whale shark watching + sumilon island sandbar + kawasan falls

Discover the delights of Cebu, including the breathtaking Kawasan Falls, Island Sandbar, and exhilarating whale shark viewing.


The following three sites are a must-see if you’re searching for an amazing experience that mixes natural wonders and sea life: Sumilon Island Sandbar, Kawasan Falls, and Whale Shark Watching in Oslob. This amazing journey will take you on an exciting exploration of the natural beauty of the Philippines, featuring jaw-dropping experiences with massive whale sharks, a pristine sandbar, and the refreshing, warm Kawasan Falls.

The Whale Shark Watching at Oslob, Sumilon Island Sandbar, and Kawasan Falls combination provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience that showcases the rich biodiversity and stunning surroundings of the Philippines. This journey is sure to be thrilling and breathtaking, with highlights include swimming with calm whale sharks in Oslob, tanning on the stunning sandbar of Sumilon Island, and visiting the stunning Kawasan Falls, known for its stunning turquoise water.

These three attractions will make an unforgettable impression whether you’re an adventurer, a nature lover, or just searching for something special.

What to expect

whale shark watching boat ride

Ride a paddle boat

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Snorkeling with the whale sharks in Oslob

tumalog falls

Cool down at Tumalog falls

sumilon island sandbar

Ride an outrigger boat to Sumilon island

sumilon island sandbar

Do sunbathe and take instagrammable photos


Swim in the shallow and deep, cold-water sections of Kawasan Falls’ second level.

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The majority of tourists do water rafting on the first level of Kawasan Falls (now forbidden)

What's Included

Not Included

Estimated Itinerary

The final pick-up time may change during peak and monsoon seasons on which early pick-up time is required.

  • 03:30 AM – Pick up hotel if in Cebu City / Mactan
  • 6:00 AM – Arrival in Oslob
  • 6:30 AM – Orientation and short briefing
  • 7:00 AM – Snorkeling with the whale sharks
  • 8:00 AM – Cool down at Tumalog Falls
  • 9:30 AM – Swimming or snorkeling on Sumilon Island sandbar
  • 11:00 AM – Lunch
  • 2:00 PM – Swimming at Kawasan Falls
  • 4:00 PM – Depart back to hotel
  • 7:00 PM – Estimated arrival in Hotel

Tour Tips

  • The best time to experience the shifting sandbar is during low tide, please check the tide forecast when you make a booking.
  • Avoid crowds on weekends and Philippines holiday
  • Bring extra clothes for change, extra water and underwater camera if available
  • Side trip to Tumalog Falls is not available every 3rd Wednesday of the month since the falls will be closed for clean up.

Activity Policy

Child Rate

Whale Shark No Sighting Policy

There is a possibility that whale sharks may not be seen during the tour or activity was suspended due to unpredictable nature, inclement weather, and other environmental factors that are beyond our control. In such an occurrence, we regret to inform you that there will be no refund on the used transportation charges.


Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to departure time, otherwise will be based on our Terms and Conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can book and pay online by selecting pick up the location first, reservation date, and lastly, the number of persons, then press the book now button to continue in checkout.

We clearly stated that the price per person varies on group size; the displayed price is the cheapest offer for large groups (ex. 12 persons).

Yes, but you must select the farthest pick-up or drop-off location upon booking. Surcharge may be collected depending on the distance or detour. Contact us before booking if you need to clarify surcharge fees.

Clothes for change (optional), comfortable swimwear attire, snorkel tube (optional), and underwater camera (if available).

Yes, but you need to note during the reservation to check if fitted on the car.

Yes, there are underwater cameras for rent onsite for Php 500 on average. We recommend bringing your own memory card or USB for faster transfer of photos and videos.

Yes, you can update us later on your hotel for your pick-up location.

It means we have received your order, and it is already confirmed.

Yes, kindly ask your driver if you need any stopovers on the way to your hotel.

We recommend visiting Oslob during the dry season, the best months are March to May when the sea is very calm. 

As much as possible, we do not recommend booking this tour during super peak seasons due to the long queues for whale shark watching that take 2-3 hours of waiting time unless you have a lot of patience. The following seasons are Chinese New Year, Holy Week, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, and Christmas Week to New Year.

From ₱2,550 per person
price per person varies by group size


4 years old & above

3 years old

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Advisory: Tumalog Falls is closed until further notice.

Office Closure Advisory

We want to inform you that the Island Trek Tours office will be closed on March 29, 2024 (Friday).

During this time, online chat and calls are not accessible. But still, we will be providing email support on your immediate needs and concerns, should there be any. Kindly expect minor delays in responses during this day.

Online reservations for March 30 will still be accepted and arranged accordingly.