Moalboal Shoal

Moalboal, Cebu

Moalboal Shoal is just a three-hour drive west of Cebu, lying on the west coast of the island, with access to some exciting diving just minutes from the coast. There is not a huge amount going on along the coastline of Moalboal other than the odd fishermen peering down at the coral walls below or wading through the tidal flats in search of exciting inhabitants.

Moalboal originally b ...

ecame famous for the island of Pescador, just a 15 minute boat ride from the mainland and home to an extraordinary marine life phenomenon. A school of hundreds and thousands of sardines used to reside here but much to the confusion of the locals is now sitting about 100m off the shoreline of Moalboal. People visit Moalboal especially to see the sardines and it is easy to see why. Descending through the cloud of fish, getting lost in sardines, they dance backwards and forwards glittering in the water column. It is a spectacular site.

Moalboal Shoal News

  • Moalboal Scuba Diving - Cebu Philippines

    Discovering underwater paradise at Moalboal, on the island of Cebu, Philippines. So many unique animals, as well as the famous sardine run!

  • One Of The Most Beautiful Coral Reefs - Moalboal Cebu Philippines

    I never seen that beautiful coral reef in any other places but Moalboal.

  • Island-hopping And Sardine Run In The Waters Of Moalboal Cebu

    Island-hopping And Sardine Run In The Waters Of Moalboal Cebu

    In a way, I think climbing mountains is kinda akin to going island-hopping. Just as no mountain climbing or hiking experience is the same, each island-hopping experience has something unique to offer. So don't go out there and be like oh, I think I'll pass on going out into the water today, because it's pretty much the same as that time I went island-hopping in so-and-so because that's. just. rubbish. (I know someone who has that mentality and I seriously pity him.)

  • Moalboal Undiscovered Paradise

    Moalboal Undiscovered Paradise

    Whenever I ask my friends where they went for vacation, they always mention places outside of the Philippines, but at the same time say, "it's more fun in the Philippines." This is why before travelling to other countries, it is better to explore your hometown first, you might just be surprised by the marvelous sights it has to offer.

    A quaint little town famous for its world class diving, Moalboal is considered a hidden underwater paradise. Beaches still have their rustic charm. At Basdaku White Beach, camping out or sleeping in tents while watching myriads of stars is every backpacker's ...

  • Carousing In Moalboal

    Carousing In Moalboal

    It was a quick decision to revisit one of my favorite destination in Cebu province, initially we were aiming for an offbeat town in Southern Leyte but unfortunately, the lone local dive shop was fully booked for that weekend. We made quick arrangements on our favorite hostel and dive shop in Moalboal but then again, all were fully booked. We ignored the hindrances though, coming to this favorite town southwest of Cebu was a joy. My last visit was yet in June 2014!

  • Cebu Ultimate Itinerary In One Day

    In just one day we managed to complete an epic itinerary and full tour of Cebu, including Badian Canyoneering, Osmena Peak, Kawasan Falls and Moalboal for the incredible sardine run - we even got a little surprise at the end!

    If you're looking for an all-inclusive tour of Cebu Island then make sure to check out Happy Juanderer -