Oslob Tour | Sumilon Island and Whaleshark Watching — Jea Wanders

Certainly one of South Cebu’s main locations is the gorgeous coastal city of Oslob. We went right here proper after our Moalboal day tour to go to Sumilon Island earlier than sundown and go whaleshark watching the subsequent morning. It’s really our second time right here (first time was 7 years in the past) nevertheless it truthfully felt like a brand new expertise!

We arrived at Oslob round 2pm. We didn’t have a booked keep so we simply appeared for it proper on the spot. An area safety guard (forgot his identify huhu) directed us to Bangcogon Resort & Restaurant. He simply known as somebody on the cellphone then after a couple of minutes a shuttle picked us up from the place we had been (thanks kuya!)


On the fundamental highway in Oslob the place the bus dropped us off
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At Bangcogon Resort, ready for our boat to Sumilon


We booked an in a single day keep and a ship journey to Sumilon Island (we paid 600 every for the roundtrip boat journey to Sumilon Island). A employees assisted us to our room then we modified garments and prepped for the tour instantly. We left for Sumilon Island and arrived there round 3pm.

The island woman in me acquired mesmerized as if it was my first time. Properly, would you blame me with such a surprising view? The sight of an island with lush vegetation, white sandy seashore, and vibrant turquoise water. A cliché description however distinctive precise expertise!


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Contact down Sumilon Island!
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All smiles regardless of the greyish sky!


Because the tour is barely till 4pm, we solely had an hour for exploration and movie taking. It was excessive tide so the entire sandbar was not uncovered. Nonetheless, such a splendid sight!


Me and Diane on the sandbar space
Sundown time!
Seaside bum


We went as much as entry the bridge, solely to search out out it’s closed. We simply savored the view from up there, and Jec requested me to return to the sandbar so he may take images.


View of the sandbar

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The bridge
Diane having fun with the waves
View of the unexposed sandbar


An hour has handed and we virtually misplaced monitor of time. It was cloudy on the west aspect, blocking the view of the setting solar.

Our boatmen known as us because it was already time for departure. We solely had a little or no time at Sumilon Island however we drastically admire our time there.

We went again to Bangcogon Resort, washed up, and took some relaxation till time for supper. Round 7pm, dinner was served!


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Beachfront eating at Bangcogon Resort & Restaurant


We had Sinigang na Hipon, Grilled Liempo, and a creamy hen on high of french fries that I forgot the identify on the menu. Coolest half is that the rice was served in a tiny kaldero, someway making anybody really feel responsible as in case you ate a full kaldero of rice!


Oslob Whaleshark Watching

The subsequent morning we awakened round 5am to organize for our whaleshark watching tour. The whaleshark watching in Oslob begins at 6am and ends at 12nn, and every session lasts about half-hour. We opted to reach for first batch as a result of we have to go away Oslob as early as doable for our Sirao Backyard go to.

After paying charges (we paid 500 every) and a short orientation, a paddle boat took us to the snorkeling/dive web site along with different vacationers. Our boat was not but docked however the whalesharks had been already displaying up! They really appear like a shark when on the water’s floor due to their fin. Properly, they’re alike since they’re each fish, however whalesharks are light and by no means attacked people. Additionally, they’ve white spots which can be distinctive for every considered one of them, identical to our fingerprints. How cool?!


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My solely first rate photograph with the whaleshark as I can not dive appropriately
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Jec, Me, and Diane, along with different vacationers (high left of the photograph). I used to be really waving hello to the whaleshark.


Our native information was very recreation for image taking and he’s the one to instruct us when to go beneath the water to take our images and movies. So we solely needed to get pleasure from our expertise and never thoughts the hassles of documenting it! He additionally saved on reminding us to by no means contact the whalesharks to guard them.

The whalesharks are inclined to swim near us as in the event that they think about us as a specie of their very own. It’s humorous how we nonetheless get shocked and a little bit panicky despite the fact that we all know they’re innocent each time them come shut! Properly, I feel you’ll perceive solely after you witness their huge look in precise! There have been much more whalesharks that point in comparison with our expertise 7 years in the past (round 3 whalesharks solely). I feel they’re greater than 10!

They feed the whalesharks with alamang (tiny shrimps) to draw them. I’m not an knowledgeable however for my part I don’t suppose it harms them. Perhaps alamang received’t make them full in order that they nonetheless must hunt within the wild after 12nn. In any case, this tourism exercise drastically helps within the native livelihood so long as it’s being regulated correctly by the native authorities.


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Boat journey again to the mainland


It was an excellent half-hour with the light giants! After shopping for souvenirs and prepping up, we checked out early from Bangcogon Resort and left Oslob round 9am. We went straight to Sirao Backyard in Cebu Metropolis which I’ll share subsequent!


Watch Our Oslob Expertise



Journey Information

For many who are planning to go to Oslob quickly, right here’s a information that can assist you manage your South Cebu journey!


Learn how to get to Oslob?

From Cebu Metropolis:

Go to South Bus Terminal and take a bus going to Bato by way of Oslob. Journey time is roughly 4-5 hours. Take notice that you need to take a bus going to “Bato by way of Oslob” and never “Bato by way of Baliri”.

Inform the bus attendant that you simply’re going to Oslob. Absolutely, they know the place to drop you off as they’re already used to guests going there.

From Moalboal/Badian:

In case you’re in Moalboal or Badian, it’s a 2 to 3-hour journey to Oslob. You may take a bus from the primary highway, or lease a habal-habal (motorbike) for round 200 php.

Take a bus from Moalboal or Badian going to Bato (fare is round 40-50 php). Then from Bato, journey one other bus sure for Cebu Metropolis (these buses will move by Oslob). Journey time will probably be roughly 2 hours and fare is round 100 php.


The place to Ebook Sumilon Island Day Tour?

You may ebook a Sumilon Island tour from any resorts in Oslob, or you can too ebook it on-line by way of Klook!

Ebook right here:

Bluewater Sumilon Day Tour in Cebu


The place to Ebook Oslob Whaleshark Watching?

You may walk-in identical to we did, however you can too ebook Whale Shark Watching+ Tumalog Falls with transfers from Cebu Metropolis by way of Klook!

Ebook right here:

Oslob Whale Shark Watching Day Tour from Cebu Metropolis


The place to Ebook a Keep in Oslob?

Stroll-in is feasible, however you may try and rating discounted lodging in Oslob once you ebook on-line by way of Agoda.


Learn Subsequent:

Extra about our South Cebu Backpacking!


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