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Oslob Whale Sharks

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Oslob, Philippines
About Oslob Whale Sharks
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
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Snorkel alongside whale sharks on a full-day tour that provides an up-close encounter with the world’s largest extant fish. Travel from the Cebu city center to Tana-wan in Oslob for an interactive experience with your guide. Afterward, head to Kawasan Falls. Then climb the steps up the five-tiered Aguinid Falls. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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The City of Cebu, also known as the Queen City of the South, is bursting with fascinating history. This small-group city tour, limited to just 15 guests, takes you around Cebu’s main highlights including Magellan’s Cross, San Pedro Fort, the Lapu-Lapu Monuments and many more. Learn about the history of the Philippines and Cebu from your tour guide and enjoy round-trip transportation from your Cebu City hotel.
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from $95.00
Join this full day tour from the Cebu city center to Oslob, to interact with one of the largest friendly fish called Butanding. You will spot the whale sharks in Tan-awan which is located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the center town of Oslob. It has become a popular tourist attraction not just to see the whale sharks but also to snorkel and swim with them. Visit the beautiful island of Sumilon where a Sandbar and water activities awaits you.
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from $200.00
Ready your camera and capture the moment as you see the famous landmark of Bohol and the smallest primate in the world! Bohol is at the central Visayas region of the Philippines (more than an hour flight from Manila) and if you want a direct flight from your country, book a flight to Mactan-Cebu International Airport and ride a ferry for about 4 hours to reach Bohol from Cebu.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a great experience! Thanks to @AUSSIEGOLDFISH we were in the first boat and had the chance to see the whalesharks without a crowd of people!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mascha94
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A small island rich with marine reefs coral gardens turtles different kinds of fishes as if you’re swimming inside an aquarium with tropical fishes Going to the island be ready to face waves riding in a small boat No potable water in the island bring...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They only accommodate to foreigners that pay the big bucks! I was in line at 6am got my tickets at 630am and did not get to see the Whale Sharks until 11am. Meanwhile bus loads full Of Koreans, Chinese and Japanese were drop off directly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank aja777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pay your ticket and after a short wait (for us anyway) you’ll be brought out to some boats that will take you out to the whale sharks. I counted at least ten, of which I got very close to at least four. It was an...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BlackJoke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed to leave Plantation Bay resort as early as 3:30am for a 3hrs drive to arrive the beach for a long queue. Queue time was almost or little over 4hrs for a 20mins encounter, but I must say it was worthwhile the time. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Veteranito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

out of the box experience, can be done by diving and snorkeling. it's a must thing to try. Yes they feed them, and.... I have dived >150 in Asia, and 1 time i meet a Whale sharks. At Oslob you swim with them.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GerthR1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved it and would recommend it to anyone interested in doing it. Get there early as there are a lot of people also keen on doing it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lynette00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wear long sleeve swimsuit. It was very chilly early in the morning when going up the boat after being wet 30 minutes in the water. Wear aqua shoes as the stones underwater were very sharp. Need to walk to the boat and wet your legs....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wsea3h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth to spend money on it. And I suggest you to go the resort and book the ticket. Since you got the ticket you don’t need to worry about too much. It will be really good experience. You can see the whale sharks clearly....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Guide620843
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you need to get there early, get in line, get registered, then wait and wait. Best to pay for swimming with the whale sharks. The guys in boats feed the sharks, so they gently swim around you. Snorkel and mask hide the unpleasant smell of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Greg R
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Gary R
July 31, 2019|
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Response from BernardC1119 | Reviewed this property |
If possible go early in the morning to avoid the crowd. The 1st boats goes out at 6am and the last boats is at 10am. Mind you there is a long queue most of the time (45 minutes to 90 minutes wait). The whale sharks are there... More
Gordo H
April 30, 2019|
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Response from Thetooshaz | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need to dive as they come up to the surface. Just snorkeling would suffice and actually be much more enjoyable.
Louis C
January 12, 2019|
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Response from mhche6 |
Please go to the Donsol area instead of the Oslob. It was more exciting since it’s a natural way of interacting with them. Although it’s not guaranteed that you see them, you would see the difference of how inhumane the... More