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Address: IBC Dock | Punta Engano, 6015, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 917 630 0736
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Great value ... wish they allowed something other than the "packages"

We rented this boat for my family (2 adults + 3 kids). The whole thing cost less than 5,000 php. I'd definitely do this again if stranded in Mactan (not likely). Pros: 1... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We rented this boat for my family (2 adults + 3 kids). The whole thing cost less than 5,000 php. I'd definitely do this again if stranded in Mactan (not likely). Pros: 1) Great value - competitor boats were literally 2-10 times more expensive and shared with other people. We got the entire boat to ourselves for less. 2) Cebu... More 

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

With Islands Banca you rent entire pump boat for island hopping in Cebu. I went with my wife, just 2 of us. They are located just a few meters from Hotel Shangri-la and before Movenpick hotel. Neat and clean boat with white paint and carpet like thing, awesome beanbags, courteous staff, upfront price, toilet on boat, no nonsense. I paid... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We did some deal with the boat men and fairly agree the price of the island hopping and snorkelling but to our surprise as soon as we approach our first stop they said we have to shoulder the payment for the entree and thats not good. WE HATED THE HIDDEN COST OF THE TRIP and it makes our trip disappointing.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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 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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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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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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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
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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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