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Cebu: Moalboal Sardine Run and Turtle Snorkeling Adventure

1. Cebu: Moalboal Sardine Run and Turtle Snorkeling Adventure

Swim among thousands of fish and watch the sardine run in Moalboal. Snorkel alongside sea turtles in their natural habitat. Dine on delicious seafood in a seaside restaurant. Bask in the sun on White Sand Beach or Mantayupan Falls and delve into free local treats at secret spots along the way - such as, coconut, fresh corn, bibingka and anything else that's available during your tour. Unlike other tours, this is a private small group tour exclusive to few guests - meaning you'll have the added comfort of space in our commercial vehicle along with extra time spent between activities since this isn't a large group of 10 plus people like other tours. UPDATE: We've now upgraded this tour from Bas-Daku Beach to the overwhelming preferred and stunning Mantayupan Falls - Catch this once in a lifetime experience and bathe in the tropical waters of the majestic Mantayupan Falls Start your day with a transfer from Cebu City or Lapu-Lapu. Then, arrive in Moalboal and dive into the crystal clear waters to see the sardine run. Watch thousands of sardines swimming together and appreciate this magnificent natural wonder. Within the same majestic ecosystem, you'll encounter wild Green & Hawksbill sea turtles as they frolic in the tropical waters of Moalboal. All snorkelling gear and life vests come free of charge and you'll have the added assistance of an experienced swimmer and environmentalist alongside to assist you in the water with floatation devices, so even non-swimmers can enjoy this experience - you'll also have the opportunity to rent a GoPro at a small fee with your guide taking professional pictures and videos, so let the team know if you'd like to capture these memories. Swim alongside a majestic school of sardines and wild Green & Hawksbill sea turtles in their natural habitat with your guide. Admire the delicate ecosystem and observe these animals in their natural habitat. Next, you have an option to eat a delicious local lunch and savor some tasty seafood at a beautiful seaside restaurant (fee to be shouldered by guest). And don't worry, if you decide to have lunch our team will wait for you as long as you wish :) Lastly, Relax in the sun on White Sand Beach (Bas Daku) and bathe in the calm waters as you gaze upon the horizon of neighbouring island of Negros - Take the opportunity to meet some locals and play some volleyball if you wish. Finally, board your private transportation and return to your stay in Cebu City or Lapu-Lapu City.

Cebu: Oslob Whale Sharks, Moalboal Sardine Run & Sea Turtles

2. Cebu: Oslob Whale Sharks, Moalboal Sardine Run & Sea Turtles

Enjoy a fantastic day tour for both family and friends where you can swim with whale sharks in Oslob and experience the natural beauty of the region. Swim around coral reefs and admire sea turtles. Oslob is one of the only places where you can see wild whale sharks feeding. Snorkel with whale sharks in the wild on a tour with a 99% sighting rate. Admire the sight of whale sharks over 10 meters in length swimming gracefully and feeding with their large mouths. Move on to swimming around beautiful coral reefs, adorable sea turtles, and large schools of powerful sardines in Moalboal, a premier snorkeling spot. Experience the mysterious scene of adorable sea turtles swimming gracefully and small sardines migrating as one huge life form in a school.

Moalboal with Canyoneering Tour (Shared Tour)

3. Moalboal with Canyoneering Tour (Shared Tour)

Swim among thousands of fish and watch the sardine run in Moalboal. Snorkel alongside sea turtles in their natural habitat. Dine on delicious seafood in a seaside restaurant. Bask in the sun on White Sand Beach and finish up the day with a cup of coffee on the way back to Cebu City. Itinerary: *Sardine Run *Sea Turtle Activity *Panagsama Beach *Carcar Pasalubong * Full Course Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls

Cebu: Scuba Diving with Sardines and Pescador Island Snorkel

4. Cebu: Scuba Diving with Sardines and Pescador Island Snorkel

Begin your day with an extraordinary dive into the heart of Moalboal's famed sardine run. Descend into the crystal-clear waters and witness the mesmerizing spectacle of millions of silvery sardines swirling in synchronized harmony. Glide effortlessly through this underwater ballet as the massive school of fish undulates gracefully around you, creating a breathtaking scene that is nothing short of magical. Keep your eyes peeled for curious sea turtles, colorful reef fish, and other fascinating marine creatures that call this underwater oasis home. After an exhilarating dive with the sardines, journey to the enchanting Pescador Island for a captivating snorkeling experience. Known for its pristine coral reefs and abundant marine biodiversity, Pescador Island offers snorkelers the chance to explore a kaleidoscope of colors beneath the waves. Dive into the warm, turquoise waters and marvel at the vibrant coral gardens teeming with life. Encounter an array of marine species, from playful clownfish darting among anemones to graceful reef sharks gliding effortlessly through the depths. Keep your camera ready to capture these unforgettable moments as you immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Pescador Island.

Cebu: Moalboal Island Hopper Cruise with Kawasan Falls Visit

5. Cebu: Moalboal Island Hopper Cruise with Kawasan Falls Visit

Visit the famous thousand sardines in Moalboal and take a chance to swim with the turtles in Panagsama. Explore Pescador Island's rich biodiversity on this thrilling island hopping and snorkeling tour. Your tour will start once you are picked up from your hotel within Cebu City, Mandaue, Mactan, or Lapu-lapu or direct from Mactan-Cebu International Airport. You will be dropped off at the dock where you will meet your local guide and board a motorized boat. You will be provided with swimming goggles for snorkeling, as well as life jackets. 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. 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 or rent a waterproof camera to capture your time with these gentle sea creatures. After island-hopping in Moalboal, you will be taken to Badian where you will meet your canyoneering guide. Enjoy the complimentary lunch before setting out to Kawasan Fall. Make your way to Kawasan Falls by trekking, rappelling, and swimming through the beautiful river canyons of Badian. Savor the adrenaline rush and take your canyoneering adventure to new heights by jumping from cliffs as high as 30 feet. Spend the rest of the day swimming and diving in the cool waters of Kawasan Falls. *Effective June 2, 2023, the provincial government of Cebu has issued a temporary closure of Kawasan Falls in Badian to facilitate essential cleanup efforts. We will do the canyoneering Tour in Kabutongan Falls and you can still anticipate an exhilarating experience with jumps, treks, and refreshing swimming.

Cebu: Car Charter with Driver

6. Cebu: Car Charter with Driver

Take the stress out of your day and travel in comfort with a private car charter for 8 or 12 hours.  Discover the south area of Cebu with easy starting your tour from Mactan Cebu International Airport or any locations in Cebu City, Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu area to the best travel destinations in Cebu South Area - Oslob, Badian, and Moalboal. Take advantage of the private car charter service and visit picturesque locations such as the Kawasan Falls, the most beautiful falls in Cebu. You can do island hopping in the marine sanctuary of Pescador Island or visit the famous whale sharks in Oslob.  Customize your journey according to your own needs and preferences.

Cebu: WhaleShark , Tumalog Falls, & Sardine Run Snorkeling

7. Cebu: WhaleShark , Tumalog Falls, & Sardine Run Snorkeling

Oslob Whale Sharks watching offers a unique opportunity to encounter a gentle giant wahle sharks in the natural habitat off the coast of oslob, and allowing you to marvel at the gentle giant up close. Capture memorable moments with these majestic creature. Stunning Tumalog Falls, a breathtaking cascade surrounded by lush greenery. The water falls features a curtain-like cascade of cool,crystal-clear water, creating a mesmerizing spectacle, The lush surroundings add to the pictureaque setting, making tumalog falls a popular spot for nature lovers and those seeking a tranquil escape. Moalboal Sardines Run is a captivating phenomenon where millions of sardines form massive schools that move along the coast, Attracting predators and creating a breathtaking spectacle for snorkelers and divers. Turtles Snorkeling in moalboal offers the chance to swim alongside majestic sea turtle in their natural habitat, as they gracefully glide though the crystal-clear waters, providing an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts andunderwater adventure alike.

Oslob: Sumilon Sand Bar, Whale Sharks & Snorkeling Day Trip

8. Oslob: Sumilon Sand Bar, Whale Sharks & Snorkeling Day Trip

Take a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline, spot some turtles and whale sharks, and lounge in the sun on this day trip. Begin your adventure bright and early, and be picked up from your hotel lobby at 3 AM. Hear a short briefing on basic safety and what to look for, kit yourself out in snorkeling gear, and hop in the water for a whale shark encounter. Have a truly unique experience with Oslob's famous whale sharks. Next, visit the gorgeous Sumilon Island with its stunning beaches and cerulean blue water. See the famous and beautiful white sand bar of Sumilon Island up close. Lastly, gear up with your snorkel and mask. Stop at a world-class diving and snorkeling location in Moalboal and see protected coral and native marine species. Swim among the fish, and even feed them. Catch a glimpse of sea turtles at Turtle Bay or find yourself surrounded by huge schools of Cebu's famous sardines.

Car Transport: Mactan Airport to Moalboal

9. Car Transport: Mactan Airport to Moalboal

Pick up from Airport/Cebu/Mactan, either of the location and going to Moalboal Cebu. This will include the driver (Car Owner/Tourist Guide) during the travel. Gas is also included in the package that can accommodate 2-3 people. Couple, Friends, and Family can enjoy while travelling to Moalboal Cebu.

Cebu: Moalboal Sardine Snorkel and Kawasan Canyoneering Tour

10. Cebu: Moalboal Sardine Snorkel and Kawasan Canyoneering Tour

Experience the thrill of canyoneering in Kawasan and snorkel with sardines and sea turtles in Moalboal on a full-day adventure from Cebu. Slide down natural water chutes, leap into crystal-clear pools, and witness the sardines run in Moalboal. Start your day with a comfortable pickup from select cities on the island of Cebu. Begin your adventure with a guided snorkeling tour in Moalboal. Witness millions of shimmering sardines moving in unison, creating an awe-inspiring underwater spectacle. Have the chance to spot and swim alongside majestic sea turtles, offering a chance for intimate encounters with these gentle giants. Keep your energy up during the trip with a delicious lunch. Transfer to to Kawasan for a thrilling canyoneering tour. Embark on an adrenaline-pumping journey, as you traverse lush canyons, slide down natural water chutes, and leap into crystalline pools amidst breathtaking waterfalls. Experience thrilling jumps, slides, and rappels through stunning canyons and waterfalls, providing an exciting journey amidst the breathtaking natural scenery in the Philippines. Return to your accommodation in Cebu at the end of your unforgettable tour.

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(8 reviews)

This was a very good tour! My pick-up time for my day tour ended up being an hour earlier, but I was provided notice that it was to help ensure the whale shark watching experience would actually happen since there were so many tourists - I appreciated that! My driver picked me up on-time and arrived at Oslob as expected. The whale shark experience was unbelievable - truly amazing! The sandbar wasn't great - the photos don't show you that there are many other people on the beach and it takes away from the experience. The Moalboal snorkeling activity was awesome - I had a great guide who ensured I'd have a memorable time...he took care of making sure I was comfortable, but also that I'd have amazing GoPro photos and videos. Things to keep in mind: This activity is private and not a shared experience. Bring a towel and, if you want, an extra set of dry clothes. Bring your own GoPro for the whale shark experience; your guide can easily rent a GoPro for the snorkeling experience.

I was pick up in my hotel on time at 2 am. Good car only for me we arrive to the shark whale place at 440 am, made a line for 30 min got number. After that time to see sunrise and breakfast until call to get in the Water at 740 am, was good the swim with shark whale departed at 830 am to Moalboal to snorkel with sardines and two turtles with a prívate guide he took good vídeos swim was around 30 ir 45 minutes I skiped lunch and we had time to stop in a nearby waterfall outside the plan for 20 minutes entrance 100 pesos then left for hotel arrive at 330 pm

We loved the canyoneering tour! The water was absolutely beautiful, the cliff jumps were fun, the guides were friendly and took awesome photos for us. Our driver, Jave, drove us to and from Moalboal from Mactan and he was great! It was a long day of driving but definitely worth the long drive. The sardine run was neat to see the big schools of fish and some turtles! Snorkelling area was a bit busy with people but it was still good to see. Would highly recommend.

The activity is incredibly fun, from witnessing the sardines in Moalboal to Canyoneering in Badian. All the tour guides are so friendly, they always ensure you capture amazing pictures and prioritize your safety throughout the tour. We highly recommend this experience to everyone! It’s a must-visit in Cebu, and the driver is extremely patient. We felt completely safe traveling to Moalboal and Badian and back to our hotel.

Eller was an amazing guide. He took us not only to and from the activity, but also to a few local stops along the way which were very fun and valuable. Highly recommend this tour and Eller!!