Manila Ocean Park Adventure

It was my first time at Manila Ocean Park last July 28, 2018, and I could say I had fun. I was actually half-hearted to go there since I wasn’t comfortable with animal shows, but after further convincing and explaining by—ehem—a biology teacher, I went.

We availed ourselves of the Sea Breeze Express worth, if I remember it right, Php 760.00 per head.


Don’t worry about food and souvenirs because the have it. I suggest you pack some water and wear comfortable shoes for walking

“Experience” Rating: ★

Sea Lion Show

We first went to the sea lion show since they only had three shows, and we already skipped one. Super galing at cute nila. As they say, “Sea lions are dogs that live in the sea.” I was amazed. I hope they were treated nicely during their training.

“Experience” Rating: ★★★★★

Barnyard and Birdhouse

Rabbits and hamsters and other birds. I’m not sure why they are in an ocean park.

“Experience” Rating: ★★

World of Creepy Crawlies

My nightmare. Haha. I didn’t even know how I survived this part. The snakes and the frogs were tolerable, but not the lizards. Worse was when they would camouflage or hide, and unluckily, I would see them almost immediately.

“Experience” Rating: ★★★★

All Star Bird Show

Question: The birds have a choice to fly away from Manila Ocean Park. But why were they not doing it? Did they, like, develop a bond with their human trainers already?

“Experience” Rating: ★★★★


Note: We were able to visit fish spa, but we did not avail of their services.

The oceanarium was my favorite part. I never thought I would see a shark and a manta ray in real life (and I really don’t intend to).

“Experience” Rating: ★★★★★

Trails to Antartica

It should have been the sharks and rays dry encounter, but it wasn’t available that time. So yep, we dealt with the penguins, penguins, penguins . . . and cold stuff.

“Experience” Rating: ★★★

Super Toy Collection

I wondered why this one was here, but I guess it’s more for the children. During our visit, Superman was the highlight. I’m not entirely sure if they change the heroes from time to time.

“Experience” Rating: ★★★

Penguin Talk Show

This was a rest from all the walk. It’s a fifteen-minute show. Sorry to disappoint you, but (spoiler alert) there’s no talking penguin. I actually thought I would get bored, but the host was very entertaining and funny.

“Experience” Rating: ★★

Jellies Exhibit

Be ready to set your camera to ISO 400 and up.

“Experience” Rating: ★★★★

Neon Rides

For Php 300.00, drive a pedal-powered neon car. I was really tired of walking, but we still tried it for the experience.

“Experience” Rating: ★★★

Favorite Picture

Manila Ocean Park
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
666 Behind Quirino Grandstand, Ermita, Manila

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