Swim with the Dolphins At Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park (MOAP) – Literally!

Last summer, my whole family and some very good friends went to visit Dapitan in Zamboanga del Norte. It took us almost 9 hours to get to the City (including the stop-overs along the way), but the long ride was all worth it!

First stop:

Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park, better known as MOAP! 


Travel Tips:

If you plan to visit MOAP, know that there are fees that you have to pay.

The boat ride to the dolphin island is 300.00 each person, back and forth (of course!). If you want to swim with the dolphins, there is an additional charge of about 200.00 + snorkel fee.  There’s a cheaper option if you find swimming with the dolphins a little expensive; you can swim to observe the giant clams; the fee is only 100.00.

And don’t worry, experienced swimmers and divers will guide you all the way.

Food and water from the MOAP restaurant can be a little expensive for visitors travelling on a budget; and bringing of food is not allowed. So if you want to save money, take your snacks before going to the Dolphin Island; or you may take your snacks after your visit.

MOAP opens very early, around 7:30 to 8:00 in the morning. This is the best time to visit the Dolphin Island because the sun is still not very hot, plus very few people visit this early.

Be sure to put on sunscreen and wear large-brimmed hats; wear also sunglasses.

Avoid bringing too big bags, unless they are really necessary.

Mature guests or visitors needs support during the transfers from the platforms to the boat and vice versa; so be sure to have reliable people at hand when traveling with grandma’s and grandpa’s.

If you easily get sea sick, take Bonamine one hour before MOAP, just in case.

One last thing: swim with the dolphins! It’ll be one experience worth remembering your whole lifetime!







2 thoughts on “Swim with the Dolphins At Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park (MOAP) – Literally!

  1. I’ve heard about this when I was in college mam Tins..when Ryan and I went to Ozamis few weeks ago,we decided to visit MOAP. we didn’t know that each person costs Php 300 and minimum of 6pax..they suggested na we’ll pay an additional Php300 for a special boat ride…unfortunately, we decided not to..hahahaha so sad..but we’ll go there some other time 🙂 can’t wait to see the dolphins 😀

    • That’s very unfortunate; but yes, go back! BUT don’t just watch the dolphins, you have to swim with them! It’s really going to be a very memorable experience. I don’t think there’s any other place that allows people to swim with the dolphins except MOAP. Yes, medyo expensive lang gyod kay aside from the boat ride fare @ 300 pesos each, you’ll have to pay 200 pesos more per person if you will swim with the Dolphins. But I tell you, it’ll be worth it!

      Stay beautiful Ms Steph! ♥

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