The Loboc River is one of the major tourist attractions in Bohol and is highly popular due the floating restaurants and river cruises. Here, you will have the chance to experience traditional Filipino food and other Asian dishes as well, along with some enjoyable live entertainment. There are river cruises during lunchtime and they offer night time cruises as well with a concert too. The musicians start their performance just as the boat leaves. You can enjoy a good meal while being surrounded by green, natural surroundings and relax while the boat slowly moves through the Loboc River. Stops will be made for entertainment where locals will serenade you with music and perform a traditional dance known as the Tinikling. One of the other stops include a welcome by the Ati tribe where they perform acts like fire breathing and shooting arrows. Any visit to Cebu is not complete without a Loboc River Cruise and a view of Busay Falls....more

Bohol, Philippines



The Loboc River is one of the major tourist attractions in Bohol and is highly popular due the floating restaurants and river cruises. Here, you will have the chance to experience traditional Filipino food and other Asian dishes as well, along with some enjoyable live entertainment. There are river cruises during lunchtime and they offer night time cruises as well with a concert too. The musicians start their performance just as the boat leaves. You can enjoy a good meal while being surrounded by green, natural surroundings and relax while the boat slowly moves through the Loboc River. Stops will be made for entertainment where locals will serenade you with music and perform a traditional dance known as the Tinikling. One of the other stops include a welcome by the Ati tribe where they perform acts like fire breathing and shooting arrows. Any visit to Cebu is not complete without a Loboc River Cruise and a view of Busay Falls.

Ticket Price

The prices will depend on which river cruise company you get and what type of package you select. So it is better make an early booking and be aware of how much you will be spending.

Opening Hour

Daytime - between 11 am – 2 pm Night - between 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Recommended Visit Duration

More than an hour

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families or children

Must See

Busay Falls, live entertainment, Tinikling dancing, the Ati Tribe

Prayer Facilities

While there are no prayer facilities at the location, The Islamic Centre and Masjid Darussalam in Tagbilaran  are within driving distance.

Halal Food

It is not that hard to find Halal food since there is a rise in Muslim travelers to Cebu. Before you start your trip, ask the tour guide if they serve Halal food at the buffet or select vegetarian or seafood dishes . There are Halal restaurants near the location too and you can ask some locals to help you out.

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