Cebu has been one of the most visited places in the Philippines in terms of tourism. Sites like magnificent beaches, alluring waterfalls, historical places, and fascinating islands with splendid and rich marine life attract tourists all over the globe. One of which is the Pescador Island at the south of Cebu in the municipality of Moalboal. It is an island located in the Tañon Strait, a few kilometers from the western coast of the Cebu Island.
About Pescador Island
Pescador Island derived its name from the Spanish word “pescador” which means fisherman. Its name was inspired from the Philippines’ Spanish colonial heritage. The waters in the island is very abundant with fishes living on the surrounding coral reef that attracts many fishermen and that is where it got its name.
Because of its rich marine life, the island captivates many divers from different parts of the country and even the world.
What To See In Pescador Island
- On a boat ride going to the island, a group of dolphins swimming with the boats is a possible sight.
- A chance to see sea turtles is a probability, depending on the weather condition.
- An awesome adventure swimming or diving with the famous sardine run.
- A great experience diving or snorkeling in the beautiful marine sanctuary.
Pescador Island is a protected marine life sanctuary. Fees going to the island is collected to help finance various conservation programs in the Municipality of Moalboal in cooperation with Moalboal Dive Center Association. Some of the programs are the patrols and enforcement to abolish destructive fishing, village improvement programs, collection and disposal of plastic and other wastes that enter the local waters, marine conservation education of village children and adults, and reef and mangrove rehabilitation.
When visiting the island, it is best to respect nature, follow the rules. If natural conservation is being implemented, then better be a part of it to continue enjoying the beauty that the nature is giving.
Check our Moalboal Tour Package to behold this beautiful and lovely corals and fishes.