The serene and quiet village of Tan-awan, Oslob is blessed to have the sea giants visit their side of the ocean and to play around in its welcoming waters.
My friends and I took a 3 hour bus ride from Cebu city to Oslob and as soon as we arrived, we wasted no time to register in the Whale Shark activity. The moment the bus drops you at the drop off, you can see many beach resorts lined up that has signs saying, “Whale Shark Watching”.
The perks of hiring a resort to assist you is that you will be hassle free and most likely you will be one of the many tourist who wont have to wait for hours for your turn. The activity strictly starts from 6am to 12pm ONLY.
Also bare in mind you only get 30 minutes to swim around with them and take photos. So make every minute count!
You can also ask the boat men to take photos and videos for you. They are so used in doing this for the tourist that you cant help but admire their dedication in making sure you get tons of shots underwater.
You don’t even need to teach them what to do or how to use the cameras. 😂
How To Get To Oslob , Cebu For Whale Shark Watching:
- Take a bus at the South Bus Terminal traveling to Oslob or Bato (Travel Time 3hrs). Bus Fare 164.00php one way and the earliest departure time is 2am.
- Ask the driver to drop you in Brangay Tan-awan. When the driver drops you in the highway, you can see many signs that says “Whale Shark Watching Here”.
Things To Do After Whale Shark Activity:
- Tumalog Falls
- Sumilon Island – you can hire a boat to take you here and have a nice picnic (bring your own food ) and swim around the beach.