Davao Island Hopping Tour via Islands Banca Cruises

One of the highlights of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2012 is the Island Hopping Tour in Samal courtesy of Islands Banca Cruises Davao. It is a rare opportunity to spend your 25th year of existence in the world doing an island hopping activity with cool friends!

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Right after eating breakfast at TAPS, the group went straight to Lanang for the Island Hopping Tour via Islands Banca Cruises Davao. With lechon and more food on the boat, we’re ready to go!

Vanishing Island appears

Our first stop is the Vanishing Island. It is somewhat similar to Puerto Princesa’s LULI Island (Lulubog, Lilitaw). The island vanishes during high tide and reappears on low tide.

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Drew and Me πŸ˜€

An abandoned house serves as a landmark. I also noticed a number of mangroves planted within the island. There are several starfish and other sea creatures too!

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Postcard from Vanishing Island Davao!

Lovely place, ain’t it? Perfect for solo, duo and group shots!

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Lechon in da Boat! πŸ˜€

Time for lunch! Our white banca stopped at the Coral Garden  so we could eat our lunch before snorkeling. As expected, the lechon sponsored by Kuya Orman is a blockbuster hit! Too bad he didn’t make it in Davao. I miss him already T_T

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Snorkel Morkel
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We may be blue, but we're rich today. Chos.

The heat of the sun automatically made me lazy to join the rest in their snorkeling and swimming activity while we’re at Coral Garden. Robbie and I a.k.a. The Travelling Sizzies just entertained the other lazy bums on the boat by dancing. Watch this mini clip of ours!

Funny that we’re both wearing blue. Sasayaw talaga eh! =))

Our next stop is Babu Santa Resort near Talikud Island, where we had a short BJ (Buko Juice) moment. Tsalap! πŸ˜›

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Karla, Sha, Drew and I
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Eric and Gael drinking Buko Juice

That’s the end of our Samal Tour! The heat of the sun that afternoon got worse so we went straight to the boat for a one hour trip back to Lanang.

What a good way to celebrate my birthday! My decision to spend my birthday weekend in Davao is a wise move πŸ˜›

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Wandering @ 25





Thanks to Drew, Renz and Robbie for the pictures!

Have you been to Davao and have you tried any of their water activities like Island Hopping in Samal?

* This is part of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2012 (DFAT) Series.

23 Comments

  1. Mark said:

    Pakk! LOVE THE VANISHING ISLAND Postcard. πŸ˜€
    Hindi ko namalayan yung pagsayaw sayaw nyo sa boat.. O.o PEro win yung pagtapon ni Robbie ng headware nya ata (?). lelz..3D lang!
    Si Ate Gail at Kuya Eric rumo-romcom lang eh no? πŸ˜€

    May 29, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks to Robbie sa postcard! Hehe harot talaga kami. I might re-upload the video kais medyo blurry T_T

      Loveteam over Buko lang ang peg nina Eric at Gael haha

      May 30, 2012
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  2. orman said:

    yeheey special mention ako dito! love you sis!
    kaines na-miss ko ang hubad na Andrew dela Serna!

    May 29, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Na-miss ka namin sis! Thanks sa lechon πŸ˜€ Sayang nga ang dami mong namiss na eksena LOL

      May 30, 2012
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  3. Catherine said:

    Totally love the group shot! Very lovely! Plus totally jealous that you’re in a beautiful beach! I was out in the park this afternoon basking under the glorious sunshine and I was dreaming of Philippine beaches, the urge to be on the beach was too overwhelming I wanted to cry! lol *hugs*

    May 29, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      I just realized that our plans of beach hopping in Pangasinan didn’t push through before you left T_T. I might feel the exact sentiments months from now. Wah. See you soon my dear πŸ˜›

      May 30, 2012
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  4. Mark Wiens said:

    I’ve never been to Davao, but it’s a place I’d really love to visit one day – and after seeing your photos of the vanishing island and the lechon, that makes me want to go there right now! Looks amazing!

    May 29, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Mark, you’ll surely enjoy your stay in Davao and Mindanao in general. Tell me when you’re coming back to the Philippines πŸ˜€

      May 30, 2012
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  5. mervz | pinoyadventurista.com said:

    ang sosyal naman.. parang yate lang… wanna try this too! sana ma-invite din ako… hehehe!!! thanks for sharing… πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Sosyalan lang ang peg namin that day, noh? Hehe πŸ˜€ Sali ka sa DFAT 2013 πŸ˜€

      May 30, 2012
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  6. Renz Bulseco said:

    Lalakeng-lalake si Eric sa photo niya with Ate Gael. BWAHAHA ANG CUTE LANG

    May 29, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      <3

      May 30, 2012
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  7. naaliw ako sa video nyo ni Robx. ahahahaha at yes all I thought wala akong namiss when i headed back to the boat kasi sobrang init tapos meron palang ganyang pictorial na naganap Lol

    May 29, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Sayang hindi ka nakasama sa kodakan =))

      May 30, 2012
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  8. available din ba yung tour sa regular tourists, mica? would you know how much? first time ko mag davao sa january πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2012
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  9. Jan Ashlee said:

    Hello! I love ur blog site! it served as my inspiration in creating my own travel blog. I hope you could visit my blogsite too or even add me on your bloglist. thank u so much and good luck on ur future trips!! – Jan Ashlee, breakawayph.blogspot.com

    May 29, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Salamat ulit Jan!

      May 31, 2012
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  10. Untiedescape said:

    Bukod sa view, nag enjoy ako sa dance production nyo ni Robbie… Naaaliw talaga ako to see group of bloggers in action! hehehe!

    May 31, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks dear! Sana makasama ka rin namin sa trip πŸ˜€

      May 31, 2012
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  11. ang landi landi ni robbie! hahahahaha
    palagi nalang kayo nag b-bj ha! sa bantayan pa yan!
    did you guys get to a spot where there is an underwater mountain? i wish i could dive there. πŸ˜€

    June 3, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Masarap ang BJ lalo na kung mainit – Buka Juice ha πŸ˜›

      I am not sure if we were able to go there T_T

      June 6, 2012
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