Islands Banca Cruises Cebu

May 10, 2012


Hi everyone! It's another beach themed post for now and this is one of the highlights of our 9 day trip back in January with my family. I've always wanted to experience island hopping with Islands Banca Cruises and what better way to experience than with family? 

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Unfortunately, the day was overcast and a little bit rainy but that didn't dampen our excitement. To give you an idea what the boat looks like, it's white and orange with all this comfy bean bags! Such a perfect way to relax while cruising the seas of cebu and bohol. 

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Me having first dibs on aforementioned bean bags. 

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Our itinerary was the Gilutungan Marine Sanctuary - Pandanon Island route and first off on our list is snorkeling at the marine sanctuary. Here I am with my three sisters ( w/ my sis's bf) and here we are with our goofy snorkeling poses. I love that the boat has a convenient trapdoor where one can easily descend. 

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Our steward guided us through the waters and brought some bread for the fish feeding activities. It was awesome seeing all the colorful fish swim beside us. This humongous jellyfish was such a pretty violet color and has no stingers so we got to touch it. 

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As we were snorkeling around, we suddenly heard or rather, felt a booming vibration. It sounded far away and not a cause of concern but our steward related to us that the boom was caused by dynamite fishing. It was disturbing to hear that these practices still exist... 

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After snorkeling, we set off again to have lunch at the Cao-uy floating restaurants since we ate our packed lunches for breakfast (everyone was so hungry!). Lunch was a delicious affair and most memorable for me was the scallops simply grilled with butter. Isn't it amazing how swimming around make us ravenously hungry afterwards?

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ASOS swimsuit, Hat from SM

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On the way to Pandanon islands, which is technically part of Bohol, I got to catch up with my sisters. This is my sister Beth and the crew actually thought we were twins!

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And finally our last destination is Pandanon island with its immaculate white sands. We got to try kayaking around the island since it was rather shallow ( and a good thing!). The crew actually steered the boat a few meters from the island and from there you can walk the whole way to the island! 




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Everyone agreed with me that this was actually one of the best things that we've done over the course of our trip. We went back to our hotel tired but happy and we will always remember Cebu with Islands Banca Cruises. And oh, did I tell you that there were masseuse on board? Definitely the best activity that my mom and dad experienced that day. 

Thank you for reading as always and hopefully I can get back to a more regular blogging schedule and doing outfit shots. Have a great day! 

19 comments:

Chunny said...

You have so many beautiful pictures. I love all the colorful fishes underwater. I would love to visit this place someday if I have time. =)


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Despina T. said...

love these pics.especially the ones underwater.you look great!beautiful hat.

Roxanne said...

snorkeling looks so much fun! inggit ako. haha, love those photos Cherie! :)

Gellie Abogado said...

Awesome! Would love to go back to Cebu for vacation naman. I'm always in Cebu for work... xP

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Dilan Dilir said...

such AMAZING and FANTASTIC photos! :D

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Always Maylee said...

I wish I was at the beach and/or snorkeling right now. I love your floppy hat, so cute!

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Toni said...

beautiful pictures, cherie! ironic but i've never been to Pandanon even if im from Mactan! haha :D

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Carla Sia said...

Nice photos. The place is so beautiful.:)

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Liezyl Gomez said...

im from ceb but ive never tried island banca cruises. haha! balik ka uli dito babe!

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

hehehe…i'm with Liezyl..i haven't tried islands banca cruises too. i guess our island hopping is more rugged…but i'd really love to try the amenities of islands banca plus their buffet lunch!

ps. yes, come back to Cebu! or see you at the BU3 event on june 2 ha? <3


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A Petite Treat said...

i love your pictures!!! they are so pretty! i want a floppy hat for going to the beach.

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Noelle Chantal said...

I love thesebeach photos esp the underwater shots! So beautiful! And you looks so cute and fresh with that huge hat, pretty! :)

Dressing Up For Me said...

Gorgeous marine photos! You and your sisters have the same eye shape. ;)

Jenn said...

these are gorgeous pictures! you look gorgeous too ms. cherie! :)

Kathleen Lisson said...

I love your sweet sunhat!

Scarllet Gonçalves said...

Wow this photos are amazing!
What a beautiful place :)
Love your hat,xoxo
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freeteyme said...

love Cebu! Been there once on my vacation and stayed at the Shang.

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