The Philippines’ Largest Oceanarium Opens in Cebu; It’s Four Times Bigger Than Manila Ocean Park

A world-class attraction recently opened in Cebu – and it’s an exciting place to visit, especially because the oceanarium inside the facility is four times bigger than the one in Manila Ocean Park!

Set in a great location along South Road Properties (SRP) near SM Seaside in Cebu City, Cebu Ocean Park had its soft opening last August 24, 2019.

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The first marine park in Visayas and Mindanao, Cebu Ocean Park boasts of a much larger space than its counterpart in Manila. Set on 10,000 sqm of land, the marine park features several attractions.

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The Deep Tank Lagoon inside the Oceanarium is the deepest and largest aquarium in the Philippines with a depth of 7.2 m and an area covering 3,500 cubic meters. Aside from being about four times bigger than the one in Manila Ocean Park, the Oceanarium in Cebu also features a 360-degree view that truly makes you feel like you are under the sea.

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Through the underwater walkway, you can enjoy watching the colorful fish, most of which can be naturally found in Philippine waters.

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Aside from marine creatures in the oceanarium, guests can enjoy a jungle trek where they can see freshwater fish and various animals, such as lorikeets and parrots that you can feed for a fee. You get to check out freshwater fish from African and Amazon rivers.

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There are also animal shows and interactive adventures to enjoy. There’s a glass bottom boat ride, underwater helmet diving, string ray interaction, fish spa, and cage diving inside the crocodile tank – the last one is certainly not for the fainthearted!

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The park is open from 10AM to 8PM daily. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Journey Experience – Php600 on weekdays; Php800 on weekends per head (same price for adults and kids). Children below 2ft are free of charge. The ticket covers the following attractions:
  1. Ampitheatre
  2. Creepy Critters
  3. Jungle Trek
  4. Lorries
  5. Main Tank Gallery
  6. Oceanarium Journey
  7. Seven Seas
  8. Stingray Interaction
  • Crocodile Cage – Php2,000
  • Fish spa – Php100 per 20 mins.
  • Sea Trek – Php1,200
  • Swim w/ the Sting ray – Php1,000

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Since the park is still in its ‘soft opening’ stages, the management requests everyone to manage their expectations and let the animals adjust with their new homes. Not all parts of the park are open for now, but the good news is that tickets bought during this period can still be used again when the park officially opens before the year ends.

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Soft opening tickets purchased from August 24, 2019 to September 30, 2019 may be used once more from October 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019. However, ticket is non transferable. Tickets bought on October 1, 2019 onwards is for one time use only,” Cebu Ocean Park announced on its official Facebook page.

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Here’s the video from Sugbo TV:

Sources: Sugbo PH