The long wait is finally over! Cebu is up for an exciting adventure as Cebu Sealife Park Inc., the same team that built the first-ever marine theme park in the Philippines, the Manila Ocean Park, opens Cebu Ocean Park to the public officially on August 24, 2019. Families in Cebu and other nearby provinces will be no longer to fly to Manila just to see the marvelous marine life attractions in Manila Ocean Park. The Cebu Ocean Park is going to be the first marine park in Visayas and Mindanao.
Now, with the opening of Cebu Ocean Park, they can now experience an all-inclusive educational and experiential tour in this world-class marine attraction. Cebu Ocean Park is geared towards becoming an all-year and all-season destination for both local and international tourists.
This facility at South Road Properties in Cebu City is set to take the visitors on an educational, interactive, and experiential marine life journey through its attractions and encounters programs. It boasts the largest Oceanarium in the Philippines which is 7-meter deep, that also showcases a 360-degree viewing tunnel that houses thousands of the world’s most amazing marine species. Aside from this spectacular exhibit, guests could also witness other fascinating animals at the Jungle Trek and Creepy Critters. They also have the chance to get up-close to the animals at the Fish Spa, Bird Feeding and Stingray Interaction. The thrilling Crocodile Encounter and Sea Trek should also not be missed.
I was invited to be part of the soft opening of Cebu Ocean Park last August 23, 2019, at it was a privilege to see the facility before the grand opening. Together with the media outlets and Cebu City officials, we witnessed the different areas inside the Cebu Ocean Park. So here are my clips during the tour.
Cebu Ocean Park has a banner CSR program called “I LOVE MY OCEAN PLANET” that encourages volunteerism, public education, and community mobilization activities designed to increase public awareness and action on coastal management issues and instill pride in our country’s natural resources. It is an expanded responsibility of stewardship not only with marine biodiversity but also with other creatures that are dependent on the wellness of the ocean.
Cebu Ocean Park is fully aware of its obligation to reach a broad public and impart necessary information relevant to current environmental issues.
- PHP 600/head on weekdays (adult & children)
- PHP 800/head on weekends (adult & children)
- FREE for children below 2 feet height.
(Jungle Trek, Creepy Critters, Lories, Seven Seas, Interaction Center, Sea Tank, Amphitheatre, and Deep Lagoon)
- Crocodile Cage – PHP 2,000
- Sea Trek – PHP 1,200
- Swim with the Sting Ray – PHP 1,000
- Fish Spa – PHP 100 per 20 minutes
- Feed the Lories with Nectar – PHP 100
OPERATING HOURS: 9 AM to 8 PM
For more updates, visit Cebu Ocean Park official website at www.cebuoceanpark.com. Follow their Facebook and Instagram page at @cebuoceanparkofficial for more exciting news and updates.