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Articles about Cebu you must read!

Articles that are solely dedicated to promote the beautiful tourist attractions in Cebu, Philippines

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Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls

The majestic Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu

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DIY Island Hopping in Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City

DIY Island Hopping in Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City

First off, if you prefer to go for a travel agency to help you with your Mactan island hopping, there’s a great tour agency just within Lapu-Lapu City and they are so professional with their works, just visit Cebu Tours website and look for their available packages also.

*DIY Mactan Island Hopping Guide *

Just go to the port in Cordova Roro Port located in Cordova and look for an available boat to take you to your Mactan island hopping adventure.

Boat for Rent Rates:
_There are different sizes of boats available. _

Medium Boat (Class A / 10 – 15 persons capacity) – P3,000 ($60)
Medium Boat (Class B / 10 – 15 persons capacity) – P2,700 ($54)
Medium Boat (20 persons capacity) _– P3,500 ($70)
_Large Boat (25 persons capacity) _– P4,500 ($90)
_Large Boat (30 persons capacity)
– P5,500 ($110)

In the boat rental there’s 2 – 3 men included in the boat. They don’t serve as tour guides though, they’re just there to help you unload and load on the boat and get you to the island where you want to go. But you can ask your boatman about anything in regards with the islands since they have a little knowledge about the islands too.

_Islands included for your island-hopping with entrance fees: _

*(Islands) – (Entrance Fee) *
Gilutungan Island – P100/head or $2/head
Nalusuan Island – P200/head or $4/head
Caohagan Island – P200/head or $4/head
Sulpa Island – P100/head or $2/head
Olango Fish Sanctuary – P50/head or $1/head

If you wish to go to Pandanon Island you must add an additional fee of P700 ($14) on top of the boat rental for the additional gas going to the Pandanon Island (entrance fee: P150/head or $3/head)– the island is about an hour away from Mactan Island and it is already part of Bohol.

If you don’t want to step inside the island and just want to swim, you can just stay on the water and swim around and snorkel. You won’t be asked for an entrance fee by doing this, but once you step on the island, you must pay for the entrance fee.

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Island Hopping in Cebu Itinerary Guide

Island Hopping in Cebu Itinerary Guide

Island Hopping is a very well-known kind of activity in Cebu City by both local and tourist alike. A lot of tourists are doing this kind of activity within Cebu City and a lot of tourist finds it very fun, relaxing and amazing adventure to have.

*Island Hopping with the help of an agency *

Doing the Cebu Island Hopping with the help of an agency for your tour is the best choice rather than doing it yourself. There’s a lot of tour agency in Cebu City and you just have to find a good and professional agency just like Cebu Tours. They are very dedicated to their works and they will response to your enquiries right away.

*Island Hopping in Cebu DIY *

If you want to enjoy and experience Cebu Island Hopping and you want to do it yourself, you can follow this guide.

If you are staying in Cebu City area, ride a jeepney, vhire or taxi to go to Lapu-Lapu City and head over to Maribago Beach. Getting a boat to hire for an island-hopping adventure in Mactan is easy. One great starting point is at Maribago Beach. The rate for the activity varies depending on the number of people and the size of the boat. A small boat that can accommodate up to 10 persons can be rented for about PHP 2,500. A bigger boat that can accommodate up to 20 persons can be rented for about PHP 3,500. The boat rental is already good for the entire day. Other expenses like snorkeling gear; guide fee, island fees, meals and other similar expenses are not included from the boat rental.

And these are the islands you could possibly include on your Cebu Island Hopping itinerary; Hilutungan Island, Pandanon Island, Nalusuan Island, San Vicente Island, Caohagan Island, and Olango Island

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Bohol Adventure Travel Guide for Everyone this year 2019

Bohol is also a famous City with lots of tourist destination in Visayas Region aside from Cebu City. A lot of tourist is having a Bohol tour from Cebu since most of the tourists coming from other places in the Philippines or from other countries will stop in Cebu-Mactan International Airport. This is a simple guide for every traveler out there who wants to have fun and enjoy the Bohol.

Getting to Bohol from Cebu is very easy. Bohol is just a short ferry ride from Cebu City and you could book a ticket online or right in the Pier. Several fast crafts travel daily between Cebu City and Tagbilaran and Cebu City and Tubigon. A one-way trip aboard an Ocean Jet ferry costs around 500 PHP while a round trip ticket goes for 800 PHP ($10 and $15). Other reliable companies you can choose from your island to island trip are FastCat and Weesam Express. The trip takes approximately 2 hours but fast ferries are very comfy and sometimes have a deck to walk around and enjoy the scenery on.

Alternatively, you can look for a travel agency to help you book for your Bohol Tour from Cebu so you won’t get stressed on simple things, let the agency do the booking and the necessary things for your Bohol tour.

*Places you should visit in Bohol *

Aside from the famous Chocolate Hills in Carmen, Bohol, here’s a list of amazing places you should consider visiting too!

**Man-made forest in Bilar

Tarsier Conservation Area in Loboc

Loboc River (River Cruising)

Bamboo Hanging Bridge in Loboc

Blood Compact Shrine in Tagbilaran City

Baclayon Church

Alona Beach in Panglao Island

Danao Adventure Park in Danao**

Make sure you have visited all of these so that your Bohol tour will be complete and worth cherishing for. Invest more time for your Bohol adventure to fully enjoy your stay.

Happy travels and always remember to help on keeping the tourist destinations/attractions clean by not throwing your trashes anywhere.

Cebu Tours PH

Cebu Tours (owned and managed by Safe Trip Tours) is a tour agency and transport operator accredited by the Department of Tourism who are based in Cebu.

We specialize in booking for your tours around the city and its nearby provinces. We provide assistance for everyone who wish to avail of our touring services. We promise to showcase the natural beauty of each famous destination.

CebuTours.ph is committed to provide the best assistance to clients in delivering quality touring services. We understand your need for traveling to the most famous tourist destinations at a reasonable price.

Who We Are

Cebu Tours started the business running on November 2014 and managed by our dynamic owners who love to travel. Together with our dedicated staffs, we extend our services to all our clients’ needs for traveling at a best value. Because traveling is our passion, we want to share to our clients how wonderful it is to visit another place without spending too much. We value what you deserve.

Our staff is highly remarkable for our utmost service that can go an extra mile. Friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic, we guarantee you to have the best travel experience you can have.

What We Do

We offer various trips such as day tours, holiday tours, city tours, educational tours and many others. We directly present all activities that you can try. We can also book you to one of the leading hotels of your choice in Cebu. For big groups, we also offer family outings and team buildings. Places to go and activities to engage in can be customized according to your budget and needs. As a team, we recognize your longing for a lasting relationship among each other.

Our itineraries are carefully selected by our staff. We see to it that you can make the best out of your whole trip in a particular place. Each captivating moment should be truly cherished as it brings the bond closer to you and your loved ones. At CebuTours.ph, we know what you need.

It is our goal to give you an experience you would treasure forever. We aim to provide outstanding competent touring services in the tourism industry on behalf of our clients to make their stay worthwhile.

Cebu ToursTour Agency in Lapu-Lapu City

Cebu Tours - Agus-Ibabao-Gisi Rd across Agus Hotel, 6015 Lapu-Lapu City

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Whale Shark Watching - Cebu Tours PH

Whale Shark Watching - Cebu Tours PH

Whale Shark Watching is one of the famous tourist attraction in the South of metro Cebu. The Whale Sharks in Oslob is known internationally with lots of tourists coming to the site on a daily basis.

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Mactan Island – Perfect for Island Hopping Adventure in Visayas!

Mactan Island is a very well-known place to visit both locals and foreign. Since the Mactan-Cebu International Airport is located within Mactan, a lot of foreigners who are traveling to Cebu City will most likely to stay in Mactan since Mactan has so many beautiful beaches and islands to visit. Mactan has a lot of high-end establishments ranging from hotels, restaurants to beaches and resorts.

*Islands you could visit: *

There’s a lot of islands you could possibly visit for your Island hopping in Mactan adventure but if you are doing the said activity for just a day, the islands you could possibly visit is limited to 3 or 4 islands.

Caohagan Island - An island covered with trees and a sand beach in the southwest. Good for diving and snorkeling.

Hilutungan Island – 20 to 30 minutes away from Mactan Island, perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving since it has a lot of corals and fishes.

Nalusuan Island - Nalusuan Island Marine Reserve is surrounded by coral reefs and has many fish. It is ideal for snorkeling and diving.

Olango Island – It has a white sand on the southern part of the island and a lot of coral reefs. There’s a Bird Sanctuary, Mangrove Jungle and a Floating Restaurant in the area.

Pandanon Island – It has a white sand and good place to swim with a visible sand bar. Not a good place to snorkel and dive.

Sand Bar – Not suitable for diving, good for swimming and snorkeling.

NOTE: Usually, the islands you could possibly visit during your island hopping in Mactan adventure will mostly consist of 3 islands only. If you want to experience every island, invest a lot more time so you could possibly visit every island.

*Reminders for DIYers tourist: *

If you visit marine sanctuaries like the Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary, be prepared to pay a fee even though you have no intention of wading ashore. The collected fees are used to pay the Bantay Dagat personnel who constantly guide the area and for reef maintenance.

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Island Hopping in Cebu City: A Must Have Adventure in 2019

Cebu City is known for having lots of tourist destinations both inside and outside metro Cebu. Cebu is also known for its wonderful and grandest festival in the country which is Sinulog Festival. Aside from that and the beaches in the South and North of Cebu, there’s another reason why Cebu is one of the best places to visit is because of its amazing and awesome islands and islets. Cebu island hopping is a very well-known activity in the City. Lots of local tourist and foreign tourists are traveling to Cebu to have fun and relax.

Start your adventure!

From Mactan International Airport, take a taxi to Islands Banca Cruises just beside the Movenpick Hotels and Resorts in Mactan. The travel time from the Airport is less than 30 minutes. From there, you can go to their office and inquire about the island-hopping tour rate. You can as well contact them ahead of time to arrange your island-hopping Tour.

Travel Tips:

Set off the Island Hopping as early as you can make the most of the whole Cebu Island-Hopping tour.

Bring a snorkeling gear to truly enjoy the island. You can as well rent if you don’t have one.

Make certain to bring your swimming attire and sunblock to protect your skin from the direct heat of the sun.

Don’t tread on the corals if you swim in the deep blue ocean, for they are really sensitive.

Make sure to bring your camera or GoPro. Surely, you will fall in love while taking the beautiful scenery beneath the ocean.

Always practice Leave No Trace Policy (LNT). Take good care of our mother nature. Just enjoy and be responsible enough.

Doing the Cebu island hopping adventure with the help of an agency for your tour is a great choice also. There’s a lot of tour agency in Cebu City and you just have to find a good, honest and professional agency just like Cebu Tours. They are very dedicated to their works and they will response to your enquiries right away.

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Experience the beautiful islands in Cebu City with Island Hopping Adventure!

Island hopping in Cebu is a popular activity with lots of tourist both locals and foreign alike doing the said activity. Islands you could possibly include for your island hopping in Cebu are Nalusuan Island, Pandanon Island, Caohagan Island, Hilutungan Island and Sandbar. There’s a lot more islands to include but these are the ones that is famous or popular.

Possible Island for your Adventure

NALUSUAN ISLAND (Marine Sanctuary) - is considered the smallest island. Though it is also a white sand beach but it's not suitable for swimming and snorkeling because of its shallow water sea level. In reaching the island, a boat should dock at a far distant especially on a low tide, therefore a long walk at the seashore to the pier. The island is best for picnic, playing games for children. Newly improve Sanctuary area. Good corals and many fishes are around pier building. Best place for snorkeling.

PANDANON ISLAND - The north side of Pandanon Island is best for swimming, sunbathing, beach party, outdoor games like volleyball. Its white sand prevails particularly in a sandy area and it's not suitable for snorkeling.

CAOHAGAN ISLAND - is a quiet, not crowded island because it doesn’t have its own port. But going and landing in this island is still possible. On a low tide and the sea level is too shallow, it is very hard to approach the island. Not good place to swimming but can be snorkeling. Partially Resort Hotel.

HILUTUNGAN ISLAND (Marine Sanctuary) - Many fishes came to gather in this sanctuary especially if a snorkeler feeds bread up close to the fish. Shallows are about 100 m continuances from the upheaval of a coral reef. It becomes deepen slowly and is depressed perpendicularly. The small fishes could be reach in just around 5 m depth and bigger fishes could be encountered in 10-15 m depth. A diving or a snorkel plus comes closer to underwater species and really can appreciate the marine world activities. In Hilutungan, guests could just stay in a boat and going in and out of the sea to do all these.

SANDBAR - is ideal for family ocean adventure during high tide since Sand Bar will not appear. One has to wear life jacket for a snorkel and swimming as a compulsory to be instructed by the staffs.

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Starting your Cebu Adventure with a City Tour!

Cebu City or the “Queen City of the South” is one of the most popular jumping off-points in all of the Philippines for foreign visitors, with the busiest sea port in the Philippines and the second largest air hub. Cebu City is very known to both locals and foreign tourists because of its wonderful beaches and amazing untouched nature especially on its provinces. Having a grandeur Cebu City tour is the best thing to do while you are visiting Cebu.

Places to visit in Cebu City

Basilica del Santo Niño - A large and venerable church that traces its history to the founding of the convent of the Santo Niño de Cebu in 1565.

Casa Gorordo Museum - A well-preserved Spanish colonial mansion constructed largely of wood, set in a pleasant, manicured garden.

Fort San Pedro - The smallest Spanish outpost in the Philippines during the colonial era. It has a small museum showcasing the wreckage and treasures from the sunken San Diego galleon from Mexico.

Magellan's Cross - An octagonal building decorated with murals containing a large wooden cross that commemorates the Portuguese conquistador Ferdinand Magellan who planted a wooden cross upon converting the original inhabitants to Christianity.

Taoist Temple - Visit the temple for a unique look at the island's Chinese heritage.

Crown Regency - Adventure seekers may head to the top floor to experience a breathtaking view of this modern city and its environs. You may also opt to join in the extreme rides that literally puts you on the edge of the city, or you may walk around the edge of the building (don't worry, safety cables are attached) to experience this once in a lifetime experience. All of these you can enjoy for a small fee.

Sirao Flower Farm – Have a relaxing day in Sirao Flower Farm with a feeling of being in Amsterdam with all the beautiful and colorful flowers there.

Temple of Leah – This temple was built in 2012 as a symbol of the undying and unconditional love of Teodorico Soriano Adarna to his wife Leah for 53 years.

Being able to visit these places would absolutely complete your Cebu City tour adventure and you will absolutely learn a few things about Cebu City and its history. Having the chance to be able to experience all of this will absolutely want you to come back someday since these places will absolutely leave a place on your heart.

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Cebu Island Hopping Is the Best Island Hopping Adventure in Visayas!

Cebu Island Hopping Is the Best Island Hopping Adventure in Visayas!

Island hopping in Cebu is a popular activity with lots of tourist both locals and foreigns alike doing the said activity. Islands you could possibly include for your island hopping in Cebu are Nalusuan Island, Pandanon Island, Caohagan Island, Hilutungan Island and Sandbar. There’s a lot more islands to include but these are the ones that is famous or popular.

*Island you could visit: *

There’s a lot of islands you could possibly visit for your island hopping in Cebu adventure but if you are doing the said activity for just a day, the islands you could possibly visit is limited to 3 or 4 islands.

**Caohagan Island

Hilutungan Island

Nalusuan Island

Olango Island

Pandanon Island

Sand Bar

San Vicente Island

Sulpa Islet **

*Things to remember during the tour: *

Always listen to your guide or boatman, they know a lot more than you do.

Pack light things. Don’t bring all of your things, just bring all the necessary stuffs like;

Lots of bottled water to keep you hydrated

Extra clothes

Camera/GoPro/Cellphone

Swim wear (rash guards or any swimming attire)

Life vest and snorkel set (if you don’t have, you can rent one just ask the boatmen)

Never stray away from your group

Don’t throw your trashes anywhere, please keep it to your bag or pockets and throw it once you saw a trash bin elsewhere.

If you are going for an island hopping and you don’t want to book for it with the help of a tour agency in the City, doing it yourself is possible just look online for a guide on what to do.

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Bohol Adventure – A Travel Guide from Cebu

Aside from the Queen City of the South (Cebu), Bohol is also one of the famous destinations in Visayas. Bohol has so many beautiful places to visit too, and some of its destinations are internationally known and has a very good reputation both locally and internationally. Having your Bohol tour from Cebu well-organized will make your experience much worthy.

Getting to Bohol from Cebu is very easy. Bohol is just a short ferry ride from Cebu City and you could book a ticket online or right in the Pier. Several fast crafts travel daily between Cebu City and Tagbilaran and Cebu City and Tubigon. A one-way trip aboard an Ocean Jet ferry costs around 500 PHP while a round trip ticket goes for 800 PHP ($10 and $15). The trip takes approximately 2 hours but fast ferries are very comfy and sometimes have a deck to walk around and enjoy the scenery on.

Alternatively, you can look for a travel agency to help you book for your Bohol tour from Cebu so you won’t get stressed on simple things, let the agency do the booking and the necessary things for your Bohol tour. You just have to look for the best tour agency in Cebu so you won’t get scammed from those fraud agencies.

*Places you should visit in Bohol *

Aside from the famous Chocolate Hills in Carmen, Bohol, here’s a list of amazing places you should consider visiting too!

**Man-made forest in Bilar

Tarsier Conservation Area in Loboc

Loboc River (River Cruising)

Bamboo Hanging Bridge in Loboc

Blood Compact Shrine in Tagbilaran City

Baclayon Church

Alona Beach in Panglao Island

Danao Adventure Park in Danao
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Make sure you have visited all of these so that your Bohol tour will be complete and worth cherishing for. Invest more time for your Bohol adventure to fully enjoy your stay. Happy travels and always remember to help on keeping the tourist destinations/attractions clean by not throwing your trashes anywhere.

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Canyoning Activity in the small and humble town of Badian, south of Cebu City

Canyoning Activity in the small and humble town of Badian, south of Cebu City

The enticing fresh, cool, crystal clear and blue water of Kawasan Falls is very irresistible. That's why a trip will never be memorable if you will ever miss out this tourist attraction. It really is a very good spot if you are longing to have your soul-searching activity. It's not just famous for local but also for foreigners. This is always featured by foreign content writers, magazines and television. What makes it more unique from any other falls is that it has three levels of majestic falls and the place is famous for the activity called CANYONEERING, it is a waterfall jumping and rafting activity. Canyoneering is a great way to escape the city life and enjoy the adventure in doing the Badian canyoneering.

*Things to remember: *

DON’T JUMP ANYWHERE. Don’t just jump whenever you feel like jumping, always ask your guide first if it's safe to jump and also you should always pay attention to your guide at all times.

WEAR PROPER AND COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR. The trail isn’t easy to walk and there’s a lot of slippery stones so you should not forget to wear shoes that will not be burden when walking down the trails.

ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR TOUR GUIDE. Your guide is familiar with the trail and the area so it’s better to follow your guide at all times. Never stray from your group.

BADIAN CANYONEERING IS A POPULAR ACTIVITY. You should better start your canyoning activity early since there will be a lot of crowd during noon and I’m sure you won’t like canyoning if the area is crowded.

STAY HYDRATED. Bring lots of bottled water or a huge one. There’s a stall/store but the water bottle costs a lot more than they should be so it’s much better if you bring your own.

PACK YOUR THINGS INSIDE A DRYBAG. Pack your things inside a dry bag and you can let your tour guide hold it for you, they are that hospitable and friendly.

ASK YOUR GUIDE FOR AN INSTAGRAM PHOTO. You can ask your tour guide to take photos of you and your group, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

BE A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST. Please don’t throw your trashes anywhere. Keep it inside your bag or pocket and throw it once you saw a trash bin in the area. A simple act like that is a big thing in keeping the area clean and neat.

*Guide for DIYers *

First things first, this is a guide solely for those who are in Cebu City and will be having their canyoneering activity thru commuting a public bus.

Go to South Bus Terminal

Look for the EXACT bus that is bound to Bato via Barili (Take note of this since there’s another bus that goes to Bato but via Oslob and that bus won’t pass Badian so don’t take that)

Tell the conductor or the driver to drop you off at Kawasan Falls

Note: The travel would take for almost 3 hours and the bus fare would be 120 PHP to 150 PHP, depends on what bus you were taking. (The yellow buses, Ceres, costs around 150 especially if it's an air-conditioned Ceres bus)

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Sinulog Festival - Cebu City

Sinulog Festival - Cebu City

Sinulog Festival is the oldest and grandest festival in the Philippines. Its a week long of celebration in honor of Sñr. Santo Niño.

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Pescador Island - Perfect place for scuba diving and snorkeling!

Pescador Island - Perfect place for scuba diving and snorkeling!

You'll absolutely love this island in Cebu. You can snorkel and scuba diving here. You can find a lot of beautiful marine species and you can find a lot of beautiful reefs as well!

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Sinulog Festival

Sinulog Festival

Sinulog Festival is the most awaited festival in the Philippines. It is the grandest and oldest festival in the country. Sinulog is held every 3rd Sunday of January and it is a week long celebration of the child Jesus that was given by the Spaniards.

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DIY Cebu Island Hopping Adventure

Cebu and its neighboring islands are a tropical paradise, and perfect for a great summer getaway. Whether you’ve got a week or two days, it only takes a short drive from the Cebu City to get to pristine beaches and ocean wonders.

Perfect time to visit Cebu

Summer is the perfect time to visit Cebu. Summer season in the Philippines falls from March to May. The weather is warm and bright, and the seas are perfect for boating. Many domestic travelers also head to Cebu for the summer.

Getting there

With the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, you can fly directly to Cebu City. If you can’t find a direct flight, you’ll have to stop over at Manila, before heading to Cebu.

From the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, it’s fairly easy to get to your hotel. You can use Grab, an app similar to Uber or take advantage of airport transfer services, which are especially useful for big groups.

Booking your Island hopping

The easiest and most transparent way to book your island hopping in Cebu experience is to book from a tour agency or tour operators. You get control of your itinerary, and avoid tourist prices and hidden charges.

There’s a lot of tour agency that operates and based in the City so looking for one isn’t hard but the hard part is to look for an honest and certified professional tour agency.

Islands you could visit:

There’s a lot of islands you could possibly visit for your Island hopping adventure but if you are doing the said activity for just a day, the islands you could possibly visit is limited to 3 or 4 islands.

**Caohagan Island

Hilutungan Island

Nalusuan Island

Olango Island

Pandanon Island

Sand Bar

San Vicente Island

Sulpa Islet**

You can’t possibly go to all of these islands in just a day, most of the island hopping in Cebu experience will just cater 3 to 4 islands in a day. If you want to experience all of it, you have to allocate more of your stay to fully experience and enjoy the fun that awaits you on your island hopping adventure.