Traditional Filipino boats, or bangka, have an overall distinctive style, although the stylistic details can vary from region to region. In general, they are open-hulled and shaped like a canoe, with outriggers on each side to stabilize them. They can range in size anywhere from small one-person paddle boats to those large enough to carry a hundred or more people. Although primarily used for fishing, they are also used for ferrying people between islands, and for dive boats by resorts. Unlike the Thai-style boats, Philippine bangkas have an inboard motor, although I don’t think that necessarily makes them much quieter. A scorching three-hour trip from Camiguin to Bohol in 2009 left my ears ringing for hours afterword.