Get to swim among magnificent marine life in Mactan, Cebu. Take this island hopping and snorkeling private tour that will bring you to Hilutungan Island, Caohagan Island, and Nalusuan Island, where you will also enjoy free barbecue lunch.
The tour comes inclusive of round-trip transfers from your hotel in Cebu City or Mactan, as well as the boat service for visiting the three islands. A life vest and snorkel set will be provided for the day’s activities.
You will start at Caohagan Island, off Lapu-Lapu City. Up to about 100 meters from the shoreline is good for snorkeling and even diving. Prepare to take pictures with your underwater camera as soon as you hit the water because schools of various fish species and corals are readily visible here.
Caohagan’s eastern tip has a clean shore with white sand for sunbathing. There are cottages for your convenience, too.
Your next stop is at Nalusuan Island in Cordova town. Here, you can continue snorkeling right away or take a breather with the inclusive delicious lunch at the Nalusuan Island Resort, which also offers kayaking, parasailing, and other activities (at your own expense).
The island itself has a generous sandbar on one end and a long bridge that extends to a viewing deck out at sea. You will enjoy swimming with lots of fish just wandering below the surface.
Your last stop for the tour is Hilutungan Island (sometimes referred to as Gilutungan or Lutungan), also in Cordova. This marine sanctuary is said to be Cebu province’s oldest protected marine habitat. When you snorkel here, you can even feed the fish with bread. For underwater photography, you can readily capture snapshots of damsel fish, clown fish, parrot fish, batfish, anemones, and ghostpipes.
You can also stay on the boat and enjoy observing marine life through the shallow, clear waters. It will be easy to spot giant clams, sea urchins, corals, octopi, crabs, and more.
The itinerary is scheduled from 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM, from pickup to dropoff at your hotel.
The rate for this island hopping and snorkeling private day tour in Mactan covers the applicable entrance and environmental fees, except for admission to Caohagan, which requires payment onsite. When ready to book, check availability by choosing a date.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.
- Duration of the tour might change depending on the traffic situation and location of your hotel.