Moalboal Sardine Run & Pescador Island Turtles | Cebu Day Tour

Moalboal Sardine Run & Pescador Island Turtles | Cebu Day Tour
Sea Turtle in Pescador Island
Sardine Ball in Moalboal
Moalboal Reef
Sardine Run in Moalboal
Diver Watching the Sardine Run in Moalboal

Dive into the rich underwater life of Cebu’s southwestern tip peninsula. This is the perfect day tour of snorkeling, witnessing the sardine run, and turtle watching in Moalboal, not to be missed by all ocean-loving adventurers.

After being picked up by your tour guide from your accommodation in Cebu or Mactan early in the morning, you will be driven to Moalboal, a small town in Cebu used as an entry point to its surrounding beaches and islands.

Upon arrival, you will be given gears you’ll need for the day. First-timers need not worry, as your guide will assist you throughout the activities. These accredited tour guides are locals and will show their extensive knowledge of the island by pointing out the best snorkeling locations and other attractions you’ll surely love.

Don your snorkel mask to witness the breathtaking Sardine Run off the coast of Panagsama Beach. You will get up close and personal with the huge clouds of sardines creating different shapes and forms against the backdrop of the amazing reef wall. Thousands of tourists, both locals and foreigners alike, visit Moalboal to swim with a million sardines. It's best if you know how to freedive, too, as you can get closer to these bait balls.

Aside from the sardine run, prepare to be amazed by the colorful corals and schools of tropical fishes as you snorkel. Expect to see some sea turtles, for example, when you go to Pescador Island. On a typical day, you can even see a number of turtles 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.

The reef structure in Moalboal follows the coastline and serves as a sanctuary to the teeming tropical fishes and other sea creatures in the area. Observe responsible tourism practices to preserve this natural environment.  

Pack your swimsuits and underwater camera as you join this fantastic tour exploring Moalboal’s rich marine life. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Water Activities
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Cebu, Pescador Island , Turtle Island, Sardine Run
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:00.

Pick Up and Drop-Off Location: Hotels within Mactan or Cebu City.  To avoid delays, please be ready for pickup 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.
  • English - Speaking Guide

  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle

  • Water

  • Mask and Snorkel

  • Entrance Fees to Pescador Island

  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Extra Clothes

  • Extra Towel

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunblock

Good to know:

- All our guides speak English.

- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

Loading best prices
Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees