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

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Cebu, Philippines
12 hours
English, Cebuano, Tagalog
All year
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Spend a day swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob 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 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.

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 availability by choosing a date.

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Shared Oslob day tour with air-conditioned vehicle, and tour coordinator
Complimentary lunch at a local restaurant with 1 carbonated drink
Whale shark encounter briefing and permit
Paddle boat transfers with steward
Running tour of Baluarte, Cuartel, Boljoon Church, and Carcar Shoe Expo
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Cebu City


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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

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

Good to know

This is a shared tour. This tour is not available on December 24-25, 31-January 1, 18-19, and April 14-15. Meals and drinks are on guests' account.

Children Friendly: Yes! There is no minimum age to join this tour as long as an adult is present at all times.

Pet Friendly: In respect to other guests, pets are not allowed.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes! There are no extreme physical activities.

Pick-up time is at 3:00 AM Philippine Standard Time at any hotels in Cebu City only. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the pick-up time needs to be changed to accommodate changes. Additional fees 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 schedule subject to approval.

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