Dawel River Cruise in Dagupan City with Bloggers & Students

Pangasinan is a top tourist destination in Northern Luzon. Alaminos City is known in history for its Hundred Islands Park, while Bolinao is known for the white sand beach, lighthouse and numerous caves. Lingayen is for those who wants to simply enjoy at the park, capitol and Lingayen Beach. Just this year, Dagupan City’s Tourism Office started to develop and promote the Dawel River Cruise.

Dawel River Cruise - Dagupan City
Dawel River Cruise - Dagupan City

It is my second time to try the Dawel River Cruise. This time, I am with Manila-based blogger friends and some CICS students from Lyceum-Northwestern University.

The Tour Guide
The Tour Guide
Students on Tour
Students on Tour

As of writing, the Dawel River Cruise is free since it is still in the testing stage. There are big improvements compared to the first time I went there. They do have a Tourist Guide in each banca who shares the historical background of the passable rivers and some information about Dagupan City. It can now accommodate 30+ passengers. That day, we went on tour with some high school students and senior citizens. What a relaxing way to spend the afternoon!

Siesta Time for Flaircandy
Siesta Time for Flaircandy

When I say relaxing, I really mean it. The cool breeze just pushes everyone to sleep LOL. The playlist composed of old 80’s songs doesn’t help in keeping us awake. If I can rent a banca for one tour, I would bring some banig so the passengers can lie down and sleep. I will call a masahista too! I bet that experience is just as good as Tenerife holidays. What do you thinkΓ‚Β πŸ˜›

Fitz, Mica and Jaypee
Fitz, Mica and Jaypee

Most passengers were amused upon learning that the River clean-up turned out to be a big success. Dagupan City encountered a lot of trash-related problems in the previous years. Thanks to the enthusiasm of the Tourism Department to push through with the project. I am quite surprised when I found out that all of my companions were first-timers except me! It is obvious that they had fun though πŸ˜€

Dawel River Cruise Pole Dancing
Dawel River Cruise Pole Dancing

On certain trips, outrageous ideas pop up in my head in an instant. Hannah is now addicted to pole dancing and she even tried to do the ‘POLE-ING’  (Pole-ing is the new Owling LOL). The rest of the passengers were busy chatting and sightseeing anyway πŸ˜›

Take a look at the video below wooooot πŸ˜€

Since some of my companions saw my kulit pictures from my first Dawel River Cruise post, we asked permission if we can take pictures while doing funny poses at the top of the small boat where the driver is seated. I’m glad they obliged hehe πŸ˜€

Simply Bongga!
Simply Bongga!
Jumpshot Fail
Jumpshot Fail
Like college students again
Like college students again
Sir Nanoy, Hannah and Me
Sir Nanoy, Hannah and Me

The tour lasted approximately 40 minutes. You will also spot some fishermen selling seafoods like crabs, alimango etc. while riding in their little boats. Right after the tour, I went to the air-conditioned comfort room. Bongga lang!

I am looking forward to further developments within the area. I think they’re planning to add a small restaurant at the docking area or a stall selling refreshments and take-away snacks. That would be awesome!

Happy Students and Bloggers after the River Tour
Happy Students and Bloggers after the River Tour

Have you tried the Dawel River Cruise in Dagupan City? Don’t forget to try this out when you’re in Pangasinan!

Special thanks to Lyceum-Northwestern University CICS Department especially to Mr. Jaypee Tanguilig and Mr. Nes Nanoy Duque. Sa uulitin!

27 Comments

  1. Ed said:

    haha, kulet pala ni hannah. πŸ˜€

    nice one mica, ikaw na talaga ang blog ambassador ng Dagupan! naks πŸ˜€

    October 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Oo kwela rin ‘yan si Hannah πŸ˜€

      Woot thanks! I’ll take that as a compliment hehe love ko lang talaga hometown ko πŸ˜€

      October 10, 2011
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  2. Ada said:

    Ahahhaha! Nagpole Dancing pala si Hannah! πŸ˜† nakakainis lang di ako nakasama :\

    October 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Busy ka na kasi sa work eh πŸ™ mas love mo na yung work mo kesa sa akin πŸ™ hehe nagselos sa work eh LOL πŸ˜›

      October 10, 2011
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  3. Lawstude said:

    wow. pole dancing at a river cruise. pwedeng tourist attraction yan πŸ™‚

    awesome trip πŸ™‚

    October 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Oman! Hope you visit Dawel on your next trip to Pangasinan πŸ˜€

      October 10, 2011
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  4. Japoy said:

    Haha! Bigla ko naalala yung moment! patawa! tayo gumising sa mga natutulog sa cruise! akala nung isang student makikita nya si Rayver Cruz

    October 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Nabulabog ang Dawel River Cruise dahil sa atin haha pero it’s a nice experience. Mga pasaway hehe πŸ˜›

      Seryoso yang Rayver Cruz? Sounds alike naman kasi talaga hahaha

      October 10, 2011
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  5. supertikoy said:

    wow! ang ganda…mas malaki kesa loboc river…laging may pole dancer? hehe =)

    October 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Pwedeng-pwede na akong mag-river cruise bday party hehe πŸ˜› Awts, one time lang ‘yang pole dancing ni Hannah hehe πŸ˜€

      October 10, 2011
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  6. It would be nice also if they could add a buffet meal featuring local cuisine while cruising the river. It would be another draw for the visitors.

    October 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      I think they’re planning to add that din πŸ™‚ Sana ma-implement na agad to make the experience a bit more fun πŸ˜€

      October 10, 2011
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  7. ang saya naman.. punta tayo dito after ng Sagada-Bagiuo trip πŸ™‚

    October 10, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Sure! Sige ba πŸ˜€

      October 12, 2011
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  8. kura said:

    nice. mukang mas maganda at mas malinis kesa sa Loboc. Sana mapreserve at sana gawin din ng Tourism Office ng Bohol ang clean up drive. Nice find mica. Never been to Dagupan or any other parts of Pangasinan. Try ko yan pag nagawi ako. heheh!

    Nga pala, naaliw ako sa Pole dancing na yan. Ipapaubaya ko na lang sa iba dahil pag ako ang nagpole dancing, goodluck sa posteng yan. hahah!

    October 11, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hindi pa ako nakapunta ng Loboc so i can’t really comment πŸ˜€ Sana yung sa Dagupan ma-maintain nila yung cleanliness. Medyo mahirap din linisin yun noon kasi napabayaan. Dawel Pole Dancing ftw! πŸ˜€

      October 12, 2011
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  9. Pole dancing on a river cruise! If that’s not fun I don’t know what is πŸ˜›

    October 13, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Wish we stayed longer and finish at least one song hehe πŸ˜€

      October 13, 2011
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  10. Jim said:

    How on earth can I convince my wife to go on a cruise with pole dancers on it? She’ll be dragging me away from it!

    October 14, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Convince her to try pole dancing too! πŸ˜›

      October 19, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Gladys πŸ˜€

      October 19, 2011
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  11. I hope you did not see any of those giant crocodiles on the river cruise I keep reading about.

    October 16, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      So far, there’s none πŸ™‚

      October 19, 2011
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  12. Grace said:

    Mica, where’s your pole-ing photo?

    October 17, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Haha i have one in Facebook, but it’s just a pretend pole photo πŸ˜›

      October 19, 2011
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  13. kit said:

    Nice! wasup mica?? πŸ™‚

    October 22, 2011
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