Frequently Asked Question’s

Most common FAQ’s that we receive from our guest and walk in tourist. Please look through these questions & answers before contacting us, your question may already be answered.

How To Get There in Tan-awan Oslob?
  • For travelers that does not have service vehicles, go to the South Bus Terminal located along N. Bacalso St. Cebu City. Travelers with service vehicles can go directly bound to south of Cebu. See Oslob location info.
  • Take a Ceres or Sunrays Bus via Oslob. Fare will be:
    • Regular buses – Php 149.00
    • Airconditioned buses - Php 154.00
  • For tourist coming from Dumaguete and Bohol, please read our tips here.
Where do we stop in Tan-awan Oslob?

If you ride a public bus, tell the bus conductor to drop you off at the Whale Shark Watching briefing area (left side of hiway). For private vehicles or taxis, you can see lots of roads signs as hint upon entering Oslob and barangay Tan-awan.

How long does it take to get from Cebu City to Oslob?
  • Public Buses – ± 4 hours
  • Taxis / Private Vehicles – ± 3 hours

Travel time will depend on the traffic situation in Cebu City, Talisay City, town of Minglanilla and Carcar city (towns and cities with heavier traffic on rush hour).

What is the schedule of whale shark watching?

Whale shark watching is open from 6:00am – 12:30pm everyday for whole year round except on Good Friday.

Do I need to make a reservation?

No for walk in guest, first come first serve basis is followed. You only need to make a reservation from us if you avail our private tour package.

Are there restaurants and room accommodation in the area?

Yes there are few restaurants that offers variety of Filipino dishes and some are foreign cuisine. For room accommodation reservation and rates please click here.

What are the rules and guidelines in watching whale sharks?
  • All whale shark watchers must undergo orientation at the Briefing Center on the rules for interaction with whale sharks
  • No feeding of whale sharks by unauthorized personnel
  • Do not touch, ride, or chase a whale shark
  • Do not restrict normal movement or behavior of the shark
  • Do not use flash photography
  • Do not create splash when entering the water.
  • Do not wear sunscreen if you are going to enter the water.
  • Motor boats are prohibited in the area. Only paddle boats are allowed.
  • Viewing is limited to 30 minutes
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 5m from the head, 6m from the tail (this differs from the 2m from the head, and 5m from the tail stated in the ordinance)
What type of clothes do we need to wear?

There are no rules that specifies on what to wear, as long as you are comfortable with your outfit however swim wear is better especially if you go snorkeling.

What do we need to bring?
  • Extra Clothes
  • Swim wear (not required)
  • Towel
  • Underwater Camera
Is accommodation included in the package?

Our Oslob day tours does not includes hotel or resort accommodation (unless specifically stated in the tour package inclusions). However, we can create a custom package including accommodation based on your request.

Are there underwater cameras for rent?

Yes, there are underwater cameras for rent in the site for P500 that includes unlimited photos and tip to the boat man who will take pictures.

Are the prices posted in the website updated?

Prices shown on our website are updated regularly. We ensure that any price adjustments are reflected on our site immediately. All prices are subject to change.

What are the modes of payment do you accept?

We can accept deposit payment through any of the following methods:

  • Bank Wire Transfer
  • Bank Deposit through Bank Of The Philippine Islands or Unionbank of the Philippines
  • Money Transfer (Western Union, Xoom, Moneygram M.Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier and etc)
  • Online payment through PayPal or Credit card (5% charge for this mode of payment)

Outstanding balance can be paid through cash only or through above methods but must be paid 1 day prior on the tour date.


If you have any questions not adressed above, please email or call us.