Oslob Whale sharks

Oslob is one of the rare places in the World where Whale Sharks can be seen year round. We offer the trip to Oslob Whale sharks from the resort starting out at 6am and returning to the resort by 11am. The journey down to the Oslob Whale sharks takes less than two hours from the resort, in a luxury air conditioned vehicle. We provide tea, coffee and sandwiches to ease the early morning start. 

Whale sharks have been naturally visiting Oslob for many years, quickly the opportunity to swim with the Oslob Whale Sharks got out and the area gained a reputation worldwide. The local government stepped in to regulate the activity and ensure the Oslob Whale Sharks are monitored, including by international marine biologists.

One of the surprises of visiting the Oslob Whale Sharks at Oslob is their proximity to the shore and the shallow depths the Sharks are swimming. The maximum depth at the Oslob Whale Sharks interaction is 7m, with the Whale Sharks typically swimming at a depth of between 2m and the surface.

It is no secret the Oslob Whales harks in Oslob are being fed a diet of Shrimp and Krill by the locals to ensure their year round presence. This policy has split public opinion, with some reports indicating the feeding activity may have influenced the Oslob Whale Sharks behavior. 

The Oslob Whale Sharks are monitored by the Philippines Tourism Board in co-ordination with the municipality of Oslob and international conservation groups. 

Whether or not you agree with the policy of feeding the Oslob Whale Sharks, it is difficult to turn down what is an opportunity to swim with up to 15 Whale Sharks at the same time in shallow coastal waters, with the convenience of being able to visit the Oslob Whale Sharks at Oslob from the comfort of the resort.

We offer a family package which includes a visit to the Oslob Whale Sharks at Oslob as part of the tour.

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Frequently asked questions about Whale Sharks

Is it safe to swim with Whale Sharks?

Yes, despite their enormous mouths and thousands of teeth,Oslob whale sharks pose no risk to humans. With a diet limited to tiny micro-organisms, you’re definitely not on the menu. Plus, with an average swim speed of 3 m.p.h. and already accustomed to swimming alongside humans, these gentle giants are very docile creatures

Journey Time

It takes 90 minutes or less to travel in an air conditioned vehicle from the resort to the Oslob Whale Sharks, our package includes everything you need including sandwiches, tea and coffee to drink on the way