Cebu Moalboal Turtle Bay & Sardine Run Private Snorkeling Activity

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


Get close to fish, turtles, and other marine life with this snorkeling activity in Moalboal. This experience is perfect for travelers who want to get close to Cebu's marine life as it will allow you to witness the famed sardine run. It comes with roundtrip boat transfers and complimentary use of snorkeling gear as well. 

The activity can start as early as 6 AM, so just travel to the Kawasan Canyoneering Headquarters in Badian when you're ready. There, the staff will be waiting for you to accompany you to the registration area. Once you have registered, you will be led to your designated boat for the activity. Since the tourism fee is not part of the inclusions of this tour, it is recommended to pay it in advance. 

The boat will take you to a snorkeling and swimming spot off the shores of Moalboal, where you can get an unobstructed view of the world-famous sardine run. The phenomenon happens year-round, so you don't need much luck to witness millions of sardines swim together for a breathtaking sight. After watching the sardines form a wall of silver underwater, you will head to your next stop: Turtle Bay. 

Here, you can snorkel to watch sea turtles gently swim in their natural habitat. Make sure to keep a safe distance from them as well to avoid disturbing and hurting them. You can also bring a waterproof camera to capture your time with these gentle sea creatures. As you glance through the waters, you may also spot various schools of fish that call the coral reefs home. After your snorkeling session, you will hop back in the boat to return to the Kawasan Canyoneering Headquarters. 

Watch thousands of sardines swim together and witness sea turtles glide through the waters of Moalboal, Cebu by booking this snorkeling activity. Check the availability by choosing a date.  

DISCLAIMER: Seeing turtles on this tour is NOT GUARANTEED. While turtles often frequent these tourist attractions, their behavior may sometimes be unpredictable and there is a possibility that you may not encounter one during your tour.

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


Canyoneering and Spelunking

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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