Island Hopping in Moalboal

Moalboal is a small town. It is a good two-hour drive or approximately 89 kilometers away from Cebu City. The town is located in the southwestern side of the main island of Cebu and bounded by the waters of the TaƱon Strait on the west.  To it's east is the bustling town of Argao. And to the southwest is the municipality of Badian, a popular tourist destination. 

At one glance you will mistake it for a typical sleepy town. But in its spectacular waters are where all the action happens. Moalboal is known as the gateway to some of the most breathtaking spots in the diving arena not only locally but in the entire country. It is home to a wide variety of marine flora and fauna that will enchant any diving enthusiast.

Snorkeling in the waters off Moalboal Cebu
Snapshot of Moalboals rich waters

Exploring Moalboal, Cebu definitely will leave you in awe. There are a lot of things to discover that even the locals have not roamed around enough yet. But that’s what makes it such an exciting travel destination. You always have something to look forward to for a getaway with family and friends. And there’s this one popular activity you can do to make the most out of a one-day trip. 

Island hopping in Moalboal has been a favorite among those who got bitten by the travel bug for a lot of reasons. It offers great respite via a perfect mix of adventure - unimaginable beauty, perceived danger, and even mystery both above and under the waves. Three of the more most talked about parts of an island hopping trip to Moalboal are the Pescador Island getaway, swimming with the turtles at Turtle Bay, and the million sardine run.

Island hopping is a popular activity in Moalboal Cebu
Island hopping is a popular activity in Moalboal, Cebu

Pescador Island Getaway

The island is located a few kilometers from the western coast of the island of Cebu. Pescador Island is part of the municipality of Moalboal. The island derived its name from the Philippine’s Spanish colonial heritage. “Pescador” literally translates to “fisherman” in Spanish. The island’s rich fishing ground and marine biodiversity speak for itself as it certainly attracts both fishermen and divers alike.

Pescador Island in Moalboal Cebu
Pescador Island in Moalboal, Cebu

Island hopping in Moalboal will give you a chance to experience the island via snorkeling or diving escapade. South Shore Cebu Travel and Tours can arrange your itinerary and schedules so you can enjoy the world class dive site experience while in a quick visit to this simple and unassuming islet. 

Swimming with Sea Turtles at Turtle Bay 

On a good day, you can swim with the gentle sea turtles found among coral reefs nearby. Turtle Bay is teeming with such rich marine life that even the elusive sea turtles are visible to visitors playing among other fishes. Skilled local divers can guide you so you can get that perfect selfie that will be the envy of your friends.

Swim with sea turtles in Moalboal Cebu
Swim with sea turtles in Moalboal, Cebu

The Million Sardine Run

Probably the most photographed activity of the Moalboal island hopping adventure is the Million Sardine Run. The spectacles of man-made attractions such as those found in large aquariums and marine parks would wane at the underwater magnificence of what mother nature can do. The wild environment showcases such spontaneity and magic only wilderness can offer. And that is exactly what Sardine Point in Panagsama, Moalboal, Cebu can offer. 

The seemingly choreographed dances of the fishes are such an eye candy taking you to another realm only South Shore Cebu Travel and Tours can weave at such an affordable price point. You may send us a message to find out how you can get started with your awesome Moalboal island hopping adventure today.

Sardine run in Moalboal Cebu
Moalboal sardine run
(Photo courtesy of Jeremy Jauncy)
When you have a day to spend and explore the beautiful waters off Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines, you may contact South Shore Travels. Their contact details are as follows:

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