Islands Banca Cruises
As with any destination gifted with world-class beaches, not to be missed is island-hopping along with other water-based adventures such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and fish feeding.
The Islands Group saw an opportunity here, and through its culture of innovation and passion for service, Islands Banca Cruises (IBC) was born in 2008. Taking a fresh look at a cottage-industry product, just as it did with Islands Souvenirs, Islands Banca Cruises has elevated and professionalized the island-hopping experience. When it comes to island-hopping, the journey is now made just as important as the destination, with a crew that is customer-focused and well trained to attend to the guests’ every need and the reconfigured banca to maximize the island-hopping experience for its guests.
Starting with the new banca design, which now sports an expanded deck for optimal sunbathing and sightseeing. Beanbag seats are plentiful and an Islands Banca Cruises trademark feature, along with cushioned seats. An iPod dock, wireless internet access, fresh towels, cold beverages, and snacks are additional touches that really make the island-hopping experience an addicting one. Not to be forgotten are the well-trained crew members who know how to anticipate and cater to the needs of our guests.
Islands Banca Cruises (IBC) also has put together packages and services that a destination can be proud to offer its visitors. Activities and customizable trips such as sunset cruises, lechon and barbecue picnics on board the banca or on a sandbar, theme parties or a candle-lit dinner for two, can all be arranged. Snorkeling, scuba diving, fish feeding, sea kayaking and dolphin watching are some of the many possibilities while on an Islands Banca Cruise.
Islands Banca Cruises is today the leading island-hopping service provider in Cebu. The concept has been met with much demand, which has propelled the group to add 6 new bancas to the IBC fleet this year, leading up to summer. Plans are currently under way to take the concept to Palawan, Bohol, Boracay, and Davao.
Islands Banca Cruises recognizes the importance of the local communities that it works with and provides opportunities for livelihood and training to its members.