From a distance, a lone structure (no, make it two) became visible as our motorized outrigger (banca) edged closer and closer to our destination, a sandbar in Bohol within the municipality of Tubigon. And slowly, like a mirage, the cluster of sand came to view.
Dumog Island, more an islet or better yet, a sandbar in the middle of nowhere between Bohol and Cebu was an exciting find. It’s just one of many islets and sandbars that dot this part of the sea and whose potential for water fun and sports needs to be fully realized.
In the morning, when it was low tide, we could go around the sandbar without our feet getting wet. But in the afternoon, as the tide goes up, this beautiful islet goes below a few inches of water which gives a different kind of fun too.
The sand is fine, the water pristine. And what you see during low tide, the sand bar actually has a long ‘tail’ that stretches for a hundred meters off sea and just barely up above the water.
There’s no other way to get here but hire an outrigger boat/banca either at the port of Tubigon or at Brgy. Bilangbilangan, Tubigon. Tubigon is closest to Cebu and there are fastcraft, roro and boat trips between Pier 13 in Cebu and this municipality. Fastcraft has several trips daily and travel time is just one hour. Buses also service the Tagbilaran-Tubigon and Ubay-Tubigon routes.