After more than six months in a lockdown, tour operators in Eastern Visayas are slowly starting to operate again. Among them is the cruise tourism.

TACLOBAN CITY – The San Juanico Cruises, a local cruise operator in Tacloban City, resumed its operations to boost the local tourism industry in the city affected by the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) pandemic.
The San Juanico Cruises, operated by the Hero Travel Solutions, offers cruise tour along the Cancabato Bay which features the iconic San Juanico Bridge and visit to some islets within the San Juanico Strait.
A visit at the Leyte Gulf Cruise has been included in the tour.
The cruise is about 10 hours, starting early morning with jump-off area at the Balyuan wharf, this city.
The first stop of the cruise visit is at the Pinanunubulon Islet where tourists can buy fresh catch crab from local fishermen.
After buying crabs, visitors can go directly to Calaboso Beach for sightseeing, a short dip on its clear water, short tour inside the Calaboso Cave which was used during World War II as hiding place of Filipino guerillas against Japanese Forces.
After a stop at the Calaboso Beach, the tour will proceed to Kapuruan Islet for swimming, snorkeling and lunch where food includes fresh fruits and fresh Korean barbecue meals.
After lunch, the group will proceed to the Tooth Islet for a picture-taking before heading to the Marabut Parola.
Going back to Tacloban, the tour will have a side trip at the Palo Parola and McArthur Landing Memorial Park, the Leyte Tide Embankment and the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport, viewing these attractions while onboard the customized boat.
Rhoel Ladera said that although they already offer this new tour itinerary, this will still be presented to the respective local government units and will going to be subject for market test to check of guest will enjoy it, and for some technical adjustment.