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Oslob Whaleshark Watching Daytours provided by Oslob Whaleshark Watching

Oslob Whaleshark Watching Daytours

Oslob Whaleshark Watching Daytours
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Our Oslob daytour package # 1 is generally for those who are on a rush or those who have flights to catch on. We pick up guest directly from the hotel lobby where you are staying and we bring them back in same hotel or in mactan airport or cebu port. This tour includes filipino breakfast meals, swimming with the whaleshark activity, and free tour like tumalog waterfalls and pass by cuartel ruins.We also provide free use of snorkel mask and lifevest for those who need one.  Each guest can have a picture underwater with the whalesharks and get a chance to swim closely to the gentle giants. This tour starts early dawn for we only operate from 6 o'clock in the morning up to 9 o'clock in the morning.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • sample itinerary for daytour # 1 4am - pick up from cebu city bound to oslob ( by private car ) 7am - oslob arrival / briefing / whaleshark watching 8am - breakfast 9am - tumalog waterfalls tour 11am - back to cebu city 2pm - cebu city arrival note: this is just a sample itinerary and final itinerary will be based on guest actual arrival times Our Oslob daytour package # 1 is generally for those who are on a rush or those who have flights to catch on. We pick up guest directly from the hotel lobby where you are staying and we bring them back in same hotel or in mactan airport or cebu port. This tour includes filipino breakfast meals, swimming with the whaleshark activity, and free tour like tumalog waterfalls and pass by cuartel ruins.We also provide free use of snorkel mask and lifevest for those who need one.  Each guest can have a picture underwater with the whalesharks and get a chance to swim closely to the gentle giants. This tour starts early dawn for we only operate from 6 o'clock in the morning up to 9 o'clock in the morning.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • sample itinerary for daytour # 1 4am - pick up from cebu city bound to oslob ( by private car ) 7am - oslob arrival / briefing / whaleshark watching 8am - breakfast 9am - tumalog waterfalls tour 11am - back to cebu city 2pm - cebu city arrival note: this is just a sample itinerary and final itinerary will be based on guest actual arrival times Our Oslob daytour package # 1 is generally for those who are on a rush or those who have flights to catch on. We pick up guest directly from the hotel lobby where you are staying and we bring them back in same hotel or in mactan airport or cebu port. This tour includes filipino breakfast meals, swimming with the whaleshark activity, and free tour like tumalog waterfalls and pass by cuartel ruins.We also provide free use of snorkel mask and lifevest for those who need one.  Each guest can have a picture underwater with the whalesharks and get a chance to swim closely to the gentle giants. This tour starts early dawn for we only operate from 6 o'clock in the morning up to 9 o'clock in the morning.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 111219P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charge
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Breakfast
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Location Name: any cebu city hotels
  • Cebu City, Cebu City, Cebu Island, Visayas
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charge
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Breakfast
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Location Name: any cebu city hotels
  • Cebu City, Cebu City, Cebu Island, Visayas
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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4.0
31 reviews
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Bob E
Macau, China36 contributions
Terrible Service of Boat Crew
My wife and I went there for day tour, this was a package from the agency, means we have paid everything. Before onboarding the small boat, we have already received our equipments including life vest and googles, then 1 crew asked if we are going to swim. I told him my don’t know how to swim and may only stay at the boat. Then that stupid crew took my wife equipments and give it to other guest instead. When we are at the site area, my wife just stay at the boat, knowing that actually can stay at the side and swim beside the boat just holding the balance like what other guest do. The place is amazing but people need to be oriented about the service!
Written August 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NiniBau
Manila, Philippines38 contributions
Beware of Scammers
Feb 2020 • Friends
My friends got scammed, there's a resort where their van parked and charged them for the xeroxed forms needed for whaleshark watching/swimming. The owner of the resort insisted they need to pay and fill up the forms and submot it at the registration area. Our van parked somewhere else so we went staight to the whaleshark registration area. The forms are supposed to be FREE, we reported the incident at their tourism office and my friends made a Police report.

The whalesharks are being fed there and kept as pets..there's a net in the middle of the ocean so they won't escape. They will not survive on their own.. Sad situation. They are used to having people swimming with them and are very friendly. But in reality, these whalesharks will not survive in the wild.
Written March 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sternbeliever
10 contributions
This is all a financial exercise
Jan 2020
imagine you have more than an hour flight from Manila to Cebu, take a four-hour drive south of Cebu to the little coastal town of Oslob, book a room in one of the small resorts for an overnight stay so you can get up before sunrise, take some form of transportation so you can get to the whale watching area, line up for the short seminar about not touching the whales, not using flash photography and not wearing any sunscreen, pay for all these and all the other fees, wait for your turn to get on one of the dozen boats, get wet while getting on your boat so your boatmen can paddle to the whale feeding area just a hundred yards from the shore.....and all you get is half an hour of seeing the whale shark's big mouth feeding on the chum being thrown by the chummers....you might be adventurous and young enough to go snorkeling and endure the cold waters so you can see the sharks underwater, but that would mean putting on some kind of swimwear, renting a snorkel and maybe bringing your own fins, so you can say you 'swam with the whales'.....so maybe after all this time, effort and expense, you might say the half hour was worth it....or then maybe it was not......
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NPLim
Laguna Province, Philippines296 contributions
Whale sharks watching is worth enduring the very long wait
Feb 2020 • Family
Be ready to wait for like four (4) hours to get on the boat, but the activity will only take about thirty (30) minutes. Be careful also if you are with young children, the water is too deep and the current is fierce so it may not be good for children to do some snorkeling unless yours can swim really well, but staying on the boat and watching how whale sharks eat and swim will be more than satisfying. The only thing i did not like is when our number was up, my hopes went up because I thought we could get on the boat already after waiting for more than four (4) hours but i was so dismayed because there are like 60’s of us whose carrying the same number waiting for the boats to come ashore. There is no system who gets on first though we were already first in line. More than whale shark watching, the fee includes already the snorkeling activity and you can also rent underwater camera or use yours and ask the boatman to take your pictures for a small fee. When you snorkel avoid touching the whale sharks else you will be fined or sent to jail if something worst happens. Overall, taking out the undesirables, the activity was fun and I am happy that me and my family patiently endured the wait and so now we have more memories to look back.
Written February 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenna H
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
WTS Tonton Tours
Jan 2020 • Solo
Honestly the worst service I’ve ever experienced. We were told to arrive before 5am as we had to go to orientation at 5am. We arrived at 4:45 and waited another hour to be taken to orientation, which was very crowded despite being told we would have priority boarding included in the price. We waited over an hour to be told we would have to wait over another hour to board the boat. The guide was completely useless, he kept wondering off and couldn’t tell us what was happening. They offered no solution and we had to go back to the office to wait for our number to be called, 128. Absolutely terrible experience and no help or support offered. An absolute disgrace of a tour agency.
Written January 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Girl Travel Factor
30 contributions
Oslob Whaleshark Watching
Jan 2019
Try to be early to avoid long line of people. One of memorable experience you can have. Better to see something once than to hear it a thousand times.
Written December 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ido K
Binyamina, Israel110 contributions
if you are alone or as a couple, , , you can get of the crowd
Sep 2019
The sharks are fed, its not pure nature. no two ways about it,having said that, there are over 400 WS that hang around there, there arent more than 15-20 on a given fay, so .
they come and go, its not a zoo and they are not tamed.
the problem is the day tours from Cebu. how to avoid it: A. stay the night in Oslob, its a nice little village. B Ask to buy a "unique" longer stay ticket. it costs more, but its
worth it. C.ask one . of the local kids to get it for you for a little 100p fee
D. you will get your own little boat, not with the big group and basically, you will be able to be anywhere you want and for as much as you'd like. I had amazing 90 ,
minutes
Written October 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jst J
Portsmouth, UK9 contributions
Definitely a guilty pleasure
Jul 2019 • Couples
I can't deny that I was so excited to experience swimming with these majestic creature. When we got there I was not expecting the huge amount of people, it was overwhelming. Then it was our time to go out on the boat and I was actually expecting to go far out before "maybe" seeing them. But I was so surprise that they are just THERE. Right in front of me and was just circling as they were fed. It was such an experience however it did not slip my mind that the act of hand feeding them is somewhat domesticating these endangered animals and therefore wrong.
I have mix feelings regarding how their behaviour is now changed to trusting a boat and associating it with food. They are now becoming "lazy" knowing that they will be fed. And apparently most of them are males. If they don't migrate and look for a female whale during mating season, their number will just plummet even more.
Will I do it again? Probably not.
I come to a conclusion that I will not support such activities.
Written October 2, 2019
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Roberto C
22 contributions
Oslob Whale shark encounter
Jul 2019 • Family
Swimming with the whale shark was an amazing experience. One item on my bucket list which I can check as one of a life changing experience.
Written August 31, 2019
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Kong Panithan
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand154 contributions
Good swimming with great creatures
Jan 2019 • Friends
You can book a trip from your hotel, other vise your hotel will offer you on arrival. The price is depend on you want to do
Scuba diving or Snorkeling. Snorkeling is quite enough because they were fed at the surface, and they stick to it. Crowded people, who were woke up at very early morning before get on a boat at 6 am. The boat will form circular configuration and fed in ther center of circle. Your ship will go forward and you have to swim to catch up your boat. Recommended this activity once you stay in Oslob. But not so impressive. The staff provided floating vest, the safety is quite good.
***Remember: you are not allowed to touch the whaleshark and do not wear sunscreen ****
Written August 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Oslob Whaleshark Watching
118asyak
118asyak
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Whale shark watching and snorkelling
Very well organised, they are feeding the whale sharks to be sure you are swimming with. The only thing is- you are
MChristieCL
MChristieCL
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Amazing
The staffs have been Super nice and helpful. There was a time limit on the boat. The staffs have make sure the best
jackie3761
jackie3761
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well organised trip
Try not to be put off with reviews saying that their are heaps of people yes there is but it is so well organised,
690nilsd
690nilsd
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Great experience
We startet our tour realy early so we have been in one of the first boats. It was a amazing feeling to swim along
Ido K
Ido K
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DIY, dont use any agency, just go to Oslob and stay the night
dont use any agency, ride the bus to oslob and stay the night. the day tours will leave you with no time for the sh
mobydog1973
mobydog1973
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BUCKET LIST
Asides from the traffic from Cebu City, it's an excellent idea to go to Oslob to see the sharks. I took my lifejack
Gallyjasmin
Gallyjasmin
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Whaleshark watching
Great experienced with family and friends to see whaleshark upclose & personal. Did not have a chance to dive but i
ScambusterSZ
ScambusterSZ
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Yes yes and yes.
A wonderful experience. It’s a bit of hussle to get there but your accommodation should organise it for you and w
569lornac
569lornac
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Amazing experience
This is an adventure you should not miss whether you want to swim or scuba or just watch. There are long lines as
TareqMehdi
TareqMehdi
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It’s ok but
If you want to see whale shark then you definitely will but it’s too crowded and people who snorkel are stepping ov
Elizabeth L
Elizabeth L
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Super fun experience!
I feel compelled to write a review after benefiting so much from other reviews we read planning our trip. The exp
Jun G
Jun G
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Magnificent creatures to behold, utmost respect a must, follow rules strictly
waiting in queue to see the amazing Whale Sharks is inevitable (find yourself a way to enjoy the moment); bring a
Grant2508
Grant2508
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Great Morning out
Was an excellent visit which is ethically challenging as yes they feed the whale sharks if you are uncomfortable wi
seasielle
seasielle
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Mr. Whale Shark
One of the things we really want to experience in Cebu is this one since it is not every day that you get a chance
LArmstead
LArmstead
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Long waits and not fair on the sharks
We were quite looking forward to doing this excursion, to be able to see such wonderful creatures and booked throug
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