If you miss the rivers on Bohol you are missing the best part of the island! I stayed at the Loboc River Resort (fantastic) and booked all 3 tours with SUP Philippines. I was also traveling solo.
1. Loboc River Tour: this is a great way to see the Loboc River (much preferred over the floating lunch/dinner/karaoke boats) Great for families or anyone, solo or a group, regardless of your experience standing on a paddle board. I went with a group that had never been on a SUP and they all got the hang of it very quickly and had a great time. I've SUPed a bit, and I also really enjoyed it. A great warm-up to their other tours!
2. Full moon paddle/firefly paddle: I went on a night that it actually was a full moon. A peaceful, lovely evening. Because of the light from the full moon, there were fewer fireflies, but the river was also lit up by the moon which was beautiful.
3. Abatan River Tour: Simply amazing! My favorite out of the three tours, but they are each very different. The Abatan River communities have community-based tourism and it's awesome that SUP Philippines offers this tour in working with local communities which puts monies into the pockets of locals from tourism. There are little wonderful surprises on this tour, which I won't mention in this review because it will take away from the specialness of this experience, but simply just book it!
After visiting the beaches in Palawan I wasn't sure that anything during the rest of my trip in the Philippines could compare as far as beauty and feeling a bit off the beaten track, but what SUP Philippines offers is quite special and it was just as beautiful. I'm so glad I stayed on the river and experienced the rivers of Bohol in this way. Can't say enough great things!
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