Loboc River is one of top destinations in the island province of Bohol, aside from the Chocolate Hills and its Tarsiers. This river runs inland through the town of Loboc and other towns on Bohol island and opens to the sea at the southern part of the island.
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. Some of these restaurants used to offer visitors the chance to take pictures with the shy tarsiers.
Loboc is about 30 minutes ride from the city of Tagbilaran where the Tagbilaran Airport is located and the Port of Tagbilaran allows visitors to reach Cebu City by ferry.
Each cruise boat on the river is made of two boats where a platform carries a mini restaurant. This floating structure is propelled by a smaller pump boat. The cruise on the river includes buffet lunch which makes this destination peak up during lunch time where most city tours include the cruise in their itinerary.
The cruise takes about one hour long through the twisting river. And it starts with the view of the Loboc River on one side of the river. At the start of the cruise, people are invited to start lunch by feasting on the buffet that is served. Guests are also offered different tropical drinks include fresh coconut. Also on board each restaurants, entertainment is provided where singers are also on board
The water of the river is greenish and calm. And every now and then floating restaurants come by as they return back to the wharf.
As the cruise goes upstream, both sides of the river gets greener where the forest is lusher and palm trees grow on each side. Some of the taller palm trees extend to the center of the river. And on this palm trees children are able to climb where they jump off or swing on ropes tied on the trunks of this coconut trees. Children jumping from the trees swim on the river and some ride on the sides of the floating restaurants that pass by.
The river cruise ends at the Busay waterfalls which is just a low waterfall where the water of the river comes from. On this section, some floating rafts are located where men with guitars offer guests some music while experiencing the sound of water from the waterfall.
From here, the floating cruise turns around and back to the wharf near the Loboc church. There are times that the voices of the famous Loboc Church Choir may be heard by the visitors on cruise.
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