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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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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

We visited Oslob to dive with the whale sharks and it was a mixed experience for me. The trip was quite expensive, largely due to the fees charged at the site. We weren't disappointed in that we saw a number of whale sharks whilst diving....More

Thank DickBurton
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was sceptical about coming here to swim with the whale sharks as I am aware it’s not so ethical. There are no engines on the boats and the sharks actually started coming here by themselves but I guess it is somewhat hindering their migration...More

Thank I_wander_asia
Reviewed 6 days ago

My overall rating might say average, but it is an understatement when you met the whale sharks! They are really GINORMOUS, we all know they are harmless docile giants, but their size is so intimidating. But as a whole that's it, 30 minute of encounter...More

Thank NoViCeForNow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your own mask and snorkall ,then when they ask you if your staying on the boat or swimming with the whales,say you are staying on the boat.. When you go out on the boat take your mask and snorkel and jump in and swim...More

4  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately I cannot say anything good about the whale shark experience We got up at 5.30 am to see the whole sharks and our guide queued for 5 hours but by the time we got our tickets at 10.30 am the whale sharks had gone...More

Thank WendyJeffrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People wake up early, skip breakfast, fall in line at 7am and the first 1,000 gets to experience the amazing whale sharks for 30 minutes. These gentle giants are truly awesome!

1  Thank Zupreme1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your wild whale shark but it was a great experience seeing those HUGE things. Kind of scary with the mouth coming toward you haha. The system to get to see the whale shark is painful and its VERY crowded. Extremely crowded destination and very...More

Thank phris242
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We left cebu city at 330am and got to oslob at 6am and to my surprise.. there are lot of people already. It's too touristic. They had to stop issuing tickets because there were lots of people crowding in the waiting area and only 1...More

Thank vanessa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing experience that only takes about 30 minutes all up. You get a great view of the whale sharks and it is breathtaking to see such beautiful creatures up close. It costs 1000PHP per person to snorkel (snorkeling gear and life jacket is provided)...More

Thank jlau1641
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 5:30am and waited in line behind approx 80-100 people in the end more than 500-600 people got to go put before us because many people ahead of us online were agents buying tickets for large groups. The sad part is how the...More

4  Thank Matt S
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19 January 2018|
Response from jlau1641 | Reviewed this property |
The resort in Oslob was called Down South 118 beach resort and yes, they can organise and take you to see the whale sharks. Recommend staying there
Georgie C
16 January 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for the late reply.. No you dont need to book ,you can wait to you get there . You can book at your accommodation,most prices are the same ..Most important is that you are there by 6 30 am to avoid the crowds
10 December 2017|
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Response from marie_theres_10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Just get a driver to Oslob and register there. If you want to have it comfotable get yourself a guide for the day and he will take you through register process but you can do it also by yourself. There is no previous... More