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Boracay Island Hopping
"We will pick you up from your requested hotel and take you to the boats departure point. You will have plenty of time in the day to lie back and relax on deserted beaches or go snorkeling and experience our amazing array of tropical fish. Whatever you do this will no doubt be one of your highlights from your trip to the Philippines. Depending on tides and weather conditions we will visit the following spots; Crystal Cove Crocodile Island West Cove Puka Beach Balinghai Beach and Magic island.   A buffet lunch is included and refreshing drinks are also available and snorkeling equipment is free of charge. Crystal Cove is a private Island and there is a small charge not included which will need to ""
From $26.00
WWII Historical Landmarks Day Tour of Bataan from Manila
"After pickup from your metro Manila hotel we will travel 2.5 hours by car to Bataan to visit the following historically significant WWII landmarks before returning to Manila.First Line of Defense Marker at Dinalupihan Bataan Tourism Center and Museum Fall of Bataan Bataan Battle of Trail 2 Capot Hill and Final Battle Site at Pilar Mt. Samat and Shrine of Valor at Pilar Dambana ng Kagitingan Museum at Pilar KM 0 Death March Marker in Bagac Philippine-Japanese Friendship M"""The mention of Bataan rings a memorable chord in the heart of every Filipino. It is today a symbol of democracy and freedom having been the last fortress of Filipino-American soldiers against the Japanese forces until it fell captive on April 9 1942. Bataan has had more than its share of significant historical events. In 1647 the Dutch naval forces perpetrated the Abucay Massacre
From $175.00
Mantayupan and Kawasan Falls Day Tour from Cebu
"A 2 hour drive from the city will bring you to Mantayupan Falls passing thru old Spanish houses rice fields and the green countryside. Breathe in fresh air and enjoy a brief walk to the falls. Mantayupan has two water levels (14 and 98 meters) where a mini-hydro electric system has been installed to service the needs of the small town.The water is saying hello to the locals going about chores such as doing laundry seeing children splashing and experiencing the coolness and freshness of this secret paradise makes this area a very popular getaway by the locals on weekends and holidays. A picnic lunch in a native hut by the falls will be served. Don on a life vest hop on a wooden raft and go under the falls for a hydro massage and enjoy a refreshing dip in aquamarine waters.""""Take an early morning drive southwest of Cebu along picturesque coastlines
From $156.00

Banana Boat Ride Tips (11)

Experience The Thrill Of A Banana Boat Ride

I haven't personally experienced the banana boat ride because of other priorities in schedule, but from what I see from morning till sunset, many thrill seekers ride the banana boat to have an adrenaline rush.

I thought a maximum of only 5 people at a time are accommodated on the inflated giant banana, but I saw a banana boat carrying 9 passengers.

Starting a bit slow, the speed boat to which the inflated giant banana is attached later revs up, gatherig speed and quickly makes a turn to throw the passengers off-balance. As a safety measure, passengers are provided with lifevests. I personally witnessed how a rider got thrown off the banana after the speed boat turned. Fortunately, he had a lifevest on.

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Apr 07, 2010

FUN RIDES: 1. Banana Boating

I find this banana-shaped vessel really cute, though I have not tried it yet. The vessel is pulled by a speed boat at an increasing speed. Fun time comes when the passengers fall off the water as the speed boat pull the vessel faster. A fee of P150.00 is charged per passenger

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May 15, 2007

Banana Boating

Banana boating (P200pp, 15 minutes) is another fun-filled beach activity. More exciting (and exhausting!) if the motorboat operator makes fast and sharp turns to make sure everyone on the banana boat will be thrown away! If he doesn't, then tell him to do so! You gotta experience screaming at the top of your lungs while being thrown away in the air!

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Apr 12, 2007

Banana Boat Ride

Banana Boat ride is one fun activity one can enjoy but it will be more enjoyable if it will be in group

Price per trip is 1,500-2000 and can accomodate upto 5 persons.

A speedboat will pull the banana boat which will take you in the middle of the sea.

Enjoy the ride!

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Mar 19, 2007
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Banana Boat

F-U-N. The banana boat ride gives just that, unadulterated fun. Not for everyone though, a bit "masochistic" but you'll definitely enjoy being thrown to the water. P200/head for a minimum of 5 riders, you'll be asked by the operator how many times do you want the boat to knock you over in a span of 15-20 minutes. Be sure to listen to the operator's instructions as to how and when to let go, otherwise, you will be the butt of jokes for falling prematurely.

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Nov 19, 2006

Banana Boat Ride

Be ready to dive and swim in the middle of the sea when the hauling power boat intentionally makes a turn outbalancing the inflatable banana boat being pulled - everybody cant help but fall into the water. The fall is harder than you think.

Wearing a life vest is mandatory. Not recommended for the faint-hearted. P250/person minimum of 6 per ride for 15minutes.

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May 23, 2006

Banana Boat Ride

With just two of us, and rides requiring 4 people at least, it didn't seem like we'd be able to try it - until we found a group of 4 about to start off and they happily let us join. Life vests are provided, and for good reason - they will make sure you go flying off at least once! Unfortunately, the young pilot did not have too much concern for safety - after we six were flipped off, one girl's foot got caught in the handle of the upturned boat: she was able to hold her head above water but was, understandably, scared and in hysterics. The boat boy didn't seem to hear her screams and started up the engine to swing the boat around to pick us up. Finally, he realized the problem and jumped in. A simple head count of bobbing heads in the water in the first instance would have avoided this near tragedy.
Another concern my gf and I had was how to secure our possessions while in the water. We left it at their counter, kept asking them to reassure us they would guard it, counted our money in front of them so they knew how much we'd be looking for on our return. Then came the rudest response as the girl rolled her eyes, and now I understand why (and hold no grudge against her) - she was fed up with our not trusting her, never even gave her the benefit of the doubt. In the end, we both got back all our possessions (minus PHP 200/person for the ride)

Jul 05, 2005

Ride a Banana Boat

Everybody talks about the banana boat ride in Boracay. I saw people riding those yellow monstrosities - about 8 to 10 to a banana. But, really... a banana boat??? Different strokes for different folks, I guess... You strap a life vest on, mount the boat like you would a horse (you don't want side straddle... believe me...), hold on to the banana, and get pulled by a speedboat in a high speed bumpy and wet ride across the 3.5 kilometers of beachfront (maybe 500 meters offshore). The best part is having a buddy with a telephoto lens to take your picture for "posterity" while you're holding on to the banana for dear life. Hahaha.

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Jul 10, 2003

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Water sports/Banana Boat Rides

While in boracay, enjoy some rides of these rubber pipes called locally as the banana boat. It is a great fun! Worth doing.

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May 01, 2008

banana boat

you have to try riding a banana boat here..imore or less around 1600pesos for 20minutes., so its cheap if there are lots of our case there are eight of us, so we have to pay only 200 each

Mar 16, 2006

Riding the Banana boat is really fun!!!!

Everyone is ready... really fun and exciting experience!!! don't forget to try this exciting experince...

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Sep 08, 2002

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Crocodile Islands

A trip to Boracay should include a skindiving trip to Crocodile Island.The marine life near crocodile island is quite diverse. There are corals and colorful fish. The fish were small though compared...
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