10 Most Awesome Beaches Tours in Cebu
Your Cebu vacation may not be complete without at least a day tour or island hopping in Cebu’s crystal clear ocean waters and an immaculately clean shoreline of powder-like white sands. Here are the most awesome beaches tours in Cebu:
Bantayan Island has one of the world’s finest beaches that can only be found off the northern coast of the great island of Cebu province. This flawless paradise is also regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the world because of its crystal-clear ocean waters and immaculately clean shorelines and powder-like white sands. We promise that your 2-day tour with Island TravelXp Tours at the Bantayan Island will be one of the most memorable ones.
What to Expect on your 2-day Tour on Bantayan Island
Experience the wonders of Bantayan Island while hopping through the Virgin Island and Hilantagan Island. You can have exciting beach bumming, fish feeding, snorkeling, and cliff diving on these breathtaking islands. Then, have a sumptuous lunch while island hopping. You can also explore Cave Ogtong and its majestic pool, visit the Omagieca Mangrove Garden and be thrilled of the sandbar of Camp Sawi (also known as Kota Beach). Make your every tour of Cebu the most memorable one
Island TravelXP Tours will bring you to the world of the extraordinary where nature blends with some of the finest living creatures of the sea and the most spectacular scenery, seascapes, and landscapes of the stunning Malapascua and Kalanggaman Islands!
What to expect in Malapascua & Kalanggaman Islands Tour
Kalanggaman Island is still unspoiled and considers as a virgin island which is perfect for camping, diving, beach bumming, snorkeling or just promenading on its distinct sandbar. You will find Kalanggaman to have pristine powdery white sand and crystal-clear blue waters. The island is part of the municipality of Palompon, Leyte, which is located in the midst of the Visayan Sea. The island is just northwest of the mainland of Palompon.
The Malapascua Island, on the other hand, is also located in the Visayan Sea but part of the peninsular barangay of Itogon, Daanbantayan town, in the northernmost tip of Cebu. This mesmerizing island will make you breathless for its fascinating multi-colored corals; authentic submarine walls; awe-inspiring underwater shoals; and the presence of more than a hundred species of aquatic life. Here, your group can experience to dive and explore the famed Japanese shipwreck, have an adrenaline-pumping cliff jumping, and more exciting adventures!
Pescador Island Hopping
Pescador Island is one of the main attractions in Moalboal. This island is a marine park situated on the Tañon Strait, about 2km southwest from the nearest shore of the mainland town of Moalboal. The island reef’s underwater feature has a sandy slope covered with soft coral reaching 5 to 10 meters, followed by a wall covered with hard corals dropping down to about 40 meters. The western side of the island can be found an open-top underwater cave dubbed as the “Cathedral”.
What to Expect in Pescador Island Hopping
Aside from the Cathedral, there are more to discover on Pescador Island. Have the guts to experience the island’s amazing wonders; such as the sardine run, the world-class dive site, the mesmerizing white sand beach, the stunning and beautiful soft and hard corals, the sight of rare turtle species, and so much more! You can also enjoy snorkeling and fish feeding on the lively shore of the famed Pescador Island’s marine sanctuary.
Mactan, Cebu is not only the home of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA); it is also the favorite destination of both local and foreign tourists because of the island’s modern beauty while retaining its awesome greens and the serenity of its beaches. Aside from several modern amenities (like hotels, bars, malls, etc.), Mactan is a great place for scuba diving, free diving, snorkeling, and other water sports. Island hopping is also one of the island’s main attractions.
The Mactan Cebu Island Hopping tour will let you pick the best 3 islands for you to explore in Mactan. Choose 3 among the 4 islands on our itinerary where you want to spend your precious 8 hours exploring some of Cebu’s most stunning islands. Your choices are Olango Island, Gilutungan Island, Nalusuan Island or Pandanon Island. The tour is scheduled for 8 hours starting at 7 AM as your pick up time in your Cebu City hotel (7:30 AM if you are already in Mactan).
What to Expect in Mactan Island Hopping
When you talk about Cebu; you’re talking about beaches and the wonderful landscapes and seascapes unique from any other destination in the world!
The best destinations in Mactan, perhaps, are on our random lists. These are our ideal destinations: Pandanon Island, Nalusuan Island, Hilutungan Island, and Olango Island.
Going to these islands is witnessing scenic beauty; the natural cleanliness of the seashore; the clear and aqua-tainted waters; the cool breeze, and the glorious sunrise and romantic sunset. Be amazed by the snorkeling activities in Olango Island’s fish sanctuary; the Gilutungan Marine Sanctuary and the Nalusuan Island resort; and the marvelous beach bumming in Pandanon Island, Sulpa Island, and Caohagan Island. As you hop from every island, our expert guide will definitely make you safer every minute of your island hopping!
Malapascua Island Day Tour
The Malapascua Island is located in the Visayan Sea but part of the peninsular barangay of Itogon, Daanbantayan town, in the northernmost tip of Cebu. Your day tour within this island is sure to be the most memorable one for you and the whole family. Even the trip from Cebu City to Maya Port (3 to 4 hours) lets you witness the beautiful landscape of Cebu along the way. Arriving at the island from Maya Port takes just an hour by boat. This hidden gem of an island is a perfect diving spot for the enthusiasts, the best place for island hopping, and beach bumming.
What to expect in Malapascua Island
The mesmerizing Malapascua Island will make you breathless for its fascinating multi-colored corals; authentic submarine walls; awe-inspiring underwater shoals; and the presence of more than a hundred species of aquatic life. Here, your group can experience to dive and explore the famed Japanese shipwreck, have an adrenaline-pumping cliff jumping, and more exciting adventures!
A day tour with Island TravelXP in Malapascua Island will bring you to the multi-colored living corals and fascinating marine life of Malapascua. Enjoy island hopping and explore Malapascua’s fantastic coral gardens; underwater shoals; submarine walls; and hundreds of species of marine life. Explore a well-known place in Malapascua; the Japanese Shipwreck. Cliff jumping and visiting Dakit-Dakit islet and Langub beach, are also some of the best activities to do in Malapascua.
Kalanggaman Island is still uninhabited up to this day. The island spans less than a kilometer with a width of about 71 meters and shaped like a bird’s wing when viewed from above (the word “langgam” is Visayan for a bird, hence the name). Underdeveloped and still consider as a virgin island, Kalanggaman is perfect for camping, diving, beach bumming, snorkeling or just promenading on its distinct sandbar. You will find Kalanggaman to have pristine powdery white sand and crystal-clear blue waters.
What to Expect in Kalanggaman Island
In Kalanggaman Island, witness firsthand the fantastic island’s scenic beauty, the cleanliness of its shores, the crystal-clear turquoise waters, the cool breeze, and its unique landscape. You can also do snorkeling and swimming at Kalanggaman while you have the chance to appreciate its crystal-clear blue waters. The island is still uninhabited up to this day which spans less than a kilometer with a width of about 71 meters shaped like a bird’s wing when viewed from above (the word “langgam” is Visayan for a bird, hence the name).
Camotes Islands Tour
Known as the “Lost Horizon of the South”, the Camotes Islands are part of the province of Cebu. A day tour to the Camotes Islands will leave you breathless as this group of islands is some of Cebu’s hidden gems. The islands are located just 63km (34 nautical miles) northeast of Cebu City across the Camotes Sea. The Camotes group of islands is comprised of three major islands and one minor islet. These islands are divided between four municipalities. The largest of the islands, called Pacijan Island, has one municipality; San Francisco. The second largest island named Poro Island which has two municipalities; Poro and Tudela. And the third island, which is also the smallest one, is called Ponson Island which has Pilar as its sole municipality.
What to Expect in Camotes Islands Tour
The recent years saw the ascension of Camotes Islands as one of Cebu’s expatriate communities and the increase of tourism and visitors in the islands. The islands’ have several inland attractions as well as a score of world-class dive sites around the islands.
Camotes Islands is host to Cebu’s largest freshwater lake, the Lake Danao. The islands have mixed terrain which is mostly green. The land is mostly flat with some hills where the highest peak is called the Altavista. Interestingly, the Camotes Islands has so many caves which are still seemingly unexplored and remain undisturbed to this day.
The other attractions at these island paradises include the Santiago Beach, Baywalk in San Francisco, the Buho Rock, Mactang Beach, Timubo Cave, Bukilat Cave, Paraiso Cave, Guadalupe Cave, Tangub Cave, and the Holy Crystal Cave (a must-see attraction when you visit the islands), and the islands’ white sandy beaches, among others. The islands are also great sites for snorkeling, cliff jumping, boating, and sightseeing, kayaking, camping, and shopping at the Fiesta Mall.
For just a day, you can experience the Sumilon Island and swim with the Oslob’s massive and huge whale shark. This day tour, brought to you by Island TravelXP Tours, is thus far one of the most sought-after itineraries in our list of tours. Tanawan, Oslob, on the southeastern part of the province of Cebu, is just a 3 to 4-hour trip from downtown Cebu City by bus from the city’s South Bus Terminal via the Natalio Bacalso Avenue.
Oslob’s crystal clear aqua water is where these gentle giants of the ocean make their appearance and like to play and swim with humans. A good 30-minute watching or swimming with these amazing creatures is all you need to admire their grandeur in their natural habitat.
Sumilon Island, on the other hand, is a quick one hour trip away (land and sea route) from Tanawan. Sumilon Island is one of Cebu’s best kept-secret and a hidden paradise no more. The 24-hectare expanse is bordered on one side by the clear oceanic waters with varying hues of aquamarine and white sand beaches in the different areas of this coral island. The island is the first marine sanctuary in the Philippines created in 1974 and is protected by Silliman University Marine Reserve of Dumaguete City.
What to Expect in Sumilon & Oslob Whaleshark Tour
At Tanawan, Oslob, you will have the chance to encounter one of the ocean’s amazing creatures; the gentle whale sharks. You can watch them swim harmoniously under the water or swim with them in compliance with government regulations. You can’t feed and be near them less than 5 feet away. But you can certainly have a picture (without the flash) with them while they swim majestically.
At the Sumilon Island, you and your group could swim at the pristinely white sandbar as well as in the infinity pool. There is a beautiful lagoon on the island where you can kayak. Other things that you can do in Sumilon include sunbathing, island nature trekking, cave tours, and explorations, touring the island, and climbing at the lighthouse where you can have the awesome panoramic view of the entire island, and so much more!
Carnaza Island Daanbantayan Cebu 2D1N Tour
A travel writer once described this island as a “remote and gorgeous gem that is the Carnaza Island”. There is truth to this statement, as the Carnaza Island, which is located about 30 km from the northernmost tip of Cebu province (north of Malapascua Island), is an undisturbed island full of natural wonders. Carnaza is the northernmost offshore part of the town of Daanbantayan, Cebu. The island offers the Carnaza Eco-Park where you can stay overnight.
A 2-day, 1-night tour in the island is the minimum stay you need to explore the island and discover some of its hidden gems. The Eco-Park offers basic amenities and island hopping tour, swimming, snorkeling, diving, beach trekking, magnificent sandbar exploration, and other worthy explorations of the island. The Eco-Park has a minimal entrance fee and has some of the best rates for accommodations and other fees.
What to Expect at the Carnaza Island Tour
In the Carnaza Eco-Park, you can witness stunning rock formations, deep-blue hues of turquoise waters, the Skull’s Cove, the historical caves within the sea, and the white sand beaches, among others. The 174-hectare lovely and lively island is turtle-shape and is bordered on all sides by the Visayan Sea.
The Carnaza Island boasts of rich biodiversity both on its waters and inland. Here, you can admire the island’s magnificent landscape and seascape unique from any other beach destinations in Cebu and other parts of the Philippines. Furthermore, as many travelers have experienced on the island, Carnaza is a haven for night photography; so don’t ever leave your camera at home!
North Sandbar/ South Sandbar Day Tour Mactan Cebu
If you are planning for a more private and exclusive stay in an island just near Cebu City, the North Sandbar is a perfect choice. The sandbar on this location has crystal clear blue water and creamy white sand where you can swim, snorkel or scuba dive or just laze around with your family and friends. The North Sandbar (aka Bongan Sandbar) can be found in Talibon, Bohol, just an hour away by boat from Mactan Island, Cebu. The sandbar though has no trees and other structures standing on its surface, hence there is no shade to keep you cool. You better prepare to bring some gears (like umbrellas, grilling sets, snacks, drinks, ice, etc.) and your own food.
What to Expect on the North Sandbar
Most tourists and visitors go to the North Sandbar to admire the serenity and calmness of the place. The sandbar is like a deserted island which only shows during low tide. This piece of paradise in Bohol is truly undisturbed where your group can spend the bright day for a drink, a great swim, snorkeling, scuba diving, and other water activities. The tranquility of the place will bring lasting memories for the “dabarkads”!
South Sandbar Day Tour
Welcome to the South Sandbar! This amazing sandbar located between Cebu and Bohol islands is part of Tubigon’s jurisdiction, a town in Bohol. The immaculate sandbar is located just opposite Pandanon, Bohol. The sandbar is a stretch of white sand with no structure whatsoever, just a magnificent piece of natural wonder causing a feeling that you are indeed in the middle of an ocean! The sandbar’s shallow and crystal clear water is a great place to swim and snorkel or laze around with friends or families.
Going to the sandbar will require you to bring your own food, umbrella (for shade), swimming and diving gears, drinks, ice, food, snacks, and other important things. Since there are no restaurants and stores on the sandbar, you have to bring your own supplies. Don’t forget to bring a fully charged cell phone and power banks to capture those striking moments.
What to expect on the South Sandbar
The South Sandbar (also called Bagonbanwa by locals) is just an hour away from Mactan, Cebu. This sandbar is still on its pristine state and seldom explored by tourists. The white sand comprising the sandbar is unique to this place that rises up right in the middle of the ocean during low tide. You can go swimming and snorkeling on its shallow waters and admire the flocks of birds visiting the small island.
There are also colorful coral reefs within the vicinity of the sandbar where you can dive and explore the coral and see their elegant colors. The site also has various marine lives swimming within its shallow waters. Don’t forget to bring a sufficient amount of sunblock as the sun might be too hot for you to bear.