Exploring Bohol: Cruising the Loboc River

We arrived at Loboc River just in time for lunch from Tagbilaran City. A cruise along Loboc River with buffet lunch and live presentation onboard the boat is a feature in about every Bohol itinerary.

These floating restaurants are made of two banka-frames, over which a huge wooden stage is set. There are several of dining tables set around this platform and a long buffet table inside. On the floating restaurant boat that we were on, the buffet spread comprising local Filipino delicacies, fruits, fish dish, crabs, and etc.
Cruising along the waterway, you get to perceive how the locals lived along the river – with their own particular fishing boats (bankas).
we stopped by for some song and dance
We were entertained by a singer and good folk song. Halfway through the cruise, the floating restaurant stopped by a stage simply off the riverbank. Here, a group of children will do a series of song and dance performances for visitors onboard the floating restaurant. All we had to do was relax and enjoy the view.

After an hour cruising the Loboc river, we visited the second oldest church in Bohol just near the Loboc river.

The church was damaged by 7.2 magnitude earthquake last October 15, 2013.