Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching Tour with Transfers from Dumaguete or Sibulan & Optional Lunch

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Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
7 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Witness the peaceful whale sharks in their natural habitat with this whale shark watching tour in Oslob, Cebu, from Dumaguete or Sibulan. This tour will bring you close to whale sharks that regularly swim through the province, making it a perfect trip for sea and animal lovers. The tour also includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, entrance fees, land and sea transfers, lunch, one round of drinks, and the service of a guide. 

Your Oslob whale shark watching excursion begins with a pickup from your accommodation within Dumaguete City or Sibulan town at around 6 AM. From there, you will drive down to the Sibulan pier. Here, your guide will park the van inside a large ferry that will take you to Liloan town

After getting off the ferry, you will drive to barangay Tanawan, where the jump-off point for Oslob whale shark watching is. Once your guide has settled the registration and necessary fees, you will all board local paddle boats called a banca. From the port, you will set off to a spot where whale sharks frequent. 

Make sure to bring your camera along so you can take photos of these gentle giants from the safety of your boat. You will also have the option to swim with them for a unique experience. However, make sure to follow the safety instructions laid out by your guide, as tourists are not allowed to get too close to the whale sharks for the animals' safety. You are allowed to swim and snorkel around them for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Following your time with the whale sharks, you also have the option to go on an additional stop at Sumilon Island, but this will be at your own expense. Next, you will travel back to the port. There are many restaurants located here, and you are free to enjoy a delicious meal at any of them before returning to the van. You can also opt to have your lunch back in Dumaguete City or Sibulan. You will drive directly back to the ferry bound for the Sibulan pier. When you arrive on the mainland, your guide will escort you to your hotel, marking the end of your day tour. 

Experience a close encounter with gentle whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu, through this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

DISCLAIMER: Seeing whale sharks during this tour is NOT GUARANTEED.  Whale sharks are migratory animals and even during the whale shark season, there is a possibility that you may not encounter one during your tour.

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Accommodation pick-up and drop off from Dumaguete City or Sibulan
Complimentary lunch
Oslob Whale Shark watching private day tour with tour guide assistance
Tour Itinerary: Oslob, Cebu Whaleshark Watching
Airconditioned land transfers
Whale Shark viewing fee
Round-trip barge fare and fees
Not Included: Entrance Fees, Sumilon Sandbar pump boat, Other additional activities onsite, Tips and Gratuities


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What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Swimming gear
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. We suggest to wear comfortable clothes. Entrance fee in the Whale Shark watching area is not yet included. Snorkeling with the Whale Sharks of PHP 1,000.00 for non-locals and PHP 500.00 for locals and viewing fee of PHP 500.00 for non-locals and PHP 500.00 for locals. Price may vary and must be paid on site.

Children Friendly: Yes. Children 0-2 are free of charge and children 3-11 years old may avail the discounted rate inclusive of lunch.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. There are no extreme activities in this tour.

This tour is available daily at 6:00 AM Philippine Standard Time and pick-up location covered is only around Dumaguete City or Sibulan. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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