Visiting ShipHaus Bohol
ShipHaus Bohol is on the way to Chocolate Hills and we had decided to have our first stop. It took us 2 hours and 30 minute to get there because of the traffic cause in Loay because of the fiesta and the road is under construction.
The ShipHaus Bohol is uniquely shaped like a shipping vessel located in Poblacion Norte, Batuan Bohol. It is own by Captain Guadencio Dumapias, local of Batuan who became a successful Master Mariner. Having risen out of poverty through hard work and determination. His dreamed will build a house that will make a difference. He became a Master Mariner at the early age of 34. He spent most of many years on the seas and decided to build a house formed like a ship. People fondly called it ”Bay Barko” a Visayan words which means ShipHaus. The house was opened in 2011 to the local and foreign tourist.
What’s in Shiphaus Bohol?
The ShipHaus Bohol consists of three floors. Inside the first floor there’s a captain’s cabin,chieftains cabin, kitchen, mess hall and bar while in second floor there’s a cabin for third mate second mate, ,second engineer, chief engineer,chief mate, and pilot. In the third floor there’s a photo booth where everyone can take a photo using boards in which you can express your feelings and a small store where you can buy and enjoy some foods.
In there every tourist enjoyed taking pictures wearing a navy uniform. You can buy souvenir items inside the house and they also have personalized souvenir. The entrance fee is only 50 pesos with free juice.
ShipHaus is a worthwhile stop when going Chocolate Hills.
How to get to ShipHaus Bohol?
Lots of tourist guide and travel agencies will be glad to bring you to this place. It takes 2 hours from the City of Tagbilaran to get in touch the town of Batuan Bohol. You can rent also a motorbike for one day cost about 350 to 500. You can also go with the bus, From Tagbilaran City you will go to integrated bus terminal( Dao) and catch a bus going to Carmen Bohol it cost about 50 to 60 pesos. Look to your right upon entering the town of Batuan Bohol. Meters away from the Batuan Church you will see the Shiphaus Bohol.
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