Oslob

The southern tip of Cebu Island is home to several attractions such as Sumilon Island, Tumalog Falls and Olsob, known for the whale-shark interaction.

Highlights

  • Olsob is the best place in the Philippines to swim with the graciously giant whale Sharks.Being able to swim with these creatures is a truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Tumalog falls in Oslob is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines.

Oslob is a premiere tourist destination, famous for the Whale Shark Watching. The whale sharks may be spotted in Tan-awan village which is about 10km from Oslob town centre.

The interaction with the whale shark begins early in the morning and after a quick briefing, visitors board outrigger boats to see the sharks.
The interaction area is about 50 meters from shore. Visitors are allowed to swim with the sharks for a limited time of 30 minutes and must follow the rules: no touching, no riding, no flash photography, and keep at least 2 meters away from the sharks.

The whale shark experience can be enhanced with other attractions found nearby such as Sumilon Island, and Tumalog Falls.

Sumilon Island is a coralline island surrounded by a fringing coral reef. The marine sanctuary off Sumilon Island is one of the best preserved in the Philippines. It consists of a 100-m wide fringing reef and sharp drop-off down a depth of 30m. Sumilon island is perfect for snorkeling, kayakaing and hiking.

Tumalog Falls is a beautiful waterfall just 20-minute drive from Tan-awan Oslob Whale Watching area. Tumalog Falls has an impressive swimming hole surrounded by imposing cliffs.

HOW TO GET THERE

Oslob is in Cebu Island. If you are in Cebu city you can reach Oslob by bus or private vehicle. Travel time is about 3 hours.

If you are going to Oslob from Bohol, then you need to take a ferry to Cebu.

If you’re from Dumaguete City you can take a ferry from Sibulan Port to Liloan Port in Cebu From there, continue by bus or private vehicle to Oslob.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Preferably go there weekdays when there’s not much crowd.

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