Subic Bay yacht cruise: how to book and how much

Published May 17, 2022, 3:42 PM

by Jessica Pag-iwayan

It’s surprisingly affordable 

HOP ON A CRUISE Fulfill your dreams to go on a yacht trip with the affordable cruise offering at Subic Bay, Zambales (Images from NLEX)

Going to the beach is of the most common activities for everyone especially during the dry season. Meanwhile, taking a cruise in yacht is another level of luxury, some may thought they can’t afford. But is that really the case?

During the recently held Lakbay Norte event organized by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation, the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle had an opportunity to experience a sunset yacht cruise at the Subic Bay in Zambales.

Surprisingly, the price is pretty much affordable especially if you’re going as a group. 

Based on La Banca Cruises’ website, the fare price is P6,000 per hour, with the maximum capacity of 15 people. On top of this, there’s one time terminal fee of P1,500. If you’ll do the math, it will only costs P500 per head. 

The best thing is, your group can bring your own food on the cruise without paying for any corkage. But if you’re feeling generous, you can also request La Banca to prepare food for the group. They have partnered with different restaurants where you can choose various dishes. 

“This yacht excursion will start sailing out from the Subic Bay Yacht Club and from there the captain will guide you around the bay,” La Banca Cruises says on its website. “After anchoring in a certain spot for swimming and other water sports, you can also enjoy fine dining, party with some chill music and then ending the trip back to the Subic Bay Yacht Club.” 

Apart from a couple of cruise, the company also offers other options such as overnight stay. As of writing, the travel time from Metro Manila going to Subic Bay, Zambales will take at least three hours if you pass by NLEX. 

To book for a cruise, visit La Banca Cruises’ website