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Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off   5:30 AM Pick-up for Cebu City Hotels, 4:30 AM for Mactan Hotels

  • This tour is a whole day activity and is not offered as a half-day tour. From the pick-up location in your hotel, a van will take you to Oslob, about 3 and a half to four hours drive from Cebu City. Along the way you will be shown many other popular natural attractions of Cebu.

Booking notes

Bookings, with complete details as requested below, should be made a minimum of 3 days before your planned tour date.   

Booking Note: Bookings are confirmed on the basis of travellers providing all the required information.  Failure to provide the information may result in your booking being cancelled and refunded.

Please use the Special Request box on our Booking Page to add the required information:-

    • The names, date of birth and nationality of ALL people in your party
    • The name of the hotel where you will be staying, for Pick-up
    • The Free Children's Rate applies to children 3 years of age and below. The Tour Operator reserves the right to request additional payment for any party members booked as children, who are older than 3 years of age.

 

When you receive your Booking Voucher, print it out and keep it with your other important travel documents.   Make a note of the Tour Operators Contact Number, in case you need to contact them

It is the traveller's responsibility to advise of ANY changes, to the hotel or pick up point, a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour pick-up time, by contacting the Tour Operator direct (number on the Booking Voucher). We can not guarantee that last minute changes can be accommodated as the office of our Tour Operator shuts at 5.30 pm and pick-ups start at 4.30 am (Mactan Hotels) & 5.30 am (Cebu Hotels)

 

  • The tour operator may contact you, or the hotel where you are staying, 1 day before the tour date to reconfirm a pick-up time.   If you do not hear from the Tour Operator you should be ready for collection at 4.30 am.

Please ensure that you read and understand the Itinerary, Participants Guidelines, Children's Policy, Amendment Policy and Cancellation Policy

 

HOLIDAY ADVISORY (No tours on the following Days):-

  • SINULOG January 19-20
  • HOLY WEEK April 18-19
  • CHRISTMAS - Dec 24 & 25
  • NEW YEAR - Dec 31 & Jan 1


THE FOLLOWING DATES WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL 10% SURCHARGE

  • April 9, 20 & 21
  • May 1
  • June 12
  • August 26
  • November 30
  • December 30


Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

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Apart from the thrill of getting up close and personal with the world's largest fish, the tour raises awareness of the need to protect the Whale Sharks.

We are committed to ensuring this unique wildlife encounter is safe, enjoyable and totally memorable.

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Join our Whale Shark Encounter Tour as we take you on an experience and a day of adventure like no other, in Oslob Cebu

You can also swim alongside the Whale Sharks.

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VALUE ADDED INCLUSIONS

  •  Roundtrip Air-Conditioned Transportation
  •  Tour Facilitator and Guide
  •  All Entrance Fees 
  •  Breakfast served in Oslob – Whale Sharks Viewing Area
  •  Native Lunch with one round of Drinks
  •  Banca Boat Fees
  •  Entrances for the Whale Shark Viewing
  •  Snorkeling Gears
  •  Side trip to Tumalog Falls, Baluarte, Cuartel Ruins and Carcar Town
  •  Bottled Water along the Trip
  •  Pick up and drop off at the Hotel (Cebu City and Mactan Island)

From the moment you are welcomed aboard our tour operator's air-conditioned van your adventure will start with a scenic drive to Oslob.  This drive may take up to 4 hours from Cebu City but we are confident that you will agree the journey is worth it.

At Oslob the dedicated guiding staff are absolutely passionate about their work and love to share their intimate knowledge of Whale Sharks and the marine environment. Guests are safe in the hands of our experienced crew, who have many years of marine experience to ensure your safety.

  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Group size: from 1 to 50 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off   5:30 AM Pick-up for Cebu City Hotels, 4:30 AM for Mactan Hotels

    • This tour is a whole day activity and is not offered as a half-day tour. From the pick-up location in your hotel, a van will take you to Oslob, about 3 and a half to four hours drive from Cebu City. Along the way you will be shown many other popular natural attractions of Cebu.
    • Drop-off location: 

      Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off

    • Pickup time: (4.30 AM - 5.30 AM)
    • Drop-off time: (5.00 PM - 6.00 PM)

Itinerary

5:30 AM Pick-up for Cebu City Hotels, 4:30 AM for Mactan Hotels

From the pick-up location in your hotel, a van will take you to Oslob, about 3 and a half to four hours drive from Cebu City. Along the way you will be shown many other popular natural attractions of Cebu.

This tour is a whole day activity and is not offered as a half-day tour.

04:30 -05.30 am    -    Pick up at Hotel
10:00 am    -    Breakfast at Oslob
10:30 am    -    Orientation prior to Whale Shark Encounter
11:00 am    -    Whale shark Encounter
12:00 pm    -    Lunch 
01:00 pm    -    Visit Tumalog falls 
02:00 pm    -    Visit Baluarte & Quartel Heritage Sites 
02:30 pm    -    Visit Boljoon Historic Church 
03:30 pm     -    Visit Carcar Shoe Expo 
05:00 pm     -    ETA back to Cebu City & drop-off at Hotel

Cancellation Policy

Tour cancellation should be made at least 7 days prior to the indicated tour date.
  • Cancellation made less than 7 days before the tour date shall be subject to 25% cancellation per tour per person, 
  • Cancellation made one (1) day prior to tour date shall be subject to 50% cancellation per tour per person.
  • Cancellation made on the actual tour date shall be charged in full amount. No show will incur full amount charge.

Re-Booking:

  • 12 hours before start of Tour – 50% Surcharge Fee
  • Afterwards – 100% Surcharge Fee

Children policy

  • 3  years old & below  – Free of Charge
  • 4  years old & above –  Full Rate

Life vest, mask and snorkels for children are available on site.

Where your booking includes a child under 3 years of age, just advise in the Travelers Request Box on the Booking Page

 

 

 

 

Participant Guidelines

From courtesy pick-up to drop-off the tour includes:- transfers from your hotel to Oslob Cebu, English-speaking tour guides, delicious breakfast and lunch meals, support from friendly qualified staff, safety boat and safety swimmers.

How to swim and snorkel with the Whale Sharks  In order not to disturb the gentle giants while you are in the water, keep in mind the following:

1) Enter the water gently and swim quickly (with minimum of splashing) towards these gentle creatures

2) Be sure have your head in the water, but looking forward (not down). Invariably, the Whale Shark will be swimming within 1-2 m of the surface so scan in front.

3) When you enter the water and spot the whale shark swim out to the side, taking a position to the side and behind the pectoral fin.

4) Do not restrict the movement or behavior of the shark. 

5) Swim alongside the shark, being sure to provide sufficient room for your fellow ecotourists to also see the shark.

6) Do not attempt to touch or ride the whale shark 

7) When taking photos, do not use your flash

8) Remain at least 4 m from the tail of the shark; and 3-4 m from the head

Other Disclosures

ONLINE BOOKING GUARANTEE

Sightings of Whale Sharks are guaranteed. The Whale Sharks of Oslob, Cebu have continued to be sighted everyday as the local fishermen have instituted a regular feeding program which allows visitors to see this spectacle daily, just a few meters away from the shore.

Regular feeding time is from early morning till noon only. In the unlikely event that there are no Whale Shark sightings due to inclement weather, we will endeavor to reschedule your visit to another day.

We would encourage early bookings (at least a month prior to arrival) to avoid disappointment as there is only a very limited number of visitors per day given permits to visit this natural wonder. 

This limitation was made in an effort by the local government to lessen the environmental impact that visitors may bring to the natural habitat of the Whale Sharks.

Taxes and Charges: Tour rates are quoted in Philippine Peso (PHP), per person and subject to 5% service charge and 12% Value Added Tax