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Oslob Whale Sharks: Tours & Tickets

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“gentle giants”(171 reviews)
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...more
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Oslob, Philippines
+63 32 513 6350
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The whales are baited and follow the boats that feed them. It’s very sad to see this happening. The whale sharks cannot be migrating as they should as they are being fed like pets. People and boats are not supposed to be so close to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank 1Shhh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many people do, I read A LOT of the reviews on TripAdvisor before deciding to book the Whale Shark experience. I think it is important that you have the right expectations before going there. The sharks are beautiful animals and simply breathtaking to see...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mrshnoz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cattle call process. There was so much brine that if you’re allergic to shellfish you might have a reaction. You definitely need to rinse very well after. I felt that this was an irresponsible and unsustainable way for people to appreciate any...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Lizn05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I booked a tour through Klook and one of the items on the tour was whale shark watching at Oslob. We woke up at 5:00am in the morning but well worth it. You get up close with the whale shark and the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Xt L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the first time I was impressed about an organised boat trip in the Philippines. We did not pay a full trip whale shark package but just rented a van for 3000 pesos round trip from Moalboal to Oslob. We paid an additional...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank butterxchange
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great experience! Thanks to @AUSSIEGOLDFISH we were in the first boat and had the chance to see the whalesharks without a crowd of people!

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank mascha94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small island rich with marine reefs coral gardens turtles different kinds of fishes as if you’re swimming inside an aquarium with tropical fishes Going to the island be ready to face waves riding in a small boat No potable water in the island bring...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They only accommodate to foreigners that pay the big bucks! I was in line at 6am got my tickets at 630am and did not get to see the Whale Sharks until 11am. Meanwhile bus loads full Of Koreans, Chinese and Japanese were drop off directly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank aja777
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pay your ticket and after a short wait (for us anyway) you’ll be brought out to some boats that will take you out to the whale sharks. I counted at least ten, of which I got very close to at least four. It was an...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BlackJoke
Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

We needed to leave Plantation Bay resort as early as 3:30am for a 3hrs drive to arrive the beach for a long queue. Queue time was almost or little over 4hrs for a 20mins encounter, but I must say it was worthwhile the time. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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2 October 2019|
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Response from louiseluckie | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up and pay them when your there. Get there for around 6am though as queues can be long. They give you the snorkel and mask when you get on the boats. It’s all very organised at the site.
Gary R
1 August 2019|
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Response from BernardC1119 | Reviewed this property |
If possible go early in the morning to avoid the crowd. The 1st boats goes out at 6am and the last boats is at 10am. Mind you there is a long queue most of the time (45 minutes to 90 minutes wait). The whale sharks are there... More
Gordo H
1 May 2019|
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Response from Thetooshaz | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need to dive as they come up to the surface. Just snorkeling would suffice and actually be much more enjoyable.