The Loboc River Cruise in Loboc town is a significant highlight in most Bohol countryside tours. It usually comes inclusive of a generous buffet lunch, or dinner served right on the raft. This floating restaurant also has singers and musicians onboard to serenade guests while they enjoy popular Filipino dishes.
The river cruise starts from Loay Bridge near the Church of San Pedro. Midway through the 1-hour cruise, the raft stops in front of a large hut for a short performance by more singers and dancers dressed in traditional baro't saya. The raft moves along the river until it reaches a small portion of Busay Falls, from which it maneuvers for the return trip.
Loboc River Cruise is at Loboc town, about 26 kilometers from Tagbilaran Airport and 41 kilometers from Panglao Island. The city is a central jumpoff point for visiting various Bohol attractions.
To get here from Tagbilaran City, ride a bus or a jeepney bound to Loboc and Carmen, and ask the driver to drop you off at Camayaan Intersection, where river cruise operators can be found. You may also join a guided tour for a hassle-free trip.
Local businesses run the river cruises. Tickets cost varies per person, depending on the operator. Queues to ride the river cruise may take more than 30 minutes, especially on weekends.
As far as weather is concerned, December-March is the perfect time to visit Bohol because there is not much rain. Peak seasons are late December and Holy Week. April-July is also preferable, but as the rainy season closes in, expect periodic rainfall.
The hours of operation for boarding the cruise vary but mostly runs from 10 AM to 3 PM.