Dolphins are the biggest attraction in the Mindanao MOAP

MOAP in Mindanao: The Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park

A project, which I pursue for years with large interest, is the aquamarines park close to the town Sinacaban in the province Misamis Occidental in Mindanao, the main island in the south of the Philippines. The most important issue is to maintain the still existing mangrove forests to develop and to open tourist attractions like the”dolphin island” as well as other facilites to  to attract the interest of visitors.

Mindanao - Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park entrance

In the entrance area there are various pisciculture basins, which are used among other things for the offspring of shellfish and various tasty fish types. The mangroves serve the growing fish and shellfish and give protection, until they are tall enough, in order to dare the way into the open sea.

The efforts are impressing to provide the visitors with information, on the  mechanisms and special measures, in particular concerning the caring about the mangroves. In the whole area of the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park in Mindanao there are numerous signs attached. These describe the functions, the  Mangrove Forest have for a well working cycle with the natural increase of the fish.

At the end of the wooden way you could find an open restaurant where you could order excellent delicacies, mainly fresh seafood menues at a fair price. From that point there are going boats to the dolphin island which is also a good diving place to discover the underwater world. Out in the sea, there are four basins which are open for swimmers and snorklers:

Dolphins are the biggest attraction in the Mindanao MOAP

Some guides are always ready to introduce the visitors to the sights, which are giant clams, giant sea turtles, dolphins, many different types of corals and fish. You could do fish feeding which can be really breath-taking, if there are hundreds of fish close to you. For sure, the biggist attraction are the dolphins. Those are genuinely from that area and some of them were injured by boats or webs of fishermen.

The MOAP is a good place for the dolphins to recover again and even stay. It is said, that there are plans to build a hotel and even a casino around the Aquamarin Parke. Hopefully, the animals and the nature are not going to suffer from that impact.

[Update 5/11]

We made some efforts to find out more about MOAP – here are the contact dates:

Dolphin Island Resort (MOAP)
Libertad Bajo
Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental, Philippines
Tel.: +63 88 586 0157
Mob.: +63 927 262 2756

Have a nice stay there and please greet the dolphins and the other wonderful animals;)

19 thoughts on “MOAP in Mindanao: The Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park”

  1. Hi Noel Valdez Wakat,

    you are perfectly right. Mindanao ist awesome, especially Camiguin, CDO, Bukidnon, Davao, Zamboanga del Norte, Siargao, Gen San, Iligan,…

  2. Hi Ben,

    thank you very much for your comment. But I heared that there were some changes recently at Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park? Could only find out about it next year, when I am planning to visit it again…rgrds John

  3. magkano po yung budget???
    pwede mo pong isa-isahin yung magagastos ko pagpunta ko jan? plssss….. hintay ko po reply nyo.

  4. Hello Rad,

    I am sorry, but I did not understand you. My mother is currently not here – so I could only answer an Eglish question. Sorry for that, looking forward to your comment!

  5. Hello Lourdz,

    I was trying to find a flyer about MOAP, but did not find it yet. But I will ask some of my relatives who are living near to that place to get the information for you.



  6. good morning!
    when is the best month to visit the MOAP?
    and how can we can get in touch for reservation?

  7. Dear Lourdz and milita,

    we made some efforts for you and found out more about the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park (MOAP): the contact dates as of now (09/05/11) should be:

    Dolphin Island Resort (MOAP)

    Libertad Bajo

    Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

    Tel.: +63 88 586 0157

    Mob.: +63 927 262 2756

    The best months for a visit there should be during summer time, I guess;) Regards,


  8. hello… pwde upload sa menu so we could prepare……. planning to go there end of this month with friends..just a small celebration at dolphin island…hope you could help me. tnx

  9. Hi micke,

    I am sorry, but I do not have the menu as of now. But we added the contact number, so you might give the team of MOAP a call to inform you. Thanks for your request!

  10. I’ve tried to call the above number,but it says, its not in use..will you please give me an updated one?thank you!

  11. Good Day!

    I have tried calling your number however I failed to reach you. Do you have an email address so I could send you my queries since we are planning to have our company outing at MOAP.

    Hoping for your response.
    Thank you

  12. I came from Tigdok, Tudela Misamis Occidental where the gate going to MOAP is just a walk away from my home. I want to tell all the tourist whether local or foreign that you can go there from Manila via Ozamis domestic airport then take a jeep going to Tudela this is the cheapest..But if you want to be sure about the MOAP contact the city hall of Ozamis when you are already there.

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