Oslob whale shark watching.
Oslob is one of the touristic place for the traveler because of there whale Shark watching. Oslob’s Whale shark watching is located at a small barangay named Tan-awan, a 10 km drive away from the town center of Oslob.
What time I should depart?.
If far away from oslob or living in cebu city. Traveler should wake up at 2am and travel starts at 3am . You will travel for 2 or 3 hours from city going there. You can go to south bus terminal and ride for ceres bus and pay for only 160 pesos (3$).
What do I need to bring?.
Wear your swimming attire since you do not have time to changed there specially if its busy day or pick season. You may wear any type of swim wear but not allowed to put lotion for whale shark safety purposes.
How much cost whale shark watching?.
For locals is 500 pesos (10$) and foreigners 1000 pesos (20$) double the payment price. Its already included the equipment use for snorkeling and payment for boat back and forth and life jacket
Does Oslob has cottages for food?
Unfortunately, they don’t offer such thing but the left side of the area a lot of canteen or small restaurant selling food to sit and eat a little while . This type actually don’t need to bring food because you will not stay long . You’ll have to do is to wait your turn for whale watching and after you can go to your destination.
What time will oslob open?.
Whale watching will start queuing at 5am . As soon as you arrived you should start queuing to prevent long line and start as soon as possible. Weekdays are not so busy unlike weekend . For travelers who will visit other places its nice to finish there early.
What time they will stop receiving guests?.
They stop at 11:30 am and by that time too crowded already. When new travelers and searching what time is more accessible its good your on queue already at 5am at least at 6am your waiting for your turn to watch the whale. By, this time they will just for there guests to finish until the end of the end. If your late better to book for the next day.
Is it dangerous to get nearer to whale Shark?.
Whale sharks are huge but they are not harmful. People is not allowed to touch the whale because of its sensitivity to stay away to the people who do whale watching. Putting lotions or any liquids that are harmful for the whales are extremely prohibited.
Is it possible to take pictures under water near to whale?.
Its allowed to take pictures as long as you will not cross the line what they told you before doing whale watching. Its good if you will bring good camera or Gopro to get unforgettable photos of you while your doing whale watching. They have divers down to assists you to take some good photos of you.
- Wake up early and prepare.
- Check your itirinary for a whole day trip.
- Bring your hat, sunglasses or something to covered from sunlight.
- Put always sunblock for sun protection.
- Bring snacks or food for whole day activities since its physical activities and need more energy.
- Do not eat too much before traveling to avoid vomiting. Eat light food to do not starve until arriving the destinations.
- Bring extra clothes and towels.
- Bring some medicines specially to those who do not like to travel far.
Important things that needs to know:
●Always bring your important belongings like wallets and personal things.
● Do not leave your things unattended.
●Do not trust anyone who will offer for something its better to ask from trusted office or anyone who knows better.
●Do not let someone touch or hold your things.
● Put your vehicles to the safe area not anywhere which is available.
● Rent a bike or scooter or motor to be more accessible for back and forth travelling. Less gasoline and less expense. For foreigners always bring with your international license. Motor is good for couples who loves riding open air to feel the breeze and enjoy the fresh air from countryside.
●Rent a private car if you are minimum of 5-10pax less payment since your in group and just need to divide and rental and gasoline and its not hassle for all and more easier to arrive the destination since no need to stop many times.
● Bus (public transportation) its always available at south bus terminal at 1am to 11pm and queue there and wait the time until the departure. Its less cheaper and you can enjoy for the whole trip.
● For foreigners who are new travelers its good to bring someone who can accommodate for whole day travel at least someone you know to avoid scammers as well .