South Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching, Sardine Run & Sumilon Island Private Tour with Transfers

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Cebu, Philippines
15 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Enjoy the waters of South Cebu and do the Oslob whale shark watching and Moalboal sardine run with this tour package. This private tour is perfect for those looking for a hassle-free and enjoyable experience as it already includes the assistance of a tour guide, transfers, and pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Cebu City or Mactan Island. 

You need to wake up early on the day of your tour as your driver will pick you up from Cebu City, Mactan Island, the airport, or the seaport at 3 AM. Should you wish to change the pick-up location, you need to coordinate this with the tour coordinator before your trip, as the pick-up time may need to be adjusted, and an additional fee may be charged. 

After you are picked up from your hotel, you will make your way to Oslob, a popular place in the Philippines for swimming with whale sharks. The trip will last around three hours, so use this time to rest in the car. When you arrive in Oslob, you will board a boat that will take you to the whale shark area. You may swim near the whale sharks, but do not disturb them for your and the whale sharks’ safety. You may also book an add-on whale shark diving experience so you can spend more time with the whale sharks underwater.

Next, you will head to Sumilon Island. This island in Oslob is known for its sandbar, which changes shape depending on the tide and the season. You may snorkel in the island’s surrounding waters, a protected marine area. 

Your last destination on this tour is Moalboal, where you can see the famous sardine run. You’ll experience seeing thousands upon thousands of sardines moving in unison. if If you're lucky, you may also chance upon turtles swimming in Turtle Point. After visiting Moalboal, you’ll head back to your accommodations in Cebu City or Mactan Island so you can rest after a long day.

Head to Oslob and Moalboal and explore South Cebu’s natural attractions when you book this 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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Free pick-up and drop off within Cebu City or Mactan
South Cebu day tour with guide and transfers
Snorkeling gear for Whale Shark watching
Visit Sumilon Island and Moalboal
Not Included: Other spa treatments, Meals, Tips and Gratuities


Island Hopping
Water Activities
Private Tours

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. Meals are not yet included but you will be brought to a lunch area along the way of your choosing.

Children Friendly: Yes. Children 0-3 are free of charge. However, the minimum age requirement for scuba diving is 10 years old.

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

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Unless given permission by a licensed doctor senior citizens and PWDs are not encouraged to partake in this activity as this is a medium to extreme activity.

This tour is available daily at 3:00 AM Philippine Standard Time and pick-up location covered is only around Cebu City or Mactan. 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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