A very rare activity! Get up-close to a WHALE SHARK!
Oslob is about 3 hours drive south of Cebu. Here in Oslob, it is known as a place where you can swim with the big whale shark.
Even in Japan, it is famous as a popular member of the aquarium, but it is an extremely valuable opportunity to swim with its whale shark! Don't you want to experience by all means if you came to Cebu?
No need to learn swimming for you can enjoy it enough because you will wear a life jacket!
At this tour, it is advised to leave Cebu City early in the morning and enjoy a great tour of whale watching in Oslob. Whale watching is best done in the morning because the encounter rate is 99%. It is necessary to leave early so that going back in the afternoon is achievable and use the day effectively. This is a great tour!
What is a whale shark?
The largest of all fishes, the Jinbee shark can be 10 meters or more! But it doesn't attack humans because the character is so gentle and sober. It is designated as an endangered species and its number is decreasing year by year. The whale shark is found in open waters of the tropical oceans and is rarely found in the water below 21 °C (70 °F). Modeling suggests a lifespan of about 70 years, and while measurements have proven difficult, estimates from field data suggest they may live as long as 130 years.
The relationship between Oslob and whale shark
Oslob has long been a thriving fishery area. The fish that used to be the main food of whale sharks, krill, at the time of fishing, came to gather whale sharks to eat it. Now, many people from all over the world come to Oslob to see whale sharks, and interactions between whale sharks and people have become an important tourist resource.
1. Inclusion of Roundtrip transfer within Cebu City and Mactan Island
We will transfer you free of charge to your hotel or language school by car.
2. Whale Shark Activity
The activity ends in the morning, so you can use the rest of the time in the afternoon!
3. All-you-can-eat Filipino cuisine buffet!
All-you-can-eat luxury Filipino cuisine at the buffet restaurant in SM City, a large shopping mall in Cebu City!
4. Go Pro rental service available! (with a fee)
If you swim with the whale shark you will want to capture that moment! We will lend you a high quality camera with a waterproof function while swimming to give you a good photograph!
The tour in chronological order
Pick-up in Hotel or Language School
Pickup time will be slightly different depending on the location. (There is a possibility that the pick-up time may be advanced by about 30 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.) The time of departure is very early to assure that we will arrive in Oslob early and encounter with the Whale Sharks!
From Cebu to Oslob (about 3 hours)
It is cold inside the car so it is better if you bring a hoodie for cold protection.
Arrival in Oslob
It is a bit crowded in the location because a lot of tourist want to experience and encounter with the whale sharks so while waiting for your turn you may change clothes, take pictures, observe the place or relax. And during this time, you will be taught of precautions for whale watching.
All the way to Whale watching!
Be impressed with the Whale Sharks! They are not afraid to come closer to people no matter how numerous it is. It is surprisingly amazing up-close!
Just a Reminder!
Whale sharks are designated as endangered species, and their number is decreasing year by year. The extremely timid character and even a small stimulus can cause stress, so even if you encounter whale sharks, it is forbidden to touch the body or flash photography. In addition, when entering the same sea in snorkeling, it is also considered NO to apply sunscreen . There have been cases in the past that they were arrested for taking pictures of whale sharks. Do not touch your hands when swimming with whale sharks.
Oslob to Cebu (3 hours)
Before heading back to the city, you can take a shower or change in the comfort rooms found in the location.
Arrive at SM City! Lunch at a buffet style restaurant!
Heading Back to your Accommodation
Having a lot of time in the afternoon makes it more time-efficient. There are some activities that you may want to do after you take your lunch. You may go back to your accommodation or take a tour in the mall.
~ Recommended after tour! (Details from the link please!)
- It is possible to take a city tour "Cebu City Tour" .Visit famous cities in Cebu while riding "Jeepney"
- As it is the same affiliated shop, free transfer is possible for the Philippine Traditional Hilot Massage "COCO HILOT"
- Take a dip and transform into a yearning mermaid with the beautiful sea of Mactan! Try the new activity "mermaid photoshoot"
|Fee||Adults 6,500 pesos / Children 6,000 pesos
※ Children under the age of 5 will be free if they do not board the boat, but child fares will be incurred if accompanied.
|Minimum number of people||2 people|
|What is included in the price
-Round trip cost to Oslob
・ Small money
・ What to wear
・ Underwater camera (GoPro rental is also available)
・ The activity may not be held due to the weather on the day or other reasons.
・ Japanese guides will not accompany you. (Communication is always possible)
Reservation / Inquiries
Please make a reservation from the following "inquiry / reservation form".
Please enter " Your Name ", " E-mail address ", " reservation date ", " number of people " and
" location of transfer " .
※ Receipt in the following reservation form is available only for reservation after the next day.
※ If you wish to make a reservation on the same day, we accept by phone. Please feel free to inquire in Japanese.
☎ Japanese staff direct telephone: 0917-896-0036 (mobile) / 032-495-1866 (fixed telephone)