Finally, the long wait is over. Cebu’s very first ocean theme park will finally open this August 24, 2019 at the South Road Properties, near SM Seaside City Cebu. This will be the biggest oceanarium in the Philippines – even bigger than Manila Ocean Park!
WHAT TO SEE?
As per announcement of the developer, Cebu Sealife Park Inc., the 1.5 hectares with seven-meter deep Oceanarium and 360-degree viewing tunnels that exhibits thousands of marine creatures will now be seen and experienced by ocean lovers for educational and discovery tours. Aside from this interesting feat of rich biodiversity of marine animals, Cebu Ocean Park will also showcase other attractions that would stimulate interactive and informative programs for visitors – like Jungle Trek, Creepy Critters, Fish Spa, Bird Feeding, Stingray interaction, Crocodile encounter, and Sea Trek.
WHAT TO EXPERIENCE?
Adding fun and excitement to Cebu Ocean Park, function space and food halls (Gusto Food Hall) are also made available to cater the needs of local and foreign tourists all year round. They also have water adventures to enjoy for those who want to feel the rush of adrenaline while inside the Marine Park – like helmet dive, glass bottom ride, mermaid swim, fish spa, and up close and personal with crocodiles! You can even dive with a 14 footer saltwater crocodile!
WHAT TO LEARN?
Through these activities, Cebu Ocean Park aims to encourage volunteerism, public education and community mobilization among its visitors through increased public awareness and action on coastal management issues. In addition, this will also instill pride among Filipinos on the rich natural resources of the country and challenge them to take part in the preservation of our shared marine biodiversity. They will also open convention halls for education and sustainable tourism forums.
WHEN TO GO?
The Cebu Ocean Park will have its soft opening this August 24 at 9am. Operating hours will start at 10am to 8pm daily.
NOTE: Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Counter of the Cebu Ocean Park. On its soft opening, those who have purchased tickets from August 24 to September 30 may use once again their tickets until November 30, 2019. However, these tickets are non-transferable. Tickets bought from October 1, 2019 onwards is for one time use only.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
To enjoy all the aforementioned activities, guests and visitors will have to pay P600 for Weekday Package Tour and P800 for Weekend Package Tour (including holidays). Children below 2 feet are FREE of charge. Activities in the package include Oceanarium adventure, Main Tank Gallery, Amphitheater Show, Jungle Trek, Creepy Critters, Lorries, Seven Seas, and Stingray Interaction.
However, additional charges will be asked for the following adventures:
- Swim with the sting ray – P1,000
- Crocodile encounter – P2,000
- Sea Trek – P1,200
- Fish Spa – P100/2 mins
Exciting, right? For more details, feel free to message Cebu Ocean Park on Facebook or directly call them at (032) 888-5288.