Loboc River Cruise – Bohol

Loboc River Cruise can’t be something optional if you don’t want to miss a superb experience in your Bohol countryside tour. Imagine yourself enjoying a buffet lunch in a festival themed floating restaurant while enjoying the cool breeze blowing inside it as it traverses Loboc’s clean river which is surrounded by lush green plants. It was truly an amazing experience that I never expected. Eating lunch has never been this fun and relaxing.

Loboc River mini-Falls
Loboc River Cruise – Bohol
Lunch in Loboc River Cruise
Lunch is served

 

Loboc River Cruise Experience

I like that they served food which is strictly Filipino. Typical party food like spaghetti and macaroni salad won’t fit their native theme. This made me feel very at home as a local but if you’re a foreigner, I hope you’ll enjoy the exquisiteness of the meal which is exotic to you. But frankly, most of the food served only reached the average mark at most but because of the scenic view, party atmosphere and affordability—every bite was a delight.

Loboc River Top View
A nice view of the Loboc River
Loboc mini-Cruise Ship
Getting ready to board the floating restaurant
Loboc River Cruise View Outside
A nice view of the river inside the floating restaurant

 

Night Cruise

They also offer a night cruise which is perfect for a romantic dinner. We saw several lanterns in the trees during our day trip which I’m sure would look great at night. We were told by one of the staff that the river boasts its other side of beauty at night because of the fireflies coming out its bank regularly. Witnessing the river’s charm in the evening while watching those fireflies glow like constellations would have been a great experience but unfortunately, our time was short for that.

A full view of the floating restaurant’s interior
Loboc Floating Restaurant
Juliet and EJ posing beside the floating restaurant

 

Serenade

The fun doesn’t stop there because they have a group of singers waiting to serenade you. You can even sing along with them! You don’t need to know their regional language because most of the songs they’re singing are popular English songs. Some even danced with them. All of these reflected the warmth of Filipino hospitality, sense of community and joyful attitude.

Loboc River Singers
Approaching Loboc choir’s station
The entry point of the station
Playing guitar and singing along with Loboc river’s singers

A cruise along the river starts either from the Loay Bridge or at the Poblacion of Loboc. The Loay Bridge is 20 kilometers (12 mi) from Tagbilaran City while the Poblacion is about 25 kilometers (16 mi) away. Small motorized bancas can be chartered for a minimal fee. The boats can accommodate up to 50 people.

Juliet enjoying Loboc River Cruise serenade

 

Loboc River Cruise Updated Rates 2019:

The Loboc Bohol Floating Restaurant Cruise Prices and Schedules:
P450.00 – River Cruise and Lunch
P100.00 – Maintenance, Safety and Security Charges
Total: P550/per person
Children:
0-3 years old – free without drinks
4-8 years old – 50% with drinks
9-11 years old – P250.00 per child
12 years old and above – P550.00 per person

Address: Poblacion Sawang, Loboc Municipality, Bohol Province
Email: [email protected]
Telephone Number: (038) – 537 – 9460
Cellphone: 0918-5104032, 0917-3060010, 0917-3822254, 0912-8948105
Website: https://lobocriverwatch.com/

Note: Prices may change without prior notice. Booking is necessary.

52 thoughts on “Loboc River Cruise – Bohol”

  1. Balikan kami sa Cebu on May 16. What time kami aalis sa cebu para makahabol mi sa lunch. At update the rates sa cruise with lunch pls

    Ms. Beth

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    • Hi Ms. Beth,

      Most ferries from Cebu to Tagbilaran has a travel time of 1 hour and 45 mins. The travel time from Tagbilaran to Loboc is about 20 mins. To make sure that you get there before lunch time, you can depart Cebu City 2 and a half hours before lunch time. I just updated the rates of cruise with lunch. Thanks for letting us know.

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      • Hi me and my mom is planning to visit Bohol this Jan15 and would love to experience your Loboc River Cruise. May I know how to book for this? We are planning to have our lunch there on the 16th since the supercat schedule from cebu to tagbilaran arrival is 10:45am. Hoping for you fast response! :)

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  2. My friends and I are planning to experience the night cruise when we will visit bohol this june. I hope you can clarify me with this: is the P300 rate at 6:30pm only for dinner and no cruise at all? hoping for your immediate response…btw, nice post here.

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    • Hi Mae,

      You’re right, the P300.00 rate at 6:30pm is dinner only and we need to pay an additional P350 if we want a dinner with cruise. The total would be P650. If you want your dinner and cruise to have a concert bundled with it, you can save P50 because it’s P800 only based on Package A instead of P850.

      The different packages they offer clearly shows us that the cruise is separate from the dinner which is clearly more costly compared to the P350 buffet lunch + cruise. Maybe they set it up this way because there are fewer people who come here at night compared to lunch time. I honestly haven’t tried the night cruise yet because of time constraint but I hope to get that chance later. I’m glad to know that you liked our post. Have a nice stay in Bohol.

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    • Hi Jonna,

      They don’t have a reservation option for the river cruise. The setup can be compared to riding a jeepney—they simply wait for one boat to get full then off it goes. Then here comes another empty boat with several other empty boats behind it waiting for passengers.
      I think it’s very unlikely for you to miss a spot even if you come there late.

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  3. hello , I would like to enquire about the possibility of taking this cruise, but My hotel will be in Cebu city, so which is the best way to get there??? and what about the schedule ?? thanks.

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  4. Hello Going to Bohol from Cebu:

    You may check: Ocean Jet, Supercat and some fast craft schedules. Bohol offers one day tour :)

    You will enjoy the place and people are very accommodating.

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  5. Nice pictures! Your post has more information than the town’s website. We’re thinking of taking the cruise but eating someplace else. But all posts I’ve seen feature the cruise+buffet package. How long does the whole trip take, and would you know how much the motorized boats charge, should we choose to skip the lunch. Thanks! :-)

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    • Hi Carla,

      If my estimate is correct the whole trip takes about one and a half hour. Unfortunately, there’s no option to get the cruise without the lunch bundled. This option only applies during dinner time in their night cruise package options.

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    • Hi Vanessa,

      The kids will definitely have discounts as long as they’re 11 years old and below.
      Here’s their kid’s rate:
      Children:
      0-3 years old – free without drinks
      4-8 years old – 50% with drinks
      9-11 years old – P250.00
      12 years old and above – P350.00

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  6. good evening, we were planning to go in loboc river cruise on oct13 sunday, may i know how much the total rates of the cruise+lunch buffet? thanks and Godbless! :)

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    • Hi Raechelle,

      I understand that the list posted above is a bit confusing because it says P350.00 but we need to add the P100.00 for maintenance and security. The final price should be P450.00 per person.

      P350.00 – River Cruise and Lunch
      P100.00 – Maintenance, Safety and Security Charges
      P450/pax

      God bless your trip! :)
      -EJ

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  7. Good day! we’re making an itinerary for a trip of 250 person to Cebu Bohol. Can Loboc Floating Restaurant accommodate that number of pax?

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    • Hi Corina,

      Good day! Wow 250 people, sounds like a company outing! According to a Wikipedia article in the link below, each boat can accommodate up to 50 people only which means you guys will end-up using five boats. There are several boats lining up here daily and I’m sure all of you guys can enjoy this cruise.

      Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loboc_River

      I recommend that you guys get here earlier than the usual so you can discuss your setup with the Loboc River Cruise management to see if you guys can get a special discount and have boats exclusive for your team instead of getting mixed with other tourists.

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    • Hi Kat,

      Hindi na po kami nagpareserve sa Loboc river cruise. Dumiretso na lang kami doon at marami naman pong floating restaurants na nakapila na parang terminal lang ng jeep. :)

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  8. Hi! Ganu kalayo po ang loboc river cruise sa airport? Til now po ba wala reservation sa cruise? Anu po pde skyan ppnta dun? Thanks!

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    • Hi Cate, 20 minutes from Tagbilaran airport. Nag-hire kami ng van that time. Wala pa rin reservation option pero daming floating restaurant dun na parang mga jeep lang na naghihitay pasahero. Tingin ko naman di kayo mauubusan kahit malaking grupo kayo.

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  9. tanong po sana ako we are planning kasi na mag punta sa bohol kaso kaunti lng yung time namin bale cebu po kami mag check in, pwede po b mag back and forth? alis kami ng cebu first trip ng boat pagka hapon pwede po b kami maka balik? posible po b n mapuntahan namin ang loboc river at makapag lunch s floating restaurant and chocolate hills sa maikling oras? tanx

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    • Hi Maya,

      Di ko pa natry pero tantsa ko kaya naman since 1.5-2 hours lang naman ang ferry ride. Basta hire kayo ng van para mabilis kayo makapunta sa iba’t ibang attractions saka para umabot kayo on time sa Tagbilaran to Cebu na ferry pauwi sa hapon. Check mo din in advance schedule ng Oceanjet at Supercat sa araw punta nyo. NP.

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  10. Hi, would you suggest us to book a tour package (via an agency) from Cebu to Bohol for a day tour in Bohol or is it easy to go around the different tourist spots in Bohol on our own? How much would it cost us to hire a van upon arrival in Bohol for 2pax and can we decide where we want to go in Bohol on our own or will the hired van know where to take us? Sorry for asking too many questions. :) Thanks!

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  11. Hi po. Clarify ko lng. Ill be there on july 7. Nklagay po kasi sa rate “river cruise and lunch -350 plus 100 for maintenance..so P450 lng po? Please respondu or tx 09488719401. Thank u po

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    • Wala pong particular name ang floating restaurant po. Kapag punta po kayo sa Loboc River Cruise yung mga floating restaurants parang mga jeep na naghihintay lang mapuno bago umalis.

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    • Hi Sandrea,

      There’s no need to book for the Loboc River Cruise because their floating restaurants are like a queue of taxis waiting to get passengers before they set off. Feel free to visit the site before lunch time to get your tickets and plenty of floating restaurants will be waiting for you. Have a happy trip! :)

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  12. Hello! i want to know how we make a reservation for a day cruise and lunch. Do they accept walk-ins? i heard you need to book beforehand. How do we do that?

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    • Hi Joanna,

      There’s no need to book in advance for the Loboc River Cruise because their floating restaurants are like a queue of taxis waiting to get passengers before they set off. Feel free to visit the site before lunch time to get your tickets and plenty of floating restaurants will be waiting for you. Have a happy trip! :)

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  13. We are planning to take the river night cruise at loboc river. The loboc bohol tourism indicated on their site that night cruise is suspended.. Is this true??

    Also, how much is the total night cruise on loboc river per pax??

    Thanks in advance!

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    • Hi Eli,

      I saw as well that it’s labeled temporarily suspended in their official website. It’s definitely correct since they’re the one who are actually hosting and providing the Loboc River Cruise services.

      The Night Cruise still has the same rates as the one I posted in this blog. The total cost would depend on what package you would pick. But I guess you have to settle for their day-tour for now. Have a nice lunch there! :)

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  14. a friend told me that there are 2 loboc river cruise , 1 With turtle shell designs or roof tops for the boats ans 1 with normal roofs.. which one is this

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  15. Hello po ask ko lang if same parin price nila ngaun Dec.hindi po ba nag increase? And meron din po b kyo alam n pwd ma hire na van na mura ang price kc balak namin mag bakasyon ngaung Dec. Bale pick-up sa airport papuntang resort tpos kinabukasan tour sa ibang lugar e.g chocolatehills, loboc resto etc. Thanks po :)

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  16. Hello! We are going to Bohol this August, may i know around what we should be there for Lunch cruise?
    Thanks in advance. :)

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    • Hi Carla,

      Sorry for the late reply because I was busy in the past 2 years and practically can’t log in to my blog.

      I don’t see a need to come too early because their floating restaurants are like a queue of taxis waiting to get passengers before they set off. Feel free to visit the site before lunchtime to get your tickets and plenty of floating restaurants will be waiting for you. Have a happy trip! :)

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