Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
From a spectacular marine themed park, Manila Ocean Park has finally evolved into Metro's Holiday Destination where everything is all about Life and Living.An array of exciting attractions, enticing view of the bay, enriching marine life exhibits, entertaining dining and lifestyle shapes to mold into an integrated resort destination. Manila Ocean Park is proud to have a marine-themed park in the country that houses Life of the best of both under and over the sea!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Michelle R
    Chester, United Kingdom27 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not what it used to be
    We visited Ocean park back in 2018 and there was a Bird Avery, a Fish Spa and a barn yard area these days are none of those things. Even the things that are available are not up to standard. The 'toy exhibition' only has a collection of superman toys. The penguin's glass fogs up so you can barely see them. The bird and sea lion show were the highlight however the arena itself is too hot in the heat of the day and leaks in you in a sudden heavy down pour. Honestly the price hasn't changed much since 2018 but I feel like it is now too expensive for the little that is included these days.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Wanderer
    Lafayette, Indiana41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice ocean park
    This ocean park was a good value at around $12 US to enter, which included the shows. There were many kinds of fish and animals there to see. We particularly liked the bird and sea lion shows, which were well done and scheduled back-to-back. The trainers were very energetic and enthusiastic. The jellyfish room is very cool. There were many grammar-school field trip groups coming through, and the kids were excited and in awe of the sea life. It adds a good energy to ocean park. The facility is starting to show its age and is a little rough around the edges. It could use some TLC and maintenance, but nothing major. There is no lack of opportunities to buy toys and souvenirs. The people who were hawking a "free" massage were somewhat forward, but in a friendly way. Overall I would recommend the Manila Ocean Park as a great place to spend a few hours and see some cool stuff!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 15, 2023
  • Andy H
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was ok, but the Penguin photographer was miserable!
    NOT bad the queues for us were not long, maybe we got lucky and was there at a quiet time, although, whilst we were sitting eating our lunch, suddenly the queues for entry grew very very long indeed in just a few minutes! we went in June so were surprised there is a Santa and snowy scene, which was a bit weird ? not really alot to see, but its ok The PENGUIN feeding was our highlight of our visit, but the guy taking the photos was extremely miserable and made us feel a little uncomfortable, i guess maybe he was fed up doing the same thing over and over, so i would suggest if he cant be friendly to get another job! It was a pleasant visit but i would not return unless they refresh and have additional things to see
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2024
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Leslie
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The place looked shabby. We went in late in the afternoon so it was beginning to get dark and some corners indoors were so poorly lit. Change your light bulbs. Also, what is up with the small boutiques that sell knockoffs and fake bags. Really, the park is not the place for that. Does it promote the rich marine life of our Philippine sea? No. Does it promote the Filipino culture? No. Then don't put it there! Clean the food court, provide better food carts. I decided to hold the urge to pee because I didn't want to go anywhere near the toilet. I figured if the corridors are dirty, how much more would the toilets be. And you really have to control the crowd in there, they are literally sitting down the corridor floors. I really hoped it was better than this.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thorte09
Essen, Germany141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are not many things you can do in Manila, but the Ocean Park is a must visit for me. If you like to see many creatures from the sea and some interesting shows, then come to the Park. They have 5 different tickets. I prefer the full service ticket with all attractions and all shows (1,000 PHP). Unfortunately the pictures with the animals cost extra (500 for sea lions and 300 for feeding penguins). It was great fun and it took me all day to see everything. It is located directly near the Manila harbour. Every taxi driver knows how to get there. There are also many restaurants inside. I have the feeling that the animals are treated well and are not forced to perform.
Written January 18, 2020
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sportsjunkie
manila81 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
One of the smallest aquamarium I’ve been to. It’s also the worst maintained.

The birds of prey is pathetic. The Jelly fish display features just one species of jellies.

The all-star bird show is mediocre at best and the presentor is almost incomprehensible - thick accent & truly lacks hosting skills.

The sea lion show is much better (better presentor, too) but pales in comparison to the similar shows I’ve been to. I feel for the older the sea lion (Vincent, I think his name was) as he obviously needs to be retired. He’s cute but is too old to do the tricks.
Written February 10, 2020
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TBoneTravels
Oahu, HI58 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Ocean Park has only two shows per day, 30 minutes each. Because their sound system is of such poor quality none of us could hear a word they said, just echoes over music; two English speakers and one Filipina. The exhibits were extremely crowded even on Tuesday. Several were closed for “ renovations”. The underwater exhibit was especially crowded in the glass tunnel through which everyone goes.
A great place to contract Covid.
Long lines, noisy, packed. Many were ‘hawking’ toys, souvenirs loudly shouting.
I would not go here for free, not if you paid me $50
Written July 18, 2023
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Citygal12456
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
A good park that has many areas to see. There are packages that bundles a number of these areas into one entrance fee. The sea lion show is good. If you want to take a close photo with the sea lions, just pay extra. There is an aviary where you can have an eagle on your arm. The penguin feeding was fun for kids as well as the tunnel. There are restaurants as well.
Written September 7, 2020
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Tin_Manila
Manila, Philippines379 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
At 680 per person (for 8 attractions), we expected well maintained, properly curated and interesting attractions. There was a variety of animals for sure but their aquarium were either dirty or not properly labeled. We also got a bit lost transferring from one attraction to the other because of lacking directional signages. The toy exhibit was nothing compared to Yexel's Toy Museum.

The sea lion and bird shows were interesting but short and the audio was really bad, you could barely understand the host especially if you're seated in the top middle bleachers.

Overall, it's only worth it if you have small kids in tow who will not nitpick and instead will really get excited with the animals. Otherwise, better to visit Ocean Parks in other countries.
Written April 7, 2023
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Manskittles
Virginia127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Antarctica exhibit allows an up-close feed the penguins in their exhibit habitat, none other aquarium in the States have it. That was a surprise and delight especially with a 3 year old grandson.
Overall, the place could use updated design and new lightning setup. The cost entrance is cheap in standard, but you are not expecting much in return. It does provide little ones space to run and enjoyment.
Written February 13, 2020
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Krista.Cuffs
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The ocean park was great. My child was enamored with all the colorful fish, and we even found Nemo and Dory! If you watch Octonauts with your kids you will get to see a number of the creature up close. Also really liked the creepy crawly exhibit that featured snakes, lizards, geckos, turtles and bugs.

The barnyard and birdhouse were quite tame in comparison but a great way to wind down after all the stimulus from those first two weeks visits. This area would be excellent for little ones (2-5).

What I didn't like was being forced to walk the gauntlet of stores, products and sales people just to get to the next exhibit in the ocean park. Of course with all the excitement and sales people trying to lure you in it makes it extra difficult with a little one explaining why we aren't buying these things. I didn't need that which led to my child to have a meltdown. Also not great was the length of the taxi to get there...but that's just traffic in Manila. 60-90 minutes to go anywhere.
Written January 31, 2020
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iStoryajecs
Manila, Philippines36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We decided to visit Manila Ocean Park and to celebrate the exact birthday of our Inang’Mother.Earth here. We bought our ticket few days prior through klook application.

We were here by 10 in the morning and able to visit all 6 attractions included in our purchased package within 2hours and a half.

Visiting at the morning is quiet advisable to avoid long queuing as you have to scan each QR passes for you to enter each attraction. Also to avoid the voluminous crowd.
Written May 27, 2022
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Majeid D
Manila, Philippines120 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Not as nice as it used to be. The stereo of the shows are broken. It's too loud and you don't understand what they are saying. The sun during summer is too hot for the show and they don't allow umbrellas near the sea lion. Some are attractions were closed. Overall it's almost not worth the money. Only the fish aquarium area and creepy crawlers were nice. Still feels it isn't worth the money spent
Written August 11, 2023
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