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Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls provided by Cebu Tours

Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls

Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
16h
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 16h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 16h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 41718P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • Light breakfast will be served upon arrival in Oslob
  • Full meal Lunch will be served after you visit Sumilon island sandbar
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Local Tour Guide in all the spots mentioned above
  • Towels
  • Entry/Admission - Cebu Island
  • Entry/Admission - Tumalog Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Sumilon Island
  • Entry/Admission - Kawasan Falls
Exclusions
  • Optional is the snorkeling fee with the whale sharks which you can pay on the day of the tour
  • Camera Rental, you can rent one from us and can be paid on the day of the tour
Duration
16h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any hotels in Cebu City, Mactan, or even in the South of Cebu. We also offer pickup from the airport, sea port or any residences within Cebu or Mactan area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Light breakfast will be served upon arrival in Oslob
  • Full meal Lunch will be served after you visit Sumilon island sandbar
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Local Tour Guide in all the spots mentioned above
  • Towels
  • Entry/Admission - Cebu Island
  • Entry/Admission - Tumalog Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Sumilon Island
  • Entry/Admission - Kawasan Falls
Exclusions
  • Optional is the snorkeling fee with the whale sharks which you can pay on the day of the tour
  • Camera Rental, you can rent one from us and can be paid on the day of the tour
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any hotels in Cebu City, Mactan, or even in the South of Cebu. We also offer pickup from the airport, sea port or any residences within Cebu or Mactan area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
16h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Whale Shark & Waterfalls Philipines
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tumalog Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Sumilon Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Kawasan Falls
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
32 reviews
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Kathren G
1 contribution
Friends
Our tour guide JoyJoy made this experience everything. The whales were a sight to be seen. The boat you get on is small and I for sure would not recommend this for elderly or super heavy guests because getting in and out would be very difficult. Then we went to the sandbar, I think you could skip this part, it really is just a small cove you swim in and there are no fish to see unless you pay extra to go snorkeling in the coral reserve. And you have to have a guide tour with you to snorkel. Then we took a 15 min drive to Tumalog Falls which was the highlight of the entire experience, when you get there you can pay 50 pesos to get a ride on a motorbike down to the falls and they will bring you back up. I recommend you do this. The waterfall is huge with lots of picture opportunities. We skipped the other falls because we were exhausted and the drive to the whales took 3 hours from hotel.it was going to be an extra hour drive to the 2nd falls and we didn’t want to do that. Took 4 hours to get back from the excursion. Our driver Sammy was the best.
Written 28 July 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Thank you so much for your feedback, appreciate it so much. We hope to see you again in Cebu
Written 29 July 2022
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faith840
Fairfax, VA142 contributions
Definitely the highlight of our trip to Cebu. Our family was picked up promptly at 3:30 am from our hotel in Mactan by Miko. Very comfortable drive to Oslob in a new air-conditioned van. After breakfast, we met up with Cheryl, our guide, who was so nice and attentive. She took care of all our things while we were swimming. Lined up for less than 15 minutes because Cebu Tours have guides who have already been holding a place for their tour guests earlier in the day. Orientation, then another 10 minutes waiting to board our boat. The sight of the majestic butandings and swimming so close to them is an experience I will never forget. The boatmen feed them just as they tell you to go under the water so you are guaranteed a really close encounter. To me the time they give you to snorkel is just right.

Next was a boat ride to Sumilon Island sandbar. Absolutely gorgeous island, can take lots of instagrammable pics. Then off to Tumalog Falls, where the car takes you up the mountain then you have to get on the back of a motorcycle (50 pesos pp extra) for a short but harrowing drive to the falls. So sad to see the falls being just a trickle and the water level in the pool down below so shallow. Nothing like the beautiful pictures you see online. After that, we were served a delicious lunch of adobo, chicken soup, chop suey and rice. If you don't like Filipino food you can order off their menu and pay extra. After lunch we said goodbye to Cheryl then boarded the car for an almost 2 hour drive to Kawasan Falls. There we were met by another guide, Brian, who led us on an easy 20 minute hike to the falls. The falls was beautiful and it was so refreshing to swim in the cool water. Then we drove back to Cebu and got back to our hotel by 7 pm.

Cebu Tours and especially Miko and Cheryl did an amazing job. Note this is a PRIVATE tour with just your group and you have private guides with breakfast and lunch included so I thought the price was very reasonable considering you get to see four must-see sights in one trip! If like us you have had the butandings in your bucket list for a long time and only have a few days in Cebu, don't hesitate to book this tour. 100% recommend, and we plan on coming back in the future to do the Kawasan Falls canyoneering tour! Thank you to Miko, Cheryl and Cebu Tours for an amazing day!
Written 21 February 2020
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate it so much. We will let Maiko, Cheryl and Brian know your review. Thank you again and hope to see you in Cebu with our other tour packages.
Written 23 February 2020
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Xavier A
1 contribution
This activity was amazing! Swimming alongside the whalesharks is an incredible experience that I highly recommend. Unfortunately, Kawasan falls was closed but we were able to visit Tumalog falls which was simply breathtaking! Sumilon sandbar was nice and has great spots for photos with Oslob in the background. At last but definitely not least are tour guide Paula was awesome, very friendly, knowledgeable, and definitely loves her job and showing her beautiful island to tourists. Again, I highly recommend this tour!

P.S.
Thank you Sammy for returning our lost items and providing safe and timely transportation.
Written 29 March 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi Sir, thank you so much for this wonderful review, I will surely let Sammy and Paula know about this. Hope to see you again and thank you again for booking 2 tours from us.
Written 30 March 2022
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Morpheus
New York City, NY1 contribution
Everything is not organized at the end the tour guide will just sent you somewhere with another tour guide. For the price of renting tools is not honest they get percentage for the things you pay and you need another tour guide to guide you in snorkeling and another charges again. They mention it’s 16hrs tour but it only lasted for 13.5 hours and out of the 13.5 hours - maybe 9 hours were dedicated for transportation. Only the way back to the hotel took us 4.5 hours. So in summary the tour only lasted for 4hrs the breakfast and lunch included too
Written 29 June 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you for your feedback. May I ask if under what name is the booking? Cuz the package you booked includes everything including the snorkeling that you mentioned, Oslob is very far from the city and that is specified in the itinerary as well that it will take time going there and getting back to the city. Please also note that we have our own tour guide, driver and transportation who will hands on our operation of tours. We do not get percentage on the rental of tools. Let us know the booking reference so I can trace the people who are with you on that day. You can send us a message here, please, thank you for your time, I appreciate it.
Written 5 July 2022
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Uğur
Moscow, Russia3 contributions
Couples
Hello. I am booking all my tours via Tripadvisor according to comments. So I should write about what I saw for others too. First of all It is a min 2 hours drive from Cebu. We had a good driver. We met with the assistant guide there. They said she was assistant because they dob’t have enough guides. To see the sharks there is a system you get a number for the boat and sail little far from the coast to see the sharks on boat or with snorkels. Our guide told us we were 110 and we waited 2 hours. When it was already number 109, she and all other guides of this company told us we are not 110, we are 147. It was beacuse there is no order and this company’s guides are not capable dealing with disorder. We decided not to wait and rent scuba diving equipment. We fid it first time in our lives and dived with instructors. And glad fid it this way because swimming with sharks underwater for 40 minutes was very exiting. Otherwise you have only 5-10 minutes to see the sharks from surface and it is not for sure.

My suggestion just rent a car with a driver, go to Oslob and do scuba diving without waiting. Then go to Kalawan with your driver, find a local guide there to show you the highest place of the waterfall ( it is not allowed or suggested to up without a guide).

I have videos of the guides telling they cant get numbers correctly. If anyone interested I can send.
Written 7 January 2020
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, we are very sorry for what you experienced. Can you please send us the lead guest name booked and the date of the tour so we can investigate what happen on that day. Also if you have the name of the guide, please send it to us so we can also investigate him what happen. Our guide will line up in the whale sharks as early as 12mn just to wait for the ticketing to open at 6am especially during peak season. Will wait for your response. Thank you.
Written 9 January 2020
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Kim M
Calgary, Canada14 contributions
The tour was great, well organized, comfortable transport car.
Mao (Maureen) the tour guide for most of the trip was fantastic - so friendly and informative. I felt like we were in very good hands!
Chister our driving did such a good job navigating the busy streets from super early in the morning all the way until the evening. He was very reliable and friendly also.
I question the ethics behind the whale shark swimming.. there was supposedly a marine biologist there to monitor the quality of environment for the sharks, but it was very crowded and busy. Amazing animals though.
Then there was a miscommunication and we were double charged for the Kawasan portion of the tour. The separately hired guide did a great job, but basically pocketed a bunch of money.
Written 13 September 2019
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you for your review. We appreciate it. We will investigate the tour guide in Kawasan falls who asked extra money from you for Kawasan, as it is already in the package. We will surely give disciplinary action as needed and we will make sure that this won't happen again. Thank you again and hope to see you again in Cebu.
Written 15 September 2019
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rheep
Milton, Canada110 contributions
Our driver Rey picked us up promptly from our Mactan condo at 330 am. We had the light breakfast at Oslob where we were met by our tour guide Julee Ann. Julee Ann lined up.at 3 am to get our tickets for whale watching. We weren't going to snorkel but she convinced my husband and I to do it and I am so happy that she did! I have no words to describe the experience of swimming with the whale sharks it was simply incredible. From there we went to Sumilon Island where Julee Ann watched our things as we swam. The beach was beautiful though it was high tide and we did not get to see the sandbar. We also did a stop at Tumalon Falls. It was beautiful. We took a motorcycle ride uphill for 30 pesos. We had lunch then went on a 1.5 km hike to beautiful Kawasan Falls. If you can, try to go up to the 2nd falls as it is ess crowded. Our guide here was Rico. We got back to our condo 7 pm - very long day but made some beautiful memories to last us lifetime. I also would like to mention that Cebu Tours was very prompt in answering allmy questions thru Viber.
Written 12 October 2019
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi rheep, thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate it so much. Will surely let Rey, Julie Ann and Rico know your words. We hope to see you again in Cebu with our other tour packages :)
Written 14 October 2019
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Amelia Chen
1 contribution
Worth going for this trip, we didn’t have to queue that long to get the tickets to see the whale sharks because our tour guide will do it for us, besides that she’s also a very nice person that takes care of our belongings and take great pics for us. We got to swim with the whale sharks in the end and it was a great experience.
Written 13 August 2019
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you so much for your feedback. Since you booked thru us, it is our job to make the whale shark tour less hassle, we have to line to the tickets even you are not in Oslob yet. :) Again, thank you and hope to see you again in Cebu with our other tours.
Written 13 August 2019
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Jessica B
17 contributions
Wow this trip was incredible!
We had our own private tour with Mal who was a legend!
You start off swimming with the whale sharks (at an added expense) and they are amazing and beautiful fish! I care very much about animal ethics and the environment so was extremely hesitant when booking this trip, but there are marine biologists at this site and the Filipinos genuinely care for their well being.
Visiting the waterfalls (we did two) was really special. FYI Kawasan falls is very popular and busy so it takes away a little bit of the calmness, however they still were so beautiful!
Written 30 December 2019
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi Jessica, thank you so much for your feedback. Yes the reason why the whale shark watching in Oslob is more popular and continue operating cuz there are marine biologists who are monitoring the activity everyday. Again, thank you for your feedback and hope to see you again in Cebu.
Written 30 December 2019
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Ajesh K
Doha, Qatar1,101 contributions
we went for the whale shark encounter and Kawasan falls trip on a private car. It was a great experience to watch the whales and a small shark. The waterfall was great to view, clean and pleasant atmosphere.
Written 10 December 2019
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate it so much. Hope to see you again.
Written 10 December 2019
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Saw the hi lights of Cebu in a day
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