whale shark watching + Sumilon Island Sandbar


Experience a full day of adventures in Oslob with whale sharks and Sumilon island’s public sand bar.

Sumilon Island is one of the famous attractions of Oslob before whale sharks do. The island is the first marine protected area in the Philippines and has been protected as a marine sanctuary since 1974.  Just a 10 minutes boat ride from Bangcogon Oslob mainland, is a beautiful yet small island surrounded by a reef with crystal clear waters, different species of marine life, and just one private resort manage by Bluewater Sumilon island resort.

What's Included

Not Included

Estimated Itinerary

What to Expect

boat ride in whale sharks

Ride a paddle boat

snorkeling with whale sharks cebu tours

Swim with the gentle giants

Ride an outrigger boat to Sumilon island

sumilon island sand bar aerial

Relaxing and snorkeling in a beach 

Do sunbathe and take instagrammable photos

Tour Tips

  • Avoid crowds on weekdays and Philippines Holidays
  • The best time to experience the shifting sandbar is during low tide, please check the tide forecast when you make a booking.
  • Bring extra clothes for change and any sun protection

Activity Policy​

Unavailable Dates

Sumilon island sandbar is closed every Wednesday of the month which is scheduled for clean up.

Child Rate

  • 2 years old below – Free of charge
  • 3 years old – Less Php 500 per child

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 48 hours prior to departure time, otherwise will be based on our Terms and Conditions.

From ₱2,100 per person
price per person varies by group size


4+ years old

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