Sunday, September 22, 2013

Manila Ocean Park


Manila Ocean Park claimed to be the first marine-themed park in the Philippines. It is a common field-trip destination among students because of its marine life education and importance of conserving the environment. There are different packages to choose from. But you can still avail to each attraction individually. 

DEEP SEA RUSH (550 php)
Ocenarium
Sea Lion Show & Marine Life Habitat
Birds of Prey Kingdom
Jellies Exhibit


OCEAN'S AMAZING DUO (550 php)
Oceanarium
Trails to Antartica
Snow Village
Penguin Exhibit
Slide O’Fun

SEA BREEZE EXPRESS (700 php)
Ocenarium
Sea Lion Show & Marine Life Habitat
Glass Bottom Boat Ride
Birds of Prey Kingdom
All Star Bird Show
Jellies Exhibit
Penguin Talk Show

PACIFIC SKY WONDER (900 php)
Oceanarium
Sea Lion Show & Marine Life Habitat
Birds of Prey Kingdom
All Star Bird Show
Trails to Antarctica
Snow Village
Penguin Exhibit
Jellies Exhibit
Penguin Talk Show


We availed the Pacific Sky Wonder package, which we got from a lesser price because of the voucher we had. After claiming the tickets, they will give you your schedule at Sea Lion Show & Marine Life Habitat and All Star Bird Show. They said that you can only watch the shows to the specific time they scheduled for you. But at the entrance, no one bothered to check if we were on the right schedule, haha. Maybe it's just the way they organize the crowd. But one thing you want to do when you're going to the show: Make sure you're first in line! Or else, you'll sit at the back row and will no longer see the show. 

All Star Bird Show

Sea Lion Show


After that we went to Birds of Prey Kingdom, it is a huge aviary of Lawin or Philippine Eagle.

Birds of Prey Kingdom

Just a warning, don't look below the bridge or you'll see this.
This is a message for us. We should all be responsible of what we do to our environment. It does not only harm us, but the innocent wildlife also suffers from our wrong doing.

 Next, is the Trails of Antarctica, this part includes the Snow Village and Penguin Exhibit

Trails of Antartica

After lunch, we decided to go to the Fish Spa to relax while our stomach finishes digesting what we ate. You can spend only 10 minutes at the Fish Spa. You'll give your name before you go in then they'll call you when your time was up. They will also give you disposable towels to dry your feet after you emerged in the spa. 

Fish Spa

Next to that is the Jellies Exhibit. First, I thought I wouldn't enjoy this attraction because I don't actually like jellyfish, haha. But since they were inside the tanks, they can't touch me. And the jellyfish looks very magnificent inside the color lighted tanks. It reminds me the movie Life of Pi.

Jellies Exhibit

This is part of the Jellies Exhibit I love most. It is an optical illusion that at first look you thought you're entering a room with hundred cylinder tanks, but it's only actually about 5 (or more) tanks surrounded by mirrors. 


Last but not the least is the Oceanarium. This is their main attraction. Different fish in their habitats. Aquarium tanks that are bigger than you. And, the tunnel where you can experience what it's like walking beneath the ocean. 

Oceanarium
these are shark's eggs
glass bottom boat ride view from below
Ever wonder why big fish don't eat the small fish inside the aquarium? Because the still feed them through this.  
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came…” – John F. Kennedy




15 comments:

Pauchee Casimiro said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

Wow! I'd really love to go to Manila Ocean Park! I've never been there. Wasn't able to with my family coz I had classes. I've been to an Ocean Park in Japan though. But I'd really love to see the Philippines version. Haha. I'd love to try the fish spa. :)

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Pauchee C.
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Aisha Kristine Chong said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

Wow ang ganda pala..

Sa tagal ko sa Pinas never pa ako nakapunta dyan, maybe I should give that place a visit! <3

MaryJane Tauyan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

very nice photos! been to a lot of something like this as ell outside the Philippines hopefully i can visit here as well in the near future!

Angelique Misa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

I have been here twice. Hehe. Love how cold it is inside the snow village! :)

Dhadha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

Me and my fambam went to Manila last Mar 2013 and isa sa mga pinuntahan talaga namin is yung Ocean Park. Super nice ng experience namin since mostly kids kasama namin, super duper enjoy talaga sila, esp. my 5 y/o lil kiddo. Nakabili kmi ng ticket for all the shows + entrance sa MetroDeal, ang laki ng discount! Haven't tried the fish spa though, d kasama sa package na nabili namin. Hihi. My fave was the oceanarium. And the snow village too. Ang mahal lng ng rate ng mga pictures nila. Hehe. :)

Nina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

@Pauchee Casimiro It's worth a try! I'm sure you'll have so much fun there :)

Nina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

@MaryJane Tauyan Thank you! Credits to my brother, the taken most of the photos :)

Nina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

@Aisha Kristine Chong Yes the place is very nice! :) You should also visit

Nina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

@Angelique Misa cold and slippery too! haha.

Nina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

@Dhadha Glad you enjoyed your trip there! :) We also availed at metrodeal, yep I agreed it was a big discount. And yes! pictures were too expensive, I wanted to have photo with the eagle, but the price, sobrang hindi makatarungan :(

Angie Vianzon said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

Is it worth it? I've been thinking of visiting Manila Ocean Park with the kids but I'm afraid that it would not be worth it. Anyway, nice photos,

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Angie
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lalalaPatricia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

Ang raming bago! The last I went was Nov. 2010 ata yun. Never tried the fish spa kasi parang nakakatakot haha I miss Ocean Park and Manila tuloy. For sure I'll visit ang bring my own family na next! :)

Nina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

@Angie Vianzon It is! I'm sure your kids will love to watch fish swimming and they'll be amazed with the huge sea creatures :)

Nina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

@lalalaPatricia It's my first time trying the fisha pa too, sobrang nakakakiliti :)) haha.

Kim Nieves said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply]

Never been to Manila Ocean Park but would love to check out the place! :)

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