I’m going to swim with the whale!!! Yell by an excited sister with me who’s really up to go to Oslob. Oslob is one of the municipalities in the province of Cebu that became famous because of this Whale and other interesting nature’s beauty that made Cebu a province full with interesting adventures both within the city and in provincial area.
It’s my first time with my family for this kind of outing so all were excited and heads up until we've reached the place where the actual lovely whales are. From Cebu City proper we headed to South Terminal and took a bus going to Bato-Oslob and told the driver to drop us at Barangay Tan-awan which is just along the highway with our one hundred fifty five pesos (Php 155) fare each person.
We paid five hundred pesos (Php 500) each in order to swim with the whale and a three hundred pesos (Php 300) payment for the rent of the boat including the tour guide and “Bangkero”. There is also an underwater camera for rent amounting five hundred pesos (Php 500) if ever you don’t have the type of camera use for underwater adventure. The tour guide who’s together with the boat will be the one who take nice photos while swimming with the whale. If you’re not into go underneath and swim with those lovely whales, you can join the boat for sight-seeing only for three hundred pesos (Php 300).
Before sailing into the sea, an orientation is conducted together with those numerous curious adventuristas. At the orientation, Do’s and Don’ts during the whale watching are explained. Breaking any of the guidelines has corresponding penalties that include fines and imprisonment.
BRIEF OSLOB WHALE SHARK WATCHING TRAVEL GUIDE
WHALE SHARK INTERACTION GUIDELINES:
- Do not touch the shark – It could react violently or swim away
- No more than 6 tourists per shark
- Do not throw trash in the water
- Keep a minimum distance of 4 meters from the shark
- No flash photography
- No feeding from the tourist boats
- Sun blocks and lotion must not be applied
Bus from Cebu City to Oslob - Php 155
Bus from Oslob to Cebu City - Php 155
Php 500- includes Snorkeling with the whale and Life Jacket
Php 300- for whale watching only in the boat without swimming and with Life Jacket
Php 1,000- includes Snorkeling with the whale and Life Jacket
Usually available daily from 6:00am to 12:00pm that is good for thirty minutes (30 min) only.
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