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

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Booked their medium sized boat (good for 20pax) for only P6500! We availed of the Pandanon Island and Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary package. For a hassle-free island hopping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Never been on one of these cruises having been coming here for 32 years but there is always a first time. I do not find the cruise special except you visit a few islands on the boat. The experience was great for the kids and all of them had a very enjoyable day out.

Thank Willy C
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43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Had a fantastic time aboard IBC!!! Crew was very accommodating with our requests. We had upgraded to the bigger banca called the Butanding for 12,000 pesos,(there were 18 of us) and we had a lot of room for everyone to have a grand time. We opted to bring our own food and drinks so I can't speak for the packages.... More 

Thank Cynthia P
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Booked their medium sized boat (good for 20pax) for only P6500! We availed of the Pandanon Island and Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary package. For a hassle-free island hopping experience, I suggest availing one of their packages. Just make sure to call or follow-up their quotation so you can see what's included in the package and what other add-on's are available to... More 

Thank lisachaves
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

When in Mactan Definitely... Definitely book here in IBC! Their boats are so chill with booze, good music (they have an iPod dock onboard) if you want to listen to your own music & you can ask for a masseuse to come along. You get to visit near islands and awesome beaches and Sand bars between Cebu & Bohol! Awesome!... More 

Thank Lester C
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

1 Thank terry l
Noida, India
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank dushyant99
Malmo, Sweden
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107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 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 

1 Thank colewanderer
Manila, Philippines
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

1 Thank Jade H
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Nicholas_Booi
Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Donna April M

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