Cebu Moalboal Island Hopping Private Tour | Pescador Island, Turtle Bay & Sardine Run

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3 hours
English, Cebuano, Tagalog
All year
Minimum age:
7 years old


Explore the vibrant marine ecosystems of Cebu through this island-hopping tour around the coastal town of Moalboal. Travelers who love the sea are a perfect fit for this experience as you will get to snorkel in pristine waters. This tour already comes with roundtrip boat transfers and complimentary use of snorkeling gear for a convenient and fun time out at sea. 

You can start your adventure as early as 6 AM. Just head over to the Kawasan Canyoneering Headquarters in Badian. As the tourism fee is not part of the tour, it is best to pay it in advance. From there, you will hop on a boat bound for your first stop of the day, Pescador Island. Here, you can find ruins of a lighthouse and other structures that give a glimpse of this islet's history. You can also wade into the waters to see what marine animals live in the nearby coral reef. 

After Pescador Island, you will make your way to the world-famous sardine run area. This phenomenon is made up of thousands of sardines swimming so close together that they look like a shimmering wall of silver from afar. Along with the sardine run, you may also spot a thresher shark nearby. While you snorkel, make sure to keep a safe distance to avoid disturbing the sardines and other marine life. 

Next, you will end your tour with a visit to Turtle Bay. As its name suggests, this spot is a popular swimming area among sea turtles. Dive under the waves to get a better look at these gentle sea creatures in their natural habitat. After your time swimming with the sea turtles, you will sail back to the port. 

Discover the various sea animals living in Moalboal's waters by booking this island-hopping tour. Check availability by choosing a date.   

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Moalboal island hopping day tour
Round-trip boat transfers to and from Pescador Island, Sardines Run, and Turtle Bay
Complimentary use of snorkeling gears
Meet-up at Kawasan Canyoneering Headquarters


Island Hopping

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Swimming gear
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Vaccination card and valid ID
Body towel, extra clothes, and toiletries

Good to know

This is a private tour. Always listen and adhere to the safety instructions that your guide will orient you with. Do not do any activities not permitted or will put your safety at risk.

Children Friendly: Yes! However, for safety purposes only 7 years old and above may join this activity and must have an adult supervision at all times.

Pet Friendly: No! Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: No! Unless given permission by a licensed doctor senior citizens and PWDs are not encouraged to partake in this activity as this requires medium to extreme physical activities. Same goes for pregnant women and guests with other medical condition.

Pick-up time is at 5:00 AM Philippine Standard Time and pick-up location covered is only within Cebu City, Mactan, Talamban, Mandaue or Mactan Airport. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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