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Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls
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Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls

By Cebu Tours
Recommended by 90% of travelers
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from
$133.34
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$133.34
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 3-70
Duration:16h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Light breakfast will be served upon arrival in Oslob
  • Full meal Lunch will be served after you visit Sumilon island sandbar
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Local Tour Guide in all the spots mentioned above
  • Towels
  • Entry/Admission - Cebu Island
  • Entry/Admission - Tumalog Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Sumilon Island
  • Entry/Admission - Kawasan Falls
What's not included
  • Optional is the snorkeling fee with the whale sharks which you can pay on the day of the tour
  • Camera Rental, you can rent one from us and can be paid on the day of the tour


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any hotels in Cebu City, Mactan, or even in the South of Cebu. We also offer pickup from the airport, sea port or any residences within Cebu or Mactan area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41718P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls?
Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls price starts from $133.34. Discover and book Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls on Tripadvisor
What is the Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls cancellation policy?
Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls?
Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls is hosted by Cebu Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cebu Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41718P9

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Oslob Whale Shark Watching
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tumalog Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Sumilon Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 4
    Kawasan Falls
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

957jk
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Private and flexible!
Really great way to get the experience without the stress of dealing with other people. The private boat was really
stageguy76
stageguy76
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Much better than expected.
The whole day was long, a lot packed in but so fun. We were picked uo at 3:30 am and didnt return till 8pm, that w
leroyk114
leroyk114
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The experience we were hoping for!
This was a wonderful experience! Everything ran smoothly from the communication, to the pickup, throughout the enti
Cucciomate
Cucciomate
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Action packed tour
Fantastic action packed well organised tour, driver Josef did a great job transferring to all the sites.What an am
arina_anfin
arina_anfin
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Unique experience
Such a unique experience. Best tour guides:Julia and Tony thank you very much for making my trip unforgettable. If
alankL6801DS
alankL6801DS
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It was ok but they didn’t care
Well our driver showed up on time drove us to the boat and had nothing to say. No guidance. No precautions terrible
arunsdk
arunsdk
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Recommended for a half day trip
The operator had messaged us a day before with the details of the driver who would be picking up. Pickup was on tim
murfman7
murfman7
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Fun
This entire trip was great the tour guide was courteous and knowledgeable, each stop was interesting from start to
Astrid O
Astrid O
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An absolute must!
If you’re going to see Cebu, I would definitely recommend Cebu Tours! I went on their Cebu tour with lunch and had
raulhb2022
raulhb2022
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I really had a fun time
First off let me say that my driver Dave was great. He was a safe driver all the way there and back to my location.
stolim1234
stolim1234
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Relaxing day with family
The crew (Ober, Warren and Julius) were very friendly, accommodating and helpful during our 3 island hopping snorke
RubyG302
RubyG302
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Request for awesome Julie Anne as a tour guide!
From the time I made an inquiry until the trip was over, this tour company has been very helpful and pleasant. The
Jason Y
Jason Y
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Wonderful experience and very attentive staff!
The only reason I am giving 4 stars is because I'm sure there are more premium snorkeling experiences out there (de
Michael L
Michael L
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5 snorkeling trips in one day
Great attentive guides really went out of their way to provide excellent service. Whale shark experience was a bit
brandonbU6602VH
brandonbU6602VH
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Island hopping fun, rained out after, terrible refund policy
Picked up on time at 5 am, driver was a great combo of efficient and safe. Arrived at Moalboal for island hopping.
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Kathren G
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Our tour guide JoyJoy made this experience everything. The whales were a sight to be seen. The boat you get on is small and I for sure would not recommend this for elderly or super heavy guests because getting in and out would be very difficult. Then we went to the sandbar, I think you could skip this part, it really is just a small cove you swim in and there are no fish to see unless you pay extra to go snorkeling in the coral reserve. And you have to have a guide tour with you to snorkel. Then we took a 15 min drive to Tumalog Falls which was the highlight of the entire experience, when you get there you can pay 50 pesos to get a ride on a motorbike down to the falls and they will bring you back up. I recommend you do this. The waterfall is huge with lots of picture opportunities. We skipped the other falls because we were exhausted and the drive to the whales took 3 hours from hotel.it was going to be an extra hour drive to the 2nd falls and we didn’t want to do that. Took 4 hours to get back from the excursion. Our driver Sammy was the best.
Written July 28, 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Thank you so much for your feedback, appreciate it so much. We hope to see you again in Cebu
Written July 29, 2022
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Nat Q
Luton5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
All of it was amazing. Thank you to Angelo and Pearl. The guide at Imbanakaan was amazing. She dived into the falls and shows you/helps you how to climb onto the rock. It is a long day but 100% worth it. What an experience. Very good value considering door to door drop off round trip is 7 hours driving, plus 4 activities included.
Written October 17, 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Thank you so much for your feedback about the this tour, we appreciate it. we hope to see you again in the other tours. Thank you
Written October 18, 2022
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faith840
Fairfax, VA144 contributions
Feb 2020
Definitely the highlight of our trip to Cebu. Our family was picked up promptly at 3:30 am from our hotel in Mactan by Miko. Very comfortable drive to Oslob in a new air-conditioned van. After breakfast, we met up with Cheryl, our guide, who was so nice and attentive. She took care of all our things while we were swimming. Lined up for less than 15 minutes because Cebu Tours have guides who have already been holding a place for their tour guests earlier in the day. Orientation, then another 10 minutes waiting to board our boat. The sight of the majestic butandings and swimming so close to them is an experience I will never forget. The boatmen feed them just as they tell you to go under the water so you are guaranteed a really close encounter. To me the time they give you to snorkel is just right.

Next was a boat ride to Sumilon Island sandbar. Absolutely gorgeous island, can take lots of instagrammable pics. Then off to Tumalog Falls, where the car takes you up the mountain then you have to get on the back of a motorcycle (50 pesos pp extra) for a short but harrowing drive to the falls. So sad to see the falls being just a trickle and the water level in the pool down below so shallow. Nothing like the beautiful pictures you see online. After that, we were served a delicious lunch of adobo, chicken soup, chop suey and rice. If you don't like Filipino food you can order off their menu and pay extra. After lunch we said goodbye to Cheryl then boarded the car for an almost 2 hour drive to Kawasan Falls. There we were met by another guide, Brian, who led us on an easy 20 minute hike to the falls. The falls was beautiful and it was so refreshing to swim in the cool water. Then we drove back to Cebu and got back to our hotel by 7 pm.

Cebu Tours and especially Miko and Cheryl did an amazing job. Note this is a PRIVATE tour with just your group and you have private guides with breakfast and lunch included so I thought the price was very reasonable considering you get to see four must-see sights in one trip! If like us you have had the butandings in your bucket list for a long time and only have a few days in Cebu, don't hesitate to book this tour. 100% recommend, and we plan on coming back in the future to do the Kawasan Falls canyoneering tour! Thank you to Miko, Cheryl and Cebu Tours for an amazing day!
Written February 21, 2020
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate it so much. We will let Maiko, Cheryl and Brian know your review. Thank you again and hope to see you in Cebu with our other tour packages.
Written February 23, 2020
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Sofia F
Belvaux, Luxembourg37 contributions
We had only one day to visit the highlights around Cebu so we decided to book an organized tour to make the most of our day. We booked this tour and currently Kawasan falls aren’t accessible by foot, so CebuTours proposed us to upgrade to Canyoneering in Kawasan falls since it was the only way to access the falls.
The daytrip was perfectly organized. The driver was on time and brought us around the whole day. We had early breakfast close to Oslob and our guide there brought us to the whale sharks. It was very fun swimming with the whalesharks and we were early enough to have very little tourists.
Aftwr we went to the island and the beach was very nice. We then visited the Tumalog fall and our guide was making sure we were on time. After lunch we headed for the kawasan falls and we had a private guide for the canyoneering. He was super nice, took a lot of pictures of us and we had so much fun doing it. I would really recommend to do Canyoneering to visit the kawasan falls, it’s much more fun and more interesting. The canyoneering was really the highlight of our trip in Philippines, so we are very happy to have decided to do it! It wasn’t dangerous, but you need to be careful to not slip in the wet rocks and not be scared of jumping.
Written November 28, 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi Sofia, thank you so much for your wonderful review for our Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls tour package with Canyoneering upgrade. We hope to see you again in Cebu.
Written November 29, 2022
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Morpheus
New York City, NY1 contribution
Everything is not organized at the end the tour guide will just sent you somewhere with another tour guide. For the price of renting tools is not honest they get percentage for the things you pay and you need another tour guide to guide you in snorkeling and another charges again. They mention it’s 16hrs tour but it only lasted for 13.5 hours and out of the 13.5 hours - maybe 9 hours were dedicated for transportation. Only the way back to the hotel took us 4.5 hours. So in summary the tour only lasted for 4hrs the breakfast and lunch included too
Written June 29, 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you for your feedback. May I ask if under what name is the booking? Cuz the package you booked includes everything including the snorkeling that you mentioned, Oslob is very far from the city and that is specified in the itinerary as well that it will take time going there and getting back to the city. Please also note that we have our own tour guide, driver and transportation who will hands on our operation of tours. We do not get percentage on the rental of tools. Let us know the booking reference so I can trace the people who are with you on that day. You can send us a message here, please, thank you for your time, I appreciate it.
Written July 5, 2022
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Jennifer Lee
7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Such a great experience and tour! Our tour operators Dianne, Rohel, and Sammy went above and beyond to ensure my husband and I had an amazing time.

Because the first level of Kawasan falls was still closed, we were given the option to do another waterfall tour free of charge or pay for canyoneering (1200 pesos each). We went with the canyoneering and we did not regret our choice. We even got to go to the second level of Kawasan falls so it was well worth the extra cost.

Keep in mind the distance to reach these activities are several hours away and require some endurance to participate in the canyoneering, but it is totally doable.

Thank you to the staff for kindness and hospitality!
Written October 24, 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed review, we appreciate it. We hope to see you again in our other tours :)
Written October 25, 2022
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Xavier A
1 contribution
This activity was amazing! Swimming alongside the whalesharks is an incredible experience that I highly recommend. Unfortunately, Kawasan falls was closed but we were able to visit Tumalog falls which was simply breathtaking! Sumilon sandbar was nice and has great spots for photos with Oslob in the background. At last but definitely not least are tour guide Paula was awesome, very friendly, knowledgeable, and definitely loves her job and showing her beautiful island to tourists. Again, I highly recommend this tour!

P.S.
Thank you Sammy for returning our lost items and providing safe and timely transportation.
Written March 29, 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi Sir, thank you so much for this wonderful review, I will surely let Sammy and Paula know about this. Hope to see you again and thank you again for booking 2 tours from us.
Written March 30, 2022
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Fergee C
London, UK4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
One of the best tours! Each stop is beautiful, overall amazing experience. The guides were also so friendly and helpful. Our driver kuya Obet was on time, friendly and very courteous. Our tour guide Julie Ann was also great, she helped us take photos and gave in depth information about the whale sharks.
Written November 22, 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we appreciate it. I will let Obet and Julie Ann know about this and we hope to see you in the future.
Written November 22, 2022
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Sam
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
Nov 2022
I booked this tour mainly for the whale sharks, and they did not disappoint; but the Sumilon Sandbar and Tumalog Falls really helped make this tour unforgettable. You start your morning with the whale sharks, I counted 10 different sharks! As it continues you make your way to the Sumilon Sandbar to see some of the clearest and bluest water I've ever seen (almost as blue as the Maldives). I ended my tour early because of a flight, but ended with a motorcycle ride up the mountains to the breathtaking Tumalog Falls.

My guide Teah was very warm and accommodating. Teah and everyone else at Cebu Tours seemed to speak English very well which was an added bonus.

I saw a few reviews referring to the abundance of hidden fees and to bring lots of extra cash, but was pleasantly surprised that the only thing I needed extra cash for was the GroPro and my own souvenirs.

What a great way to see this beautiful island and well worth the 3am wakeup. Excited to do this tour again.
Written November 14, 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi sir, thank you so much for this wonderful review, appreciate it and we hope to see you again in Cebu.
Written November 14, 2022
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Tionn N
2 contributions
Not going to lie, the drive to and from the whale shark encounter was a little crazy. Seemed liked our driver was trying to beat a personal record the way he was passing people on the road LOL, but he got us there and back safe and was very nice. The encounter and Julie our tour guide were both Excellent!! I opted to scuba with the whale sharks for an extra 3000 pesos. There were no extra fees throughout the trip (besides diving which was my choice), I dont know what fees the other reviewers are talking about and no one else i know had any extra fees they had to pay. Kawasan Falls was closed but I was informedin advanced and they offered other sightseeing options as a substitute. The food was great as well, all around an excellent experience. If i was not leaving the following day i would've done it again!
Written October 24, 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi Tionn, thank you for your review, we appreciate it so much. I will inform the driver about his driving style and make sure he will not do it again. Sorry about that by the way.
Written October 24, 2022
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