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Oslob Whale Shark Snorkeling and Badian Canyoneering Adventure

Klook

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Wishlist
  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 16 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Head to Oslob for a once in a lifetime chance to get up close to real whale sharks
  • Tick off a bucketlist experience: swim and snorkel with whale sharks in the Philippines
  • Participate in shark feeding and explore surrounding coral reefs
  • Scramble, climb, jump, rappel and swim through the rugged but scenic cliffs of Badian
  • Make a splash as you brave through jumping off towering cliffs as high as 30 feet!
Most Recent Review

  • 19 Sep 2018
    The tour was very well scheduled. Driver Dave and whale shark tour guide (forgot his name) were very accommodating and friendly. It was awesome to be so close to the whale sharks. Canyoneering guide Sati was really great, he took care of us every step of the way as I am not the fittest of a 52 year old. He took many memorable photos and videos for us. My teenage boys throughly enjoyed the tour. So glad we booked this tour. Meals and shower facilities basic but decent enough. Had a great time!

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  • Group of 2-3 (Per Person)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entrance fees to Oslob's whale shark watching and Badian canyoneering
    • Oslob swimming fee
    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • Motorbike ride to the Badian canyoneering jump off point
    • Safety gear (life jacket, aqua shoes, and helmet)

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    • Breakfast

    US$ 84.80

    87.59

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    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • Motorbike ride to the Badian canyoneering jump off point
    • Safety gear (life jacket, aqua shoes, and helmet)

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  • Group of 4-7 (Per Person)

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    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entrance fees to Oslob's whale shark watching and Badian canyoneering
    • Oslob swimming fee
    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • Motorbike ride to the Badian canyoneering jump off point
    • Safety gear (life jacket, aqua shoes, and helmet)

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    US$ 64.55

    67.29

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    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • Motorbike ride to the Badian canyoneering jump off point
    • Safety gear (life jacket, aqua shoes, and helmet)

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  • Group of 8-12 (Per Person)

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    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entrance fees to Oslob's whale shark watching and Badian canyoneering
    • Oslob swimming fee
    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • Motorbike ride to the Badian canyoneering jump off point
    • Safety gear (life jacket, aqua shoes, and helmet)

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    US$ 52.55

    53.49

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    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entrance fees to Oslob's whale shark watching and Badian canyoneering
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    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • Motorbike ride to the Badian canyoneering jump off point
    • Safety gear (life jacket, aqua shoes, and helmet)

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    • Breakfast
What To Expect

This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience: a swim with the whale sharks of Oslob, and going canyoneering in the cliffs of Badian, all in one package! Your day starts very early as you are picked up in your hotel for breakfast in Oslob, and then it's right into the water to go whale shark watching and snorkeling with these gentle giants. You'll leave Oslob and the whale sharks for something a little more fast-paced: you'll arrive at Badian for a much-needed lunch before your canyoneering adventure. You'll travel to the jump-off point and swim, climb, rappel and more all over Badian's picturesque cliffs, jumping off cliffs as high as thirty feet! And then you'll visit the beautiful blue waters of Kawasan Falls, where you can take a relaxing swim in the beautiful waters. You'll be brought back to your hotel carrying priceless memories and the thrill of adventure in your heart.

Oslob whale shark watching snorkeling
Swim with these beautiful gentle giants in Oslob
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You'll be able to have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of getting up close to these majestic creatures
whale shark swimming oslob
Tick it off the bucket list and learn more about these creatures
Activity Information
Confirmation

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:

  • 4:00am hotel pick up
  • 6:00am arrive in Oslob and have breakfast
  • 6:30am whale shark watching and snorkeling
  • 9:00am depart Oslob
  • 10:00am arrive in Badian and have lunch
  • 11:00am travel to jump off point
  • 12:00pm canyoneering
  • 3:30pm swimming at Kawasan Falls
  • 4:30pm depart for Cebu city
  • 7:30pm hotel drop off
Insider Tips

What To Bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable trekking clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towel
Additional Information

Additonal Information:

  • Participants are guaranteed a swim with whale sharks
  • Canyoneering is a very extreme sport that includes jumping off cliffs and trekking downstream. All participants of this activity are expected to be in good health before joining the activity
  • Aqua shoes will be provided for each participant. Please indicate shoe size upon check out
  • Participants must know how to swim
  • In the event that canyoneering is canceled due to rough weather conditions, customers may opt to reschedule or receive a full refund
  • This activity is not suitable for children aged 0-12
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

Pick Up Information:

  • Time: Approx. 4:00am
  • The operator will reconfirm your exact pick up time in advance
  • Please be ready at least 10 minutes before pick up time
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (48) 4.6
  • Lay Chin 19 Sep 2018
    The tour was very well scheduled. Driver Dave and whale shark tour guide (forgot his name) were very accommodating and friendly. It was awesome to be so close to the whale sharks. Canyoneering guide Sati was really great, he took care of us every step of the way as I am not the fittest of a 52 year old. He took many memorable photos and videos for us. My teenage boys throughly enjoyed the tour. So glad we booked this tour. Meals and shower facilities basic but decent enough. Had a great time!
  • Muhammad Taimoor 13 Sep 2018
    amazing experience. only advise would be to reach early morning for whale shark watching. we got late and had to wait in a huge queue for our turn. the wait was worth it though. canyoning though the crystal blue waters was an epic experience altogether. our guide was very helpful and made amazing videos for us as well
  • Joyce 8 Sep 2018
    It was a great experience! Something everyone should do once in their life time. The Oslob whale shark watching was good however the time is too short. We only get to stay in the water to snorkel and watch the shark for less than 30mins. The area is also very small and is filled with many people. The canyoneering is thrilling and fun! The waterfalls are really beautiful and spring water is really clear. Our canyoneering guide is really helpful , caring and very experienced. We had our lunch at a local restaurant provided by the tour. The view is really beautiful and breathtaking. Overall this trip is good! However just a gentle reminder to prepare more money for tips ☺️
  • Sze Yeun 7 Sep 2018
    A really great once in a life time experience. You can really see the whale shark up close. The canyoneering was scenic and thrilling. Big thanks to our guide - Cecil & Wendel and driver - Edward, they were very helpful, patient and friendly. Brought back loads of memories.
  • Cheng Suan 31 Aug 2018
    the Oslob tour was so-so. what was better was the 3hour Kawasan canyoneering/trekking experience. that was truly amazing and our guide Melvin was very helpful. also Klook fails to include information from the tour agency Island Trek Tours that if the driver doesn't drop off on time there is an extra 300PHP charge per hour, which is ridiculous. I would recommend tourist to book Cebu tours when they are in Cebu because it is much cheaper to do so.
  • Natalie 28 Aug 2018
    This review is in 2 parts as the day is split into 2 tour guides: 5/5 Oslob whalesharks was incredible, the whole experience was by far one of the most amazing things I have done. Our tour guide was excellent, very polite, friendly and so helpful. Probably one of the best tour guides we had come across!! He made everything so easy - had towels for us ready to use after being in the sea. Showed us where we needed to go and kept us informed of what was happening and going on. He spoke good English and answered our questions about what to expect. The only reason I’ve given 4/5 stars is because of the second tour guide and second part of the tour - canyoneering. I would say canyoneering experience I would rate as 3/5 and probably would think twice about doing it again with klook. I will explain reasoning at the end. We were picked up by our driver at 3:30am. He was there waiting when we came down at 3:25 to the hotel lobby - which was brilliant! The driver was friendly and we both found him polite. Now THE ONLY thing I was disappointed with was that the car did not have working seat belts in the back seats. Why provide a car with no working seat belts?! It’s not safe at all. It invalidates travel / medical insurance entirely and they exist to save lives. We passed 2 bad crashes in 24 hours in Cebu (one on route to Oslob) so please ensure this is rectified for your future guests. We believe the cars belong to the Tour Company IslandTrekkers who run this and hope you take this on board. We arrive to breakfast for sunrise 5:45 and meet our tour guide for the Whale sharks and Tumalog falls. He is wonderful. Our breakfast is Filipino sticky rice and mango - delicious! Light but filling enough for our swim / snorkelling. We are able to use the changing room cubicle and toilet and our tour guide provides us with towels. We drive for a short journey to the whale sharks. At this point only wear your swim gear / sea shoes and have your go pro. Leave everything in the car - your driver stays with the car so very safe! You have a safety briefing and then get a number for your boat and wait and off you go to swim. It’s really well done and organised. Much better than underground river! We went early around 6:30 I think so it was pretty quiet and wow it was spectacular! We then went to Tumalog falls and had the option to pay 50pesos each to ride a motorbike to the falls. I had thought this was included but decided it was not much money so paid and glad we did! The walk is a bit far in the heat. The waterfall is beautiful and different to others I’ve seen. Our tour guide then showed us to this little pool of water with fish and told us to put our feet in for a fish spa! This was so fun and unexpected! (Free and natural) Motorbike back to the top we meet our driver, get back to the restaurant we had breakfast in and have ‘lunch’ around 9am. Say bye to our tour guide (tip him) and driven to Badian for Kawasan falls canyoneering. Now this is where I wish I had not continued on the tour.... We arrive the a side village and our guide hadn’t come out to greet us. Our driver helps us out to say go into that hut and sign in etc. My boyfriend does, I go to the toilet and back to meet him. A man hands me a waiver form to sign. No hello no smile nothing. Weird. Now we are asked if we have shoes... we provided our shoe size in our booking as we were expecting canyoneering shoes. The man seems clueless so takes us to another hut to show us shoes... old trainers or sea shoes. I suggest we use our beach shoes instead and we go back to the car. No wetsuit ?? Suggest you wear leggings or a rash vest to protect yourself from scrapes/ bashes with other rocks! Now shown to a motorbike. 3 people on one we are told by our new tour guide. I must say at this point I had NO idea he was our guide. He had not said hello, introduced himself, asked our names or anything. 3 people to one tiny bike with our life jackets on is ridiculous. I got on and wished I hadn’t. Not safe, not okay and please sort it out. Get another bike and don’t be so stingey! We paid a lot of money to come on the trip you can spare 50 pesos for another motorbike - or get our driver to take us. I had suncream on and was slipping off the back and the journey to the top was horrible. Felt like I was going to fall off the whole time!!!!! We also went at lightening speed so not ideal. We get there and another tour guide from another group helps adjust our life jackets saying they hadn’t been done right and were too loose. (Good start from our tour guide). Our tour guide quickly comes over and takes over but seems so disinterested. Safety briefing from a lady and off we go. Our tour guide now perks up and introduces himself and asks our names. We are given water and choc snack bar! At the entrance / start of the water our tour guide sorts our kit out and off we go! He sees my go pro and says he’ll take photos, I explain we used most of our battery on the go pro on the whale sharks and have 1 bar left. He’s actually quite disappointed at this haha. Now in short he takes too many awful photos of us about 10 in 5 mins and I ask him to conserve battery and take more later on when we get to the falls/ better bits. Either his English skills didn’t understand or he was being ignorant. He continued stopping and getting us to take pics and pose and I’m like really? Please stop! I want to enjoy the experience and scenery. A few yes but not too many. In short our guide rushed us through and we felt he wanted to go home as quick as possible. He didn’t tell us what to do and often went off ahead so I was left clueless of how to get from a rock to another. It’s dangerous stuff canyoneering! Expected better. We paid for a tour guide to help us not run off!!!! I ask him to slow down as I’m not enjoying it basically running through and not seeing where we are. He helps out a bit more :) but still rushing through. More photos.... I get annoyed now ask my boyfriend to say something because he’s not listening to me about no more photos and just waiting till we get to the better bits. He listens to my boyfriend and we continue. (Why didn’t he do this when I said?!) He proceeds to tell us about how the value of the pound is so good to the peso... it’s not due to brexit at all! But anyways I’ve been travelling all over the world and know where this conversation is going... a guilt trip to get us to tip big at the end. Not impressed. He suggests 1000 pesos isn’t a lot in pounds.. it is?! Then makes us feel uncomfortable talking more about money... he’s English is good for this part weirdly. Now as soon as I tell him at the top of the last jump I want to wait a minute to collect myself because I’m scared he doesn’t understand my English. (Just ignorant I think!) Filipino guy at the top yells at me to go... boyfriend already jumped. I’m scared and don’t know why they won’t let me wait because there’s no one waiting to jump. Guy said fine if I want to wait I can wait 2 hours.... now I’m furious. WTH?! Guide not helping doesn’t say anything and says are we going or not. I say wait I want to go. He goes fine we go .. to walk down. I now raise my voice to explain I want to wait I will go but in a moment - only at this point does his listen!! I’m so upset , never had this with any tour guide and been travelling all over th world. And south east Asia for 3 months. Rude horrible tour guide. I cried at the bottom of the jump. Felt pressured and not that he cared at all. He also kept calling me the wrong name the whole 3 hours... I corrected numerous times. Sometimes got it right and then didn’t. I gave up. This is awful and basic to get right. Boyfriend feels bad because it’s not been fun and my day is ruined by this stupid tour guide. He’s so rude to me the whole trip and at the end my boyfriend tips because he feels obliged as we have to everyone so far and he isn’t happy with our money?! He doesn’t say thank you and looks annoyed. I’m furious. He doesn’t say bye thank us or anything - gets on a motorbike and leaves. We know he wanted to rush to go home!!!! His whole persona is so off, bi polar attitude. Klook / island trekkers sort ‘senior’ tour guide out or get rid of him. He ruined what should have been amazing. He didn’t look out for us and just wound us up. He was rude, ignorant and cheeky. Had no respect for us and couldn’t do his job. I went home so sad and angry at the whole experience. Suggest you sort out the experience for part 2 canyoneering ie shoes and the motorbikes and consider providing a wet suit or rash vest. Whale sharks on the other hand - perfect!!!!
  • Ronald Allan Tia 23 Aug 2018
    Went thru our trip without any problem. Drove out earlier (3:00 am from Cebu) to avoid the crowd at Oslob. Went also to Badian for canyoneering, tiring but full of adventure.
  • Genie 18 Aug 2018
    Very smooth and amazing experience. The driver who picked us up came exactly on time. Tour guides were very friendly. And the price overall was reasonable. I would definitely go back and use Klook on our next trip.
  • Wei Jie 4 Aug 2018
    It is highly recommended once in a life time experience !!! The whale shark viewing is amazing !!
  • Jennifer 30 Jul 2018
    We had so much fun!!! It was an amazing experience. We were so happy that we booked our Oslob Whale Shark Snorkeling and Badian Canyoneering Adventure with Klook :)
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