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Address: IBC Dock | Punta Engano, 6015, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 917 630 0736
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Great boat, BAD FOOD

Using islands banca cruise is about the boat, and not much else. The boat's awesome-white interiors with beanbags (think singing "i'm on a boat" by the lonely island). The service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Donna April M
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you're travelling to Cebu with a group, then you must not miss island hopping with Islands Banca Cruises. I specifically love their boats because it's super spacious compared to other normal boats. It also comes with bean bags and speakers. They also provide towels after your swim and cold towels on your way back. Take note to order Rico's... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The banca's are rented on a per boat basis and accommodates up to 10 persons (children included). The banca's are clean, big and comfortable. You can pay for food or bring your own. Food is typical Asian take out, with some meat, vegetables and rice. Drinks are available with the boat packages but you would be advised to bring your... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Using islands banca cruise is about the boat, and not much else. The boat's awesome-white interiors with beanbags (think singing "i'm on a boat" by the lonely island). The service crew is also good, they're not intrusive, able to take good underwater pictures, and will look after you during your "cruise". But the food...is bad. You're given a choice- their... More 

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New City, New York, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had originally booked this tour at our hotel, but the morning of the tour they called up to tell us the trip was cancelled due to high winds. I called Islands Banca to see if they were going out, and they were. We couldn't make their scheduled departure time, but they told us to come an hour later and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Here for my wedding anniversary and this trip really was a jewel in the trip, the crew were great, happy to share stories and take pictures with and for us, the boat itself was very clean, very well equipped and comfortable. The costs for us were a little higher because there was just 2 of us, but in saying that,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went out on Boxing Day and spent the day travelling around on the boat. We upgraded and got the bigger boat, we all enjoyed the beanbags!! The crew were great, helpful but didn't get in the way. I would recommend bringing extra bread to feed the fish if you can, the crew bring some but more would have been... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A friend who had previously experienced this service highly recommended it when she learned we were looking for a day trip island hopping activity in Cebu. After experiencing it myself with my friends, I can see why. The crew on board the boat were polite and not intrusive. They were efficient and watched out for everyone. They even had a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The price for chartering the whole boat was very reasonable. The highlight of the 6 hour trip was the amazing service of the crew members. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They were very polite, friendly and anticipated all our needs (even though they can't speak fluent English) which many reputable hotels and restaurants with headquarters in the western... More 

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philippines
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362 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been to Cebu often, but this is a first for me. Island banca cruise is own by Island souvenir and their bancas are built to carry 10 people riding on bean bags and seats that are so comfortable. The ride includes two sites where you can go snorkling to feed the fish, a beach stop where you can make... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was really, really looking forward to booking this cruise. Read a fantastic review of it on a blog and signed up immediately after. I wish I would have done my research beforehand. In order to reserve your trip, you must send 50% of the total cost to them via wire transfer. The staff, while very cordial over the phone,... More 

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Address: Address: IBC Dock | Punta Engano, 6015, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 917 630 0736
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Mactan Island

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