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Oslob Whaleshark Watching

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Oslob 6025, Philippines
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Great experience, questions of sustainability

First impressions of seeing hundreds of tourists crowded onto a beach, while 10s more circled... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philip B
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Animal cruelty

It's realy just animal cruelty. It's sad to see such magnificent creatures treated this way. Tons... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
Christoph s
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A must visit tourist destination in Southern part of Cebu, Oslob Whaleshark Watching is a daily activity in oslob with 99.9% sightings guaranteed, Powered and operated by WTS TonTon Tours ,Guest can now book directly and enjoy a hassle free tour.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Oslob 6025, Philippines
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"whale sharks"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"life jackets"
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"underwater camera"
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"take pictures"
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"these gentle giants"
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"creatures"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First impressions of seeing hundreds of tourists crowded onto a beach, while 10s more circled around out at sea weren't great. However, getting that close to such enormous and wonderful creatures was a once in a lifetime experience. There must be some serious questions of...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

It's realy just animal cruelty. It's sad to see such magnificent creatures treated this way. Tons of tourists in the water just inches away from the whalesharks and sometimes even touching them. Unbelievable disappointing experience. They are also beeing fed which leeds to an unnatural...More

Thank Christoph s
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

You have to go very early in the morning to the place. It is super turustic but woth it anyway. Short education thath you canot touch the sharks and after you are waiting for your boat. We spend 30 min in the water. It is...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a place to visit in the Visayas, look no farther than Cebu, that is why Magellan landed here. He planted a cross in 1521 and it’s still there visited by thousands of people. The city is crowded, traffic is terrible specially...More

Thank GilMS
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

february 2017 is my first time to philippines. I went to the Philippines with my friends for student exchange. and we had the opportunity to visit the oslob to see the whale sharks. its location is quite far from downtown cebu about 1 hour more....More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

cool experience swimming and snorkeling with the whaleshark. you are not allowed to touch them but you don't need to because this harmless creatures will get close to you themselves. it's really a one of a kind experience

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Excited to see the these incredible animals, that I’ve just heard of before and seen picture, we decided to go to Oslob even if it was 3 hours drive. When arriving at the area of the departure with boats, we were at first gathered with...More

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traveller80880, Public Relations Manager at Oslob Whaleshark Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

We are sorry for what you've experience, but as published it would be best to have your reservations ahead of time. Also I would like to inform you that whalesharks are not caged nor harm. With this attraction we still maintain high level of their...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Although I didn't actually get in a boat to feed and snorkel with the sharks I instead opted to dive in the area and hope to see them away from the crowds. Unfortunately whilst diving below to boats and hoards of tourists it was clear...More

Thank josh b
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

It's true that to see the whaleshark so close is awesome but in general the whole activity is fast, bad organized. Moreover I'm not sure about how they disturb the life of the whalesharks but I don't think they enjoy this amount of turist. Not...More

Thank Jordi S
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

It's a once in a lifetime experience to see the majestic whale sharks up close but it also has its negative sides too. since i'm not an expert i just implore every visitors to just follow the basic guidelines set by the operators. Let's be...More

1  Thank akaong
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