Pescador Island Tours
Explore the pristine beauty of Pescador Island and its underwater treasures. Discover why this Moalboal, Cebu destination is a great spot for diving and snorkeling.

Pescador Island Tours

Explore the pristine beauty of Pescador Island and its underwater treasures. Discover why this Moalboal, Cebu destination is a great spot for diving and snorkeling.
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Moalboal Cebu Island-Hopping Day Tour | With Sardine Run

Experience the tropical island life when you go on this 2.5-hour day tour of Moalboal, Cebu’s best attractions. Taking you snorkeling at Pescador Island and swimming with sardines at the Sardine Run, this side trip is the perfect add-on to your escapades around the province. So if you’re up for an exciting water adventure in southern Cebu that’s all planned up for you, this tour is not to be missed.  Your excursion begins in Cebu City or Mactan with a pickup from your hotel. From there, you will head to the coast of Panagsama Beach in the town of Moalboal, where the popular sardine run activity awaits you. You will first be briefed on the activity and be given your gear. Once you’re ready, you will be guided out to sea until you reach the 70-meter drop of the reef wall.  A million sardines move in vast shoals at the reef, so prepare to be amazed. Get a chance to watch the huge clouds of sardines creating different shapes and forms against the backdrop of the beautiful reef wall. What makes it different from other sardine runs, like in South Africa, is that in Moalboal, these bait balls are available all year round. Afterward, you will proceed to Pescador Island, located just 30 minutes off the coast of Moalboal. It is a great place to snorkel, as its coral reefs are healthy and rich with marine life, including sea turtles in Turtle Point. Make sure to take your underwater camera with you as you don’t want to miss the thriving underwater paradise this island sustains. Enjoy the rest of your time hanging out on the beach before heading back home.  Don your snorkel mask and experience the rich marine life of Moalboal with this 2.5-hour trip to the sardine run and Pescador Island. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Badian Canyoneering & Moalboal Island Cebu Day Tour | With Lunch

Go on an adrenaline-pumping water escapade right in southern Cebu with this full-day tour of Kawasan Falls and Moalboal Island. Taking you on a canyoneering and sardine run experience, this is the perfect activity to book if you’re looking to add a bit of a thrill to your stay in the province.  After being picked up within Cebu City or Mactan, you will be taken to Badian for some trekking and canyoneering. Your guide will orient you first on safety measures to ensure a safe and fun-filled adventure. Expect to have a lot of fun trekking and jumping from as high as a 20-ft cliff down into the river’s cool blue waters. At the end of the trail, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Kawasan Falls. Have fun swimming in the wide basin of the three-tiered waterfall, as it has the cleanest water in the whole of the Philippines. You can also sit by the banks and just soak in the scenery while you enjoy your lunch.  Once you’re done with your meal, you will be driven to the town of Moalboal, where your tour boat will be waiting for you. Once you’ve donned your life jackets, you will head to Pescador Island. Snorkeling is the top activity on the island as its underwater marine paradise is teeming with various tropical fish species and corals.  You will then continue to Turtle Point for a closer look at the gentle sea turtles that frequent the area. Swim with them or take their pictures, but make sure to maintain a safe distance from the creatures so as not to scare them away. You will also get to swim with the million-strong sardines on the Sardine Run. To see these gigantic schools of fish swim under and around you is an experience you won't forget. Step right up and enjoy two popular water adventures in the south of Cebu in just one day. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
13 hours
Available:
All year
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Moalboal Sardine Run & Pescador Island Turtles | Cebu Day Tour

Dive into the rich underwater life of Cebu’s southwestern tip with this full-day water adventure. Taking you to the sardine run of Moalboal and the fascinating sea turtles of Pescador Island, this package is not to be missed by all ocean-loving adventurers visiting the province. After being picked up by your tour guide from your accommodation in Cebu or Mactan early in the morning, you will be driven to the municipality of Moalboal. This small town serves as the entry point to the surrounding beaches and islands dotting the shoreline of Cebu. The reef structure in the town follows the coastline and serves as a sanctuary to the teeming tropical fishes and other sea creatures in the area. Upon arriving at the receiving area of Moalboal, you will be given gears you’ll need for the day.  You will then be taken to Panagsama Beach, where most of the schools of sardines lurk freely. The sardines typically swim just 20 meters off the coast of the beach, making it easy for you to spot them. Once you’re ready to dive, don your snorkel mask and get up close and personal with the huge schools of sardines creating different forms against the backdrop of the fantastic reef wall. There are easily a million sardines in each school, so be prepared to experience a blackout underneath the sea as their massive number block the sunlight. First-timers need not worry, though, as your guide will assist you throughout the activity. Aside from the sardine run, you will also be amazed by the colorful corals and schools of tropical fishes as you go snorkeling in Panagsama Beach’s shores. To level up your snorkeling experience, you will be taken to Pescador Island, where dozens of sea turtles typically stay. On a nice day, you can see a handful of them very close to the shoreline, especially at Tonggo and Talisay points. Relax and wade in the cool waters while your guide looks for these creatures and point them out to you. Pack your swimsuits and underwater camera as you join this fantastic tour exploring Moalboal’s rich marine life. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Pescador Island Tours

Visit one of Cebu’s most gorgeous islands, Pescador Island. Go snorkeling, swimming, and try other water activities. Explore this majestic tourist attraction during your trip to the Philippines.

1. Where is Pescador Island located?

Pescador Island is at Tañon Strait in South Cebu, and is located in the municipality of Moalboal. It’s 105 kilometers from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, which is about 3 hours away.

2. What are the best Pescador Island tours in the Philippines?

Pescador Island is often combined with Badian Canyoneering, Moalboal Sardine Run, and Kawasan Falls in Cebu. 

3. How do I get to Pescador Island?

If you’re coming from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, you can ride a taxi, go the South Cebu Bus Terminal, and ride a Ceres Bus going to Moalboal where you will board a boat going to the island. You can also join a guided tour to Pescador island for a hassle-free trip.

4. What are some of the activities I can do in Pescador Island?

Aside swimming, and snorkeling, you can also try scuba diving or free diving to see the colorful fishes, spot turtles, and do the sardine run.

5. When is the best month or season to go to Pescador Island?

The best month to visit Pescador Island is during November to May, which is the dry season in Cebu.

6. What should I bring during my trip to Pescador Island?

Bring beach essentials such as swimwear, sunblock, and waterproof bag to safeguard your belongings. Bring an underwater camera to document your journey under the waters of Pescador Island.

7. How much time do I need to spend in Pescador Island?

It depends on the tour package you availed of and the activities you’ll try on the island. You can usually spend 2-4 hours here.

8. Will there be Pescador Island tours during rainy or bad weather?

Pescador Island is a weather-dependent tourist destination because you have to board a boat. Make sure to coordinate with your tour operator and check weather updates.