What to Expect at Cebu Ocean Park

After the highly successful opening of the Lhuillier’s Cebu Safari and Adventure Park in northern Cebu comes another exciting animal-related project that has just happened on August 24, 2019 in the prime South Road Properties (SRP), Cebu City near SM Seaside City Cebu.

Cebu Ocean Park is the first marine park in Visayas and Mindanao, and has the largest Oceanarium in the Philippines (bigger than Manila Ocean Park) with function spaces and a food hall. It is geared for an all-year round tourist destination.

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#1: Relatively bigger than Manila Ocean Park

Cebu Ocean Park sits on a 1-hectare (10,000sqm) area, bigger than Manila Ocean Park’s 8,000sqm. As many as 3,000 people can be accommodated within the park at any given time.

The main oceanarium tank has 4,000 cubic meters, with a water depth of 7.2 meters. This is more than three times the size of the one in Manila Ocean Park and more than twice its depth.

Due to the park’s size, it houses around 200 different species of animals. While majority of the animals will be marine creatures, the park will also have several species of birds, insects and reptiles.

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#2: Four (4) main attractions

1. Deep Tank Lagoon with a 360-degree view

A stunning walkthrough of the watery depths that is home to a richly diverse collection of the world’s most amazing aquatic species. With a volume of 3,500 cubic meters of seawater and a 7.2-meter water depth, the Deep Tank Lagoon inside the Oceanarium is the deepest aquarium in the Philippines.

Guests can immerse themselves in the ocean realm as they watch mesmerizing mermaids swim with their sea life friends. An underwater walkway will lead the visitors to a breathtaking 360-degree viewing tunnel to come face to face with big, toothy sharks, colorful reef fish, graceful rays, and many more.

2. Jungle Trek

Trek through a jungle of remarkable collections of freshwater fish and other faunas! Get to see river giants all in one tank, hand-feed Australian lories & lorikeets, and discover more about freshwater fish mostly found in the Amazon and African rivers.

3. Creepy Critters

Go beyond your usual impression of reptiles and insects as sources of fear and nightmares. This exhibit features dozens of species to celebrate the diversity, beauty, and unique adaptations of both native and exotic reptiles and insects.

4. MULTI-ANIMAL SHOWS

Witness the talented multi-species cast of our multi-animal show as they showcase their beauty and intelligence in a highly entertaining and educational spectacle the whole family will surely enjoy.

✔ SeaTREK

An ultimate underwater adventure wearing a diving helmet as you walk underwater surrounded by marine life. It is safe and ideal even for non-swimmers!

✔ Glass Bottom Ride

See a whole new perspective on marine life without getting wet. Ride on the surface of the country’s deepest tank as you enjoy a bird’s eye view of various aquatic animals.

✔ Stingray Interaction

Reach out and touch a stingray at the Stingray Interaction pool! Experience hands-on learning with multiple species of rays and sharks that you can interact with.

✔ Mermaid Swim Encounter

Fulfill your wildest dreams of being a mermaid (or merman) even just for a day! Learn how to swim and glide with a mermaid tail through a 45-minute program.

✔ Bird Feeding

Have a closer look at the friendly and colorful Australian lorikeets and get the chance to hand feed them!

✔ Fish Spa

Immerse your feet in a tank of toothless doctor fish and let them nibble away your dead skin cells from your tired feet, giving you a micro massage that will exfoliate the skin and improve blood circulation in the body. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and have fun as these therapeutic fish feast on your toes.

✔ Crocodile Cage

Dive into a thrilling encounter with a 14-footer saltwater crocodile! This is perfect for those who dare to get up close and personal with an amazing prehistoric creature.

Cebu Ocean Park also clarified it will NOT have a dolphin show nor will be putting dolphins in Cebu.

There is also an interest in putting up a GIANT FERRIS WHEEL nearby from the likes of the ones in SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City and Sky Ranch in Tagaytay City.

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#3: Prime edutainment for Marine Creatures

Convention rooms will also be developed as tourism and educational facilities. It will serve as the primary edutainment (education + entertainment) facility in Visayas and Mindanao, with thousands of marine creatures of more than 200 species indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

The Cebu Ocean Park is said to be more interactive, where guests can interact with the animals aside from the normal viewing.

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#4: State-of-the-art Function Rooms

Enjoy the state-of-the art function rooms that can satisfy each of your occasion requirement. The rooms can suit extensive scale gatherings that require various types of set-ups including theater, classroom, meeting room, and U-shape.

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#5: Location, Opening Date and Ticket Prices

Updated as of February 2021.

Operating hours:

  • Opening hours: 9AM to 6PM, Thursdays to Sundays

Ticket Prices:

  • Weekdays: ₱600 ₱549 per head (adults/kids)
  • Weekends: ₱800 ₱649 per head (adults/kids)
  • Children below 2ft are free of charge.

Day Use Inclusions:

  • Jungle Trek 
  • Creepy Critters 
  • Lorries
  • Seven Seas 
  • Stingray Interaction 
  • Oceanarium Journey 
  • Ampitheatre 
  • Main Tank Gallery

Add-ons:

  • Sea Trek – ₱1,200
  •  Crocodile Cage – ₱2,000
  •  Fish spa – ₱100 per 20 mins.
  •  Swim w/ the Sting ray – ₱1,000

Other information

How to get there?

Exact location: SM Seaside Complex, South Road Properties (SRP), Cebu City — beside the San Pedro Calungsod Chapel, at the back of SM Seaside City Cebu; 15 minutes away from Fuente Osmeña Circle, 30 minutes away from Ayala Center Cebu.

BY MYBUS: You can take a FREE MyBus ride from/to BDO Fuente Osmena. Or ride any MyBus from Mactan Airport, SM City Cebu, Talisay, Mandaue City, Parkmall. Check the routes & schedules here: https://sugbo.ph/2019/cebu-mybus-guide/

BY CAR/GRAB/TAXI: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Cebu Ocean Park”. Parking is P30 per entry.

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Comments

  1. We are planning to come on October 21. Since it’s not yet the grand opening, are we still be able to enjoy the journey experience?

    Jungle Trek
    Creepy Critters
    Lorries
    Seven Seas
    Stingray Interaction
    Oceanarium Journey
    Amphitheater
    Main Tank Gallery

    Also, is there a place where we can eat snacks or any food inside the vicinity?

    Thanks and God speed!

  2. How about the Senior Citizens? Do you give a discount for them? I have 2 senior citizen love ones! I’m looking forward to to bring them there as a birthday gifts. And since I cannot be with them I’ll hire someone Tobe with them during the tour. Thanks!

  3. Entrance fee:
    Weekdays Adults 600
    Weekends and Holidays 800
    Foreigners Rate weekdays and weekends 800
    Children 2 feet and below – Free

    Open from 10am-6pm (as of present)

    No reservations. Get the ticket at the venue.

    Tickets purchased from opening date (August 24 – October 31) can be used twice till November 30

    Tickets purchased from November 1 can only be used once.

    Hope this helps.

  4. They kill all the mangroves in and around the Mactan Channel, polluted the seas with stinky waste and tons of plastics – now they show case a MALL SIZE aquarium – displaying the poor sea creatures – earning big time from patrons who are the main polluters of Cebu seas.

  5. GREAT article! we’re so excited about Cebu! PLEASE NOTE: the helmet diving experience is called Sea TREK, not Aquanaut. THANK YOU!

  6. Hello guys

    Can i reserve 3 tickets pls…… or how can i make a reservetion for me my daughter and my wife ..

  7. I didn’t see any ad of this while I was in Cebu from January till April 2019? I was at the Cebu Safari with my 2 cousins from,the states. I love the orchids, specially the Vandas! Aren’t seniors and handicapped have a lower entrance fee, Ajust lije here in Germany?

  8. For clarification lang po, based on your website, Cebu Ocean Park will have its soft opening on the last quarter of 2019 and yet, upon reading the comments, it will be on April 2019. Ty

  9. Hi. For student discount, will the student ID suffice or do you need other things? And we want to know the exact opening date and the things we can expect to see.. since it is still a soft oppening

  10. Please boycott oceaniariums. LET THE WILF LIFE LIVE FREELY INTHEIR NATURAL HABITATS. Not caged in some giant aquariums for fun and to feed some greedy wallets.
    Human beings are meant to be stewards of these co-creations of God.

  11. Hello Sir/mam,

    Good morning.
    This is amusement center is for all ages. And also excited to visit the place and see those attractions in Cebu. I am from Manila and enjoy going places like this new attraction.

    May I ask if you are accepting travel agencies which we can also include in our itinerary in booking for clients.

    This is a beautiful attraction to all ages, and everyone can enjoy and feel the excitement during their travel.

    I hope you can consider our proposal to be an affiliate. Likewise to offer everything.

    Thank you and God Bless
    Bernadette Hurtado
    BhojHur Travel and Tours

  12. Long been waiting this park here in Cebu. Now its almost finish hope you guys inform us or email us the opening day of the park.

  13. Good morning. Infant Baby is allowed. I would like to avail a reservation good for 3 , me, my baby and my husband.

  14. Good Morning very much excited for the openning of our very own Cebu Ocean Park.And i would love to avail reservations for 3(me & my daughter nd son).Hoping my children will learn and educate themselves while e joying.Godspeed.

    Mrs.Dana Cristina Facturan

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