Zamboanga Pink Sand Sta. Cruz Island Private Tour with Vinta Ride, Lunch & Transfers

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Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines
7 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Relax on the Philippines' version of the Bahamas' Pink Sand Beach and ride a colorful vinta when you visit the Great Sta. Cruz Island in Zamboanga City. This tour is perfect for beach and island lovers seeking new places to visit in the Philippines. It also comes with a vinta ride, service of a guide, a seafood picnic lunch, hotel pick-up and drop-off within the city proper, and use of a beach volleyball and a shed during your time on Sta. Cruz Island. 

The tour begins in the morning as your guide picks you up from your accommodation. It's recommended to bring your own sunblock, dry bag, and snorkeling gear as well. From the town proper, you will head to the pier, where you will ride a boat that will take you the Pink Beach. 

When you arrive at the beach, feel free to pose and take photos with the pink-hued shore and swim in the surrounding waters. Afterward, you will head to the Badjao Burial Site, where you can learn about the Badjao tribe's burial tradition.

Following your time there, you will sail to a mangrove forest where you'll have a close encounter with stingless jellyfish. You will also go bird watching to discover what colorful species call the trees their home. Next, you'll ride a vinta, a traditional outrigger boat in Mindanao, to go on a cruise across the island's lagoon. If the tide permits, you can also visit the small sand bar of Sta. Cruz Island and have a quick photo opportunity on this pristine stretch of sand. 

Capping off this tour is a picnic seafood lunch complete with fruits by the shore of Pink Beach. After your meal, you will be taken back to the town proper and dropped off at your hotel.

Discover Zamboanga's Pink Beach and its attractions when you book this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.  

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Complimentary seafood picnic lunch
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Zamboanga City proper
Zamboanga Pink Sand Beach Day Private 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
Complimentary use of beach volleyball
Vinta ride
Not Included: 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
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 7:30 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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