Cebu City
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Our most recommended Cebu City Beach Trips

Cebu: Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching

1. Cebu: Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching

Explore Pescador Island's rich biodiversity on this thrilling island hopping and snorkeling tour. Throughout this amazing day trip, embark on a journey to dive into the blue waters and enjoy snorkeling among the gorgeous underwater life found on the island. Start the day with a convenient hotel pick-up then meet your friendly guide at Moalboal to hop on your pump boat. Spot jumping dolphins, and take in the stunning island views as you approach Panagsama Beach. Next, gear up with your snorkel, mask, and fins. Stop at a world-class diving and snorkeling location where you can see protected coral, and examine the native marine species. The marine sanctuary will allow you to swim among the fish, and even feed them. You might even get a glimpse of sea turtles or Cebu's famous sardine run - one adventure that you can't miss as you find yourself surrounded by huge schools of swimming sardines. After this, take the chance to swim with sea turtles at Talisay Point. Then take an amazing boat ride that'll get you glimpsing dolphins playing in the sea. This journey will conveniently take you to and from your hotel, allowing you to focus on creating priceless underwater memories.

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Cebu: Mactan Hilutungan, Nalusuan & Pandanon Island Hopping

2. Cebu: Mactan Hilutungan, Nalusuan & Pandanon Island Hopping

Explore the best of the clear blue ocean waters around Mactan Island on a 6-hour island-hopping tour. Visit Hilutungan, Nalusuan, and Pandanon Islands. Stop to swim and snorkel in the waters of Hilutungan and Nalusuan. Savor a local-style BBQ lunch in Pandanon. Start your day with either a hotel pick-up, meeting on Mactan Island. After a brief safety tutorial, grab your snorkeling gears and set sail on a traditional Banca boat. Stop at the Hilutungan Island Marine Reserve. Admire exotic fish as they swim through crystal-clear waters. You may even spot a large big jack fish passing by. After swimming and snorkeling, sail to Pandanon Island which is famous for its soft and white sandbars. Walk or sunbathe on the beach. Sit down for a local-style BBQ lunch prepared by the boat crew. After lunch, set sail for the Nalusuan Island Reserve, where you’ll enjoy a swim and discover underwater secrets. Return to the starting point on Mactan Island at around 3 pm.

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Cebu: Private Sumilon Island & Optional Whale Shark Swim

3. Cebu: Private Sumilon Island & Optional Whale Shark Swim

Discover the pristine beaches and crystal clear blue water of Sumilon Island on this private full-day tour from Cebu. Rise early, meet your driver at your hotel lobby in Cebu City, Mactan, or Lapu-Lapu City, and then head to Oslob city. From there, take a boat from a small port to arrive near Sumilon Island, then enjoy the island and its surroundings for approximately 4-5 hours. Explore the island's natural lagoon protected by mangroves and watch for local wildlife. Sunbathe on clean beaches and swim in the clear blue water. If you're lucky, you might spot a turtle or wild whale shark. Once your time around the island is up, head back to your accommodation in Cebu City, Mactan, or Lapu-Lapu City. If you're seeking an adventure, extend your trip by swimming with whale sharks before the trip to Sumilon Island. After a briefing about what to look for and basic safety rules, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime swimming experience with amazing whale sharks. Snorkel and swim alongside these gentle giants in their beautiful natural habitat. For a relaxing day trip, select the option with whale shark swimming and Sumilon Island beach resort access. After swimming with the whale sharks, enter the one and only resort on Sumilon Island where you can enjoy a lunch buffet, water activity gear rental, and the facilities within the resort. Freely use the lagoon swimming pool, the beach, the kiddie park, and sunbeds.

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Cebu: Hilutungan, Nalusuan, and Caohagan Island Hopping Tour

4. Cebu: Hilutungan, Nalusuan, and Caohagan Island Hopping Tour

Hop from Hilutungan, Nalusuan, and Caohagan Island on a guided boat tour where you can snorkel in the emerald waters of an official marine sanctuary, meet the locals, and enjoy a freshly prepared BBQ lunch. Start your day with a hotel pickup or meet your guides at the meeting point in Mactan Island. After a brief safety tutorial, grab your snorkeling gears and set sail on a traditional Banca boat.  Take an enjoyable 25-minute boat ride to Hilutungan Island, a snorkeling paradise as this site has been declared a marine sanctuary for decades. Jump in and admire schools of big jacks fish pass by. Travel to the next island of Nalusuan, located only 10 minutes away. Discover the marine sanctuary that has an abundant fauna for snorkelers to swim through. Spot a turtle swimming in the waters below if you are lucky.  Walk along Nalusuan’s long wooden pier that stands over its shallow waters. During low tide, a beach appears on the opposite side, facing Cebu.  Afterward, head over to Caohagan Island, where native huts stand on the small beach, offering pleasant shade from the sun. Try out some of the island dishes cooked by the locals along the beach.  Explore Caohagan’s fishermen village and later sit down and relax as you feast on a local-style BBQ lunch prepared fresh by the boat crew.

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What people are saying about Cebu City

Overall rating

2.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Everything was perfect. The planned schedule was held. Lunch was delicious. Tour guides were engaging, helpful and friendly. Excellent boat.

Great tour and tour guide! Bring a water bottle. They provide water, but might not have enough cups for every one

An amazing time, I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting cebu

Very enjoyable day island hopping on a boat that had plenty of shade.

The price was reasonable. We enjoyed everything. Thank you!