How to Get to Oslob To Swim w/ the Whale Sharks

Oslob is popular for whale shark watching. Tourists, both local and foreign come to the area to experience swimming with the whale sharks. Swimming with these gentle giants was an amazing experience and we would want to do it again!

Watch some videos we had while swimming with the whale sharks and some tips for whale shark watching.

Here’s How to Get to Oslob

1. From Bacolod, you can take the Ceres bus from Bacolod South Terminal. There are buses going directly to Oslob via Mabinay.

2. Another option is to hire a private car to Santander Port (about 4 hours from Bacolod, via Mabinay). From there take a fast craft to Liloan Port. The ride is about 25 minutes.

3. You can also take the Ceres buses from Dumaguete, Bohol and Cebu City that go directly bound to south of Cebu.

Oslob Whale Shark Watching

We took option 2 as it’s the fastest and more convenient way for our family to travel from Bacolod. Click here for more tips on Swimming with the Whale Sharks in Oslob.

You can also check out our other blog for more places to visit in Cebu City.


  1. We went to Donsol in 2013 hoping to swim with the whale sharks. Water was murky so we only saw dolphins. Our tour guide at that time told us that most of the whale sharks were already starting to migrate to Oslob. Wala na daw kasi silang makain sa Donsol. 🙁

    • We want to try it in Donsol. Hopefully they have increased in number.


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