After going to Zoobic Safari, on the same day, we went to Ocean Adventure to continue our tour. Ocean Adventure theme park is located at Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area in the Subic bay freeport zone. Looking through google map, Ocean Adventure was at the west part of Zoobic Safari.
It is about 10 to 15 minutes ride from Zoobic. We were able to see sea lion and dolphin for the first time while they are performing their amazing moves. Actually by simply seeing the animals up-close, is already amazing.
Going to Ocean Adventure is not that easy because there is no public transportation except for a Taxi that can pass through its vicinity. In our case, we hired a Taxi that we utilized for the whole day trip and it cost us about P2900. One thing I noticed about their transportation fare was much higher than in Manila.
The presentation schedule was distributed to us upon entering the place. During that time we were able to attend the Sea Lion Marine Patrol. The whole presentation was about skills demonstration of the sea lion, and how to take good care of the ocean. The sea lion showed to the audience about the proper segregation of waste.
The host even mentioned about “Reduce, Re-use, and Re-cycle”, which I heard the first time on Bob the Builder, a children’s animated tv show. I didn’t know that seal and sea lion have differences in looks and movement until these clever sea animals demonstrates it to us.
The next presentation that we attend to was “Walk on the Wild.” The presentation was basically about surviving on the wild. We were amazed when one of the Aeta demonstrates on how to create fire using only the jungle bolo and bamboo. Just wow!!!
The last presentation was the dolphin and false killer whale show. I did not believe when the host tells something about the ability of the dolphin to walk on the water. However, we saw it with our own eyes. My whole family was very happy with these once in a lifetime experience.
We took pictures of almost all the animals because we may never know when we got older those animals would be extinct for some reason. We also do not know when will we go back to this wonderful marine theme park.
The Zoobic safari adventure consumed four hours so if you’ll combine it with Ocean Adventure activities which would last also for another four hours, your whole day would be consumed.
If you will ask me regarding the theme park experience, including the evening travel from Manila to Subic by bus. I would say that it is all worth it. My family enjoyed our bonding very much. It is also an opportunity for us to unwind from the busy schedule in the city.
If you are interested in going to the place, here are some details about the theme park’s entrance fee.
Ocean Adventure Subic Entrance Fee 2020
- Adult – P788
- Child 12 years old and below – P628
- Children below 30 inches – Free
- Senior citizen – P628
Note: The entrance fee is inclusive of aquarium exhibits and featured shows.
There are other optional ocean adventure rates when you get inside the park. Such as Dolphin, Sea Lion, and other marine encounters. The attractions are “swim with the dolphins,” “dolphin beach encounter,” “dive with dolphins,” and “family dolphin experience.” The guests need to wear swimwear and their own towel.
There are attractions that required a minimum of 6 persons per group. These are “turtle and shark adventure,” “dive with sharks and jacks,” and “animal trainer adventure.”
If you were able to visit the place, kindly share your experience by placing a comment.