whale shark watching and sumilon island sand bar

Two Oslob adventures in one day with whale sharks and shifting sandbar


This Oslob whole day adventure is perfect for people who love seeking adventures, beaches, and a unique swimming experience with the whale sharks. The tour package includes pick up and drop off at any hotel in Cebu City, Mandaue, or Mactan Island. 

Start your day with an early morning pick-up from your hotel and go straight to Oslob for about three hours of travel with amazing coastal views and picturesque mountains. Once you arrive in Oslob, a local tour guide and a light breakfast will welcome you!  Then go straight to the whale shark watching area for a short orientation before jumping into the paddle boats.


Activity Highlights

  • Meet and greet with the gentle giants of the sea
  • Take a dip in cold waters of Tumalog Falls
  • Take your lunch at the amazing cliff views of Cocina En Acantilado
  • Swim in the blue waters and relax in the shifting sandbar of Sumilon island 

What to expect

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Ride a boat to whale shark watching observation area

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Snorkeling with the whale sharks in Oslob

Ride a motorized boat for 15 minutes in going to Sumilon island

swimming in sumilon island sand bar

Swim and snorkel in the white and pristine shifting sandbar

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.

  • 4:00 AM – Pick up hotel
  • 7:00 AM – Arrival in Oslob, light breakfast
  • 7:30 AM – Whale shark watching or snorkeling
  • 8:30 AM – Cool down at Tumalog Falls (closed every 2nd Wed for clean up)
  • 9:30 AM – Sumilon island sand bar
  • 11:00 AM – Back to mainland
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – Depart back to hotel
  • 4:00 PM – Estimated return to 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, sun protection, extra water, and an underwater camera if available

Tour Tips

Activity Policy

Child Rate

Cancellation due to bad weather

There is a possibility that whale sharks may not be seen during the tour or Sumilon island sandbar is closed 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 ₱2,100 per person
price per person varies by group size


4+ 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.