Experience the Philippines’ own version of Bahamas’ Pink Sand Beach and ride the colorful vinta when you visit the Great Sta. Cruz Island in Zamboanga City. This tour is perfect for beach and island lovers who are seeking new places to visit in the Philippines.
The tour begins in the morning, as your guide picks you up and your fellow joiners from your respective accommodation. From the town proper, you will head to the pier where you will ride a boat that will take you the Pink Beach. Life vests are given and should be worn by every guests while onboard.
Upon arriving, you will be welcomed by the white sands with a touch of blush pink and red-orange sands of the island. From there, you can enjoy taking photos and lounge around the beach before you proceed to your next activity in the island which is the Yellow Boat Lagoon Cruise.
The lagoon cruise will take you to the century-old mangrove trees that has protected the island. Local guides will also tell you about the different stories and trivia about the mangroves. While cruising, get a chance to see many stingless jellyfishes, you can hold these sea creatures as long as you don’t completely take them out of the water.
After the lagoon cruise, you can ride a vinta boat, this unique boat riding experience is perfect to anyone who is interested in the province’s history and culture. The viinta boat has gained much recognition for its uniqueness. Pose for creative photos during your vinta ride experience.
If weather and tide permits, you can also visit the small sand bar of Sta. Cruz Island and have a quick photo opportunity. Afterward, you will head next to the Old Badjao Cemetery wherein you can see the Badjao’s burial tradition before you return to the Pink Beach for swimming and relaxing.
Capping off this tour is a picnic seafood lunch by the beachside of the Pink Beach that will surely replenish your energy from the activities. Afterward, you will be taken back to the town proper and be dropped off at your hotel.
Discover Zamboanga’s Pink Beach and its attractions when you book this day tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.
- Guests may bring along food and refreshments except for alcoholic beverages.