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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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Hours Today: 06:00 - 12:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Tan-awan, Oslob 6025, Philippines
+63 513 6350
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As many touristic water attractions, when is about snorkeling people gets a bit too enthusiastic and forgets that there's others with them. As a scuba diver, I honestly hate this, but I snorkel to enjoy the place with my girlfriend!! Overall: great experience to see...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a beautiful experience. Don't go there with tour but by bus it's more cheap. During the breafing they said stay 4 meters away from the whaleshark but was impossible because they fiding them near to you. If you want to have an adrenalinic...More

Thank Anna O
Reviewed 5 days ago

The whale sharks are not captive. They roam about the ocean freely, but they have been somewhat domesticated to expect food every morning at this location, so they come back every day. Swimming next to a whale shark is amazing! Not as large as a...More

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a lifetime experience to swim with whalesharks. However I didnt like some things: 1. Too crowded 2. Some things like small jellys are biting you while swimming (there is medication on site for that) 3. Its like a circus (you have to swim...More

Thank Marios K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't leave Cebu without experiencing such rare kind of adventure. We may never know til when these friendly whaleshark be there

Thank aubreytero
Reviewed 6 days ago

You will for sure see whale shark here. But there are too many people so I feel sorry for the whale sharks

1  Thank Helena N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swimming with the gentle sea giants in Oslob, Cebu is a surreal and memorable experience that you will surely cherish for years to come.  For some travelers, this breathtaking experience may only happen once in their lifetime.

Thank jurdayneree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My tip: 1) come eary 2) wear your swim gear before you arrive 3) loan their waterproof camera (P500) 4) bring your thumb drive (you can let them transfers your pics) Have fun! The experience is so WORTH it! and it seems 30 minutes just...More

1  Thank EddeeDy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a good trip, we took a bus from Cebu to Oslob at 5 AM, We arrived to there around 8:30. we waited around an hour to get to the boat and we swam only for 30 mints. In my opinion, if you are...More

2  Thank A T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swimming with the whale shark is such a fun experience. A must try. You'll be oriented of what needs to be done before starting. They'll give you a life vest and a snorkel to use. It will only be good for 30 mins.

Thank Peter T
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16 August 2017|
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Response from Virgilyn S | Reviewed this property |
The watching area is just few steps from the bus drop off. Just ask the bus driver to drop you off to the "whale sharks watching area". Enjoy your gentle giants interaction
Jacquelina L
8 June 2017|
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Response from Jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
Just rock up they dont get back to you on that site anyways 😒 Best if you can get there even earlier then 6:30. We got there at 6 and it was packed out! Have the best day !
Michelle Jeanne B
27 May 2017|
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Response from Virgilyn S | Reviewed this property |
Jelly fish!!!! Next time you get them, apply vinegar to affected areas and leave it to dry before you take a shower