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Experience Bohol: Loboc River Cruise and Floating Restaurant

Touring Bohol is never complete without touring around Loboc River while having lunch. The floating restaurant will not only fill your tummy, but the lush trees along the serene river in the cruise will surely make you feel relaxed.


Floating Restaurant Rates

If you avail the Bohol Countryside Tour package , it already includes the Loboc River Cruise with Lunch Buffet. But if you are on a DIY tour, there are many floating restaurants that offers it. They also have a night cruise with dinner buffet, which is also a perfect time for firefly watching. They offer a package deal for night cruise which includes the buffet and a concert. Lunch schedule is from 11 am to 2 pm and dinner is from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Rio Verde Floating Resto
Rio Verde have a "High-end" or "Pawikan" (just a name, no pakiwan in the menu) buffet, and a "Regular" buffet. Here are the rates per head:
  • High-end Adults: PhP 500.00
  • High-end Kids: PhP 260.00
  • Regular Adults: PhP 392.00
  • Regular Kids: PhP 206.00
  • *Adults are 7 years old and above, while kids are 4-6 years old. Kids 3 years old below are free.
Loay river connecting to Bohol Sea

Food

The buffet type included in our tour is the regular one. It consists of common Filipino dishes. Food tastes just average but it was still satisfying. The buffet includes one soft drink only, but you can order another for a separate fee.

All Filipino dishes 
I guess this is the Pawikan buffet

The tour

After boarding the floating restaurant, you can choose your seat and immediately start eating while waiting for other guests. When all guests are already boarded, The cruise will start and the performer will start performing. Everywhere you look is just lush green trees and the blue sky.

Small boats that push the floating restaurants
Floating restaurant performer

A sample of the sights along the river
Loboc River

The cruise will last for an hour and will make a few stops along the way. First stop is at the river choir station where the locals will give you a warm welcome and then serenade you. They will also perform a "Tinikling" dance, which the guests are also welcome to try. There is no fee from all of it but, it's very much appreciated to give a tip.

Nearing the choir station
River choir serenading the guests
Tinikling dance
The second stop is at the "Ati" Tribe. From far, you can see them waiting for the guests to arrive. You will be welcomed by Ati Tribe cheer with fire breathing. It was awesome. The children have a "bayawak" (monitor lizard) pet, which you can also hold. There's actually a lot of stuff you can do there like try to use a bow and arrow, rope swing like tarzan in the river and take photos around or with them. Again, no fee from all of it, but a tip is very much appreciated.

Ati Tribe waiting for us
Tip is very much appreciated
Ati Tribe pose
Trying out the bow and arrow
Little kid with his pet
Their cool drums
This one is just lying around
This one is real fun
The kid nailed it
After the stop at the Ati Tribe, the floating restaurant will be heading back. Time to relax again and enjoy the sights along the river while the performer plays. Surely, Loboc River Cruise is a fantastic and lovely tour that you will definitely love.

Cheers from Loboc!

Loboc River Cruise Video


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10comments:

  1. I want to go back to Bohol because I wasn't able to go to the Loboc River! Your blog post makes it sound so interesting!

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    1. Yes, indeed the tour is very interesting and it's totally worth it :)

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  2. sir anung year po kayo nagpunta sa Bohol?

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    1. ah ok po.. punta po kc kami ng Bohol this November.. thank you po sa blog nyo at nakakuha ako ng info's at tips. more power sir! God bless you.

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    2. You're welcome! Enjoy your Bohol trip :)

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  3. sir pano po mala kuha ng ticket?thanks

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    1. Hi Raj, we got ours from a package tour. Maybe you can contact Rio Verde for the tickets.

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  4. Rio Verde is only one of the many floating resto boats there? have any idea on the prices of the other floating resto?

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  5. Really a wonderful blog! I like it very much. Here I can find everything in details.
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