Oslob Whale Shark Watching Private Tour with Sightseeing & Transfers from Cebu City or Mactan

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Discover the fascinating town of Oslob, Cebu in this full-day historical, sightseeing, and whale shark-watching tour. Perfect for those seeking a great getaway in one of Cebu’s idyllic municipalities, this tour is inclusive of air-conditioned car transfers, boat transfers, all entrance fees, a whaleshark snorkeling experience with snorkeling gear rental, and the services of a guide.

The tour begins after you have been picked up from the airport or your Cebu accommodation. Oslob sits along the Cebu Strait, near the southern extremity of the island of Cebu. Your first stop of the day will be the Oslob Cuartel. However, you may also upgrade your tour to include a visit to Osmena Peak in time for the sunrise before heading to the cuartel. 

The Oslob Cuartel dates back to the 1860s and was built with thick coral stones that are still standing today. You will also visit some of Oslob’s old churches and ruins before doing the whaleshark snorkeling activity.

Oslob whale shark watching tour in Cebu began in 2011 and quickly became famous throughout the world when word spread on multiple social networks. Since then, a large number of visitors, both domestic and foreign, have flocked to Oslob to swim with these gentle giants. You will be given snorkeling gear which you can use during the tour. Be sure to not disturb these majestic creatures for everyone's safety.

Before lunch, you will be going to Sumilon Island. It is home to the country's first marine protected area, which was established in 1974. Its waters are also ideal for snorkeling or diving, and those who are lucky enough may see black-tip sharks swimming in the region.

You will also visit the miraculous Simala Church. The church became famous in 1997 and is frequently filled with visitors who want to offer prayers and wishes to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Before going home, you can try Carcar’s best pork chicharon and buy some souvenir items at the Pasalubong Center.

Have an exciting adventure in Cebu with this Oslob whale shark private 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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Pick up and drop off at Mactan International Airport or any hotels within Mactan or Cebu City
Oslob Private Day tour with driver
Tour Itinerary: Oslob Cuartel, Oslob Old Churches and Ruins, Sumilon Island Sand Bar, Miraculous Simala Church, CarCar's Best Pork Chicharon Pasalubong Center
Upgrade to Osmeña Peak and Oslob Day tour: Visits to Osmena Peak, Oslob Cuartel, Oslob Old Churches and Ruins, Whaleshark Snorkeling, Sumilon Island Sand Bar, Miraculous Simala Church, CarCar's Best Pork Chicharon Pasalubong Center
Snorkeling gear rental
Airconditioned vehicle transfers
Boat transfers
Not Included: Tour Guide, Meals, Tips, and Gratuities


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What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher
Mobile, Camera & Powerbank with Waterproof Case
Reusable Water Bottle
Personal Sanitation Kit (Alcohol, Tissue, Wet Wipes)
Personal Snacks
Extra Cash in Philippine Peso Currency

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Tour Information: This private tour is available daily at 04:00 AM.

Meet-up Information: Guide to the Philippines will send tour reminders at least (1) day before the tour date through your registered email address or mobile number. Please keep all communication lines open. Make sure to have the electronic copy of your confirmed tour voucher ready.

On the day of the tour, your assigned driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservations might be forfeited.

Tour Proper: Please be reminded to dress appropriately. All guests are expected to do their share in ensuring their safety and security as well as that of their personal belongings. Guide to the Philippines and Tour Operators are not liable for the loss or damage to any personal belongings left unattended during the tour.

Children Friendly: Yes!

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that the establishment does not allow pets inside.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. However, please be advised that this tour includes mostly walking tours and may not be suitable for PWDs or individuals with existing cardiovascular ailments.

Cancellation Policy: The operator may cancel the activity 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. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval. No-shows are not entitled to reschedule and refund.

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