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Islands Banca Cruises

IBC Dock | Punta Engano, 6015, Philippines
63 917 630 0736
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Ranked #13 of 26 Activities in Mactan Island
Type: Boat Tours
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Pasig, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Cebu City, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

In my whole experience with Island Hopping this tops my list...for better lack of terms it should be called island cruising instead of island hopping....They may come a little bit pricey but if your concerned with your safety and comfort, then Island Banca Cruises is for you... Yes, there are banca (small boats) for rent other than banca cruises which... More

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

islands stay hotel was better than we expected. we don't have any complaints. however, regarding the island hopping we have several things to mention: 1. it was windy so we didn't actually have island hopping in its literal sense. we already paid for the entrance fees of the two islands gilutungan and nalusuan, 100 and 200 respectively. 300 per pax... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Went island hopping with my family including my elderly parents. This was one of the highlights in our Mactan family vacation. My husband and I have travelled in several beach destinations all over the Philippines and done a lot of island hopping. The Island Banca Cruises, however, topped it all. It's safe, comfortable and hassle-free. Boat was larger compared to... More

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Aaheim, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Before booking, I had made contact with their trip specialist Hazel. I decided to have the BBQ packed lunch and based on the email it says it will have: grilled chicken, pork BBQ, atchara, rice and a bottle of water. I didnt want to bring any food or drinks since there is a corkage fee. I dont want to worry... More

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