Water activity

Cebu: Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching

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Activity provider: Mcrich Canyoneering
Water activity

Cebu: Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching

Activity provider: Mcrich Canyoneering

From US$ 168.13 per person

Spend a day in Moalboal's Pescador Island, Cebu's world-class dive site known for its protected corals and incredible marine life. Swim alongside with the famous thousands of sardines in Panagsama.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from your Cebu accommodation.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy snorkeling and feeding fish on the vibrant shores of Pescador Island's marine sanctuary
  • Swim alongside Cebu's famed sardine run, where a school of countless sardines glide within your reach
  • Get the chance to swim next to sea turtles at Talisay Point
Full description
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.
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Cebu City, Mandaue, or Lapu-Lapu
  • Local guide
  • Snorkeling gear (snorkel mask, life jacket)
  • Safety gear
  • Entrance fees to Moalboal
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Snorkel fins
  • Insurance
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Your driver can recommend restaurants for meals
  • Visibility is dependent on weather conditions (dolphin, turtle, and sardine sightings are not guaranteed)
  • Adjustments to the itinerary can be made based on weather/traffic condition after discussion with you
  • Please bring swimwear, aqua shoes/waterproof footwear, a change of clothes, seasickness medicine, a waterproof bag, and earplugs (for those sensitive to boat engine noise)
  • For safety purposes, children under 7, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with health conditions are not recommended to join the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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Mit Schnorchelausrüstung ist nur die Schnorchelmaske gemeint, Flossen kosten extra. Und eine Gebühr muss ebenso noch bezahlt werden was nicht im Angebot steht. Delphine gab es nicht und wurde auch nicht erwähnt warum nicht. Ansonsten war es okay

February 13, 2020


Großer Flop und rausgeschmissenes Geld

Nach dem wir bereits um 4:30 Uhr von unserem Hotel in Cebu abgeholt wurden, war die Fahrt nach Moalboal in Ordnung und angenehm. Dort angekommen machte unser Fahrer einen Stop bei McDonald’s und händigte uns unser Frühstücksbudget von umgerechnet 1 € pro Person aus. Krux an der Sache und insofern mehr als perfide war, dass wir das „Frühstück“ für etwa 2,50 € pro Person extra hinzugebucht hatten... In Moalboal wurden wir an eine Crew verwiesen und nahmen die Insel Pescador zum Ziel. Das Schnorcheln dort war ganz nett, obgleich die Korallen überwiegend abgestorben waren. Die in der Beschreibung genannten Flossen waren übrigens nicht im Preis enthalten und konnten nur gegen eine zusätzliche Gebühr ausgeliehen werden. Verschwiegen wurden die brennenden Quallen im Wasser. Nach dem 2. Stopp wollte die Crew bereits zurückkehren und hat uns erst nach eindringlicher Bitte noch einen weiteren Ort gezeigt. Nach 2 Stunden war das eigentliche Event beendet. Die 3-stündige Rückfahrt stand an

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June 4, 2019


Amazing to see the sardine run!

While the ride from Mactan was a bit long for me 2.5hrs, i must compliment the good driving skills! It was nice to have a car pickup, comfy for two where we can catch up on sleep. We managed to see the amazing sardine run and guide helped to search out the sea turtles and found 2 deep in the waters but still visible. Corals were less of what we expected. But overall , a very good experience and a good deal

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May 14, 2019

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