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An outrigger canoe (Tagalog: bangka) is a type of canoe featuring one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull. Smaller canoes often employ a single outrigger on the port side, while larger canoes may employ a single outrigger, double outrigger, or double hull configuration.
The larger versions like in this photo are usually called pump boat.

Using an outrigger or double hull configuration greatly increases the stability of the canoe, but introduces much less hydrodynamic inefficiency than making a single hull canoe wider. Compared to other types of canoes, outrigger canoes can be quite fast, yet are also capable of being paddled and sailed in rougher water.

This Bantayan pump boat is most likely used for fishing in the coastal waters. When I took this photo the tide was falling rapidly, 30 mins after this photo the pump boat was laying on high grounds.

Bantayan Island is one of the more well known tourist attractions in the province of Cebu. Next to the white beaches, the island is known for its seafood and a 400 year old church.
The easiest way to the island is by bus or van to Hagnaya Wharf in San Remigio, Cebu, and from there the ferry to Santa Fé.

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