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Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching & Sumilon Sandbar Private Tour with Lunch & Transfers from Cebu City

Snorkeling with a whale shark in Oslob Cebu
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Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
12 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Visit the landmarks and natural wonders of Oslob, a town south of Cebu City, with this day tour. This tour is perfect for animal lovers who want to see whale sharks in their natural habitat and explore the town’s nearby attractions. The package includes land and sea transfers, lunch, snacks, hotel pick-up and drop-off, necessary fees per attraction, and service of a guide. 

Your tour will begin once your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Cebu City. You will then head straight to Oslob’s shore for the Whale Shark Encounter. Upon reaching the town, you will be treated to snacks while your guide settles the necessary paperwork. 

A steward will join you when the boat is ready to take you to a spot frequented by whale sharks. You will then be given snorkeling gear so you can go underwater and get a better view of these gentle giants as they feed around the area. 

You will then travel to Tumalog Falls. This cascade appears like a curtain as the water is always in contact with rocks as it descends. Aside from taking photos of this majestic sight, travelers may swim in the natural pool as well. 

Your next stop is the stunning Sumilon Sandbar. Feel free to lounge on this stretch of white sand or dive in the nearby waters to see the marine life. Next, you will head back to Oslob and enjoy a delicious lunch complete with a round of soft drinks at a local restaurant. 

Finally, you will go on a running tour around the town to visit cultural spots such as Baluarte, Cuartel, Boljoon Church, and Carcar Shoe Expo. You will also have enough time to snap some quick photos at each area before you are escorted back to your hotel. 

Book this tour to visit Oslob’s top attractions and experience swimming with whale sharks. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Whaleshark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar Day Tour with Side trips, Air-conditioned Vehicle, Local Tour Guide Assistance, Compete Safety Gear, Boat Transfers, and Meals
Whaleshark Viewing and Snorkeling
Boat Transfers to Sumilon Sandbar
Sidetrip to Tumalog Falls Running
Running Tour of Baluarte, Cuartel, Boljoon Church, and Carcar Shoe Expo
Local Lunch with 1 Round of Drinks
Free Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off within Cebu City and Mactan Only


Sightseeing and Walking
Island Hopping
Water Activities

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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