Bohol has a lot of gems for travel. The island has the world-renowned Chocolate Hills, the famous Bilar Man-Made Forest, and several world-class resorts. Another gem that any traveler should definitely visit is the Loboc River with its jade-green waters.

Loboc River, or the Loay River, is a 1.5-kilometer-long lazily flowing river. It boasts wide, unpolluted waters with a rich deep-green hue. The river is surrounded by rich vegetation and thickets of trees that make for an all-natural and enchanting experience.

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There are many attractions featuring or centering around the river, and the most relaxing has to be the highly enjoyed cruise buffet!

Sure, anyone can enjoy a meal anywhere, but a lunch buffet on a floating restaurant cruising over the tranquil waters of Loboc River is hard to beat.

Guests get to dine on a delicious buffet of Filipino favorites and Bohol delicacies, all while being treated to a vista of lush tropical vegetation. Nipa palms, coconut trees, banana groves, and bushes line the green waters, making for a truly exotic experience.

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Photo from Loboc Bohol Tourism Facebook Page
Photo from Loboc Bohol Tourism Facebook Page
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While you dine on delicious food and partake in a feast for the eyes, in-boat bands will dance and serenade you. They’ll fill the atmosphere with native Filipino songs and dances, old-timey favorites, and Boholano music!

The river cruise winds down the marvelous waters of Loboc River lined with lush greenery, ending at the beautiful Busay Falls. From here, the floating restaurant will take guests back to the pick-up point. The whole cruise lasts for about an hour or so.

Several restaurants offer the river cruise, namely Village Floating Resto, Riverwatch Floating Resto, Long River Floating Resto, and Loboc River Floating Resto. Each floating restaurant can accommodate up to 25 people, and the cruise goes for an hour or so, back and forth.

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Day use:

  • Departures:
    • Saturdays only: 11:30AM and 1:30PM
  • All-in fee:
    • ₱850 per adult
    • ₱500 per child

Other Information:

  • Reservations recommended, walk-ins are not guaranteed
  • Booking cut-off is 8AM on the day of cruise
  • Email address: [email protected]
  • Facebook page:  
  • Contact numbers:
    • Loboc Tourism Office: (038) 537-9292; 0951-208-4329
    • Village Floating Resto: 0922-899-6109 (Writer’s note: other sources say 0922-899-6106)
    • Riverwatch Floating Resto: 0917-629-3001
    • Long River Floating Resto: 0943-547-0830
    • Loboc River Floating Resto: 0939-919-4520


Exact location: Loboc Tourism Complex, Loboc, Bohol  

BY COMMUTE: From Tagbilaran City, board a bus or a jeepney bound to Loboc at the Tagbilaran City Dao Integrated Bus Terminal. Ask if the bus/jeepney will be passing through Loboc Tourism Complex. The trip takes 40 to 60 minutes.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Loboc Tourism Office” or “Loboc River Cruise”, both in Loboc, Bohol.

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