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Cebu City Snorkeling

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From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

1. From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

Travel via private car charter to Oslob where you'll get up close to the friendly whale sharks on your trip to Cebu. This slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark is one of the largest known fish species - and a true sight to behold. On the trip, get to snorkel and swim with the whale sharks. To begin your adventure, wake up bright and where you will be picked up in your hotel lobby at 3 AM. Take a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline. Once you arrive in Oslob, get your snorkeling gear and hop in the water for your whale shark encounter. After a briefing regarding what to look for and basic safety rules, enjoy your time in the beautiful ocean filled with amazing sea creatures. Take your time to get used to the water and snorkeling gears and have a truly unique experience of making friends with Oslob's famous whale sharks. At the end of the experience, enjoy a local lunch to recharge your energy.  Return back to your accommodation in Cebu by around 1-2 PM with a convenient private transfer. Upgrade your tour to include a 1-hour full body relaxing massage. Choose from the signature Swedish, Shiatsu, or Thai Massage. Soothe your mind and energize your body after a long day of traveling. Alternatively, after your Whale Shark experience, upgrade your tour to visit Tumalog Falls. Your tour guide will take you for a hike and motorcycle ride to see unique rock formations and clear water falling from the top. Return to Cebu City/Mactan by 4 PM.

Cebu: Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching

2. Cebu: Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching

Explore Pescador Island's rich biodiversity on this thrilling island hopping and snorkeling tour. Throughout this amazing day trip, embark on a journey to dive into the blue waters and enjoy snorkeling among the gorgeous underwater life found on the island. Start the day with a convenient hotel pick-up then meet your friendly guide at Moalboal to hop on your pump boat. Spot jumping dolphins, and take in the stunning island views as you approach Panagsama Beach. Next, gear up with your snorkel, mask, and fins. Stop at a world-class diving and snorkeling location where you can see protected coral, and examine the native marine species. The marine sanctuary will allow you to swim among the fish, and even feed them. You might even get a glimpse of sea turtles or Cebu's famous sardine run - one adventure that you can't miss as you find yourself surrounded by huge schools of swimming sardines. After this, take the chance to swim with sea turtles at Talisay Point. Then take an amazing boat ride that'll get you glimpsing dolphins playing in the sea. This journey will conveniently take you to and from your hotel, allowing you to focus on creating priceless underwater memories.

Cebu: Private Sumilon Island & Optional Whale Shark Swim

3. Cebu: Private Sumilon Island & Optional Whale Shark Swim

Discover the pristine beaches and crystal clear blue water of Sumilon Island on this private full-day tour from Cebu. Rise early, meet your driver at your hotel lobby in Cebu City, Mactan, or Lapu-Lapu City, and then head to Oslob city. From there, take a boat from a small port to arrive near Sumilon Island, then enjoy the island and its surroundings for approximately 4-5 hours. Explore the island's natural lagoon protected by mangroves and watch for local wildlife. Sunbathe on clean beaches and swim in the clear blue water. If you're lucky, you might spot a turtle or wild whale shark. Once your time around the island is up, head back to your accommodation in Cebu City, Mactan, or Lapu-Lapu City. If you're seeking an adventure, extend your trip by swimming with whale sharks before the trip to Sumilon Island. After a briefing about what to look for and basic safety rules, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime swimming experience with amazing whale sharks. Snorkel and swim alongside these gentle giants in their beautiful natural habitat. For a relaxing day trip, select the option with whale shark swimming and Sumilon Island beach resort access. After swimming with the whale sharks, enter the one and only resort on Sumilon Island where you can enjoy a lunch buffet, water activity gear rental, and the facilities within the resort. Freely use the lagoon swimming pool, the beach, the kiddie park, and sunbeds.

Cebu: Bantayan Island and Virgin Island Hopping Day Tour

4. Cebu: Bantayan Island and Virgin Island Hopping Day Tour

Start your tour with an early pick up at your hotel at 4:00 am. Eat your breakfast along the way and board a ferry bound for Bantayan Island. After arriving at the island, you’ll start your tricycle tour. Your first stop is Omagieca Obo-ob Mangrove Garden. You can learn more about the importance of mangroves on your visit. It can also provide you with a stunning backdrop to your travel photos. In fact, it is one of the locations where the movie Camp Sawi was filmed. Your next stop is Paradise Beach. True to its name, this white-sand beach is bordered by pristine waters and beautiful rock formations.  You’ll then experience cliff-diving in Bantayan in the German Ruins. The ruins themselves are actually part of an unfinished house that locals say was built by a German. Apart from being a good cliff-diving spot, the German Ruins also offer visitors stunning views of the sky and the sea. Next, you’ll visit Kota Beach, which is famous for its powdery sand and sandbar. Your last stop for this tour is Virgin Island and enjoy the powdery white sand and the shimmering azure water.

From Cebu City: Scuba Diving with Whale Sharks Trip in Oslob

5. From Cebu City: Scuba Diving with Whale Sharks Trip in Oslob

Travel via private car charter to Oslob where you'll get up close to the friendly whale sharks on your trip to Cebu. This slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark is one of the largest known fish species - and a true sight to behold. On the trip, get to scuba dive and swim with the whale sharks. To begin your adventure, wake up bright and where you will be picked up in your hotel lobby at 5:00 AM. Take a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline. Once you arrive in Oslob, you'll have an orientation with diving master on how to's and gearing up then hop in the water for your whale shark encounter. After a briefing regarding what to look for and basic safety rules, enjoy your time in the beautiful ocean filled with amazing sea creatures. Take your time to get used to the water and snorkeling gears and have a truly unique experience of making friends with Oslob's famous whale sharks.

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What people are saying about Cebu City

Overall rating

2.8 / 5

based on 3 reviews

A great experience and professional tour. Everything went great. We were picked up from the hotel on time at 3am. Our driver Joseph was just great! He was friendly, fun, provided us with a lot of information about Cebu and the tour and just took care of everything throughout the tour. I would recommend everyone to rent an underwater camera on site. The boatswain will then take beautiful photos of you while you are in the water. With us there were 200 photos. You only have to borrow the camera for € 9, then the photos will be transferred to your cell phone. Otherwise you can also borrow everything very cheaply on site. Life jacket and diving goggles are included. Everyone was very friendly and helpful throughout the tour. It was a very nice and special experience.

Please note that meals (breakfast or lunch) are not included!!! We had to pay for our meal and the driver's instructions did not include a meal budget. Other than that we loved seeing the whale sharks which are relatively small and the waterfall was stunning. Our driver was very nice and spoke decent English. We didn't like that the agency told the driver not to drive to the waterfall supposedly because of the rain and that they preferred to put us on motorbikes. The agency therefore prefers that its clients take the risk of having an accident by slipping in the rain. In addition we saw several cars going up and down at the waterfall so it was not dangerous for cars. The activities are not organized in advance but are booked on site.

The experience itself is incredibly fascinating! The whale sharks are huge and you get so close to them. The drive from Cebu starts early, but it's worth it. When we arrived we parked in a back yard which was a bit strange. There are many stalls on the way to the pier and people try to sell their stuff. The waterfall on the way back was unfortunately closed. Good tour, recommended.

started early morning at 3a.m. with our private tour, the weather was not really friendly to us but everything went smoothly and fantastic, thanks to our SUPER DRIVER ,our private guide" Guille" he made perfect our day a very kind person and very attentive. We enjoyed and satisfied with our whale sharks and waterfalls day tour, was a fantastic experience

The car was comfortable even though it was a 3/4hours drive to each side. Totally worth it! Our driver was very nice and the people from the boat as well! The shark-wales are amazing!! I would advice to bring a go-pro to be able to register the swim with the whale-sharks with good quality!