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Address: IBC Dock | Punta Engano, 6015, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 917 630 0736
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Great day out

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
EllieBellie007
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Perth, Australia
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New City, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 3 reviews
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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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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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 18 reviews
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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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Pasig, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

So far, this is the best experience I had with island hopping. Although we didn't get to visit all the islands we were supposed to coz its the rainy season, we did enjoy the ride. The boat was too big for me and my friends, we were only 8... plus there were 4 crews. So we felt like rich kids... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Lovely banca, it's so huge for the 5 of us. Kids were absolutely relax. The ipod dock came very handy as the kids were able to listen to their favourite songs. If you bring your own food onboard, you can avoid the sand bank pit stop. It's really not very nice. Snorkeling however, is awesome.

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Manila, Philippines
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

I got upgraded for free with their biggest banca. Full service. Good staff. Sounds. Sands. Sun. I just wish the trip can be extended til 5pm.

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