Bohol Cambuhat River Cruise, Oyster Farm & Community Village Private Tour with Lunch & Transfers

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Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
10 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Explore all the wonders of Bohol’s Cambuhat River when you embark on this whole-day tour. This tour is perfect for those who want to learn more about Boholano culture as it will take you on a cruise of the river and a tour of its community. It already comes with the assistance of a tour guide, use of a paddleboard, lunch, and pick-up and drop-off from your hotel or resort in Tagbilaran City. 

Your guide will pick you up from your accommodations at 8 AM. You may request a different departure time, but this must be done in advance and is subject to availability. After settling inside the vehicle, you will head to Cambuhat River in Buenavista, Bohol.

Your first activity in the tour is river paddling down the mangrove-lined river. You’ll board your own paddleboat so you have control of your own speed. Don’t worry if you’re an inexperienced paddler, as a boatman will always be nearby to assist you. You’ll make your way to the oyster farm and stop at a visitor’s center on the river bank.

Come lunchtime, you will enjoy a hearty lunch of oysters and other seafood. As you feast, you will also learn about how oysters are cultured and how the river and the mangroves are managed here. 

After your feast, you’ll enjoy a community village tour that will allow you to interact with the locals of Cambuhat. They’ll demonstrate how they weave raffia cloth using native looms. You’ll also see how they make brooms, mats, hats, and baskets. 

Next, you’ll head to the Loon Church, also known as The Church of Our Lady of Light. The original structure was destroyed during the 2013 earthquake, and the restored building you’ll see was only completed eight years after, in 2021. 

Your last stop is the Punta Cruz Watchtower. This watchtower will give you beautiful views of Cebu Strait, Cebu Island, Siquijor, Bohol Sea, and the island of Mindanao. It was built by the Spanish in 1796 to keep watch against pirates. 

After your tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel or resort in Tagbilaran City.

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Free pick-up and drop off within Tagbilaran City
Private Cambuhat River Cruise with Oyster Farm and Community Village day tour
Air-conditioned vehicle and tour guide
Free use of paddle board
Family style riverside lunch
Not Included: Other activities onsite, Tips and Gratuities


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What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 Vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. Meals and drinks are on guests' account.

Children Friendly: Yes. Children 0-3 are free of charge.

Pet Friendly: Yes. However, our operator will not be liable in case anything happens to your pets. Please practice the leave no trace policy and pick up after them. Make sure that their vaccinations are updated and bring their vaccination card.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. There are no extreme physical activities.

Pick-up time is at 8:00 AM Philippine Standard Time for any hotels within Tagbilaran City. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the pick-up time needs to be changed to accommodate changes. Additional fees may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original schedule subject to approval.

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