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Oslob Whale Shark Watching

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| Tan-awan, Oslob 6025, Philippines
+63 513 6350
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Whale sharks can be seen in a small barangay Tan-awan, which is 10 km away from the center town of Oslob. Whale shark watching in Cebu started last September 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit in the internet last November 2011. By December 2011, local fishermen's interact with the whale sharks by feeding them that result to flocking of tourist to the beach of Tan-awan. Large numbers of tourists began arriving in Oslob not just to see the whale sharks being fed but also to snorkel or dive with them.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Tan-awan, Oslob 6025, Philippines
+63 513 6350
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of these reviews where I can't tell whether I should give it a 1 star or 5... Yes, the whale sharks are majestic. Yes you are guaranteed to see them, up close. Yes, it will absolutely be a highlight of your trip......More

Thank AlexTep
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We brought along her mesh floatie of course. Always practice safety measures if you do decide to bring along your baby in the water, and please do not leave them unattended even for a second. It was just awesome and exciting at the same time....More

Thank Charmaine Ann S
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are lots of big whale sharks in the area. Good thing there are instructions before the activity, so that the tourists are well informed about the do's and don'ts. There's a minimal fee, depending on whether you're a local or a foreigner. Better be...More

Thank AbegaillVillacruz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad I experienced though because of my age, 67, I was unable to swim and be reasonably close to whale sharks. Let me blow away a few myths. The whale sharks are not huge. We have far bigger ones in Australia off the West...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing experience to meet the gentle giants. Its not just 1 or 2 whale sharks but almost 5-6 along with other coral. Completely safe, once in a lifetime experience. There is an entrance fee & two options- 1) swim with whale sharks 2) watch...More

1  Thank travelgurumate
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The process is okay, from orientation to pymt. But i had a bad experience with the boatman. Unfriendly and rude. He did not give me instruction beforehand, and got the nerve to yell at me that i have to move ahead in front of the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience it was to swam with the whale sharks, we did it twice , it was once in a lifetime experience.

1  Thank MER32
Reviewed 1 week ago

To get to meet the whale sharks means you're gonna have to travel a long distance from Cebu City itself. You need to be there as early as possible to avoid queue. The timing to see these beautiful and friendly creatures is from 6:00am to...More

1  Thank wendzwitch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Controversial or not, the experience of swimming with a huge fish is truly magnificent. Overall, the organizers are caring and friendly. They organise the evrnt smoothly following rules and reulations. Whenever you are swimming too close with the whale, the safety divet would immediately warn...More

1  Thank Jason E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a freak of nature to have this gentle buddy with us. It is a privelage to see a whale shark in my entire life. Waking up early was all worth it upon seeing the whale shark. Lots of tourist in the are just...More

1  Thank JoelRayM
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Jacquelina L
Did you guys fill in the online form reservation form (at Oslobwhaleshark . com )? Or is it fine to just rock up to the Oslob Whale Shark site around 6.30am?
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
Just rock up they dont get back to you on that site anyways 😒 Best if you can get there even earlier then 6:30. We got there at 6 and it was packed out! Have the best day !
Michelle Jeanne B
I got all itchy after swimming with thr gentle giants. My legs are noe filled with huges rashes. What could have possibly caused it? It's so itchy... 😭
May 27, 2017|
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Response from Charmaine Ann S | Reviewed this property |
If you're skin isn't really sensitive and it would probably what the whales are feeding on. You just have to wash up quickly and thoroughly then put some cream or aloe.
Erl B
my husband and me will be going to cebu this august i dont have an itenerary yet , i found this whale watching can you pls give me an idea on this?
May 26, 2017|
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Response from Jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
Hello :) We stayed at the Eden resort near oslob i recommend staying close to the whale sharks because driving from cebu city to oslob is about a 4 hr drive thats not including traffic and traffic is insane. The whale shark... More