July 24, 2013
OCEAN ADVENTURE is a marine conservatory and adventure park located in Subic Bay and founded by animal behaviorists and trainers. It is owned by Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium, that is the same Philippine corporation running Camayan Beach Resort beside it.
Here is a family's guide to the must-experienced attractions at Ocean Adventure:
Top 10 Adventure Attractions in South East Asia for Kids!
Make sure you have swim suit, changing clothes, and sun block for the encounter experiences.
SWIM WITH DOLPHINS ENCOUNTER
We learned so much about the dolphins in the 30- minute encounter than in any textbook we read about them.
DOLPHIN BEACH ENCOUNTER
The photos of the Dolphins and the kids are priceless :) (Photo taking is not free - rates do apply)
DOLPHIN FRIENDS SHOW
The show is inclusive in the entrance fee.
ILANIN BAY CAFE
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Food and drinks are not allowed inside Ocean Adventure and there's only one main cafe in Ocean Adventure that serves lunch. Best to avoid the peak lunch hours.
The food is decent and I like this huge saucy that is a bit spicy.
For a big groups, the fried whole chicken order is worth it. Make sure to order in advance.
They also have rice meals ranging from P200-P250.
The Chicken BBQ is relatively good. Overall, the food is decent.
You can have popcorn and water for merienda.
TIP: You can sneak in simple pica-pica and water in your own containers for snacks.
SHOW: SEA LION MARINE PATROL
Also, there's a man vs. sea lion challenge where the audience participants gets to imitate the things the sea lion does. Sometimes, he ends up in the water for a hilarious finish.
SHOW: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
BALANCING ACT FEAT. AFRICAN ACROBATS SHOW
OCEAN DISCOVERY AQUARIUM
OCEAN ADVENTURE STORE:
OVERALL, the Dolphin and Whale show and Dolphin encounters are quite unique that you won't be able to experience in similar parks in Manila. The Swim Encounter is highly recommended and make sure to go there when they offer discounts during the non-peak season.
Make sure to go there as early as 9am and allot an entire day to explore and enjoy the attractions.
The food is decent, make sure to eat lunch early to avoid the peak lunch crowd. Sneak in some snacks and bring water in your own container.
The show goes on rain or shine so make sure to bring jackets and umbrella during the rainy season.
Budget about P700/head + the Beach/Swim encounter fee.
Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area Subic Bay Freeport Zone 2222, Philippines
Telephone: +63(47) 252-9000, +63(47) 252-5885
Manila Marketing Office: +632 706-3344
Facebook: Ocean Adventure Subic Bay
Youtube: Ocean Adventure Subic Bay
Operating Hours: Daily 9am to 6pm
Admission Fee (inclusive of all Featured Shows and Aquarium Exhibits):
- Adult (13 years old and above) - P550
- Children (12 years old and below) - P440
- Senior Citizen (with valid ID)- P440
Interactive Programs Fee:
- Animal Trainer Adventure - P5,980
- Swim Encounter - P4,200
- Beach Encounter - P2,800
- Dive Encounter - P4,760
- Children 30" and below are free of charge
- No Bringing of Food and Beverages
- Smoking is allowed only in designated areas
- No Pets allowed.
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Full Disclosure: We've been to Ocean Adventure twice -- we paid during our first time, and our second trip was courtesy of our friends from Ocean Adventure.
I wrote this blog post myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I don't receive compensation from food and travel places we feature in the blog.
P.S. You can print out this discount coupon and show to Ocean Adventure to avail - valid until Sept. 13, 2013 :)