Torpedo Boats of Samar, Philippines

A friend of mine recently asked me if I would be interested in getting together for a planned day trip to Paranas, Samar for a day-long wild boat ride up and down the Ulot River where you can put your courage through the test altogether while enjoying the beautiful deep jungle flora. You will also observe the curtain waterfalls along the way and maybe do some boulder jumping and swimming in the jungle’s deep clear water holes. When you live in such a paradise, and in one of the most bio-diverse areas of the planet, one must take advantage of all there is to do. Then I thought it would be great to write about this adventure afterwards until I came upon the attached article (somebody already did). The organized trip take groups of 5 up and down the Ulot River Watershed in 21′ Torpedo Boats specifically designed to handle the rough rapids and rocks and operated by experienced river boatmen. “Torpedo” is actually an acronym for Tenani Boat Operators for River Protection and Environmental Development Organization and is described in more detail in the attached article from the Manila Online News Service. Read the article and see more photos at:

Take a ride on the wild side of Samar!

Taking a swim break along the way

Taking a swim break along the way

So, if you are up for one of the most bio-diverse eco-tourism adventures anywhere, come visit Paranas, Samar. Make a day of it. We will!