A new activity that goes rowing while standing above the Loboc waters!
Bohol Island, is situated about 2 hours by ferry from Cebu Island. It is one of the popular islands as a tourist destination with white sandy beaches and unique structure of hills. The Loboc river is about 30 minutes away from the capital Tagbilaran city, by car. It is a popular spot where tourists gather for a river cruise and enjoy eating lunch while traveling the extensive Loboc river by floating boat. The latest activity of Loboc river is the SUP (Stand Up Paddle). It is a best way to observe how the marine life is causing so much peacefulness of the place.
SUP is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. Balance is the key to achieve the activity, it is very easy even for beginners.
The local guide will have a short lecture on how to use SUP. The guide will show how to row the paddle and on how to move ahead and turn on both ways. They will make sure that you will have the skill and complete knowledge before you proceed with paddle-boarding. For beginners, it is advised to kneel first before standing on the board. It may be shaky at first so be sure to find your balance. You don’t have to worry about losing your balance and fall to the waters because the paddle and board floats, it is easy to find. Besides, there is a tie from the board to your ankle. It is surely safe!
While feeling the nature, try to row slowly and observe the place. It is very relaxing to hear the sound of the birds and water. It is also okay to sit on the SUP board and take a break as long as you can keep your balance from standing to sitting and vice versa. The water of the river is green because it is reflected by the trees surrounding the river.
The activity is about 1 hour, 30 minutes going forth and 30 minutes going back. Because it is surrounded by nature, it is moderately calm and comfortable. As you can see the river is surrounded by trees. Since it has a mini forest, it is possible to see some wild creatures like Iguanas, a genus of herbivorous lizards that are native to tropical areas.
Schedule and details about Loboc river SUP tours
8:00 Pick up in hotel →Arrive at SUP tour → SUP for 1 hour at Loboc river →11:30 Send to hotel
|Adult Price||9 years old and above is 2,500 pesos|
|Children from 6 – 8 years old is 1,000 pesos|
|Children from 0 – 5 years old is not allowed to join|
|Minimum number of people||2 persons per board|
|Meal||Not included (only drinks)|
|Time required||3 hours and a half|
|Guide condition||English Speaking|
※ Please be sure to bring skin protection, sunscreen, sunglasses etc.
* You must sign a waiver agreement before starting.
* It is possible to change clothes at the toilet, but we recommend that you wear a bathing suit.
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