Private Mactan Island Hopping Tour Package (3 Islands)

Duration: 6 Hour (s)

48-Hour Cancellation
Available Daily
Tagalog, English

Cebu Tours now opens the Mactan Island Hopping tour package, this year 2023, which will take you to Gilutungan Island, Caohagan Island and San Vicente in Olango Island which are located in Mactan, Cebu. All of these three islands have marine sanctuaries wherein you can explore with the sight of abundant corals and hundreds of tropical fish species. With the assistance of our boatman, you can do snorkeling, diving and you can even take nice pictures with the scenic views of these islands.

We are strictly observing health protocols as mandated by the government. Please wear mask if you are not swimming and maintain social distancing.

If you just want to rent a boat in Mactan for your island hopping and opt out for our package, you can book it here.

WARNING! Seafoods, shells, coconut, and other foods in the islands are very expensive, we advice to buy at your discretion. Please note that lunch with drinks is already included in the package.

Rates and Inclusions

No of PaxRate per PersonDetails of the Package
1₱ 7000


  • Private and Exclusive Island Hopping (6 Hours or 8 Hours)
  • Private Air-Conditioned Transportation – Pick up and drop off in any hotel, resort and residences (Cebu City and Mactan Island)
  • Exclusive motorized outriggered boat
  • Boatman as Tour Guide
  • Life vest and snorkel set
  • Visit of three islands
    • Gilutungan Island (entrance fee to the white sand beach is included / can snorkel in the fish sanctuary)
    • Caohagan Island (entrance fee is included / relax at the white sand beach)
    • Nalusuan Island (entrance fee is included / relax at the white sand beach and snorkeling fee at the fish sanctuary)
    • Sulpa Island (can side trip if time permits) – P100 to enter (not included in the package)
  • Barbecue Lunch on the boat (Grilled Pork & Chicken & Fish, Shrimp, Rice with fruits and one round of soft drinks or bottled water)
  • Marine sanctuary and island entrance fees
  • Government taxes and service charge

Optional Add-ons: 

  • Camera Rental (P1000 for GoPro Hero7 and up – SD Card not included) – (bring own micro SD Class 10)
2₱ 3900
3₱ 3500
4₱ 3000
5₱ 2600
6₱ 2500
7₱ 2300
8₱ 2200
9₱ 2000
10₱ 1900
11₱ 1800
12₱ 1650
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Sample Itinerary:

  • 07:00AM – Pick up from the hotel (Cebu City Hotel)
  • 08:00AM – Pick up from the hotel (Mactan Hotel)
  • 08:20AM – Boat Departure from Cordova Port and start of island hopping
  • 09:00AM – 01:00PM – Visit 3 islands with no particular order (depending on the tide times)
    • Gilutungan Island (snorkeling at the marine sanctuary and with white sand beach on the other side)
    • Caohagan Island (white sand beach)
    • Nalusuan Island  – (snorkeling at the marine sanctuary)
  • 02:00PM – ETA at the Cordova Port
  • 03:00PM – ETA Hotel

Note: This is just an estimated time. No particular order on the islands to visit, it will depend if high / low tide. 

Islands to Visit

Below are brief descriptions about these islands:

  • Gilutungan Island – Also known as Hilutungan Island is a marine sanctuary  which is a great place for beginners to dive and snorkel.  The island is a low-lying coral island with an elevation of no more than 10 meters above sea level. Besides the rich marine life, it also boasts a stretch of white sandy beach, a sand bar and a resort ideal for a weekend or overnight staycation.
  • Caohagan Island – This island has a rich marine life which is a good place for snorkeling. You will be able to see different fishes in this island and it is also a very good place for taking pictures.
  • Nalusuan Island –  This almost a hectare size island is located between Mactan and Bohol. You can swim with the fishes here and you can also relax at their sandbar area.

For other island hopping activities, you can try the Pescador island in Moalboal, learn more here.

What to expect

In this package there are 2 possible start time, if your hotel is in Mactan, pick up time would be 7:30am, but you can request to a later time if you want to. If your hotel is in Mandaue City or Cebu City, we recommend to start the tour at 7:00 o’clock in the morning. Since this package is flexible and is exclusive to your group, then you can request for a later pick up time if you want to. We can also pick up from the airport if you want to do the Mactan island hopping upon you arrival. We can also drop you off at the hotel where you will be staying right after the tour.

Our driver will meet you at the lobby, we will give his information to you via text or email a day before the tour, in any case that he is not there on time, you can call or text him for updates.

Here are some of the photos and island that you can expect in this package.

Snorkeling in Mactan island

Snorkeling in Mactan island

Pandanon Island in Mactan Island Hopping

Pandanon Island in Mactan Island Hopping

Caohagan Island Cebu Tours

Caohagan Island Cebu Tours

A girl snorkeling in Mactan Island Hopping

A girl snorkeling in Mactan Island Hopping

After the tour, you will be dropped off in your hotel by our private car and driver. Any side trip will incur additional charges.

Please make sure to book this package a day before the travel date as we have to prepare the foods, car with the driver and boat for this package in advance. Cut off time is 8:00PM a day before your travel date.

Mactan Island Hopping
Average rating:  
 6 reviews
 by Tonya C
A lovely morning island hopping.

A lovely morning island hopping. We saw many beautiful fish and corals, had a nice lunch and relaxed on a small beach. Overall very good value for your money

 by Augusta Uwah
Lunch was fantastic. The boat captain was delightful!

Some of the reefs were damaged by the super typhoon but it was overall a great experience and the lunch was fantastic. The boat captain was delightful

 by janmK2540RI
Very relaxing

Very relaxing, beautiful Islands, great fun playing volleyball with Captain and his crew, and by the way captains crew took excellent pictures of us.

 by Christopherswitzer
Best excursion ever!

This trip was by far my favorite. I visited kawasan for canyoneering, bohol, and various parts all over cebu along with Oslob to see the whale sharks. This excursion by far was the best. The driver and boat captain and crew were fantastic. The water and snorkeling was amazing. We visited one of the islands (I forgot the name) and it was the most humbling experience I've had. Seeing the way the people live and how friendly they all were. I had kids running up to me to give me high fives and people asking to take pictures with me. I'm from San Francisco, California in the US. When you see their way of living compared to the first world life I see daily, again, it was incredibly humbling. Now for the snorkling. I've snorkeled all over including; hawaii, all over mexico, thailand and various other places. The colors of the fish were breathtaking especially the rainbow fish. The water was crystal clear and warm. The boat crew kept throwing bread into the ocean which attached hundreds of fish to totally surround me. This is the only excursion I've ever written a review for and it will always be one of my most memorable experiences. The food was decent as well and was prepared and brought on board in meal prep containers and available to eat whenever I wanted. I did this trip solo so everything was catered to me and what I wanted to do. I had my own private boat and my own personal driver. Just wanted to thank you guys for one of the best experiences I've had.

 by Maricris2020
Totally enjoyed the Day!

My group and I were very satisfied with the Mactan Island Hopping tour. The driver and tour guide, Mr. Joseph is a wonderful man that made us feel safe. The boatmen are all funny and very helpful to my foreign friends. We enjoyed eating the food that consisted of chicken, pork, fish (for our vegetarian friend) and BBQ. Hope to have more vegetables next time. Met some local people in one of the islands. Overall, it was a fun-filled and enjoyable private tour that my friends and I will never forget. Will recommend Cebu Tours to my friends when they go to Cebu.

 by Jura0809






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