Summer months are good for Mactan island hopping adventures.
Within Metro Cebu, Mactan mainland is the best island hopping jump-off point because it is close to a number of islets. Some small island hopping destinations include Hilutungan, Nalusuan, Sulpa, and even Pandanon near Bohol.
Mactan island hopping
Mactan island hopping trips can start from several coastal points in Lapu-Lapu City.
Motorized outrigger boats dock at the shallows of Barangay Marigondon, Maribago, Punta Engaño. Many of them can be rented out for the day for P2,500 to P3,000.
If you want convenience, you can try arranging a Mactan island hopping trip with Islands Banca Cruises.
Islands Banca packages
Islands Banca has cruise packages for trips to any two of smaller islands near Mactan. Islands Banca Cruises promo and the corresponding rates here.
Its two-island trips can be a combination of Nalusuan and Hilutungan, Nalusuan and Pandanon, or Hilutungan and Pandanon. Rates are from P5,000 to P6,500 exclusive of entrance fees.
You can choose to bring your own food and snorkeling provisions or let Islands Banca take care of these for you.