Zamboanga Pink Beach Tour to Sta Cruz Island with Vinta Boat Ride & Hotel Transfers

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Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines
4 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Have fun exploring the Pink Sand Beach in Sta. Cruz Island on this half-day tour from Zamboanga City. If you’re looking for a quick vacation to a unique beach that isn’t too far from the city, then this tour is for you. This tour is inclusive of entrance fees, environmental fees, hotel pick-up and drop-off, a vinta ride, complimentary use of a shed, and tour guide assistance.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Zamboanga City. You will then get on a boat and travel straight to Sta. Cruz Island. The island, which is off the coast of the city and is tucked away in the Basilan Strait, is home to a small Badjao community and has long been accessible to travelers. It's also known as Zamboanga Pink Beach.

The magnificent sight of the island's pink sand, which was created from the crushed red organ pipe corals, will greet you as soon as you dock there. Admire the beach's distinctiveness and snap lots of pictures as mementos. Following that, you'll have plenty of time to explore the island's fascinating aquatic life while swimming and snorkeling to your heart's delight. A quick hike will also take you to the Badjao's Burial Site, where you may discover more about the tribe's history and burial customs.

Following your time spent visiting the island, you will board a small boat for a cruise to the Sta. Cruz Island Mangrove, where you may view and touch stingless jellyfish and discover the island's century-old mangroves. Additionally, you will have ample time and a chance to board and snap a picture inside a vinta boat, a vibrant boat in Mindanao, when you go to Sta. Cruise Lagoon.

You might be able to halt for a brief period of time at a little sandbar near Sta. Cruz for a photo opportunity before returning to the heart of Zamboanga.

Go on a unique adventure at Pink Sand Beach and nearby spots when you book this package tour to Pink Beach in Zamboanga City. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Zamboanga City proper
Zamboanga Pink Beach Private day tour with Tour guide assistance
Tour Itinerary: Pink Sand Beach, Santa Cruiz Island Lagoon and Mangrove, Old Badjao Burial Site, and Little Santa Cruz Island
Complimentary use of shed
Vinta ride
Not Included: Meals, Tips and Gratuities


Water Activities
Outdoor & Adventure Activities
Private Tours

What to bring

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

Good to know

This is a private tour. Complimentary lunch will be served during the tour. Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves.

Children Friendly: Children 0-2 are free of charge but are not included in the complimentary lunch. Parents may share their meal or pack food for their children.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

Pick-up time is at 7:00 AM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel within the vicinity of Zamboanga City. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee 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 subject to approval.

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