Water activity

From Cebu: Whale Shark Tour and Tumalog Falls Option

4.3 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Mcrich Canyoneering

From Cebu: Whale Shark Tour and Tumalog Falls Option

Activity provider: Mcrich Canyoneering

From US$ 105.45 per person

Swim with whale sharks, known as the 'gentlest giants in the sea'. Dive in deep next to them to get a a look close of these beautiful, spotted sea creatures. Enjoy a meal next to the amazing ocean in Oslob.

About this activity

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Duration 10 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Tagalog
Pickup included
Any hotel in Cebu City area or Mactan Area
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Take a tour to Oslob, the home of whale sharks in the Philippines
  • Meet gentle whale sharks and swim alongside them
  • Enjoy an amazing local meal with a marvelous ocean views
  • Extend your tour to Tumalog Falls, one of top 5 waterfalls in Philippines that inspired the movie Avatar
Full description

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.

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Snorkeling and swimming gear
  • Breakfast or lunch
  • Towels
  • 1-hour massage (if option chosen)
  • Trip to Tumalog Falls (if option chosen)
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Towels (please bring your own)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • There is a possibility that whale sharks may not be seen during the tour due to unpredictable nature, inclement weather, and other environmental factors beyond the tour operators control; in such occurrence, please note that no refunds will be issued
  • Children under the age of 7 are not allowed to participate in the snorkeling activity with the whale shark but are allowed to watch from the boat
  • The itinerary and schedule are subject to local circumstances and weather conditions
  • Bring swimwear, a towel, a change of clothes, and comfortable shoes for water activities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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Started the day bad. I was punctual in the hotel lobby at 3:00. The person who was supposed to pick me up was asleep in the car in the parking lot in front of the lobby, he did not respond to calls or wasaps. After a while he did call me, but even so he said he was in the lobby. We left at 3:45. Later we refueled the vehicle and drank coffee, even so we arrived on time. The place where the sharks are is a three hour drive from Cebu. The road is hellish. Once you park, the boats are 100 meters away. Do not take anything to the boat, everything will get wet. Better keep your things in the van, towel included. If you take it, it will get wet. In my case I went in a swimsuit and flip flops. Complete success. Once on the beach the boats are rowing. The sharks are very close to the beach, they go there because they feed them, that's why they are only from 6 to 11. When you're done with the shark, you'll immediately get to your bag with a towel, ect. In my case, the visit to the f

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January 14, 2023

Departure in the middle of the night, at 3. It takes three hours to reach Oslob. Although very touristy, the experience is well organised. A quarter of an hour / 20 min contact with sharks. Difficult meeting to forget! A Filipino breakfast (eggs, rice, fish or meat, and coffee) is also included. Tumolog Falls nearby is also nice. Well-ordered environment and one is in touch with the verdant tropical nature. The activities take place between 6.00 and 8.30/9.00 in the morning. By 12.30/13.00 we are already back in Cebu.

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January 5, 2023

started early morning at 3a.m. with our private tour, the weather was not really friendly to us but everything went smoothly and fantastic, thanks to our SUPER DRIVER ,our private guide" Guille" he made perfect our day a very kind person and very attentive. We enjoyed and satisfied with our whale sharks and waterfalls day tour, was a fantastic experience

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January 5, 2023

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