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Cebu: Mactan Hilutungan, Nalusuan & Pandanon Island Hopping

1. 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

2. 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: Car Charter with Driver

3. 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.

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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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Cebu: Introduction To Scuba Diving

5. Cebu: Introduction To Scuba Diving

Discover the wonders that lie beneath the waves with an introduction to scuba diving. Designed for first-timers and confident divers alike, this tour will have you exploring the underwater world of Cebu. The day begins with an introduction to the basics of scuba diving from your PADI-certified instructor. You’ll be taught how to use the equipment safely and how to breathe underwater with scuba gear. Once you feel confident, it’s time to jump into the clear waters of Mactan. Enjoy the freedom of swimming underwater, and look out for local species such as Pipefish, Frogfish, Nudibranch, and more.

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What people are saying about Mactan

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 42 reviews

the guides are knowledgeable and professional. they organized a great outing and I would fully recommend them to anyone looking for something off the beaten path. the canyon itself is good with exciting jumps and a few steep rapels, interesting enough for somone with a few outings but still accessable to beginers.

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

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!