Seaworld Ancol is one of the recreational areas that not only provides entertainment, this tour also presents knowledge, especially about marine biodata as well as about its protection and preservation. This place is very suitable to be visited by lovers of aquatic animals. There, children can play while learning about marine animals.
Seaworld Ancol is built on an area of 3 hectares with the main building covering an area of 4,500 m2. The establishment of this tourist attraction was during the reign of Gubernut WIgoyo Atmadarminto for 2 years starting on October 2, 1992, until it was inaugurated and opened on June 3, 1994.
The purpose of this tour is for education, conservation, and entertainment. Each aquarium is equipped with a brief explanation of the name of the animal as well as its natural habitat which will make it easier for visitors to absorb information.
The Seaworld Ancol area is divided into 3 main zones. These zones are the freshwater zone, the coastal zone, and the marine zone. These three zones contain 19 marine aquariums, 9 freshwater aquariums, 4 open-air ponds, and 28 touch screen displays.
Meanwhile, regarding the number of animals in this place, the total is 7,300 freshwater biota and 11,500 marine biotas. Among them, there are even some aquatic animals, including the most ferocious fish in the world, namely Piranha fish. Besides Piranha, in this place, there is also a giant shark that reaches 3.5 meters in length.
The location of Seaworld Jakarta is on Jl. East Lodan No.7, RW.10, Ancol, Kec. Pademangan, North Jakarta City, Jakarta. If you use a private vehicle, the route to SeaWorld can use the Jalan R.E Martadinata route or Jalan Lodan Raya. Choose one, both routes will direct the vehicle to the entrance of Seaworld. For more accurate instructions, you can follow the navigation assistance from your cellphone.
Seaworld Jakarta is open daily from 09.00 - 17.00 WIB for Monday to Friday and 09.00 - 18.00 WIB for Saturday and Sunday. The price for regular admission tickets on weekdays is IDR 80,000, weekends IDR 100,000. For the Regular Premium price on weekdays and weekends, it is IDR 115,000, the price for Bundling Sea World and Ocean Dream Samudra on weekdays is IDR 135,000, on weekdays IDR 180,000, and the price for Bundling Sea World and Atlantis Water Adventure on weekends is IDR 115,000, on weekends IDR 160,000.
Seaworld Jakarta Attractions
1. Underwater Tunnel
This tunnel is made of glass with a length of 80 m. This tunnel has a very beautiful underwater view which is suitable as a background for photos.
2. Thousands of Marine Animals
The main aquarium is the largest aquarium with a size of 38 x 24 m with 5 million liters of seawater in it. Here there are 35,000 marine fish from 35 different species. Here there is also a Giant Nurse Shark which has a length of approximately 3.5 m.
3. Glow Theater
This ride features a theater-related to the Sea Turtle Story.
4. Touch Pool
In this area, visitors can touch animals. Seaworld has 3 pool areas that visitors can touch, namely the first area which contains biographical data on sea stars that can be touched or lifted.
In the second area, visitors can touch rare animals with long lives such as sea turtles. Visitors can touch the head or shell carefully. The last area is wild sharks and rays. Here, visitors can touch them because the animals are still small, but they can only touch their backs because even though they are small, they are dangerous.
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5. Ferocious Freshwater Fish
Freshwater fish that are here come from several countries in the world. One of them is Piranha fish imported directly from the Amazon river. some other fish are finfish and arapaima.
6. Jelly Fish
Here, visitors can see various jellyfish such as Upside Down, Blubber, and Sea Nettle Jelly Fish.
7. Fun Dive
In this vehicle, visitors can dive while feeding the fish directly.
8. Ancol. Seaworld Museum
Inside the Ancol Seaworld Museum, there are several types of fish that are preserved. One of them is the ancient fish coelacanth (fish king of the sea).
SeaWorld Jakarta Facilities
- prayer room
- First aid room
- PhotoShop where photo printing is created in the form of t-shirts or glasses
- Baby Care Room
- Fish Spa (which will be done by Garru Ruffa fish. The fish will eat dead skin cells. With a duration of 30 minutes).
- food court
- Souvenir shop
- Information boards