Sunday, November 1, 2015

San Juanico Cruise Tour

Every time I pass the San Juanico Bridge, I couldn't help myself but to appreciate its grand structure. According to what I had learned from my Sibika at Kultura lessons back in grade school, this bridge is said to be the longest in the country which connects the islands of Samar and Leyte. Not only that, the San Juanico Strait, the body of water that passes underneath this bridge, is the narrowest strait in the whole world. We're talking two superlatives here in one region alone!

Days ago, I got an invitation for the San Juanico Sunset Cruise. Don't get too excited though because it's still on its dry-run phase, but allow me to share my experience about this promising project that I'm sure everyone in the Eastern Visayas region would look forward to experience it in the near future.

This cruise is a joint venture of the local government, the business sectors, and the local tourism board. We left the Port of Tacloban at around four in the afternoon. The weather was overcast the entire day and I was fervently praying to all gods and goddesses to at least give us a great sunset in our tour.

We passed by a nearby island with fish pens built by the local fishermen, through the help of various non-government organizations.

Seeing the San Juanico Bridge from a different perspective was really overwhelming. You know, I'm a sucker for big structures, so this cruise was kind of a big deal for me. Haha! It felt surreal and majestic at the same time while sailing beneath this landmark. Our local guide told us that this tour will start its operations summer next year! Thanks Tita Ludette and Tito Gerry of Leyte Gulf Travel and Tours for the invite! :)

Here are some of the photos I took during the dry run.

Weapon of choice: Canon EOS 1100D 50mm f/1.8

Source of my comfort food.

Mount Danglay

Fish cages


The Samar Landscape


From a different perspective.

Absolutely stunning.


  1. Your photos are lovely! What PP weapon do you use? If you don't mind me asking. :)

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  2. Thanks! I just post-processed these photos in Lightroom :)

  3. Hi! I think i saw you eating at a restaurant months ago. I was having second thoughts if it was really you.

  4. You take such beautiful photos, Renz! :D

  5. I just started reading your blog. The San Juanico Bridge looks like the Golden Gate Bridge upside down. And you might think it's golden. No it's not. It has a similar color as this bridge.What a let down when I first saw it.
    Great photos.

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