Last weekend, my family and I made a roadtrip to Subic for a much needed R & R. We left Manila early to avoid the heavy traffic in EDSA so we arrive just before 10 am in Subic. Since I am not a good navigator and bad with maps, we took a wrong turn, so we decided to just go ahead and follow the road that points to Ocean Adventure. We thought, what the heck, we’re there already, might as well check out what Subic has to offer. I’ve always wanted to see the dolphins anyway. We arrived at Ocean Adventure just in time for the first show which is set at 11:00. We went right ahead to Eco Theatre for the Walk in the Wild Show. It is basically a show that teaches some basic forest survival skills and sort of a show and tell of some of their trained animals:
This show is okay except that it is very much like the animal show in Night Safari, Singapore. Even the gimmickery like the snake gone lost and was found under one of the chairs is the same. For me it is sorely lacking in originality. I will give this a 3/5.
After this, we proceeded to the Seaside Theatre for The Adventures of Olangapo Jones Show. This is one is about the story of Olangapo Jones who are out hunting the Basura boys (who did some mean tricks using the trampoline), with the help of his two dolphin friends.
This show is for the kids. I have to hand it to the Basura Boys, they really left the audience spellbound with their trampoline skills. The guy playing Olongapo Jones though appears to lack the energy and seemed to be too tired from the heat. He looks like he’s just going through the motions and needed some boost up. Overall this is a 4/5.
The next show in El Caritan Theatre is something that I was really looking forward to, The Dolphin Friends Show.
The dolphin trainers truly love their job, it shows in the way they handle the dolphins and speak about the dolphins. And what can I say, the dolphins are simply adorable. I never took my eyes off them lest I miss some of their smart moves and tricks. This show is definitely a 5/5.
Overall, Ocean Adventure is worth the drive. My family and I enjoyed it very much, and the view of the bay down there is simply amazing too.:)