Snorkelling with the Sardine Run in Moalboal
Snorkelling with the Sardine Run in Moalboal
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    1 hr
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Activity description

Join the sardine run on this snorkelling experience in Moalboal.

Home to one of the largest shoals of sardines anywhere in the world, this impressive natural wonder swarms the reef off Moalboal, offering snorkelers a chance to observe this unique formation in the wild. Watch as they shapeshift along the reef, mirroring your movements and creating a marine display that attracts migrating pelagics from across the coast!

This activity is run and operated from Panagsama in Moalboal. Located just 25m from the main beach, this is a shore dive experience on home reef with a maximum depth of 15m.  The schools tend to be between 2-15m/7-40ft – making it an enjoyable experience for scuba divers, freedivers and snorkelers alike.

Head down to Panagsama Beach for this snorkelling excursion on the sardine run. Home to millions of resident sardines, this unique shoal have become a regular feature on the home reef – using the tropical coral gardens as a natural sanctuary – offering ideal conditions for exploring in lagoon-like water. The perfect experience for freedivers and curious swimmers alike, unlike other sardine runs, this natural wonder stays close to the shore and can be found all year round – using the shallows just off the beach as protection from bigger deep sea predators. After a short safety briefing and kit fitting, you can jump in and explore the shoreline at your own pace, watching the natural formation as it creates a living cloud – funnelling through gaps in the reef and shimmering in the sunlight. Spending up to 60-minutes in the water, keep an eye out for other species in the area like cruising turtles and fun macro life such as pipefish and nudibranchs.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, this activity is also offered for non-swimmers – with flotation devices and snorkelling equipment offered free of charge.

minimum 6 y/o
Starting time: 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm,
Cancellation policy: 
strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Special terms

*Free transfers are from Moalboal only - pick up from Cebu City incurs an additional charge

One Way Price from Airport/Lapu-lapu/Cebu to Moalboal

1 - 2 pax (car): 50 USD
3 - 5 pax (MPV): 60 USD
5 - 10pax (van): 70 USD

Two Way Price from Airport/Lapu-lapu/Cebu to Moalboal, back to Airport/Lapu-lapu/Cebu

1 - 2 pax (car): 100 USD
3 - 5 pax (MPV): 120 USD
5 - 10pax (van): 140 USD

Please note this activity operates with a two-person minimum per tour

  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Nature Guide
  • FREE Session Photos
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
Meeting point
Panagsama beside "The French Coffee Shop", Moalboal, 6032 Cebu, Philippines Get directions
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