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Cebu Ocean Park: Latest Entrance Fees, How to Get There, Where to Buy Tickets

Visiting Cebu Ocean Park soon? In this guide, we detailed how to get there, the entrance fees, the operating hours, and the attractions to see at the park.
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Cebu Ocean Park is the largest oceanarium and marine-themed park in the Philippines. It’s three times the size of Manila Ocean Park, having a land area of 10,000 square meters. Cebu Ocean Park is located inside the SM Seaside Complex, just a 5-minute walk from the mall’s Mountain Wing.

If you are looking for kid-friendly things to do in Cebu City, a visit to Cebu Ocean Park tops the list. Whether you want to see exotic wild animals, witness animal shows, or dine under the oceanarium, Cebu Ocean Park never disappoints. Get your Cebu Ocean Park ticket online to get a discount!

In this guide, we detailed everything you need to know about visiting Cebu Ocean Park, including how to get there, the entrance fees, the operating hours, and the attractions to see at the park.

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How to Get to Cebu Ocean Park

If you are within Metro Cebu, you have a lot of transportation options. Here’s how you can get to Cebu Ocean Park from various locations:

➡️From Parkmall or SM City Cebu

MyBus has direct trips to SM Seaside. Just go to their respective bus stops or terminals at Parkmall in Mandaue City (see map) or MyBus Terminal beside SM City Cebu (see map). The bus ticket costs 30-50 PHP (~0.50-1 USD), depending on your origin. The travel time takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the traffic.

➡️From Fuente Osmeña Circle

Go to MyBus Fuente Station (see map) and take any southbound bus. Inform the driver or conductor ahead to drop you off at Calajo-an Gas Station or Anjo World Theme Park. The fare is about 50 PHP (~1 USD) and travel time takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.

➡️From IT Park

Go to IT Park Terminal (see map) and take a CIBUS to SM Seaside. Walk about 200 meters to Cebu Ocean Park. The fare is around 35 PHP (~0.50 USD) and the travel time is approximately 30-45 minutes, depending on the traffic condition.

➡️From Ayala Center Cebu 

Wait for CIBUS to pass by the bus stop outside Ayala Center Cebu right in front of Maybank (see map). The bus stops at the MyBus SM Seaside Terminal. The fare is about 30 PHP (~0.50 USD) and the travel time is 30-45 minutes, depending on the traffic.

Cebu Ocean Park Entrance Fees

The regular admission to Cebu Ocean Park is 600 PHP (~10.5 USD) on weekdays and 800 PHP (~14 USD) on weekends. Senior citizens and PWDs are entitled to a 20% discount. Children under 2 feet are free of charge. Get your Cebu Ocean Park ticket online to get a discount!

Cebu Ocean Park Operating Hours

Cebu Ocean Park is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. The last ticket sale at the site is at 5 PM. They also have scheduled activities daily that you can watch. Here’s the schedule of feeding and bird shows at Cebu Ocean Park:

  • 11 AM – Main tank feeding
  • 12 NN – Bird show
  • 1 PM – Main tank feeding
  • 2 PM – Bird show
  • 3 PM – Main tank feeding
  • 4 PM – Bird show

The main tank feeding happens at the oceanarium where you can thousands of fish free. Meanwhile, the bird shows you how clever macaws—Blue, Goldie, Snow, and Bandit—can be.

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Cebu Ocean Park Attractions and Activities

The things you see at Cebu Ocean Park are only a miniature of the real-life ocean. Nevertheless, it’s a great opportunity for people who don’t dive or are scared of the open sea. Plus, there are many attractions and activities you can experience outside of the oceanarium. Here are some of them:

Jungle Trek

This jungle-like section is the perfect start to your visit to Cebu Ocean Park. You can watch various birds go about their lives as you walk through the jungle.

Jungle Trek at Cebu Ocean Park
Lorikeets at Cebu Ocean Park

Creepy Critters

This section provides a glimpse into what we consider “creepy” animals. From Burmese python snakes to dart frogs, get to know how these dreaded animals play their part in the vast ecosystem.

Creepy Critters at Cebu Ocean Park
A snake at Cebu Ocean Park

Lory Loft

This huge aviary gives you a 360-degree view of the lives of lories and lorikeets. See how colorful they are in real life!

Lory Interaction Cebu Ocean Park
Lory interaction at Cebu Ocean Park

Seven Seas

This area replicates the vast coral reefs, a shelter for thousands of marine species you can find in the reefs all over the Philippines.

Seven Seas at Cebu Ocean Park
Coral reef at Cebu Ocean Park

Bird Shows

Prepare to be in awe of the excellent display of intelligence and skills of macaws and cockatoos as they do their stunts and tricks.

Lory feeding at Cebu Ocean Park
Lory feeding at Cebu Ocean Park

Oceanarium

This 360-degree viewing tunnel is the main highlight of your visit to Cebu Ocean Park. Walk underneath the country’s largest oceanarium and come face to face with the world’s most interesting marine species, including a blacktip reef shark, eagle rays, red-bellied pacu, stonefish, and giant groupers.

Oceanarium at Cebu Ocean Park
Oceanarium at Cebu Ocean Park

Main Tank Gallery

This 7.2-meter deep tank is where you can witness various species feeding. Inside is a massive sunken ship, adding to the drama as you watch fishes eat.

Grouper at Cebu Ocean Park
A kid tourist and a grouper at Cebu Ocean Park

Stingray Interaction

Get the rare opportunity to experience an interaction with stingrays.

Stingray at Cebu Ocean Park
Stingray at Cebu Ocean Park

SeaTrek

Put on a wetsuit and a SeaTrek helmet to get close to various marine species.

SeaTrek at Cebu Ocean Park
SeaTrek at Cebu Ocean Park

Croc Cage

If you are feeling a bit braver, meet the 14-foot saltwater crocodile in its lair. Yes! You will be dropped into its lair. Don’t worry—you’ll be close enough to smell them, yet distant enough to not touch them.

Croc Cage at Cebu Ocean Park
Croc Cafe at Cebu Ocean Park

Fish Spa

Have a relaxing time at Cebu Ocean Park and dip your legs into the fish spa. It can get ticklish, but hey, these dead skin-eating fish are doing you a favor.

Fish Spa at Cebu Ocean Park
Fish Spa at Cebu Ocean Park

Reminders Before Visiting Ocean Park

  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring your go-to footwear. 
  • Food and drinks from the outside are not allowed inside.
  • Bottles, firecrackers, lasers, and other things that may disturb visitors are prohibited inside.
  • Pets are not allowed, except for service animals with valid IDs.
  • Smoking and drinking are prohibited.
  • Photography is allowed, but flash photography is strictly prohibited.
  • Videos and photos for various purposes and live broadcasting by any means are strictly prohibited.
  • You cannot re-enter the park after leaving the premises.

Cebu Ocean Park Map

To guide you and help you plan your trip around Cebu Ocean Park, save this map for later use:

Cebu Ocean Park Map
Cebu Ocean Park map

More Adventure Parks in Cebu

Cebu Ocean Park is only one of several adventure parks in Cebu. If you are looking for more points of interest in Cebu, here are some guides you want to check out:

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