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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%
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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 via mobile

First and foremost, waking up early is a MUST. You should atleast be there in Tan-Awan before 6:30am to avoid the crowd. Don't worry Feeding time of whale sharks will be til 12noon. Secondly, just bring the important stuff like camera and Money. We went...More

1  Thank Lej_ALdo
Reviewed yesterday

We arrive here after few hours drive from the city. Come early so you get to enjoy the place better. When you arrive, you will be asked to go through a short info before you head to the water. Basically, will ask you not to...More

1  Thank Egie10
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the whale sharks while in cebu, it's well worth a visit. Get there early 6am as there will be loads of people there. The whales tend to head off about 12ish! There's a line to sign in and then an orientation where they...More

Thank Noiee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Swimming with the whale sharks absolutely lived up to all my expectations. It was fantastic! The whole experience was very well organised and efficient. They have a good set up going. We arrived early and were the first boat out (but it doesn't matter as...More

Thank champkis
Reviewed 3 days ago

4* is for the way the sharks are lured with food. So it is somehow not "natural". The area is definitely out of the way. I heard some locals say the area has come a long way, now with running water. It does still need...More

Thank SVTraveller888
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An 3 hour ride from Cebu city to Oslob. We left at 4am and arrived at 7am. They gave us orientation . We were given a snorkel and life vest. Then ride a banca about 5 minutes from the shoreline.The 500 pesos is good for...More

Thank Dea Z
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Locals took us 'whale watching' in Oslob Cebu. Granted, even though I didn't do much prior research we were disappointed. When we saw the very very small canoe we realised we would have great difficulty trying to get in & out the canoe as both...More

Thank Colleen464
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sunscreen or sunblock is not allowed. Water is itchy like something is just stinging you in the water. But whale sharks,, oh,, those whale sharks were intimidating and amazing.. Don't miss for the world.

1  Thank Max C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oslob is at the southern end of Cebu. From Cebu city, you can take the Ceres Bus from the South Terminal. It costs just under Php200.00 one way. Ask the driver to drop you off at the whale shark watching area in Barangay Tan-awan. It's...More

2  Thank Virgilyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we went there Saturday 8am and very crowded that time but it's a worth trip. worth and amazing experienced even we had sunburn. note: better to go there around 6am to avoid the crowded people.

1  Thank ghraze
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August 16, 2017|
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Response from Mattijs T | Reviewed this property |
The earlier you'll arrive the better it is given the huge crowds that are there. I'm not sure about the other part of your question.
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June 8, 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 !
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May 28, 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