Cebu Badian Canyoneering & Oslob Whale Shark Encounter Tour with Lunch & Transfers from Cebu City

Whale Shark Feeding in Oslob | Badian Canyoneering Adventure + Whale Shark Encounter | Cebu Day Tour
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Cebu, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
12 hours
English, Tagalog
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Experience 2 adventures in 1 day in Cebu when you book this Badian Canyoneering and Whale Shark Encounter tour. This day tour gives you the two most popular adventures in Cebu, jumping off river canyons in Badian and swimming with the majestic whale sharks in Oslob. This package includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from Cebu City or Mactan and a service of a guide. 

Your tour starts with an early morning pickup from your hotel for a three-hour travel to Barangay Tan-awan in Oslob, located in southern Cebu. Upon arrival, you will be briefed about the whale shark watching activity. You will also be served light snacks in the area.

After a short orientation, you will ride on paddle boats toward the viewing site. You can watch the whale sharks from the boat as they cruise gently through the waters, or you can go down into the water with your snorkeling gear to get a closer look.

Whale sharks, known as “butanding” in Filipino and “tuki” in the local dialect, are enormous but gentle giants. On average, these filter feeders can grow as large as a bus. However, they are perfectly harmless to humans. If you want to swim with them, make sure you follow the rules given by your guide.

After your Oslob whale shark watching, you will proceed to Badian for a unique Cebu adventure, canyoneering. The activity allows you to explore the canyons in the towns of Badian and Alegria, a fascinating 10-kilometer trail that will have you climbing, spelunking, rappelling, jumping, gliding down natural waterslides, and swimming!

You will be given a short orientation and instructions before you begin the trek. Throughout the trail, you will be accompanied by local guides who will help you along the way.

Badian canyoneering is not for the faint of heart. The trail has more than six jumping points, with the highest one being approximately 35 feet! The jumps are not mandatory, however, and if at any point you decide not to do it, your guide will take you through a different path that joins you to your group at the next stop.

The trail ends at the first level of the majestic Kawasan Falls, where you will be served lunch. You will then have some time to unwind after your challenging trek. 

Satisfy your craving for adventure in Cebu's Badian and Oslob with 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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Badian Canyoneering, Waterfalls and Whaleshark Encounter Day Tour with Air-conditioned Vehicle, Local Tour Guide Assistance, Compete Safety Gear, and Meals
Light Snack Upon Arrival in Oslob
Badian Canyoneering with Kawasan Falls Entrance Fees
Local Lunch with Drinking Water
Whaleshark Viewing and Snorkeling
Travel Insurance
Free Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off within Cebu City and Mactan Only


Canyoneering and Spelunking

What to bring

Camera, Phone, Charger, and Power Bank
Extra Money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal Drinking Water and or Snacks
Personal Medicine
Personal Sanitizing Alcohol and Facemask
Vaccination Card and Valid ID

Good to know

RULES WHILE VIEWING WHALE SHARKS IN OSLOB (Guests are to bring their own snorkeling gears)

1. All whale shark watchers must undergo orientation at the Briefing Center on the rules for interaction with whale sharks.

2. No feeding of whale sharks by unauthorized personnel.

3. Do not touch, ride, or chase a whale shark.

4. Do not restrict the normal movement or behavior of the shark.

5. Do not use flash photography.

6. Do not create a splash when entering the water.

7. Do not wear sunscreen if you are going to enter the water.

8. Motorboats are prohibited in the area. Only paddleboats are allowed.

9. Viewing is limited to 30 minutes.

10. Maintain a minimum distance of 5m from the head, 6m from the tail (this differs from the 2m from the head, and 5m from the tail stated in the ordinance).

Guests are expected to be honest and transparent with their medical conditions. For safety purposes, expectant mothers, guests with heart or blood pressure conditions, back and neck disorders, motion sickness, and dizziness are strictly not allowed to join the tour.

Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves.

Special pick-up and drop-off fees will apply for guests staying outside Cebu City or Mactan. Vehicle types to be used are as follows subject to availability:

Car for 1-2pax

Van for 3-6pax

Coaster for 7-10pax

and Bus for 12-20pax

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. Tour cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your scheduled tour subject to approval.

This tour is not available on December 24, 25, 31, January 1, 18, 19, and April 9, 10, 11, 12

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