Cebu - Apo Island - Bohol – Camiguin - Dinagat - Southern Leyte - Cebu
Day 1 - Departure from Cebu Departure from Cebu, the second largest city of the Philippines. After boarding, you will be shown to your cabin. Then we all gather for a welcome drink and a presentation of the ship and its crew. Dinner will be served on the deck while we head out on a southerly course underneath a starry sky. (D)
Day 2 - Apo Island and Siquijor We arrive early in the morning at the rocky Apo Island, one of the pearls of the Visayas region (not to be confused with Apo Island of the Apo atoll). Apo Island is home to a small society of fishermen and it offers a relaxed atmosphere and a wonderful beach. There is excellent snorkeling and diving around the island which is a showcase of a successful partnership between fishermen and tourists.Lunch will be served on board while we make our way eastward to Siquijor Island where we will anchor for the night. (B, L, D)
Day 3 - Balicasag and Pamilacan We depart early in the morning for our next destination, the island of Balicasag. Balicasag is considered to be one of the best diving sites in the Visayas region. Lunch will be served on board while we set the course for Pamilacan Island. The people of this island were whalers for generations, but with the ban on whaling in 1992, they took to traditional fishing and guiding for dolphin and whale watching tours. A stroll through the village is well worth your time. Here you will get an interesting glimpse of daily island life.Back on the ship, it is time for a Happy Hour drink with a view of the sunset until dinner is served. (B, L, D)
Day 4 - Camiguin Island We arrive at Camiguin Island early in the morning. The Philippines is the world’s second largest archipelago, consisting of more than 7,000 tropical islands, so it takes something truly extraordinary to stand out from the rest. Camiguin Island does just that. The island is famous for its seasonal (October), sweet lanzones fruits-or bulahan as it is known. The island’s most spectacular feature is the Hibok-Hibok volcano, rising to 1,320 metres’ height, which last erupted in 1951. Camiguin actually has a larger number of volcanoes per square kilometre than any other island on Earth. Hibok-Hibok last erupted in 1951. Containing more volcanoes on a per kilometer basis than any island on earth, it is no surprise that there are hot springs as well as waterfalls and thick jungles waiting to be enjoyed.
Day 5 – Dinagat Island Very few travelers get to this remote island due to the lack of tourist facilities. Being on board the shipping line enables us to visit this fantastic island, where the north western coast is spectacular. Tall limestone rocks rises vertically from the sea, and reminds one of Halong Bay in Vietnam. After breakfast we go for some of the Islands beautiful white sand beaches, with good opportunities for sunbathing, swimming or snorkeling. We’ll have lunch onboard the ship, while it cruises south between small islands. In the afternoon we anchors in Puerto Princessa, a beautiful bay with a fine white sand beach and excellent corals for snorkeling and diving. There is a small fishing village close to the beach that can be visited in the afternoon. (B, L, D)We will spend the entire day on the island, giving you plenty of time for exploring together with one of our guides, and if you are in good shape you can trek to the top of a dormant volcano. Those who are more incline to water activities can enjoy camiguins beaches and coral reefs.. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Leyte Island, Sogod bay and Coral Cay Conservation This day are dedicated to underwater activities. We’ll anchor in the morning in close proximity to the coral reefs in Sogod Bay where the UK based organization Coral Cay Conservation have been active in reef checks and developing marine sanctuaries with the local population. During the day there will be good opportunities to see some of the activities of the organization and learn more about the fascinating world of the corals. Lunch will be served on the beach. The reefs in Sogod Bay contain a large , healthy variety of marine life, including the gigantic whale shark from November to May so expect a wonderful day of snorkeling and diving. After Happy Hour and dinner the ship sets the course for Cuatro Islands. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Cuatro Islands On Cuatro Islands (4 islands) you can get the ultimate experience of white beaches and excellent snorkeling. Being relatively off the beaten tourist track allows a lucky few to enjoy the islands attractions.We will visit the islands Himokilan and Apid where the locals live closely connected to the sea and the sky. The fishermen build small bancas on the beaches to go fishing with, and the boats covers the sea like small colorful dots. On Apid Island we will visit a small school, where we have a chance to donate clothing, toiletries, toothbrushes, pencils or other usefull things. And perhaps enjoy a game of basketball with the local children. In the afternoon we will gather on the ship and enjoy the happy hour, while the sun sets. After dinner the ship sets the course for Cebu. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Cebu After an overnight voyage we arrive at Cebu at breakfast time. After breakfast it is time to say goodbye and leave the ship after a week packed with wonderful experiences and memorable moments. (B) In case of inclement weather The ship moves from island to island through sheltered waters. In case of inclement weather, we will anchor in a safe lagoon and await better weather. Safety always comes first on our adventure cruises, but it is extremely rare that we have to skip a day’s program
Description: Trip Lenght: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Highlights: Empty Beaches, Fantastic Diving and Snorkeling are all yours.
Locations Visited: Cebu, Apo Island, Bohol, Camiguin, Dinagat, Southern Layte.
Start City: Cebu
End City: Cebu
Departure Days: Saturday
Price Includes: Welcome Drinks, Air-conditioned accommodation with private toilet and shower, all meals.
Max group size: 46 pax.
Not included: Rental of snorkel and dive gear.
Beverages and mineral water.
Harbor and island fees which will be collected on the ship.
Northern, Southern and Normal Transit Cruises: Php 2,360.00.
Tubbataha Route: Php 3,000.00.
Diving Transit Cruises: Php 4,500.00.
June through December. We visits different destinations according to season, so be sure to check out each trip!
The ship moves from island to island through sheltered waters. In case of inclement weather, we will anchor in a safe lagoon and ride out the storm. Safety always comes first on our adventure cruises. It is extremely rare that we have to skip an entire day’s program.
We reserve the right to make changes without prior notice.