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Whaleshark Watching and Sumilon Island Day Tour with Lunch from Cebu City

Join this full day tour from the Cebu city center to Oslob, to interact with one of the largest friendly fish called Butanding. You will spot the whale sharks in Tan-awan which is located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the center town of Oslob. It has become a popular tourist attraction not just to see the whale sharks but also to snorkel and swim with them. Visit the beautiful island of Sumilon where a Sandbar and water activities awaits you.

per adult from




10 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Plated Lunch
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks and Other Personal Expenses

  • Depart early at 3:00 AM and make the 4-hour drive from Cebu to Oslob. Arrive at Tan-awan, and pick up your snorkeling equipment so you can swim with the whalesharks. Sit down for a brief introduction before you go into the water. Enjoy as your swim with the biggest fish in the world.

    After your whaleshark watching and swimming, you will have the opportunity to visit a secluded private island near Oslob called Sumilon Island. Their 5 star amenities are one of the best in the Philippines. Enjoy water activities as they prepare a sumptuous plated lunch. You can also visit Its sandbar as this is well known for its changing shapes and shifting locations around the island, depending on the season. On the island, there is a natural lagoon teeming with high mangroves. There are also natural caves where fishermen used to seek refuge. On the southside, a lighthouse rests on a protected tree park. Beside it is a “Baluarte”, a historical watchtower built as part of a warning system to thwart slavers and marauders in the 19th century. Head back to your hotel in Cebu City proper after a tiring but enjoyable day.

    Stop At:

    • Oslob Whale Sharks, Oslob Philippines
    • Sumilon Island, Philippines
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Any Hotels located in the City of Cebu or nearby areas.Please Indicate your hotel name upon booking.Ports
    • Any Hotels in the City of Cebu and nearby areas.
    Departure Time :
    3:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Bring extra suits and waterproof all your belongings
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Esquieres Travel and Tours

Activity ID: V-11857P28

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