Oslob Whale Shark Watching from Cebu City or Mactan Island

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A unique opportunity to see these majestic sharks up close!

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 10 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Tick off a bucketlist experience: swim and snorkel with whale sharks in the Philippines
  • Enjoy a scenic 3 hour drive along the Southern Cebu coastline accompanied by an experienced local driver
  • Participate in shark feeding and explore surrounding coral reefs
  • After your whaleshark experience, you may opt to climb up the amazing Tumalog Falls!
  • Traveling solo? Go on an adventure with new friends on Klook's Oslob Whale Shark Watching Join In Day tour!
Most Recent Review

  • Audrey Bernice 18 Jan 2019
    The whale sharking place was very far from Cebu city. The driver came on time to pick us up from our place. The whale sharking experience however was very chaotic there were a lot of people, very limited shower areas and changing rooms. You get 30 mins to dive in the water with the whale sharks. The boat men were very friendly and even offered to take our pictures for us! so dont hesitate to ask them if you want good pictures. https://youtu.be/-o2dOHQ6kmM If I were to visit Cebu again however I would probably book a hotel in Oslob for 1-2 days and see the other attractions they have nearby sucha as canyoneering in Baidan and several falls since theres not much to do in the main city of Cebu and traveling 6 hrs to see whale sharks for 30 minutes just isnt worth it for me.

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  • Standard Sedan (Group of 1-4)

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    • Private tour
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    • Snorkeling and Swimming Fee (please select add on)
    • Tumalog Falls Entrance Fee (PHP120)
    • Lunch
    • Fuel fees (approximately PHP800 for sedan and AUV and PHP1,000 for van)

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  • Standard AUV (Group of 5-7)

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    • Tumalog Falls Entrance Fee (PHP 120)
    • Lunch
    • Fuel fees (approximately PHP800 for sedan and AUV and PHP1,000 for van)
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What To Expect

Ready for an adrenaline rush? Travel via private car charter to Oslob where you'll get up close to the friendly whale sharks on your trip to Cebu. This slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark is one of the largest known fish species - and a true sight to behold. On the trip, you will not only get to snorkel and swim with the whale sharks, but also participate in the feeding. You will need to wake up bright and early for this adventure and get to your hotel lobby in time for your 5:00am pick up. The trip starts with a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline. Once you arrive in Oslob, get your snorkeling gear (provided if you select the Snorkeling and Swimming Fee add-on) and hop in the water for your whale shark encounter. Afterwards, you can opt to discover the hidden gem that is Tumalog Falls, and then enjoy lunch at your own expense, before heading back to your hotel.

Snorkel with the Whale Sharks in Oslob
Feel your heart beat as you get up close to the majestic whale sharks
Oslob whale sharks
Swim and snorkel with the sharks - snorkeling gear is provided if you select the add on
Tumalog Falls
Take photos of the beautiful tiered Tumalog waterfall
Tumalog falls Cebu
Stand under the falls and enjoy the cool water
Activity Information
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Confirmation:

  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 5:00am hotel pick up
  • 8:00am arrive in Oslob
  • 8:30am snorkel and swim with the whale sharks
  • 9:30am option to visit Tumalog Falls
  • 12:00pm lunch at own expense
  • 1:00pm end of tour
  • 3:00pm drop off at the hotel
Insider Tips

What To Bring:

  • Swimwear
  • A change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Toiletries
  • Towel for showering
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • No Sighting Policy: There is a possibility that whale sharks may not be seen during the tour due to unpredictable nature, inclement weather and other environmental factors that are beyond our control. In such occurrence, please note that no refunds will be issued
  • Local tour guide fee (PHP300) is compulsory during peak season and holidays: 1-6 February (Chinese New Year), 15-18 February (Chinese New Year), 28 March-1 April (Holy Week), 28 April-1 May (Labor Day), 1-4 November (All Saint’s and Soul’s Day), 21-26 December (Christmas), 27 December-1 Jan (New Year)
  • Children aged 0-7 are not allowed to participate in the snorkeling activity with the whale shark but will be allowed to watch from the boat
  • At the end of the trip, the vehicle must be returned with a full tank of gas
  • An additional surcharge will apply if pick up or drop off locations are outside of Cebu City or Mactan Island. Operator will reconfirm the surcharge amount in advance
  • All additional fees must be paid in cash (PHP) directly to the driver
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Please bring a photo ID (i.e. passport, drivers license) on the day of your tour as proof of nationality

Pick Up Information:

  • Pick up time: 5:00am
  • Your exact pick up time will be reconfirmed by your guide in advance
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (192) 4.3
  • Audrey Bernice 18 Jan 2019
    The whale sharking place was very far from Cebu city. The driver came on time to pick us up from our place. The whale sharking experience however was very chaotic there were a lot of people, very limited shower areas and changing rooms. You get 30 mins to dive in the water with the whale sharks. The boat men were very friendly and even offered to take our pictures for us! so dont hesitate to ask them if you want good pictures. https://youtu.be/-o2dOHQ6kmM If I were to visit Cebu again however I would probably book a hotel in Oslob for 1-2 days and see the other attractions they have nearby sucha as canyoneering in Baidan and several falls since theres not much to do in the main city of Cebu and traveling 6 hrs to see whale sharks for 30 minutes just isnt worth it for me.
  • Mihwa 17 Jan 2019
    It wasn’t easy at all to wake up very early and get picked up at 3:30 a.m. But without the help of tour guide and booked chauffeur, it’s really hard to make this trip happen according to my research. I’m glad not to miss the best part of the travel in Cebu.
  • Eduardo 16 Jan 2019
    very nice experience to be able to swim with the whale sharks, of course only bad thing is you are only allowed 30mins in the water since is a pre arrange system where you get your number and wait to go on the boat into the water. you'll be charge 1,000 pesos for snorkeling if you're a foreigner And 500pesos for local.. Tumalog Fall is beautiful and relaxing, you got the option to be a passenger in a motorcycle since the road is steep and a bit hard to walk for some people, yet it wasn't problem for me to go walking 10mins
  • Valentina 10 Jan 2019
    It's a very long journey for a too short amount of time of actually doing the activity. The tour description says: 9:30am option to visit Tumalog Falls 12:00pm lunch at own expense In my case at 10 o'clock I was leaving the waterfalls and at 12 leaving the restaurant. It took us 4 hours to drive back instead of the 2 hours stated in the description. The driving wasn't pleasant because of the neurotic style of the driver
  • Steven 6 Jan 2019
    due to a high number of people ahead of us in the cue we were informed by our driver that there was no guarantee we would even get close to participating on the day.We instead proceeded to Tumalog Falls and then to Kawasan Falls on our way back to Cebu. Disappointing that the pick up time was set at 5 am for a 3 plus hour drive.If pick up was earlier then the chance to swim with the whale sharks would be more of a possibility.
  • Samuel 5 Jan 2019
    Very convenient booking by klook as first timers in Cebu. We left our hotel early morning at 330am per adviced since there is possibility of having a bad weather that day. It took us almost 3 hours drive from Cebu City to Oslob. Swimming with the whale shark was such a nice experience. A visit in tumalog falls is also good as a side trip in this package.
  • Ignacio 5 Jan 2019
    3 hour trip to get to Oslob (no issues, we knew about the trip); 3 hours waiting for our turn (very unorganized process) to be informed that whale watching for the day was stopped. 4 hours to get back to the hotel. Conclusion: You travel from very far, do a whole day trip to the whale shark area, spend a big amount on money on this, but you have no certaity at all if you will be allowed to get on a boat. It should be very easy to organize the system (i.e. set up an online system) to ensure that tourists get to see what they are coming for.

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for raising your concern to us. We sincerely regret to hear that you had unsatisfactory experience and we take your feedback extremely seriously. Your case has been noted and passed to the local operator for further improvement. Your understanding will be much appreciated. We hope to serve you better in the future.
  • Alexandru 30 Dec 2018
    First time booking with Klook. All on time and well organized.
  • kartik 25 Dec 2018
    The experience is worth the distance traveled. About 3 hr journey either side from Cebu city. The guide received us at breakfast spot and took us through the dive experience. Swimming with whale sharks is an awesome experience though they come across as pets then in their natural environment. Waterfalls are beautiful. Worth a visit. Cons - Klook please add the surcharges in the overall expense. Driver haggling for fuel top up (it was 1000 PHP against Appx 800 an mentioned on your voucher), guide asking for extra tips. It’s better to make standard fuel charges and add them to the voucher cost rather than leaving the tourist to bargain with driver. Cheers
  • MARIA CHRISTINA 22 Dec 2018
    Long journey but all so worth it. My tour guide JayR was so attentive and courteous. Made everything easy.
FAQs

Activity Q&A

Q: If I have to catch a ship to Bohol after the whale shark experience, can the driver take us directly to the pier instead of our hotel?

A: Yes, the driver can bring you to Argao or Cebu Port to catch boat going to Bohol.

Q: Can driver pick up travelers from the airport?

A: Yes, customers may be picked up from the Mactan International Airport. Please provide flight details for operator's reference.

Q: How will fuel fees be calculated?

A: Before heading back to your drop off location, the driver will refill the gas tank and you will pay the fuel charge on the spot. All additional fees must be paid in cash (PHP) directly to the driver

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