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Address: IBC Dock | Punta Engano, 6015, Philippines
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Booked their medium sized boat (good for 20pax) for only P6500! We availed of the Pandanon Island and Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary package. For a hassle-free island hopping... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

My sister and I called these guys last minute after finding them on TripAdvisor. Luckily we were still able to get a tour at 10am. Their price for a private boat for the day is great, 3,500 pesos - especially if you can split this with 10 people! It was just my sister and I, but we did the tour... More 

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1 Thank blondebond26
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We had such a wonderful trip the first time, we rented the boat out for the second day. We were with 2 young kids and they had the best time. I enjoyed the snorkeling, while my husband and kids had a blast jumping off the boat. The masseuse was the icing on the cake. We could have gone with the... More 

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Thank Cosman2
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We booked with Island Banca Cruises and they exceeded all expectations! Such a beautiful, clean, strong boat! Such an amazing service by the boatmen who were very helpful! Booking and payments was very easy and communication was all via email and texting. I highly recommend them, there may be cheaper options out there but you get what you pay for... More 

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1 Thank MissNTravels
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Never been on one of these cruises having been coming here for 32 years but there is always a first time. I do not find the cruise special except you visit a few islands on the boat. The experience was great for the kids and all of them had a very enjoyable day out.

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Thank Willy C
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43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Had a fantastic time aboard IBC!!! Crew was very accommodating with our requests. We had upgraded to the bigger banca called the Butanding for 12,000 pesos,(there were 18 of us) and we had a lot of room for everyone to have a grand time. We opted to bring our own food and drinks so I can't speak for the packages.... More 

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Thank Cynthia P
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Booked their medium sized boat (good for 20pax) for only P6500! We availed of the Pandanon Island and Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary package. For a hassle-free island hopping experience, I suggest availing one of their packages. Just make sure to call or follow-up their quotation so you can see what's included in the package and what other add-on's are available to... More 

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Thank lisachaves
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

When in Mactan Definitely... Definitely book here in IBC! Their boats are so chill with booze, good music (they have an iPod dock onboard) if you want to listen to your own music & you can ask for a masseuse to come along. You get to visit near islands and awesome beaches and Sand bars between Cebu & Bohol! Awesome!... More 

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Thank Lester C
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We rented this boat for my family (2 adults + 3 kids). The whole thing cost less than 5,000 php. I'd definitely do this again if stranded in Mactan (not likely). Pros: 1) Great value - competitor boats were literally 2-10 times more expensive and shared with other people. We got the entire boat to ourselves for less. 2) Cebu... More 

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2 Thank terry l
Noida, India
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

With Islands Banca you rent entire pump boat for island hopping in Cebu. I went with my wife, just 2 of us. They are located just a few meters from Hotel Shangri-la and before Movenpick hotel. Neat and clean boat with white paint and carpet like thing, awesome beanbags, courteous staff, upfront price, toilet on boat, no nonsense. I paid... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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140 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We did some deal with the boat men and fairly agree the price of the island hopping and snorkelling but to our surprise as soon as we approach our first stop they said we have to shoulder the payment for the entree and thats not good. WE HATED THE HIDDEN COST OF THE TRIP and it makes our trip disappointing.... More 

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