Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching Experience with Running Tour, Lunch & Transfers from Cebu City

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Tour starts
Cebu, Philippines
Starting time
at 03:00
12 hours
Ending place
Cebu, Philippines
English, Cebuano, Tagalog
All year
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Spend a day swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob, Philippines, and a chance to explore a waterfall in southern Cebu when you book this day tour. This tour is inclusive of a whale shark encounter in Oslob and an optional trip to the famous Tumalog Falls. Included in the package are transfers from Cebu City, lunch, whale shark encounter briefing and permit, paddle boat with steward, a free running tour, and services of a guide. 

You will be first picked up from your Cebu City accommodation early in the morning and taken to Barangay Tan-awan in Oslob for the whale shark watching activity. Oslob, a popular destination for whale shark watching in the Philippines, is about three hours away from the city. You will then be given a short briefing about whale shark watching before you proceed with your first adventure for the day.

When the orientation is done, you will hop on small paddle boats that will take you where you can observe the whale sharks. You have a choice to either stay in the boat and see the gentle giants from a convenient distance or jump in the water with your snorkeling gear to get a better view of the enormous fish species.

Whale sharks are known as “tuki” in the local dialect or “butanding” in Filipino. They are harmless filter feeders that eat small organisms called plankton and other small marine animals like small squid and fish. No need to worry because even though they can grow so large, they don’t attack humans. 

After swimming with or viewing the whale sharks, you have the option to book a Tumalog Falls tour. This multi-tiered waterfall in Oslob boasts clean, turquoise-colored waters. When you get to the area, you can take a dip or admire the scenery. (Tumalog Falls is temporarily closed, will be temporarily replaced by a monkey-viewing activity in Oslob.)

After freshening up, you will make your way to a local restaurant where you will eat your complimentary lunch. You will then depart Oslob and go on a running tour to Baluarte, Cuartel, Boljoon Church, and Carcar Shoe Expo. Your tour ends as you are dropped off at Ayala Central Bloc, Cebu IT Park, or at SM City Cebu.

Prepare your swimming gear and camera for a day in this Oslob day tour in Cebu. 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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Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Cebu City
Shared Oslob day tour with air-conditioned vehicle, and tour coordinator
Tour Itinerary: Running tour of Baluarte, Cuartel, Boljoon Church, and Carcar Shoe Expo
Complimentary lunch at a local restaurant with 1 carbonated drink
Whale shark encounter briefing and permit
Paddle boat transfers with steward
Not Included: Other activities onsite, Tips and Gratuities


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Daily itinerary

Day 1
Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching Experience with Running Tour, Lunch & Transfers from Cebu City - day 1

Day 1 - Whale shark encounter + Kawasan Falls

04:00 Pick Up Time ( Cebu City Hotels) 07:00 Arrival at Oslob Cebu, Snacks at a local resto 07:30 Briefing on Whaleshark Encounter 07:45 Start of the Whale Shark Encounter. 09:00 Departure from Oslob going to Kawasan Falls in Badian 10:30 Arrival at Badian, start trekking (15-20 minutes) to Kawasan Falls 12:00 Lunch 13:30 Departure from Kawasan Falls going to Cebu City. 16:30 Drop off Hotel / Resort
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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

Good to know

UPDATE: Tumalog Falls has been temporarily closed by the local government of Oslob starting March 17, 2024, until further notice. Please be advised that instead of visiting the falls, you will enjoy a monkey-viewing activity in Oslob.

Tour Information: This shared tour is available daily. Tumalog Falls is temporarily closed until further notice.

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 Tour Guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel within Cebu City at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation 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.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Please check with your physician first before booking as this may be difficult for some guests.

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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