The Oslob Whaleshark Interaction Tour is also known as the Butanding Interaction Tour. These gentle sea giants may regularly be found in Oslob, a town in Southern Cebu famed for panoramic views and natural attractions like the Tumalog Falls.
The whaleshark interaction lasts for 30 minutes. Prior to the activity itself, guests are given a briefing of the do’s and don’ts during the tour. One should not touch the butandings at any cost.
For those who are scared to swim with the whalesharks, an option to just stay in the boat and view the whalesharks is available. The tour rate for this is a bit cheaper, but less fun of course compared to being able to swim with the butandings. The more adventurous ones who happen to be licensed divers are in luck. A diving tour with the Oslob whalesharks is also available, complete with divemaster and equipment.
If guests are staying in a Cebu hotel, it is best to leave the city not later than 0700H as the cut-off time for the Oslob Whaleshark Interaction Tour is at 1200H. Beyond 1200H, guests are no longer accepted and would have to wait the next day. Those who do not want to wake up early have the option to book a room for a night in a resort in Oslob. Our travel agency can assist you with the booking as well.
QUICK TOUR FACTS: OSLOB WHALE SHARK INTERACTION TOUR
SWIM WITH THE OSLOB WHALESHARK TOUR FROM CEBU DURATION:
- 8 hours, including travel time
- Surcharges will apply in excess of 8 hours
- Standard starting time: approx. 0600H (0700 at the latest)
PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF POINTS:
- Any hotel/resort within Mactan and Cebu area
SWIM WITH THE OSLOB WHALESHARK TOUR INCLUSIONS:
- AC transportation
- Services of a licensed tour guide
- All entrance and parking fees
- Life vest
- Boat rental
- Snorkel and mask
- Light breakfast (or snacks)
- Set Lunch
SWIM WITH THE OSLOB WHALESHARK TOUR EXCLUSIONS:
- Tips/gratuities to tour guide and driver
- Underwater camera
- Trip to Tumalog Falls
- Heritage Tour around Oslob and other extension tours
PEOPLE WHO VIEWED THIS TOUR ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN:
- CEBU SOUTHERN COUNTRYSIDE TOUR
- KAWASAN FALLS ADVENTURE TOUR
- BOHOL DAY TOUR FROM CEBU
- BUGGY RIDE ADVENTURE IN DALAGUETE
TRAVEL TIP WHEN IN CEBU:
The Oslob Whaleshark Interaction Tour may have several tour extensions, in order that one is able to maximize its time and given that the drive from Cebu to Oslob and back takes 3 hours per way. One can choose to do the Sumilon Day Trip if staying in Oslob overnight. One can also do the buggy ride in Dalaguete on the way back, or head on over to Badian where Kawasan Falls is located.
However, one does not have to go far from Oslob in order to maximize time. Tumalog falls is just a short distance away, and we are able to provide motorcycle rentals with driver and a local guide to assist guests in navigating their way to Tumalog Falls. Oslob Heritage Tour is also available, and the highlights of which would be the centuries-old Oslob Church and town plaza.
Capture precious moments. Please do not forget to bring your underwater cameras which can come in handy when you swim with the whalesharks.