A Trip to the Ocean

This is a super delayed post as I thought I’ve shared this with you already.  Last month, we went to Subic to check Ocean Adventure.  We had been to Manila Ocean Park about a year ago so we just want to see if this is different and more special šŸ™‚

Here are the rates –

and schedules differ per day.  I guess it depends on weather and maybe animal temperament?  Anyway, they give out the schedule for the day when you buy a ticket.

There are usually 4 to 6 attractions or shows you can watch in a day, plus there are animal encounters you can avail of for additional fees.

There’s a Sea Lion show –

Dolphin (and whale) show – we even had a dolphin photo op!

Via Ocean Adventure photo CD

Jungle Survival show – they teach you how to cook rice and warm soup using bamboo branches.  They also showcased animals you will find in the forest and their unique abilities.

Then, last stop was the Acrobats from Africa – wild!!!

A whole day full of activities. It’s no wonder this is a popular go-to destination for school field trips.  Kapuy lang talaga everyone at the end of the day because of the heat and malayo naman din talaga ang travel.

So if you need to rest and plan to stay for the night, Subic has a lot of hotels inside the freeport and outside along Bareto (not sure if I spelled this correctly).  For this particular trip, we stayed at Subic Waterfront Hotel, which is outside the base. It is a 40-minute drive from Subic Ocean Adventure.

If you’re looking at something that is walking distance from the park, you may check Camayan Beach Resort.  It is just beside the park and you may get in anytime you want to – unli entrance šŸ™‚

Also inside the freeport is Subic Bayfront Hotel.  We stayed here last year when we went to Subic Fiesta Carnival.

There are many things one can do in Subic – swimming, shopping, adventure/ trail-trekking, zoo-hopping etc.   There’s really something for everyone which make me like Subic now.  The place is no longer the honky-tonk American base it used to be.

Subic Ocean Adventure
Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Tel. No. (+6347) 252-9000

Subic Waterfront Hotel
AYC Compound, National Highway
Sto. Tomas, Subic, Zambales
Tel. No. (+6347) 232-0003

Camayan Beach Resort
Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Tel. No. (+6347) 252-8000

Subic Bayfront Hotel
Blk 19 Lot 1, Moonbay Marina
Waterfront Road, CBD Area
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Tel. No. (+6347) 252-9978

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2 thoughts on “A Trip to the Ocean

  1. Hi Apple! Happy New year. We went to Ocean Adventure last summer. We missed the Jungle Survival show though. It looked like fun. Hopefully we can still go back to see it. We stayed at the Camayan Beach resort which was right next door. The reason we chose Camayan is because we wanted to experience the beach. The other resorts, although they had beachfronts, only allow swimming in their pools.

    • Hi Ditas, Happy New Year! Yes, the show was fun. Any roadtrip suggestions? Want to go every other weekend sana.

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