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Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls
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Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls

By Cebu Tours
Recommended by 92% of travellers
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from
RM 702.62
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
RM 702.62
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 3-70
Duration: 16h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Light breakfast will be served upon arrival in Oslob
  • Full meal Lunch will be served after you visit Sumilon island sandbar
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Local Tour Guide in all the spots mentioned above
  • Towels
  • Snorkeling or Swimming Fee with the whale sharks
  • Entry/Admission - Cebu Island
  • Entry/Admission - Tumalog Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Sumilon Island
  • Entry/Admission - Kawasan Falls
What's not included
  • Camera Rental, you can rent one from us and can be paid on the day of the tour


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any hotels in Cebu City, Mactan, or even in the South of Cebu. We also offer pickup from the airport, sea port or any residences within Cebu or Mactan area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41718P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls?
Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls price starts from RM 700.54. Discover and book Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls on Tripadvisor
What is the Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls cancellation policy?
Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls?
Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls is hosted by Cebu Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cebu Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41718P9

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Oslob Whale Shark Watching
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tumalog Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Sumilon Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 4
    Kawasan Falls
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

hongj271
hongj271
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Wonderful 1 day experience
We had a wonderful experience with the swimming whale shark follow by island hopping and lastly the explorer subba
624krisw
624krisw
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Great tour on a little boat
The boat was small but the boatmen were great. They were very helpful getting on and off the boat. The tour was ex
Mickey B
Mickey B
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Great tour & Awesome driver
This tour is perfect for people visiting Cebu for the firts time. Each stop was packed with so much beauty and hist
Danica J
Danica J
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Beautiful adventure through the Cebu countryside, Bohol, and Oslob
Absolutely fantastic experience! The drivers (Francis, Rudell, and Jomz) were very nice and Rudell specifically was
Racecan
Racecan
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Excellent experience in one day.
We were able to see different tourist spots in one day. Ruel (Driver) was very accommodating. Lunch (Lechon) includ
Channonb5117
Channonb5117
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4 places in 1 Tour, one of the best days ever!
I had an incredible experience on my excursion tour in the Philippines. We were able to visit four different places
victoriabC5736AZ
victoriabC5736AZ
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Great city tour experience
Thanks for the very relaxing and safe ride for the city tour. I don’t have any complaint with the courteous driver.
Emily1363974
Emily1363974
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RJ the Canyoneering Guide was the best tour guide we’ve ever had on any trip.
We did the Canyoneering and whale shark tour. Neil our whale shark guide and Abam the driver we’re lovely. Abam pro
J3469MLchloes
J3469MLchloes
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Thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish!
We were picked up at 4:30am from our hotel and taken to Oslob for the whale shark swimming. Everything was explaine
nabilbou7
nabilbou7
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Highly recommended! Our driver DinDin and our tour guide Joy were a delight.
Our tour was very organized and professional. The driver DinDin was very reliable, helpful and very friendly - grea
Adam G
Adam G
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A long, but necessary experience!
This tour is a long, but must-do experience! Junejay was a very professional driver, who met all of our needs. Jo
yukk2023
yukk2023
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Amazing tour
It was so much fun!! Swimming with whale sharks was an amazing experience ever!! Everyone is kind and supportive. S
VacationTime510
VacationTime510
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DON’T BOOK THIS!
We were waiting for pickup outside our hotel at 03:25. No driver came to pick us up. We tried to contact the driver
tannerb517
tannerb517
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Best Part of Cebu
This is a mist do when in Cebu. It is a very long day but well worth it as this is one of the best experiences I ha
599daphneu
599daphneu
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Read all the other reiview and make an informed choice
Personally I rushed in booking this and didn't take the time to research other tours or read the reviews left by ot
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Kathren G
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Our tour guide JoyJoy made this experience everything. The whales were a sight to be seen. The boat you get on is small and I for sure would not recommend this for elderly or super heavy guests because getting in and out would be very difficult. Then we went to the sandbar, I think you could skip this part, it really is just a small cove you swim in and there are no fish to see unless you pay extra to go snorkeling in the coral reserve. And you have to have a guide tour with you to snorkel. Then we took a 15 min drive to Tumalog Falls which was the highlight of the entire experience, when you get there you can pay 50 pesos to get a ride on a motorbike down to the falls and they will bring you back up. I recommend you do this. The waterfall is huge with lots of picture opportunities. We skipped the other falls because we were exhausted and the drive to the whales took 3 hours from hotel.it was going to be an extra hour drive to the 2nd falls and we didn’t want to do that. Took 4 hours to get back from the excursion. Our driver Sammy was the best.
Written 28 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CebuToursAdmin
Thank you so much for your feedback, appreciate it so much. We hope to see you again in Cebu
Written 29 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nat Q
Luton5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
All of it was amazing. Thank you to Angelo and Pearl. The guide at Imbanakaan was amazing. She dived into the falls and shows you/helps you how to climb onto the rock. It is a long day but 100% worth it. What an experience. Very good value considering door to door drop off round trip is 7 hours driving, plus 4 activities included.
Written 17 October 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Thank you so much for your feedback about the this tour, we appreciate it. we hope to see you again in the other tours. Thank you
Written 18 October 2022
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faith840
Fairfax, VA144 contributions
Feb 2020
Definitely the highlight of our trip to Cebu. Our family was picked up promptly at 3:30 am from our hotel in Mactan by Miko. Very comfortable drive to Oslob in a new air-conditioned van. After breakfast, we met up with Cheryl, our guide, who was so nice and attentive. She took care of all our things while we were swimming. Lined up for less than 15 minutes because Cebu Tours have guides who have already been holding a place for their tour guests earlier in the day. Orientation, then another 10 minutes waiting to board our boat. The sight of the majestic butandings and swimming so close to them is an experience I will never forget. The boatmen feed them just as they tell you to go under the water so you are guaranteed a really close encounter. To me the time they give you to snorkel is just right.

Next was a boat ride to Sumilon Island sandbar. Absolutely gorgeous island, can take lots of instagrammable pics. Then off to Tumalog Falls, where the car takes you up the mountain then you have to get on the back of a motorcycle (50 pesos pp extra) for a short but harrowing drive to the falls. So sad to see the falls being just a trickle and the water level in the pool down below so shallow. Nothing like the beautiful pictures you see online. After that, we were served a delicious lunch of adobo, chicken soup, chop suey and rice. If you don't like Filipino food you can order off their menu and pay extra. After lunch we said goodbye to Cheryl then boarded the car for an almost 2 hour drive to Kawasan Falls. There we were met by another guide, Brian, who led us on an easy 20 minute hike to the falls. The falls was beautiful and it was so refreshing to swim in the cool water. Then we drove back to Cebu and got back to our hotel by 7 pm.

Cebu Tours and especially Miko and Cheryl did an amazing job. Note this is a PRIVATE tour with just your group and you have private guides with breakfast and lunch included so I thought the price was very reasonable considering you get to see four must-see sights in one trip! If like us you have had the butandings in your bucket list for a long time and only have a few days in Cebu, don't hesitate to book this tour. 100% recommend, and we plan on coming back in the future to do the Kawasan Falls canyoneering tour! Thank you to Miko, Cheryl and Cebu Tours for an amazing day!
Written 21 February 2020
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate it so much. We will let Maiko, Cheryl and Brian know your review. Thank you again and hope to see you in Cebu with our other tour packages.
Written 23 February 2020
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Annie L
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
Favorite part was whale shark swimming. Could do without Sumilon Island portion. Kawasan falls is apparently very different than years ago due to typhoon damage. Tumalog falls were amazing. Make sure to start your day early because it takes 2-3 hours from Cebu just to get to Oslob then have to wait in line for whale shark tickets - it’s first come first serve. Bring water shoes because you will be walking on rocks in the water to and from boats.
Written 27 February 2023
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CebuToursAdmin
Thank you so much for your review about our Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls tour package. We hope to see you again.
Written 28 February 2023
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Sofia F
Belvaux, Luxembourg37 contributions
We had only one day to visit the highlights around Cebu so we decided to book an organized tour to make the most of our day. We booked this tour and currently Kawasan falls aren’t accessible by foot, so CebuTours proposed us to upgrade to Canyoneering in Kawasan falls since it was the only way to access the falls.
The daytrip was perfectly organized. The driver was on time and brought us around the whole day. We had early breakfast close to Oslob and our guide there brought us to the whale sharks. It was very fun swimming with the whalesharks and we were early enough to have very little tourists.
Aftwr we went to the island and the beach was very nice. We then visited the Tumalog fall and our guide was making sure we were on time. After lunch we headed for the kawasan falls and we had a private guide for the canyoneering. He was super nice, took a lot of pictures of us and we had so much fun doing it. I would really recommend to do Canyoneering to visit the kawasan falls, it’s much more fun and more interesting. The canyoneering was really the highlight of our trip in Philippines, so we are very happy to have decided to do it! It wasn’t dangerous, but you need to be careful to not slip in the wet rocks and not be scared of jumping.
Written 28 November 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi Sofia, thank you so much for your wonderful review for our Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls tour package with Canyoneering upgrade. We hope to see you again in Cebu.
Written 29 November 2022
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Morpheus
New York City, NY1 contribution
Everything is not organized at the end the tour guide will just sent you somewhere with another tour guide. For the price of renting tools is not honest they get percentage for the things you pay and you need another tour guide to guide you in snorkeling and another charges again. They mention it’s 16hrs tour but it only lasted for 13.5 hours and out of the 13.5 hours - maybe 9 hours were dedicated for transportation. Only the way back to the hotel took us 4.5 hours. So in summary the tour only lasted for 4hrs the breakfast and lunch included too
Written 29 June 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi, thank you for your feedback. May I ask if under what name is the booking? Cuz the package you booked includes everything including the snorkeling that you mentioned, Oslob is very far from the city and that is specified in the itinerary as well that it will take time going there and getting back to the city. Please also note that we have our own tour guide, driver and transportation who will hands on our operation of tours. We do not get percentage on the rental of tools. Let us know the booking reference so I can trace the people who are with you on that day. You can send us a message here, please, thank you for your time, I appreciate it.
Written 5 July 2022
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Brmatt2871
2 contributions
We had a FANTASTIC time during the tour. We were picked up at the hotel and taken to the whale shark swim first. Our 1st tour guide, Paula, was lovely. She always had a smile and was very helpful and informative. The whale shark tour area is fairly chaotic and confusing, but fortunately we had Paula to guide us through it (there were some tourists there not in a tour group and they appeared lost, so definutely go in a tour group). Paula took us through the whole process seemlessly and watched over our bags while were were in the water swimming with these wonderful animals! After the swim we went to a beautiful island with fantastic views and crystal clear water. The tour included meals and Paula insured that we were well fed and taken care of. If you are thinking about taking the tour make sure you request her! After the whale sharks and island we departed the are for Kawasan falls where we met our next guide, his name was Guiller. He took us to the motorbikes and we were off going up the mountain with wonderful sights. After the ride we had a little hike to the furst of several falls in the canyon, the water had an amazing turquoise color and was refreshing after the hike. We made our way down the canyon with wonderful views of waterfalls, cliff jumping, and Guillar taking photos of us. It was such a packed day of adventure and lifelong memories. I cant recommend this tour enough! You must give this a try when you visit Cebu!
Written 10 March 2023
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi thank you so much for your wonderful review, we appreciate it. We will let Paula know about this. Thank you again and we hope to see you again in Cebu in our other tours.
Written 11 March 2023
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Dan D
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Solo
This was my first time purchasing a tour, and I was pleasantly surprised. My driver, Judea arrived exactly on time and explained the itinerary. My tour guide, Joy was professional from start to finish. Her English skills were excellent, she told me every thing we were doing, kept my belongings secure while I enjoyed the activities, and she was always within earshot if I had questions. She really made the tour enjoyable! My canyoneering tour, J.B. was knowledgeable, energetic and friendly. This trio really sold me on using paid tours again in the future.
Written 25 March 2023
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CebuToursAdmin
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we appreciate it. Hope to see you again in Cebu.
Written 26 March 2023
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Jennifer Lee
7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Such a great experience and tour! Our tour operators Dianne, Rohel, and Sammy went above and beyond to ensure my husband and I had an amazing time.

Because the first level of Kawasan falls was still closed, we were given the option to do another waterfall tour free of charge or pay for canyoneering (1200 pesos each). We went with the canyoneering and we did not regret our choice. We even got to go to the second level of Kawasan falls so it was well worth the extra cost.

Keep in mind the distance to reach these activities are several hours away and require some endurance to participate in the canyoneering, but it is totally doable.

Thank you to the staff for kindness and hospitality!
Written 24 October 2022
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CebuToursAdmin
Thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed review, we appreciate it. We hope to see you again in our other tours :)
Written 25 October 2022
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Carlos G
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
I went there with my wife and it was a 10/10 experience I can assure you that. The driver Vilmar was in our hotel at 3:30am right on time and he was very nice throughout the trip. Also, Noel, our guide for the whale shark he was very professional and kind. Cebu tours made our experience memorable and I will recommend it 100%
Written 2 February 2023
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CebuToursAdmin
Hi thank you for your wonderful review and feedback on our Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls package, we hope to see you again in our other tours. thanks
Written 3 February 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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