I'm trying to book an snorkeling tour to explore Hilutungan and Pandanon FROM Hilutungan since that is where we are staying. The resort we're staying at (Island and Sun) quoted the trip at 100USD (about 4600 PHP) PER PERSON which seems unusually high. I've seen tours advertised from Mactan Island to Pandanon for 2000 - 3000 PHP (43-65 USD). Because we're a couple, we'd be paying $200 for this day trip to an island that's pretty close by. As far as I can tell the distance between Hilutungan and Pandanon isn't so great so I can't imagine it's the cost of gasoline (the trip from Mactan takes 40 minutes to Pandanon so I'm guessing from Hilutungan, it'll be 20-30 minutes).
What is also puzzling is that the resort's island-hopping tour to the three islands surrounding Hilutungan is priced at $60 (2800 PHP) per person. Am I being ripped off or is there something I'm unaware of?
Can anyone PLEASE tell me how much a snorkeling trip for Hilutungan and Pandanon from Hilutungan should be? I don't think there are any other resorts on Hilutungan so I'm not so sure if I'll be able to find someone else to even do the snorkeling trip at a more reasonable price. Would it be possible to commission a boat from Mactan to Hilutungan to do the snorkeling trip? Any recommendations?
I would sincerely appreciate any help/advice. Thanks!