Mactan Island-Hopping Adventure from Cebu with Snorkeling and BBQ Lunch
Boarding an outrigger motorized canoe called a banca, take in views of the Philippine Sea and its many islands on the 45-minute ride to Hilutungan Island. The marine sanctuary surrounding Hilutungan is home to colorful coral reefs and hundreds of varieties of fish, including damsel fish, anemone fish, parrot fish and batfish, among others.
You’ll soon see why Hilutungan is considered the Philippines’ best island for diving and snorkeling, and with the help of your guide and boat crew, you’ll have the varied marine life practically eating from your hands! Deeper reef waters surround the island if you feel like trying some snorkeling or swimming.
Leaving Hilutungan, continue cruising to Nalusuan Island or Pandanon Island for a scrumptious picnic lunch served on the beach, with grilled seafood, chicken or pork, and fresh fruits for dessert. The choice of island depends on the day, and both idyllic isles have white sandy beaches and cute beach huts.
After lunch, have free time to soak up the sun, go for a swim in the aquamarine sea, or get to know the local fishermen and boat handlers.
In the mid-afternoon, cruise back to Cebu and be returned to your hotel.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Picnic lunch
- Local English-speaking guide
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Motorized canoe transfers and rides
- Use of Snorkelling equipment
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, swimwear and a beach towel are recommended
a very ordinary trip. the english speaking guide was good and the boat and lunch was nice. However, for the price I paid I was not expecting to squeeze in and snorkeling with 20 other tour boats. Moreover the first snorkeling site was at a spot that was outside the roped off area of the marine sanctuary. I could have done the same trip for less than half the price. I would never book through Viator again...
We enjoyed this very much. We were surprised that we had an exclusive boat to ourselves. We were well looked after and the whole experience was very pleasant and personalized. Both pick up from hotel and back to hotel was great too.