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Oslob Whaleshark Watching

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Oslob, Philippines
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About Oslob Whaleshark Watching
Skip the Lines and Avoid huge Crowd. Enjoy hassle free swimming side by side with the whalesharks . We operate all year-round , advance booking is required to guarantee slots. Local operator from oslob WTS TonTon Tours offers Boatride view, Snorkeling view and Scuba Diving experience.
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Bob E wrote a review Aug 2020
Macau, China36 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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NiniBau wrote a review Mar 2020
Manila, Philippines38 contributions46 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sternbeliever wrote a review Feb 2020
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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......
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Date of experience: January 2020
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NPLim wrote a review Feb 2020
Laguna Province, Philippines296 contributions2 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jenna H wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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