Bacungan River Cruise

Attraction Bacungan River Puerto Princesa Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Second-time visit
0.00 USD

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A cruise through Bacungan River takes you to appreciate old-growth mangrove forests and its ecological significance, through educational lectures prompted by local guides.

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Why Bacungan River Cruise is special ?

Bacungan River in Barangay Bacungan, home to hundreds of hectares verdant mangrove forest, village wives and their family members prepared and served lunch to tourists on board, while the village youths took turns giving a short lecture with visuals about mangrove ecosystems. It’s not exactly what you’d expect out of a holiday package, but this was no ordinary tour.

Those organizing the tour are residents of Bacungan, some 20 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa City, capital of Palawan. Most of them had been involved in cutting down the very mangroves they are now protecting and showing off to visitors.


What to explore at Bacungan River Cruise?

Cruise through hectares of verdant mangrove forest on board a floating restaurant, stop at some village and watch young children garbed in local costume performing folk dances on the sound of a string band. You will also have your lunch of rice wrapped in banana leaves and dishes like crabs caught from the river.

Not your ordinary tour, cruising Bacungan River is also an educational trip youths take turn in giving short lecture about mangrove ecosystems. But don’t be alarmed, the lectures won’t bore you, you will be busy admiring the lush greeneries around you and watch villagers along the bank doing their daily chores.


How to get to Bacungan River Cruise?

The best way to visit Bacungan River is book a cruise boat tour. You can book at your hotel or via any tourist agents in Puerto Princesa.

Selling points

  • A chance to appreciate the wonders of nature
  • Pristine and unique mangrove ecosystem
  • An enjoyable two-hour travel
  • A trip for those who love nature and enjoy serenity
  • Nice trip, nice floating restaurant
A nice 4 day trip to Puerto Princesa

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4.0 days
114.98 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
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Tips for you

  • Lunch at the floating restaurant consists of jackfruit salad, chicken soup, fish stew with fresh tomato dip, crabs caught from the river, and rice in banana leaves. It costs from 150 - 200 PHP per person.
  • From Puerto Princesa, you can hire a van to San Carlos for Php2500.
  • The best way to appreciate this complex eco system is by hoping into a floating restaurant managed by a local community for an enriching river cruise treat.
    Things to do
  • When get on the boat in Sitio San Carlos, you're welcomed by young children in native costumes performing local folk dances while a string band played Cuyunon music.
    What to know
  • You will receive a sachet of insect repellent to ward off sand fleas known to swarm in mangroves.
    What to know

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