At the picturesque volcanic outcrop of Pescador Island, you'll find a huge amount of marine life, from shoals of sardines thousands strong, to roaming sea turtles. The island's name translates as "fisherman" from Spanish, due to its long-standing reputation as a fishing spot among the locals and the Philippines' Spanish colonial history. With the calm, clear, and temperate waters harboring more than 2,500 species of fish, it has now become a renowned diving spot and a protected marine park. Diving here, you can explore a plunging coral sea wall populated by various creatures throughout the depths. White tip sharks lurk in the deeper waters, while colorful tropical species frequent the coral of the shallows. Look out for the famous subaquatic volcanic formation known as the "the Cathedral," an open-top cavern which offers exciting exploration opportunities for divers. Take a look at our Moalboal trip planner to schedule your visit to Pescador Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours To Pescador Island
Whale Shark & Tumalog Falls & Pescador Island & Sardine Run & Turtle in One Day BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $256
Duration: 15 hours
Whaleshark Encounter + Pescador Island Adventure BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $292
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Pescador Island + Whaleshark Adventure Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $292
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Pescador Island Reviews
We went to Pescador as part of a 3 stop boat trip which included turtles, sardines, and Pescador Island. The turtles were very cool, sardines were the real highlight, but the island was a bit... more »
we went there for a few hours on a diving boat. very nice experience, clean' beutiful location, many turtles more »
The corals and colorful fishes to enjoy. There are different sites to check out. Take your time and enjoy the beauty.
Wasting time. Just corals and many fishes. Better spend more time with sardines and turtle
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