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Oslob Whale Shark Watching

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| Tan-awan, Oslob 6025, Philippines
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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
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| Tan-awan, Oslob 6025, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing experience! Take my advice and get yourself down there at 5:30am to queue for 6am; the first feed of the day because so many of the whale sharks show up to be fed so we were surrounded by so many but we...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing place. Amazing experience. Even thou is 30 mins.. it's good enough. To see the creature in it's nature habitat and up close.. there is nothing more to ask for.. sugest to get a tour guide for this, it will save u a lot of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to experience swimming with Whale Sharks in the wild this is not the place. I was shocked to see the process of the whole thing. There’s a lot of controversy about this so I would suggest to do some research before you...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there on a weekday, at about 7:30 am,we booked through a travel agent who really did an excellent job. No long lines. I wish I knew how to swim, but I managed to go in the water with my life vest. The experience...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fab day out and better when you make your own way there as you will save lots of time and have an unhurried experience! Entrance fees are very reasonable and the staff are so helpful even with a young child 500 to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The town of Oslob is known to be the home of the Whale Sharks or locally known as Butanding. Tourists from around the globe come to Cebu just to check this off their bucket list. The Philippines is truly blessed with wonderful spots, like the...More

Thank Louise S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with most things worthwhile in the Philippines, the prospect for tourism and making money seems to trump the environmental impact. After the briefing and getting on the water it was clearly obvious that there were hundreds of tourists in a small area, being processed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were excited to do the swimming with the whale sharks to start with. The trip from our hotel was not that comfortable as we used the public transport. To kill the time in the bus and to check what to expect, we browsed our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this as a dive (versus snorkeling), it was amazing.... a must do. Sandy bottom so not much to get in your way as you enjoy these magnificent creatures. They also love to ingest air bubbles and feel the air bubbles all down their...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read a lot reviews in different websites and in Tripadvisor stating the condition and how the whale sharks are treated in Oslob. And the heavy crowd to see those beautiful creatures. So was a bit reluctant to go but finally without second thoughts went...More

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Eileen G
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Response from jessieoh | Reviewed this property |
You can just get the tickets on the spot. there is a counter under the shaded area which sells the tickets. After that, you will be asked to attend a briefing in front of the ticket booth where you will see rows of chairs... More
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Abu C
6 June 2018|
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Response from chantal_dunbar | Reviewed this property |
It’s the equivalent of USD25/ person per 30 mins. Do not pay anyone. Take the Ceres bus to Tan-Awan and get off at the Whale Shark induction area. There are some small stalls leading down to the small rocky beach where the... More
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KLC67
31 May 2018|
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Response from BenGokhan | Reviewed this property |
There is no best time for whale shark watching. They will be waiting for you all the time. But if you want to avoid long queues you should reach there around 6am before groups.
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