Loboc River Cruise in Bohol

One of the must-see places if you’re going on a vacation to Bohol is the Loboc river. The famous Loboc River Cruise takes tourists to a lunch buffet while cruising into the Loboc river on a floating raft pushed by a motorboat (banca).

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The one-hour cruise takes the diners to an hour-long lunch buffet with the great view of the Looc river. Onbard the covered raft, a sumptuous Bohol-inspired dishes paired with a pair of musician and singer combo for entertainment. 

loboc river cruise bohol
The cruise will pass thru and dock on another flaoting raft (balsa) with an orchestra of ukolele players and dancers singing local songs while tourists are enourage to join in the revelry. One of the more challenging dance moves include the tinikling. 

loboc river cruise bohol

Loboc is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It is mere 24 km away from Tagbilaran City, the provincial capital of Bohol. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 16,299 people. It is the Music Capital of Bohol.

Loboc is known for its floating restaurants along the scenic and winding Loboc River. Tourists also come to see the tarsier, a small nocturnal animal with large eyes, one of the world’s smallest primates in the world.

loboc river cruise bohol

You might wonder why the river water looks yellowish-green. This is because of the soil content that’s mixed with rainwater flowing down the mountains (some sort of algae that turns greenish when exposed to the sunlight).

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  • jhec manalang

    hows the food in loboc is it affordable

  • Mae

    Thanks for the information and also for the pictures. I will be traveling to Bohol soon and would love to take this Cruise Ride.

  • Ahh…. very nice there indeedly…

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  • witot

    Come and try to ride the Loboc River Ferry during night time… as if you are in Paris… very romantic with both sides lights of different colors.. The BEST!!!

  • Great pictures. I’d like to ride on a boat and tour Bohol. for sure it will be my biggest adventure.

  • mandino

    wow, this is so cool! 🙂 I have to visit that place… I will start traveling in my local area and then outwards 🙂 I will then be blogging in http://www.baraaza.com/contest/ where my family and friends are always on the update…

  • Do you have a schedule for when the river cruise starts? Thanks 🙂

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  • How long time can it take on the cruise ???

    i am very interesting in it…

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  • Wonder how it is riding on the raft and having a dinner?

    Couldn’t wait to experience it!

  • Do you have some details like how to get there, the tour package cost, and the contact persons. Im interested in visiting.

  • I availed of this river cruise last July 2007 & Oct 2008 and the food at both times were exactly the same 🙂 hehehe

  • Tina Marshall

    Hello! Ever visited Peterman’s Eye Travel? It is a great travel community for curious and wandering minds…thought I’d share!