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Things to do in Cebu

Oslob Whale Shark Watching Day Tour from Cebu

  • 8 hours in total

  • Food, transport included

  • Pick up at your hotel

What To Expect

This private watching tour with Whale Sharks in Oslob will take you into the deeper waters where these gentle giants reside and thrive. You will not only have an intimate encounter with the native whale sharks but also learn more about their characteristics and habits. Join with our local expert to have unforgettable experiences with these amazing creatures from Oslob.

Depart from your hotel in Cebu, take a 3-hour scenic drive to Oslob, a town located in the south of Cebu. It was once a very ordinary town in which the local community used to make their livings by fishing activities until the whale sharks came to its waters in Barangay Tanawan. These giant creatures became frequent visitors so local fishermen decided to feed them. Since then, they have been visiting the waters of Tanawan every morning to get food and attract visitors come to see.

Before entering the waters, your local expert will give a safety instruction about snorkeling as well as the whale sharks so that you can have the best experiences with them. After the session, enjoy your free time watching, swimming and playing with the whale sharks. Your expert diver will follow to ensure your safety and help you communicate with the sharks effectively.

At around noon, take a break and have lunch at a local restaurant where you can sample authentic Phillippines cuisine before visiting Tumalog Falls. This waterfall was discovered recently and has quickly become a famous destination in Oslob that still remains the raw natural beauty. The falls have mini-umbrellas cascading fine strands of cold, fresh water in a rain-like fashion that will certainly give you photogenic scenery and relaxing moments.

After calming in the cool atmosphere at Tumalog Falls, your local guide will take you back to Cebu city and conclude the tour at your hotel. Whale sharks sighting experience will be an adventure to remember for a lifetime!

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  • 05:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in central Cebu city. Meet your local guide and start transferring to Oslob.
  • 08:00 AM: Arrive at Oslob. Have a light breakfast and tea morning before having a short session about whale sharks.
  • 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM: Attend a brief introduction to the whale sharks watching tour.
  • 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Enjoy your free time swimming and snorkeling with shark whales. The local expert will come along to ensure your safety.
  • 10:00 AM: Cool down at the Tumalog Falls, another must-see and recently discovered destination in Oslob that still remains the raw natural beauty.
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Have lunch at a local restaurant, where you can taste the authentic Phillippines cuisine.
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM: Transfer back to Cebu city and conclude the tour at your hotel.


  • There is a possibility that whale sharks may not be seen during the tour due to unpredictable natural events, inclement weather and other environmental factors that are beyond our control. In such occurrences, we are sorry to inform you that there will be no refund on the transportation charges.
  • Please bring your own swimsuits, clothes to change, dry towels and other essential items.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in central Cebu City and Mactan Island
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Light breakfast
  • Lunch & soft drink
  • Whale shark session
  • Whale shark watching and snorkeling fees (upgrade option)
  • Boat ride and life vest
  • Government taxes

What's not included

  • Other activities not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses and tips
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How do I book on Inspitrip?

For most experiences on Inspitrip, there are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximize your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

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