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“Nice Aquarium”
Review of Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were able to walk here from where our ship docked, which was nice. We got the most basic admission, which included the aquarium and the penguin exhibit. There are other options available, including an experience with hawks and one with sharks. The aquarium is very nicely done and they have some excellent exhibits, that include a wide variety of fish and other sea creatures. Once we were done with the fish, we went up to see the penguins. The inner tube slide was a lot of fun, but the penguin exhibit was very sparse (for those of us who have seen plenty of penguins), but probably good, given that Manila is rather tropical. They also had a cold room with various winter-type things that made good photo ops for people who really aren't familiar with snow. The only real negative here was that it was not possible (as far as we were able to find out) to leave the aquarium directly. And once we did exit the aquarium complex, we ended up in a mall that was very confusing to find our way out of. That said, this was definitely a nice aquarium and worth visiting. They have a huge gift shop with very reasonable prices. You should know that at the snack bar they accept only local cash, and at the gift shop you need a minimum purchase to use a credit card.

Thank Jesusan
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

There was great special while we were in Manila on our last visit so decided to go and spend the day here. The overall attractions are great; the Fish Spa is an experience not to be missed. We had lunch at Makan Makan Asian Food Village, it was one of the best means we had on our whole 6 week trip to the Philippines and very well process.
One area we really hated was the so-call mall. It’s really just a bunch of stalls selling rubbish and they hassle you every time you walk past and there’s really no way to avoid it. It’s completely unnecessary in this kind of attraction.
Overall well worth a visit

Thank rustyn1971
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Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

If you want to feel the child in you. This is place for you but with an expense. To many to look at. What i recommend go to the backside before sunset. Great view "Manila bay sunset"...

1  Thank mhel1974
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Manila Ocean Park offers a pretty good collection of marine and aquatic life. A must visit when one visits Manila, the aquarium can fill a tiring day with fun and relaxation.

My family and I had our Easter day out in this place, taking advantage of the P900 per person Pacific Sky wonder package. The package included a visit to the Oceanarium and the Jelly Fish Exhibit plus a whole lot of other fun areas.

We had the Sharks and Sting Ray encounter and had a chance to touch these scary but tamed sea creatures. We then had the Birds of Prey, where eagles flew over you and also got a chance to feed them. Some visitors also had the chance to make the eagles stay in your arms for a photo, but for a fee.

We also had the enjoyable taking penguin show, where an animated penguin on a wide screen talked and made funny jokes. However, most of the jokes were in Filipino, so the foreigners who watched the show with us had difficulty getting the jokes.

We also had the All Star Bird Show and Sea Lion Show. But I think the Singapore Zoo Bird Show and Seal Show was far more better, as the show handlers seemed so amateurish in their show segments. Also, the open amphitheater was so exposed to sunlight and the seats were burning hot (Its Summer!) that most of us crowded to shady areas while watching the shows.

Lastly we had the Light and Sound Show which made us all annoyingly wet! If only they would provide raincoats, and we literally fought with other people in getting the free umbrellas... so we decided not to finish the show or end up sick after being showered!

I think the price for the package was worth it, and the shows have lots of rooms for improvement.

The only think I dont like are the various flea stores inside, which doesn't offer quality souvenir items at all. Even its food stalls near these flea stores are average.

Thank BikeC
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited the place I thrice already but there's few attractions added only. I enjoyed the fountain show which reminds me one in Dubai Mall.

1  Thank Mary Jean B
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