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Hilutungan Fish Sanctuary + Simala Monastery Private Tour

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Duration

12 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Hilutungan Island Fish Sanctuary
Snorkeling and Fish feeding in the Marine Sanctuary of Hilutungan Island. Hilutungan Island. EXCELLENT SNORKELING ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. The western side of Hilutungan Island has recently been designated as a Marine Sanctuary. This protected area provides an undisturbed habitat for various marine species to feed and reproduce. The shallow waters within the sanctuary are excellent for snorkeling adventures. A wide variety of corals (hard and soft), reef fish and invertebrates are easily visible to a snorkeler in 2 to 3 meters of water. Watch for the occasional Blue Spotted ray.

The Hilutungan in Olango Island and the islets are surrounded by a reef flat-lagoon having a total of 4,482 hectares of extensive sandy beach, rocky shoreline, sea grass beds, coral reefs, inshore flats, mudflats, mangrove forests and salt marsh grass. The mangroves, mudflats, and sea grasses are the breeding ground of fishes and other crustaceans which are likewise, feasted upon by the birds that flock by the thousands to the island.

The six islets are likewise bounded by continuous fringing reefs with steep reef wall on the west and sloping reef at the east coast of Olango. It is considered as one of the most extensive reef areas in Central Visayas and offers scuba diving enthusiasts with a variety of wondrous dive sites.

Simala  Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, also known as the Our Lady of Lindogon Shrine and commonly known as the Simala Shrine or the Simala Parish Church is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in SibongaCebuPhilippines.

The Simala Shrine is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage site. The site hosts the image of the Our Lady of Lindogon which is believed to be miraculous by devotees of the Virgin Mary after it is attributed to the healing of those who were afflicted with dengue in the area in 1998 after it reportedly shed tears. The image has reportedly shed tears four more times, the latest being on September 8, 2016.

The image, originally attributed to be that of the Our Lady of Fatima, was donated to the Marian Monks by Terry Brooks from Pampanga. The construction of the Simala Shrine is also believed to be the realization of a prediction by Ingko Niyong Villamor that the hills of Lindogon, the current site of the shrine, would become “holy” once a “miraculous white lady reign in the place”.

  • This is a daily  tour activity. Subject to weather condition. Booking reservation must be 2 days before the tour. Price indicated does not include hotel pick up and drop off for the island tour. We will give you direction on how to locate this tour location upon your booking confirmation. Also, it does not include lunch. Most of our guest prefer to bring their own island picnic food. In case you want to have the food included, it would be a set of mixed Seafood BBQ with tropical fruits and 1 round of soft drink/bottled water. Island entrance fees is not included as well, you may prepare about Php150 to 300 pesos each and you can pay directly to the island collector.  Additional services options can be added at the ‘Package’ + button. Important notice: The food/lunch order should match the number of persons going on this tour. Important notice: The food/lunch order should match the number of persons going on this tour.

 

  • Please read carefully what is included. You can choose to have add-on service by clicking the “Package” + button.  Entrance fees are not included, this will help you save if you choose to just take photos from outside. And even if you  go inside, the entrance fees are at minimal cost that can only be paid directly upon entry. Some stops do not require entrance fees.

Mactan Airport pick up is okay. Subject to extra charge for delayed flight. Extra hour will be charge accordingly at Php 350 pesos per hour. 30 minutes excess is considered 1 hour extra charge to be paid directly to the driver.

Private Air-conditioned Transportation Type:  
Sedan:  Max 4 Passengers  |  Minivan:  Max 7 Passengers   |  Passenger Van:  Max 12 Passengers

Price indicated is based on minimum of 5 persons.  If your group is below 5 persons, you must pay the whole amount. If your group is more than 5, it will be discounted automatically upon check out that depends on how many persons in your group.

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  • Hilutungan Fish Sanctuary
  • Simala Monastery Tour

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Simala Monastery Tour
Hilutungan Fish Sancturary
12 hours Private Tour

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  • Private Motorized Boat Ride, Life vest
  • Boatmen, Crew as Tour Coordinator
  • Simala Monastery Tour
  • Fuel and Parking Fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off within
  • Cebu City and Mandaue City for Simala Tour
  • All that is not indicated.

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