Water activity

From Cebu: Whale Shark Tour and Tumalog Falls Private Tour

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23 reviews

Activity provider: Mcrich Canyoneering
Water activity

From Cebu: Whale Shark Tour and Tumalog Falls Private Tour

Activity provider: Mcrich Canyoneering

From US$ 105.36 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.

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Duration 10 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Tagalog
Pickup optional
Any hotel in Cebu City area or Mactan Area
Private or small groups available


  • 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
  • 1-hour massage (if option chosen)
  • Trip to Tumalog Falls (if option chosen)
  • Lunch
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Towels (please bring your own)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Meet your driver at the Camden Food Co. near the International Arrival Section of Mactan Airport.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Go pro is available for rent at 600-800 pesos. Please ask the assistance of your driver and bring your own SD card.
  • 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
  • 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
  • If the private option with airport pickup is selected, you can keep your luggage in the vehicle during your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
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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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April 2, 2023

Empece mal el dia. Estaba puntual en el loby del hotel a las 3:00. Quien me debia de recoger estaba dormido en el coche en el parking frente al loby, no respondía a las llamadas ni a los wasaps. Al rato si me llamo, pero aun y asi decia que estaba en el loby. Salimos a las 3:45. Despues repostamos el vehiculo y tomamos cafe, aun y asi llegamos a tiempo. El lugar donde están los tiburones esta a tres horas en carretera de Cebu. La carretera es infernal. Una vez aparcas, las embarcaciones estan a 100 metros. No te lleves nada a la barca, todo se mojara. Mejor guarda tus cosas en el van, toalla incluida. Si te la llevas se mojara. En mi caso fui en bañador y chanclas. Acierto total. Una vez en la playa los botes son a remo. Los tiburones están muy cerca de la playa, van allí porque les echan comida, por eso solo están de 6 a 11. Cuando termines con el tiburon llegaras enseguida a tu bolsa con toalla ect. En mi caso se suspendió la visita a las cataratas por lluvia. El desayuno flojo

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April 2, 2023

Partenza in piena notte, alle 3. Ci vogliono tre ore per raggiungere Oslob. Anche se molto turistica, l'esperienza è ben organizzata. Un quarto d'ora/20 min a contatti con gli squali. Incontro difficile da dimenticare! È inclusa anche una colazione filippina (uova, riso, pesce o carne e caffè). Anche le cascate di Tumolog nelle vicinanze sono carine. Ambiente ben ordinato e si è a contatto con la verdeggiante natura tropicale. Le attività si svolgono tra le 6,00 e le 8,30/9,00 del mattino. Per le 12,30/13,00 si è già di ritorno a Cebu.

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April 2, 2023

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