Moalboal Tours and Activities

Moalboal Tours and Activities

Discover the beauty of Moalboal in Cebu, home to the sardine run, where you can swim with millions of sardines. Check out the best Moalboal tours in the Philippines.
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What is Moalboal known for?

Moalboal is located in the southern part of Cebu, known for the sardine run, or swimming with sardines. It features beautiful beaches and vibrant marine life. It is a paradise for divers and snorkelers who want to explore Moalboal’s rich marine life with colorful coral reefs. Aside from that, Moalboal offers opportunities for whale and dolphin watching excursions through boat tours and packages. The iconic Kawasan Falls is also located near Moalboal, an attraction famous for canyoneering.

What are the top tourist spots in Moalboal?

Moalboal is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. If you’re spending your first time in Cebu, Moalboal should be on your itinerary. If you’re planning a day tour from Cebu City, Moalboal is famous for the sardine run activity, and for other breathtaking tourist attractions included in island hopping tours like Pescador Island, Panagsama Beach, and Lambug Beach.

Moalboal activities are also often combined in Cebu tours with other activities and attractions, like canyoneering in Kawasan Falls, thresher shark diving in Malapascua, and Cebu scuba diving, to name a few.

When is the best time to go to Moalboal?

The best time to visit Cebu is during the dry and summer season, specifically from December to May. It’s always a great time to visit Moalboal, but it’s still recommended to go to the province during this season as there’s a minimal amount of rainfall which might affect your planned day tours from Cebu.

How to get to Moalboal?

To get to Moalboal, you can travel by land or air, followed by a short land transfer. If you’re coming from outside the Philippines, or from Manila and other parts of the country, you should book a flight to Cebu and arrive at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located on Mactan Island near Cebu City. Upon arrival, you can book a Cebu airport transfer, take a taxi or book a Grab ride to Cebu South Bus Terminal, the main transportation hub for buses heading to Moalboal. At Cebu South Bus Terminal, look for buses bound for Moalboal.

What’s the best way to get around Moalboal?

You can ride tricycles or rent a scooter to get around the coastal town of Moalboal. It’s best to join Philippines guided tours or rent Cebu transfers if you’re planning to do land tours or water activities for convenience.

What are some popular tour options in Moalboal?

Moalboal offers a variety of tours including island hopping to Pescador Island and a Moalboal snorkeling tour.

What activities can I do on a Moalboal tour?

Some popular things to do in Moalboal are swimming with turtles, snorkeling and swimming with sardines, and dolphin watching.

Moalboal sardine run is a popular activity to try, where you can swim with them and be amazed by their synchronized movements. Sea turtle encounters in Cebu is another must-try activity, specifically in Pescador Island. You can swim with sea turtles or watch them up close. However, it is not always guaranteed that you’ll see a turtle in Pescador Island, and if you’re lucky, make sure you follow the safety guidelines of not touching these creatures.

You can also try canyoneering at Kawasan Falls in Badian, which is located near Moalboal.

You can do all these activities by booking a day trip to Moalboal from Cebu or as add-on activities to your Moalboal day tour package.

How do I book a tour in Moalboal?

You can book a tour through local tour operators, your accommodation provider, or online platforms offering tour packages such as Guide to the Philippines. It's best to compare prices and read reviews before booking.

Can I customize my tour in Moalboal?

Yes, many tour operators in Moalboal or other travel agencies offer customizable tour packages to suit your preferences. Whether you want to focus on snorkeling in Moalboal, diving in Cebu diving spots, or exploring cultural landmarks, you can often tailor your itinerary accordingly. You can also include Cebu hotel bookings, flights, and transfers, so you can have an all-inclusive package to travel hassle-free.

How much time should I spend in Moalboal?

You can spend at least 1-2 days in Moalboal to fully experience its local culture and majestic land and water attractions. You can book a Moalboal day trip if you’re having a short visit to Cebu. There are Cebu travel packages and Philippine diving packages available through legitimate Philippine travel agencies like Guide to the Philippines.

A Cebu tour is recommended to book if you’re going to spend more than 4 days in the province. You can visit Moalboal and other Cebu tourist spots, so you can fully enjoy your vacation.

Is it safe in Moalboal?

Yes, it’s safe in Moalboal, even for solo travel in the Philippines. The locals are friendly and accommodating in the small, sleepy coastal town of Moalboal. However, always make sure to practice precaution and be wary of your surroundings. If you’re joining a tour, make sure to follow your guide’s instructions, especially if you’re planning to try Moalboal diving courses and visit unfamiliar Philippine diving spots in Moalboal.

How far is Moalboal from the airport?

The distance between Moalboal and Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) is 99 kilometers, about a 2 hour and 30 minute drive.

Can I rent a car in Moalboal?

Yes. You can rent a car in Cebu and drive to Moalboal on your own. You can check local car rental services or travel agencies to book.

What should I bring on a tour in Moalboal?

Essentials include sunscreen, swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, waterproof camera or phone case, comfortable footwear (if needed), and extra cash for souvenirs or additional expenses.
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