Oslob Whale Shark Watching

Activity Tan-awan | Oslob, 6025, Philippines Published on: 01-07-2016

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
First-time visit
Agency Office
Highlight of the city
Shore exclusion
0.46 USD

Oslob Whale Shark Watching is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior No
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Oslob Whale Shark Watching offers a wide range of equipments and instructors to give tourists chances for watching Whale Sharks.

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Why Oslob Whale Shark Watching is special ?

Welcome to OslobWhaleSharks.com! Get fascinated to watch friendly creatures of the sea as you enjoy watching and swimming with the friendly whale sharks in Oslob Cebu! Come and enjoy the adventure of lifetime experience.

Watching of whale sharks in Oslob Cebu is 100% guaranteed. 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.

What to explore at Oslob Whale Shark Watching?

You can see up to 8 or more whale sharks including mature males, females and some juveniles.

Snorkeling and Diving are also available. These activities will be more expensive but do allow the more experienced / adventurous guests to really experience the grace and beauty of these beautiful marine creatures as they glide by in their natural habitat.


If you book a packages:

•For Snorkeling with the whale sharks: Inclusive use of snorkeling gears.

•Local Facilitator and Guide

•Roundtrip Air-Conditioned Transportation – Pick up and drop off in any hotel, resort and residences (Cebu City and Mactan Island). Cars to be used:

1-3 persons – Sedan Car

4-6 persons – Minivan

7-14 persons – Van

15 and above – 2 or more Vans

•Native Light Breakfast

•Lunch with one round of drinks (Soft drinks or bottled mineral water)

•Entrance and watching fees

•Boat ride and life vest

•Whale shark watching (stay in the boat only) or swimming with the whale sharks if you pay add on fee

•Cool down at Tumalog Falls

• Government taxes and service charge (except payment transaction service charges)

Selling points

  • Opportunity of a lifetime
  • A unique experience
  • A fantastic feeling
  • Great to meet the gentle giant
  • Definitely worth the trip
A great 2 day trip to Cebu with my parents

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2.0 days
32.78 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
12 places




Tan-awan | Oslob, 6025, Philippines

Meeting point

Agency Office

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Tips for you

  • Rent a car! A must if you don’t want to be stuck in traffic or be in the bus squished and at times would numb your butt sitting for hours of travel.
  • Don’t forget to bring your underwater camera to capture moments with the gentle giants
    What to bring
  • Flash photography not allowed.
  • You’re not allowed to apply sunblock because it can harm the gentle giants.
  • Be sure to come in the morning....it's the only time of the day you get to swim with these wonderful creatures.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 5 meters from the whale sharks
  • Ask the boatman to take underwater photos using a waterproof camera. Don't have one? You can rent for only 500 Pesos + 50 Pesos to burn files into a CD.


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A really good experience. Definitely something you have to experience yourself to understand just how awe inspiring these sharks are. There are mixed feelings on whether they should be fed and managed like they are, as it is said to interrupt their natural annual migration patterns but with the growing pollution and environmental changes along their migration routes anyway - with the protection they're afforded by the companies that deal with the sharks, it's hard to say. I'm still 50-50 as I don't know enough about the factors involved to reliably comment on it. A great experience to swim and snorkel with them though. The resorts are all fully booked at weekends, so plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

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