I could have just included this in my other Day2 whaleshark watching post but this place is really beautiful that it deserves a solo post.
After whaleshark watching, we took a trike (thanks to the couple we met during the whaleshark watching, they offered to give us a free ride with their rented trike) going to the pick up point going to Sumilon Island (Bancogon). It’s a just 10-15 minutes away from the whaleshark watching site (Oslob).
We were given welcome drinks and informed us that the next boat to Sumilon Island will be coming shortly. The waiting area has a nice view of Sumilon island from afar. We waited for less 1 hour then the boat arrived. Before we rode the boat, we were given a short orientation of the island’s geography so we’ll know where to find what and what activities we could do in a particular area of Sumilon.
Sumilon Island map
The Day Tour costs Php2000/person inclusive of lunch buffet, roundtrip boat ride to and from the island, and other activities. You don’t have to pay for anything else when you get to the island except for the locker (Php100) if you want to avail of it.
Here are some pictures of Sumilon Island that would take your breath away:
Sandbar and docking area
mode of transpo
brazo de mercedes
view of the island
The Php2000 was really worth the day tour in this island! It’s like the Pearl Farm of Cebu!
We took the 3:30PM ferry schedule from Sumilon to Bancogon. We didn’t want to stay too late as our bus from Bancogon to Cebu city (Gran Tierra Suites) will take around 4 hours. Good thing that buses pass by Bancogon but we stood up (and eventually sat on the floor) for the whole trip as it was already full. We should’ve thought of riding at the bus terminal (which may be just near Bancogon as well) instead of waiting for the passing buses.
We had dinner at Larsian’s. It’s our last night in the city then we’re off to Bnatayn Island early the next morning.
From Oslob (whaleshark watching),
9am – 9:15 trike from Oslob to Bancogon FREE
10am – 10:30 boat ride to Sumilon Island
10:30 – 3:00pm swimming, kayaking, beach bumming, trekking Php2000/person
3pm – 3:30pm clean up and get ready to leave
3:30pm – 4pm boat ride back to Bancogon
4:20 – 8:43pm bus ride from Bancogon to South bus terminal Php156