Batuan: ShipHaus

Photos: The Backpack Man

The ShipHaus is one of Bohol's new tourist attractions, which is located in Poblacion Norte, Batuan. It is uniquely shaped like a shipping vessel; thus, the name ShipHaus. It is a house owned by Capt Gaudencio Dumapias, a native of Batuan who became a successful mariner.

The house was opened in late 2011 to local and foreign tourists to showcase the culture of Batuan. One can see the local weavers at work and buy their wares at the souvenir shop.

Inside the ShipHaus you will find captain’s cabin, chiefmate’s cabin, kitchen, mess hall and others. The workers are all dressed in sailor's uniform. There is a roof deck that resembles the front of the ship from which you can imagine looking into the endless ocean while taking some refreshments.

ShipHaus became prominent when it was featured in a favourite TV show. Local tourist guides and travel and tour agencies will be glad to bring you to Shiphaus. It takes around 2 hours travel time to Batuan from the city of Tagbilaran. If you want to go own your own, go to the integrated bus terminal in Dao and catch a bus going to Carmen. Look to your right upon entering the town of Batuan, Bohol. Meters away from the church you will see the Shiphaus.

Entrance fee: Php 20

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