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Whale Shark Swimming Experience and Aguinid Falls from Cebu

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Swim with whale sharks on a full-day tour in Cebu, where you’ll also get a wonderful introduction to the countryside of the southern coast. After swimming and snorkeling with the whale sharks—the largest fish on earth—you’ll enjoy a seafood barbecue by the beach and a stop at the gorgeous Aguinid Falls, all with the convenience of door-to-door transport from Cebu city hotels.
  • Swim with massive whale sharks in their natural habitat in Cebu
  • Go for a hike near Aguinid Falls
  • Lunch and transportation are included
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at hotels in Cebu
What to Expect
Begin this tour with an early departure from your Cebu hotel, and then watch the sunrise illuminate the landscape during the roughly 3.5-hour drive to Oslob. You’ll pass historic houses, churches, and lush scenery along the way, before receiving a briefing on swimming with whale sharks upon your arrival in Oslob. With your snorkeling gear in place, slip into the water for a fascinating view of Cebu’s native whale sharks, which can grow to more than 40 feet (12 meters) long. After roughly 30 minutes in the water, dry off and refuel with a seafood barbecue lunch by the beach. The final stop of the day is Aguinid Falls, where you can stretch your legs on a hike at the edge of the milky, green-colored water. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
*We pick up travelers if hotel location is within Cebu City, Mandaue City and Lapu Lapu City.
*Pick up schedule is between 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM (Depends on your hotel location)
Departure Time
4:00 AM
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • 30-minute whale shark swim
  • Entry/Admission - Aguinid Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Oslob Whale Shark Watching
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our driver was on time (we weren't) and very professional. Had a great chat all the way to oslob, learnt quite a lot of things Google doesn't tell you. Whale shark watching was such an experience. We got in the water and watched them real close. Almost could touch them! But
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Response from GM_STEPH, General Manager at Whale Shark Swimming Experience and Aguinid Falls from Cebu
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Hi Adrian. We are happy (with a smile) to read your review. We hope you could visit Cebu again and explore more. Thank you.
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I was not sure about going because it is a bit polemic. However I have to say that the government has a lot of rules and you can get a fine if you touch them. They are free and just go to the place from 6 to 11 am to be fed, then they go wherever they want. When I was swimming I
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Glad I booked through site. Was able to hire waterproof go-pro for 550 pesos. The whale shark site was very busy but the guide took us straight through the crowd to check in and then watched us until we were on the boat. The whale sharks actually bumped into me and it was good
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Response from Stephanie V, General Manager at Whale Shark Swimming Experience and Aguinid Falls from Cebu
Responded 3 Sep 2018
Dear Grant A, Thank you for taking time to write and we are happy to read such a wonderful review. The team carefully reads all reviews and makes the "humps" smooth again. We look forward to having you back. There is more to do and explore in Cebu. Thank you.
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I would recommend this as a good day out, I had some reservations about distressing the whale sharks after reading reviews elsewhere but, although there were a lot of people in the water, there didn't appear to be any problem and the animals themselves are not afraid of getting
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Response from Stephanie V, General Manager at Whale Shark Swimming Experience and Aguinid Falls from Cebu
Responded 3 Sep 2018
Dear VeganABZ, Thank you! We loved your review and your detailed experiences specially the vegan meal. The latter is something we carefully selected to be able to cater to clients with special requirements. We look forward to having you again. Thank you.
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The whale shark watching is a MUST for everyone (all ages)! But the Aguinid Falls could be a disaster for the elderly people and youngsters! Once you arrive at the main gate/parking lot, they put you on these motorcycles. The reason is that there is a stretch of approx 0.75 to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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