Water activity

From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

Activity provider: Mcrich Canyoneering

From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

Activity provider: Mcrich Canyoneering
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From US$ 104.84 per person

Likely to sell out

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 private tour experience and meal next to the amazing ocean in Oslob.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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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 private 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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The car was comfortable even though it was a 3/4hours drive to each side. Totally worth it! Our driver was very nice and the people from the boat as well! The shark-wales are amazing!! I would advice to bring a go-pro to be able to register the swim with the whale-sharks with good quality!

March 20, 2022

A great experience and professional tour. Everything went great. We were picked up from the hotel on time at 3am. Our driver Joseph was just great! He was friendly, fun, provided us with a lot of information about Cebu and the tour and just took care of everything throughout the tour. I would recommend everyone to rent an underwater camera on site. The boatswain will then take beautiful photos of you while you are in the water. With us there were 200 photos. You only have to borrow the camera for € 9, then the photos will be transferred to your cell phone. Otherwise you can also borrow everything very cheaply on site. Life jacket and diving goggles are included. Everyone was very friendly and helpful throughout the tour. It was a very nice and special experience.

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February 14, 2020

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Product ID: 227800