Cebu, being among the top destinations for tourists in the Philippines, boasts of its interesting blend of laid-back tropical beauty and vibrant urban jungle. So well-known is Cebu as a tropical destination that when you speak of the best beaches in the country, it would be one of those to top the list of every tourist’s favorites. Breath-taking beaches are scattered in its shores, enough to cater to different preferences of beachgoers, whether you want exclusive spots, remote islands, or a party beach teeming with crowds, Cebu has it.
If you are a sea-lover who’s up for some adrenaline-pumping adventure, the province of Cebu has a lot to offer. You only need to know what and where to look. Below are some popular watersports you should definitely give a try.
Get to experience the thrill as well as the view from above while strapped to a parachute being towed by a speedboat or a motorboat. You can take the ride alone or as a duo and scream your heart out while towering above your boat. If heights doesn’t the least bit scare you, you can just admire the view. This activity is included in Cebu tour packages from Island Trek Tours.
Jet Ski Ride
Meant for those who love a fast ride, the jet ski ride is like riding a scooter on water. You only have to steer the handlebars of your water vehicle and you can easily navigate your way through the water surface. You can go solo or have someone ride with you.
Banana Boat Riding & Flyfish
Usually done off the shores of the island of Mactan, this is a must-try for groups. You hop onto a banana-shaped inflatable water sled that gets pulled around by a motorboat. As the motorboat speeds up, get ready for the sharp and fast turns and cling for dear life as the banana boat goes bouncing in the water. You will eventually get thrown into the water, which is part of the fun.
Take the banana boating experience up a notch by trying out the Flyfish, which is a combination of the banana boat and the water sled. Hang on as tightly as you can as the Flyfish rises out of the turbulent water, which is mainly caused by your speeding boat.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Dive and witness the beautiful marine life underwater either through snorkeling or scuba diving. Swim among different fishes and even sea turtles. Be surrounded by schools of sardines! For an unforgettable experience, you can also swim with the whale sharks of Oslob. Check out the Oslob whale shark watching day tour.
Wakeboarding is a mix of surfing, snowboarding and water skiing. Glide through the surface of the water on top of a wakeboard, while you hold onto a rope connected to a motorboat or other watercraft. Try to maintain your balance while at the same time never losing grip of the rope as the motorboat tows you around.
You get to experience all of these activities in Mactan Island, Cebu. It’s the home to many of the best and world-class resorts in the country.