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Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

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Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

Hi, looking to do an island hopping snorkel tour from Cebu/Mactan but travelling alone so hoping to join a group. Does anyone know a tour company that has snorkel tours daily that I can join.

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Lou

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1. Re: Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

Several companies listed here who you can contact:

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2. Re: Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

@ Lou lou

Yes - there are many such tour operators as rightly mentioned by tommo - and it is common to join an existing group.

Nalusan island / sanctuary tours have good snorkelling, Ditto for Olango.

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3. Re: Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

Hi,

have Emailed a number of the recommended snorkel tour operators, but they seem to all be saying that I cannot join a group. Maybe this is the sort of thing that is easy to arrange once I am at Mactan Island. Does anyone know whether I will see tour operators the day before when I arrive at Mactan Island (staying near the restaurant area) that I can just walk in and arrange to go on a group tour. Have done this sort of thing in other parts of Asia where you pick a tour, the operators make a phone call or two and you are on a group tour. The operators know which boats are going out so just get you on a tour.

Maybe Mactan does not have this sort of thing ? Please let me know ?

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4. Re: Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

Islands banca used to offer walk ins or shared, but i believe they have stopped that. The rest requires renting the whole boat, and exclusive.

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5. Re: Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

@ Lou,

From what I know, you can arrange this a day before with your hotel desk. I recollect meeting many people who join groups to Nalusuan. I do not think this should be an issue as many people come here in not-large groups too.

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7. Re: Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

Thanks for the info, My hotel seems to want to arrange a private day trip, as do any of the operators that I have contacted. Pity Islands Banca doesn't still offer walk ins, as this sounds like what I am looking for. Does anyone know of any other snorkel day tour operators on Mactan that offer walk ins ?

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8. Re: Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

@ Lou

How much is your front desk charging you?

Or is it that you don't want to do a solo tour and would rather be with more people for the company? If it is so, just tell your front desk / the tour operators your reason and they may accommodate you.

Here are a few - but do check with them since I have not personally tried any of them

1) http://www.cebutourguide.com/

2) http://www.ilink.ph/cebu-island-hopping - +63.32.253-4966 PLDT | +63.32.410-7069 GLOBE +63.922.852-5150 | +63.919.991-3828 +63.917.626-2242

You can also directly call Nalusuan resort and ask them - they have dedicated boatmen -

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10. Re: Mactan Island Snorkel Day Tours

@OutdoorSpecialist we appreciate your contributions but unfortunately providing a link to your blog promoting your business listing your tel no for bookings as a tour guide breaches forum rules. Many of your other posts were removed for this very reason.

Advice needs to be impartial and you cant promote your business.

Feel free to provide general advice anytime.

Stick to the reputable and recommended businesses in my post #1.

Tommo

Edited: 25 June 2014, 10:42