Ocean Adventure is an open-water marine park situated at the Ilanin Bay inside Subic, Zambales. The place guarantees that the guests will enjoy watching their marine animals in a variety of exciting and intimate ways. We were lucky that part of our company summer outing was the visit to the marine park last weekend. True enough, Ocean Adventure was worth the 3-hour trip from Manila!
My enjoyment will never be complete without my boys!
From Camayan Beach Resort where we had our beachside lunch buffet, we just walked to Ocean Adventure which was just nearby. The Ocean Adventure staff assigned at the entrance had our wrists stamped with a batch number.
The tours inside the marine park are organized so that each area in the facility will not be over-crowded with the touring batches. For example, while our batch was in the Learning Center, the other batches are either in the high dive area or the sea lion show.
orientation about dolphins and whales
The tour guide assigned to our group oriented us with the basics of dolphins and whales. Ralph was extra attentive during this part of the tour. Our guide also introduced us to the park's marine family especially the rescued false killer whales.
We were treated to a snack of turon (fried bananas wrapped in egg wrappers), squidballs, and halo-halo. It's part of the package that our company availed for the tour. There's a cafe and snack area where the other visitors had their fill.
Dolphin Friends Show
After the snack, we were led to the big amphitheater facing the sea. All the touring batches that afternoon were present for the Dolphin Friends Show. I had a difficult time shooting pictures and videos because we were seated in the upper part of the theater. As you can see, some of my photos are quite blurry because I needed to use the camera's zoom feature. The show featured the dolphins and whales' different tricks.
Sea Lion Marine Patrol Show
After the dolphin and whale show, we were led to an enclosed area where we got to watch the Sea Lion Marine Patrol Show. I truly enjoyed this part of the tour because we got to see the sea lions up close. At last, now I know the difference between sea lions and seals. The two sea lion actors of the show, Simba and Randy, taught us the importance of reusing, reducing, and recycling wastes. Their trainers are very articulate, too.
High divers doing their awesome act!
The last show that we got to witness that day was the International Champions High Dive Show. The best high divers from the USA, Russia, and Poland presented a comedic and action-packed show that we truly enjoyed. It drizzled a little during the show but we didn't mind at all. This is not a regular part of the marine park's tour and is just a featured show during the summer season so we made sure to not miss it. After the show, the high divers were nice enough to let us have souvenir pictures taken with them.
Ocean Adventure is located on the Camayan Beach Wharf of Subic Bay Freeport. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are at Php 450 for adults and Php 370 for senior citizens and kids aged 12 years and below. I believe that you can avail of an Ocean Adventure tour bundled with a Camayan Beach Resort reservation. Just check out their site for more details.