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Manila Ocean Park

Written by Patrick

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Manila Ocean Park

Caption: The Manila Ocean Park Arch

Manila Ocean Park is a world-class marine theme park found near Rizal Park in Luneta.  Its main attraction is the Oceanarium which houses 14,000 sea creatures from about 277 species local to Southeast Asia.  The oceanarium has a curved walkway tunnel where guests can see various marine life overhead.  There is also an educational activity area and function rooms as well as shark and stingray viewing area.

Trails of Antarctica, the country’s first penguin facility, is also found in Manila Ocean Park.  Other attractions of the theme park are named Birds of Prey Kingdom (featuring Brahminy Kites), World of Creepy Crawlies (features frogs, insects, spiders, and worms), Mermaid Swim Experience, Underwater Diving, and Fish Spa.  Performances inside the park include All Star Bird Show, Sea Lion Show, and Penguin Talk Show as well as The Symphony which involves fountain and multimedia effects.

Those who want to stay the night can book a room at Hotel H2O, a hotel inside the park with fitness center, outdoor jet pool, meeting rooms, and function halls that can accommodate up to 500 people.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Manila Ocean Park
Type of Attraction:
Oceanarium | Marine Theme Park | Man-made Attractions
Address:
Luneta, Manila, Philippines 1000
Phone:
+02 (+632) 8567 7777
Hours:
Monday to Sunday and Public Holidays 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Closed:
None
Best Time to Visit:
Weekdays at opening
Food & Drink:
YES
FREE WiFi:
YES (at the hotel only)
Cost:
$15+
Payment Type:
Cash | Credit Cards
Fees:
P500 ($10 USD) – P1000 ($20 USD) – depending on the inclusions/attractions
Notes:

Rate of attractions and packages/bundles changes regularly. Check their website for updated rates and ongoing promos.

You can purchase tickets onsite on the day of your visit, through the website, or accredited online partners such as Metrodeal and Klook.

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MAP

This attraction  is located on Luzon Island in Manila.

Manila Ocean Park Map

 

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NEED TO KNOW

How to Get to Manila Ocean Park?

By LRT 1

  1. At any station, ride the LRT-1 and get off at U.N. Avenue Station.
  2. Take the exit facing Times Plaza Mall and walk along Kalaw Avenue going to Quirino Grandstand. The distance is less than 2 kilometers. The Manila Ocean Park is just behind the grandstand.

By LRT 2

  1. Ride the LRT 2 at Cubao Araneta Train Station bound for Recto.
  2. Get off at Recto Station and take the footbridge to Doroteo Station on LRT 1.
  3. Take the LRT 1 bound for Baclaran and get off at U.N Avenue Station.

The Airport Closest to Manila Ocean Park

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Pasay is the closest airport to Manila Ocean Park.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning, usually before 10:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is always open. 

Fees

Fees can be made in cash or credit card. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the attraction are not allowed at this attraction.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

TIPS & HACKS

The following are recommended items for this experience: 

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

CamelPack

I always carry a Camelbak Hydration Pack with me when traveling. Not only does it allow me to pack all my daily gear and snacks, but it also has a 3-liter water bladder which holds enough water to get me through the entire day.

Bluetooth Speaker

Compact yet mighty, a bluetooth speaker setup is a breeze, and the sound quality it delivers for its size is nothing short of impressive. Beyond its audio prowess, it boasts exceptional durability, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures.

UV Shirt

UV Shirt is an essential when travelling in a tropical country. Providing reliable protection during long hours in the water, not only comfortable but also ensures a secure shield against the elements.

Snorkel Gear

For my island-hopping escapades, a snorkel gear set has become indispensable. Designed to enhance the joy of snorkeling and free diving, each piece ensures comfort and functionality. Together, they create an immersive and enjoyable underwater experience.

Adventure Camera

As a long-time enthusiast of GoPro cameras, I can attest to their user-friendly nature, excellent image stabilization, and impressive footage quality. Waterproof and rugged, the GoPro is my reliable companion for capturing adventures in any environment.

Aqua Shoes

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Photos

The following are some photos of this attraction.

Videos

The following is a video of this attraction.

NEARBY

The following are other points of interest nearby:

READ MORE: Metro Manila Visitors Guide

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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