The Lady of the Lake lets you cruise Taal Lake

11:17 PM Wanderlusting

Here is a better way to see the lake in an island that has an island that has a lake that has an island. Sounds cool, right?

Lima Park Hotel just launched a 30-seater lake cruiser that will regularly ply Taal Lake, which is way better than just viewing this attraction from any of its vantage point.


I got to try this cruise last month during our coverage of Lima Park Hotel 2016 Philippine Hobie National Championship at Taal Lake Yacht Club.  After watching the start of the race, we boarded The Lady of the Lake.  It was not the usual take off point for the Taal Lake cruise, which usually boards in the town of Balete.

The weather condition was not that favorable for the participants of the Hobie Challenge, but not for us. The wind was just perfect for a relaxing cruise.

The 60-minute sightseeing tour got us seeing up close Binintiang Malaki, the cinder cone visible from Tagaytay City, often mistaken as Taal volcano and other sights of the lake like Napayong, Pira-Piraso, Bubuin, and Binintiang Munti. 


What really got me amazed was the number of migratory herons and egrets who settled on the islands.  





We also got an amazing view of Mt. Maculot and the Tagaytay Ridge.




It was the closest I ever got to the Volcano Island, Philippine’s second most active volcano with 33-recorded eruptions and one of the lowest volcanoes in the world. 


For those who want to try the cruise, call Lima Park Hotel at (043) 981-1555 or (0917) 504-2385.

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