We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Unsatisfied with food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loboc River Cruise

Loboc River Cruise
Book In Advance
More Info
US$66.00*
and up
Bohol Countryside Full-Day Tour
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unsatisfied with food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

When we hear of river cruise, sounds like a unique experience so we're always excited and very willing to try it. So we tried it!! But all this excitement turned into disappointment. Aside from its overpriced fee, the food was completely unsatisfying. Crabs were too small and soup wasn't that hot. For a buffet type, the drink is also limited! One soda wasn't enough that time. They should provide unlimited juice or even service water. The only good thing was the singer serenading the guests with his guitar and songs in different languages. That was very entertaining.

During the cruise, we were also approached by a photographer and volunteered to take photo of us using our camera but later on insisted to take photo using her DSLR saying that it's for the documentation of this tourist activity in Bohol. We didn't want to but we chose to be kind to her then after that, she was showing the photos and asking us to buy it for a cheap printing fee. We had to say no for a lot of times. The experience that was supposed to be relaxing was quite ruined. I hope they will try to improve their service especially their food knowing that Bohol is also a good destination for delicious and fresh seafood.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank karlkrimzl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

572 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    157
    217
    116
    49
    33
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice services but poor food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

The meal cost is really overpriced whereas the items are quite poor. However, The trip overall is a must when you in Bohol. You can either enjoy food and live music when the boat cruising along Loboc river giving you the spectacular view along the banks of activities of the local living nearby. The boat will stop at a "singing house" on the river where gather alot of children and girls of a nearby villages in the very beatiful uniform singing very exciting and small guitar. That is really a great moment when singing and dancing with them.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank TuaBui
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manila
Level Contributor
74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Highlight of my Loboc/ Chocolate Hills Trip!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

But maybe it's because I'm fond of water. I rode the Busai Monark (from Loboc not Loay) which I think is the best boat on that river. It has a nice viewing deck which makes you appreciate the experience more. Go on that viewing deck in front of the boat (away from the singer and the driver). The scenery that unfolds is nice.

The river wasn't too clear because it had rained but I didn't really mind. The food was okay/ edible. Nothing great. There was a song and dance performance in one area where the boat stopped for a while and that was nice.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Leland_DLC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
184 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

The cruise is relaxing and the view is nice but I have to say the food was not good. The problem is not the dishes, per se, it is the way they were done.

The thing I hated the most was stopping by the Ati tribe. I do not think interacting with tourists that was is going to be good for them in the long run. Even the young children were there holding all sorts of baby reptiles for tourists to have photos with in exchange for some tips. I understand that we are curious about their practices and customs but to show some of those in exchange for cash doesn't sound right.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank litrato101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
176 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“serene cruise with scrumptious food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Loboc river is thought to be a part of the ocean or somehow connected to it. Because the fish residing in it are not freshwater but marine. The water appears green. the river is surrounded by greenery on both sides and the boat sails along.

Food : excellent: chicken, pork , beef, fish, fresh fruits n dessert. little options for vegetarians. bottomless ice tea, other drinks were paid.

Music : live music by a joyful singer. The cruise boat stops midway where local Bohol people perform live dance and music.

the river is surrounded by lush greens making it a very pleasant sight.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank doctraveller11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Loboc River Cruise also viewed

 

Been to Loboc River Cruise? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing