A trip to Cebu means the unique chance to see the worlds largest fish – the Whale shark. These beautiful gentle giants can be seen in Oslob on the Southern tip of Cebu. Between 20 and 40 whale sharks have made their home here and can be seen on a near daily basis.
One of the most amazing experiences of your life and a memorable part of a stay in Cebu this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and is therefore a very popular excursion for many visitors.
The whale sharks appear in the shallow coastal waters in the mornings and our tours depart early from your Mactan Island or Cebu City hotel for the 3 hour road journey to Oslob.
Upon arrival guests are treated to a light breakfast, registration and a short presentation before boarding small boats to go out into the bay.
You can either chose to get up close to these amazing creatures by snorkeling with them in the blue waters or if preferred take a birds eye view from boats on the surface.
After this thrilling adventure you receive a complimentary lunch at a native styled local restaurant. During the return trip to Cebu your personal tour guide arranges a visit to the picturesque Tumalog Falls for a refreshing bathe in the cool waters. Additional photo stops are made at the scenic towns of Baluarte and Cartel and at Boljoon Church and the Carcar Shoe Expo.
At the end of this amazing day you are returned to your hotel or resort to reflect upon the incredible interaction with nature.
Whale Sharks congregate at Oslob on the southern tip of Cebu island. Transfer time from Cebu or Mactan is approximately 3 hours. Best time of the day to see the whale sharks is early to mid-mornings so Hotel pick-ups are arranged 04:30am – 05:30am. Return is scheduled between 02:30pm and 03:30pm.
Approximately 10 hours.
Open to the whole family but may not be suitable for younger children due to length of day, transfer times and requirement for boat travel.
Whale shark trips are provided on a daily basis all year round. Poor weather conditions on rare occasions might lead to delays or possible cancellations.
∙ Round trip air-conditioned transfers from Cebu
City or Mactan Island Resort
∙ Services of a Tour Coordinator
∙ Refreshments upon arrival in Oslob
∙ Lunch at a native restaurant with one round of
∙ Whaleshark Encounter Briefing & Permit
∙ Whaleshark Viewing Fee ONLY*
∙ Use of Banca boat with steward
∙ Whale Sharks Encounter
∙ Visit to Tumalog Falls
∙ Running Tour/Picture Taking: Baluarte, Cartel,
Boljoon Church and Carcar Shoe Expo
*Additional fees payable for snorkeling with whale sharks includes snorkel rental equipment.