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Cebu City: Whale Shark Swimming & Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

1. Cebu City: Whale Shark Swimming & Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime swimming experience with whale sharks. Your private guide will take you on a scenic journey from Cebu's East Coast to the town of Oslob to capture a sight of this magnificent fish. Snorkel and swim alongside these gentle giants in their natural habitat. After swimming alongside your new fish friends, you'll arrive at Badian for lunch before your canyoneering adventure. You'll travel to the jump-off point and swim, climb, rappel, and more all over Badian's picturesque cliffs—don't miss an opportunity to jump off cliffs as high as thirty feet.  Come down from your heart-pounding jumps with a relaxing swim in the beautiful waters of the beautiful and serene Kawasan Falls. You'll be brought back to your hotel carrying priceless memories and the thrill of adventure in your heart.

Oslob: Whale Sharks, Tumalog Falls, and Monkeys Private Tour

2. Oslob: Whale Sharks, Tumalog Falls, and Monkeys Private Tour

Unlike other tours, this is a private small group tour exclusive to few guests - meaning you'll have the added comfort of space in our commercial Van along with extra time spent between activities since this isn't a large group of 10 plus people like other tours. Discover the beautiful town of Oslob on a private day trip from Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, or Cebu City. Join an unforgettable adventure that combines the wonders of nature with an up-close encounter with gentle giants, exhilarating waterfalls, charming monkeys, and a traditional local treat. Please note: The Oslob monkeys are playful and gentle unlike the other breed of monkeys found in Bali which are aggressive and steal belongings - Children particularly love to play with Oslob monkeys and they’ll even gently rub your arm as a sign of politeness before giving them bananas supplied by us. We can assure you’ll enjoy our native monkey species. Your journey toward the beautiful town of Oslob, located in the southeastern part of Cebu, begins with hotel pickup. Arriving at Oslob, you'll be welcomed by the sight of the azure sea. Experience growing excitement as you prepare for the highlight of the tour: swimming with whale sharks. Oslob is renowned for its sustainable whale shark tourism, where you can experience snorkeling alongside these gentle giants in their natural environment. The tour includes a briefing by certified guides on responsible whale shark interaction, ensuring the well-being of these majestic creatures. After your whale shark encounter, continue the adventure with a visit to Tumalog Falls. Nestled amidst lush greenery, Tumalog Falls captivates visitors with its curtain-like cascade that creates a mesmerizing effect. Cool off in its refreshing turquoise waters and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Next on the itinerary is a visit to a local monkey sanctuary, where you can interact with playful primates. The sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of monkeys, and your guide will share insightful information about these intelligent creatures and their importance in the ecosystem. As the day draws to a close, you'll be treated to authentic Filipino Fresh Coconut provided they're in season and some are available. After seeing the best of Oslob, get driven back to your pickup location for drop-off. Please note: - Tumalog Falls is closed every 2nd Wednesday of the month by local authorities for cleaning and maintenance - however, we can offer suitable alternatives if need be. - In courtesy to other travellers and to ensure a timely arrival of the Whale Shark Snorkelling schedule, we maintain a waiting period of no longer than 20 minutes of your nominated pickup time at your hotel/stay as a part of our terms and conditions.

From Cebu: Whale Shark Tour and Tumalog Falls Private Tour

3. From Cebu: Whale Shark Tour and Tumalog Falls Private Tour

Travel via private car charter to Oslob where you'll get up close to the friendly whale sharks on your trip to Cebu. This slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark is one of the largest known fish species - and a true sight to behold. On the trip, get to snorkel and swim with the whale sharks. To begin your adventure, wake up bright and where you will be picked up in your hotel lobby at 3 AM. Take a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline. Once you arrive in Oslob, get your snorkeling gear and hop in the water for your whale shark encounter. After a briefing regarding what to look for and basic safety rules, enjoy your time in the beautiful ocean filled with amazing sea creatures. Take your time to get used to the water and snorkeling gears and have a truly unique experience of making friends with Oslob's famous whale sharks. At the end of the experience, enjoy a local lunch to recharge your energy.  Return back to your accommodation in Cebu by around 1-2 PM with a convenient private transfer. Upgrade your tour to include a 1-hour full body relaxing massage. Choose from the signature Swedish, Shiatsu, or Thai Massage. Soothe your mind and energize your body after a long day of traveling. Alternatively, after your Whale Shark experience, upgrade your tour to visit Tumalog Falls. Your tour guide will take you for a hike and motorcycle ride to see unique rock formations and clear water falling from the top. Return to Cebu City/Mactan by 4 PM.

Cebu: Whale Sharks, Tumalog Falls & Sumilon Island Day Tour

4. Cebu: Whale Sharks, Tumalog Falls & Sumilon Island Day Tour

On this day tour, experience the ultimate adventure in the stunning natural beauty of Cebu. Enjoy the convenience of van transportation and local lunch. During your immersive nature day, swim with whale sharks, explore the rainforest, and snorkel along a sandbar. Begin your tour with pickup from Cebu, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, or Mandaue. Then, head over to Oslob to swim in the pristine waters that are home to magnificent whale sharks. Marvel at these gentle giants of the sea. Next, take a short drive to Tumalog Falls. You'll be enchanted by the cascading waterfall. Take a dip in the cool, refreshing waters and bask in the serenity of the surrounding lush rainforest. Afterwards, explore Sumilon Island's stunning sandbar, stretching endlessly into the sparkling sea. Here, enjoy ample time discover the island's rich marine life with your snorkel, or simply savor the tranquility of this secluded paradise. Return to the SM City Cebu Travellers' Lounge to conclude your tour at the end of the day.

Cebu: Oslob Whale Shark Swimming and Tumalog Falls Tour

5. Cebu: Oslob Whale Shark Swimming and Tumalog Falls Tour

Discover the majesty of the whale shark, on this tour with a local guide. Enjoy the convenience of private pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Cebu City, Mactan, or Mandaue City. Use the provided snorkeling equipment to see these creatures in their natural habitat.  Start your day with an early morning pickup from your hotel. Relax on the drive in an airconditioned car with coastal and scenic mountain views on the way to Oslob. Upon arrival in Oslob, a light breakfast will be served with a short orientation by the local guide.  Take a small boat out to where the whale sharks are active. Jump into the water with the snorkel and swim alongside these gentle giants in their natural habitat. These whale sharks are locally called as "butanding" and they are the largest fish in the world. After swimming with the whale sharks, take a trip to the scenic Tumalog waterfalls where you can go for a swim or snap some pictures before being brought back to your hotel. 

Oslob: Whale Sharks, Sardine Run, Sea Turtles Boat Tour

6. Oslob: Whale Sharks, Sardine Run, Sea Turtles Boat Tour

Enjoy a fantastic day tour for both family and friends where you can swim with whale sharks in Oslob and experience the natural beauty of the region. Swim around coral reefs and admire sea turtles. Oslob is one of the only places where you can see wild whale sharks feeding. Snorkel with whale sharks in the wild on a tour with a 99% sighting rate. Admire the sight of whale sharks over 10 meters in length swimming gracefully and feeding with their large mouths. Move on to swimming around beautiful coral reefs, adorable sea turtles, and large schools of powerful sardines in Moalboal, a premier snorkeling spot. Experience the mysterious scene of adorable sea turtles swimming gracefully and small sardines migrating as one huge life form in a school.

Shared Tours: Whaleshark Swimming & Kawasan Canyoneering

7. Shared Tours: Whaleshark Swimming & Kawasan Canyoneering

This is a Shared Tour which is available every Monday, Tues Thursday Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only. This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. If the minimum requirement is not met, you can book an alternative date or request a full refund. You will be contacted at least 1 day before your scheduled tour. You will be joining in with other individuals and groups for the tour. Airport pick up and luggage is not allowed, only hand carry bags. If you wish to be in your own private vehicle, please book Oslob & Badian: Whaleshark Wonders & Thrilling Canyoneering Private Tour. Pick up time starts early at 2:00 am (16hrs duration due to congestion of traffic going back to your hotel), depending on your pick-up location. Will send driver details and pick up the schedule one day before the tour. Please be ready 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will only give a grace period of 10 minutes, before proceeding to the next pickup location. Tour operators will not be responsible for guests not being able to join the tour if guests do not show up at the pickup location and scheduled pickup time. Guests will be declared no show and are not entitled to a refund. Drop off time is estimated at 6-8pm. Drop off location is the same as your pickup location or any location along the way to the city. Afterall, embark on a comfortable group transfer to Oslob, immersing yourself in the scenic landscapes as you make your way to the Whale Shark watching site. Arrive at Oslob just in time for sunrise, setting the perfect backdrop for the upcoming encounter with the majestic Whale Sharks. Receive a detailed briefing from the experienced guides, learning about the behavior of Whale Sharks and the essential guidelines for a responsible and respectful interaction. Board a traditional outrigger boat with your newfound friends, creating a sense of camaraderie as you embark on this aquatic adventure together. Transit to Badian where you share stories and laughter during the scenic journey to Badian, appreciating the changing landscapes from the coastal beauty of Oslob to the lush surroundings leading to your next adventure. Arrive at the canyoneering starting point in Badian, where the group bonds over the shared excitement of exploring picturesque canyons and natural rock formations. Navigate through the canyons, taking on thrilling cliff-jumping challenges of varying heights. Cheer on your fellow participants as they embrace each adrenaline-pumping leap. Dive into refreshing pools, swim through natural water formations, and trek together through the stunning landscapes, creating shared memories amidst the beauty of Badian. Reach the grand finale at Kawasan Falls, where the entire group celebrates the culmination of the canyoneering adventure with exhilarating jumps into the crystal-clear pools. Enjoy a well-deserved lunch near Kawasan Falls, sharing reflections on the day's experiences.

From Cebu: Oslob Whale Shark Snorkeling and Canyoning Tour

8. From Cebu: Oslob Whale Shark Snorkeling and Canyoning Tour

This full-day trip starts from Cebu. After a 3-hour drive, you will arrive at Oslob to try whale shark snorkeling that can only be experienced here. You don't have to be a great swimmer to get close to them as you'll have a full life jacket. The whale sharks are very tame and harmless. You will have an unforgettable experience! After snorkeling, you will go to Kawasan Falls, the largest waterfall in Cebu, for canyoning. Go down the river, traverse the rocks, slide down natural chutes and then jump into the deep pool! You will be accompanied by a professional instructor along the way. Since these two locations are 2.5 to 3 hours away from Cebu by car, joining our round-trip tour ensures you have a productive and fun day out. We will send you back to the city in the evening at the end of the tour. After that, you can go to a spa for some rest and relaxation or enjoy a wonderful dinner at the various restaurants and bars. We can also arrange GoPro action cameras to snap great photos - you'll take home some amazing memories with you.

From Cebu City: Scuba Diving with Whale Sharks Trip in Oslob

9. From Cebu City: Scuba Diving with Whale Sharks Trip in Oslob

Travel via private car charter to Oslob where you'll get up close to the friendly whale sharks on your trip to Cebu. This slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark is one of the largest known fish species - and a true sight to behold. On the trip, get to scuba dive and swim with the whale sharks. To begin your adventure, wake up bright and where you will be picked up in your hotel lobby at 5:00 AM. Take a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline. Once you arrive in Oslob, you'll have an orientation with diving master on how to's and gearing up then hop in the water for your whale shark encounter. After a briefing regarding what to look for and basic safety rules, enjoy your time in the beautiful ocean filled with amazing sea creatures. Take your time to get used to the water and snorkeling gears and have a truly unique experience of making friends with Oslob's famous whale sharks.

Cebu: Oslob Whale Shark Swim and Sumilon Island Day Tour

10. Cebu: Oslob Whale Shark Swim and Sumilon Island Day Tour

Take a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline, spot some turtles and whale sharks, and lounge in the sun on this day trip.Begin your adventure bright and early, and be picked up from your hotel lobby at 3 AM. Hear a short briefing on basic safety and what to look for, kit yourself out in snorkeling gear, and hop in the water for a whale shark encounter. Have a truly unique experience with Oslob's famous whale sharks. Next, visit the gorgeous Sumilon Island with its stunning beaches and cerulean blue water. See the famous and beautiful white sand bar of Sumilon Island up close. Itinerary: Whaleshark Encounter Sumilon Sandbar Tumalog Falls Cuartel/Ruins Simala Church Carcar Pasalubong

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4.6 / 5

based on 98 reviews

I kindly recomend this tour to all the people Who would like to live and Amazing unforgetteble experience. The day spento in Oslob among whale Shark, similiong Island, tumalog waterfall has been semply perfect and unique thanks to our guide Princess. Princesse isn't Just a beautiful name, but a Fact. She has been the best guide ever, capeble of to take care with love of every partecipants. She has been nice, special and wonderful and She organized everything tobthe perfection. She has been able to make this tour very special and thanks to her i lived a day that condendense in itself the experiences of and entire week. Bravissima Princess. L'unico problema è che su tutte le presentazioni è indicata una durata del tour sbagliata -di 10/12 ore, quando invece dura molto di più, almeno 16 - a causa della quale ho perso un aereo. L'errore lo imputo all'app e non al fornitore.

We had a great time (whale sharks were great!, waterfalls beautiful, small island also really great) but please note that the Whale Shark attraction is a bit of mess: you are dropped at Oslob around 6AM and have to wait in the queue for 30min to register for tickets, then you go to Restaurant for 1h for breakfast and get back to Oslob to wait for your ticket number. We had ticket number L180 and the current one was number L30 so around 5h waiting. Later our guide arrange lower number so we waited around 3h at the end. We didn't have any money as you leave everything in the car so couldn't buy even a bottle of water and our Guide had to buy us water. You get back to car and your things after Whales and Small Island cruise so we were without money for most of the day which was a pain. Please take some money with you in waterproof bag.

The whale shark and sardine run were both incredible experiences. We decided to dive which made the experience all the more spectacular!! Love it What wasn’t so much fun was the time spent in transit (8hr in total back and forth from Cebu city) but you have to take the rough with the smooth! Our guide Edmund was exceptional as our host and so kind and accommodating!

This activity was absolutely amazing. our guide went above and beyond on the Canyooneering trip. I would recommend this, was hands down the most memorable part of our trip. A+++

Really fun and our your guide called Princess was absolutely exceptional very helpful and friendly