's a Bangka Boat
The primary transportation in the Philippines is the locally made bangka boat, also known as banca or pump boat depending the region.
Bangka’s are usually paddle driven and mostly used by the locals for fishing within shallow waters.
Bangka boats have two wooden outriggers, made of bamboo, to support on rough and wild seas, which also add in stability. The outriggers are tightened well to support its body as well as its passengers.
How Big is a Bangka Boat
Bangka are also used for island hopping tours which are installed with inboard engines and are a lot bigger than the fisherman's banca.
Depending on the size, it can carry multiple numbers of people and can travel fast on calm waters as well as withstanding gushing waves.
Due to its outriggers a local banca boat has a lot of space. You will often found a big table, toilettes, a lot of seats, and even a barbeque or a simple kitchen on board.
Why Touring with a Bangka Boat
All large bangkas used to tour have large retractable ladders on their side to allow you to get in the water smoothly, to swim and snorkeling, then to go back easily and safely on board.
You can also take a bangka for our sportfishing game as it is best for having open body and relaxing or napping under the bimini top for shade.
If you are prone to seasikness, be happy, you won't feel it! Bangkas with their outriggers are extremely stable and do not roll like a standard boat.
Island tours and packages with our bangka local boat.
You will surely enjoy our island hopping tours on a bangka boat, because it is fun and exotic.
You will feel the refreshing breeze of the sea while sailing along the different coastlines and be amazed on the view of the horizon.
You can also take a local bangka for our deep sea fishing as it is best for having open body and relaxing sitting spots with bimini tops for shade and the cool breeze of the sea.
Picnic and drink or party can also be organized while touring on a bangka. Anniversary and romantic cruise are often organized with a bangka tour.
Where to Tour with a Bangka Boat
Snorkeling is one of the best activities that you and your friends can do during your bangka island hopping or tour, since it is easy to jump in the water and get back into the bangka or want to rest.
Bangka are best choice for island hopping tours since it can travel even on waters with an exceptional roll stability to avoid sea sickness, and visit exclusive marine sanctuaries.
Bangkas can also go in very shallow waters, allowing you to drop by most of the beaches or go to the restaurant on an isle during a tour.
Destination tours with our Philippines' local bangka boat.
For your island tour, you can bring things you need and even more, as the big bangka boats are very spacious.
Island hopping tour in a local bangka boat will surely give you a new experience in your holiday or vacation trip and it will be a memorable one.
You can rent our luxury bankga boats (depending your location it's up to 20-30 persons) for:
- Few hours only, like touring an isle.
- Half day, morning or afternoon.
- All the day, to visit 2 or 3 islands and finish your boating day with the sunset.
- Few days: For example a SCUBA diving safari.
- A sunset cruise.
Mactan and Cebu
- Nalusuan island tour
- Pandanon island hopping
- Dolphin watching
- Stilt restaurant at Olango
- Bird watching Olango island
- Talima Marine Sanctuary tour
- Hilutungan island snorkeling tour
- Camotes island tour
- Oslob Whale Sharks Watching tour
- Sumilon island tour
- Cuatro Islas day safari
Bohol and Panglao islands
- Danajon reef tour
- Cabilao island
- Dolphin watching
- Balicasag island
- Virgin island
- Pamilican island tour
- Puka beach tour
- Crystal Cove
- Crocodile island tour
- Angol point
- Bat cave tour