The reservation didn't go through on our initial attempt as we were told all the boats allocated for the cruise were already fully booked. It was peak season after all. However, after following up via text and calls, a confirmation was made 3 hours before the scheduled cruise. Photo finish. :)
We were at the dock 30 minutes before the cruise to make sure we don't get bumped off. And while we waited, we took pictures and had take-out halo-halo and peach-mango pies in between.
The weather was just perfect for goofing around.
halo-halo and peach mango pie
Jake checks out a hermit crab
The boat got to the dock a bit late. And because the tide was low, the boarding was quite tricky.
the outrigger boat painted in white and furnished with cushioned seats and bean bags
being assisted by the crew
chivalry is not dead :)
We were off in a few minutes. Fortunately, the sun was up long enough for us to take photos of the Mactan channel scenery, the view of the Marcelo Fernan bridge and the old bridge.
approaching the Marcelo Fernan Bridge
approaching the old (1st) bridge connecting Mandaue City to Mactan Island
taking a video using this
getting off the boat
Taking the sunset cruise was a good way to spend an afternoon with family and friends. For one, it doesn't take much to book a reservation (P295 per person for the 1.5 hours cruise). You get a nice view of the channel, bridges and city lights while you feel the cool sea breeze as you sip a glass of iced tea and munch on peanuts.
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