Ride the Zorb at Yapak, Boracay, Philippines


Ever experienced the longest 10 seconds in your life? If not, you better Ride the Zorb at Ilig-Iligan, Yapak, Boracay Island in the Philippines. It is one of Boracay’s newest adventure and without any doubts we tried it ourselves.

Zorbing is also known as orbing and globe-riding in the Philippines. It is a giant inflatable bouncing ball usually made in transparent plastic rolled down the hill for the purpose of recreation. There are two types of orbs, the non-harness and harness orbs in Ride the Zorb. The non-harness orbs can carry up to three riders and the harness orbs are made for two riders of at least a maximum of 5 lbs difference in weight for safety and proper rolling of the orb downhill.

Ride the Zorb Information

Ride the Zorb Information

The first zorbing site was established in Rotorua, New Zealand, by Andrew Akers and David Akers. Ride the Zorb in Boracay is not an official Zorb site. According to Zorb Ltd, this site is using fake globes that could be unsafe. They are directly misleading the public into thinking it is associated with Zorb Ltd. They are already adding Ride the Zorb in their list of “Zorbscams Operators”.

Regardless if this is not an accredited Zorb Ltd site, we still opted to try the thrill. Ride the Zorb has a beach office at Mango Ray Resort, Station 2 near D’Mall. We chose the Hydro ride (non-harness) as Lisa and I is over 25 lbs different in weight. The price is P350.00 per person. For the harness orb, the price is P380.00 per person. After confirming at their beach office, they call the shuttle service to fetch us at D’mall for a 15 minute travel to Ride the Zorb site, a secluded area near Alta Vista Resort.

When we reached Ride the Zorb site, we are asked to sign a waiver and measure our weights. Those who are extremely heavy are not allowed to ride as they may blow the inflatable bouncing ball.

The different Zorbs

The different Zorbs

Uphill to downhill ride

Uphill to downhill ride

Mark and Lisa inside the Orb

Mark and Lisa inside the Orb

Shot from the Opening of the Zorb

Shot from the Opening of the Zorb

We went uphill while they inflate the Zorb and fill it with pale of water. We got inside and the crew covered the opening with another inflatable object so the water won’t get out of the ball. Then the count started. 3…2…1… Go! It was a ride full of excitement, thrill and adventure. In the video, the ride lasted for about 10 seconds but when we were inside the Zorb, it was crazy. It was the longest 10 seconds of my life. It was a really cool experience and we didn’t feel any pain or hurt ourselves during the ride. It was super safe, and there are several crews that assisted us. Watch some videos in Youtube and you’ll surely try riding the zorb yourselves.

Getting out of the Zorb

Getting out of the Zorb

Enjoyed the ride

Enjoyed the ride

The praying jump

The praying jump

Peace to Ride the Zorb

Peace to Ride the Zorb

Ride the Zorb Souvenir Necklaces

Ride the Zorb Souvenir Necklaces

Open your own Zorb Riding Park

Open your own Zorb Riding Park

Ride the Zorb is open everyday from 9:00am to 6:00pm, rain or shine. For reservations and information you may contact them at Cellphone numbers: +63 908 6148088 / +63 939 206 2220. If you also want to open your own Zorb Riding Park, you can contact them and they can help you with the site selection and design, supply you with zorbs and equipment, and train you and your staff. For more inquiries you can also email them at zorbboracay@gmail.com.


This page is last updated on Mar 9, 2017 @ 9:45 pm
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Mark Anthony Maranga Mark Anthony Maranga is a Web Designer based in Cebu, Philippines. He sells Balloons and Party Supplies in Mandaue City, Cebu and explores the Philippines tourist attractions. During his free time he take pictures and write blogs. Check his website design portfolio and know more about him.

  1. It was really an amazing experience on Ride the Zorb.
    One of the freat experienced on bOracay, and will be keep coming back for more

  2. Alica Dewar says:

    My husband, myself and 2 friends were just in the Boracay. We decided to try the Zorb park there. Never again! If anyone thinks that the concern should be about putting too much weight inside the ball, they are wrong. My girlfriend(who weighs all of about 110lbs) was actually launched from inside the Zorb onto the course. Funny thing was that the plugs were still inside the ball after it finished rolling to the bottom of the hill without her. She suffered a bloody nose and a lot of scrapes and bruises. The owner(apparently) who was video taping us on our camera caught it all on video. Once we retrieved our friend from the hill I ran to the top of the hill to see if he had captured the accident. He had, and I watched the video with him. I should have grabbed the camera from him, but instead ran to the top of the hill to get some stuff we had forgotten. We collected our stuff and proceeded to try to figure out what happened. When we went to replay the video, we realized that it had been deleted from our camera. The son of a bitch actually deleted the video to obviously cover his ass! Our friend was extremely shaken up and was very sore……we are so happy that the worst didn’t happen. They did not even offer to give us our money back and they all stood in a whispering huddle at the entrance until we left. If what I have just read about these balls not being real Zorb’s is true then that would explain why they wanted to delete the footage and get us out of there as quickly as we came……..little do they know, I had my own video recording near the bottom……and if I can, I will be sending it to the appropriate authorities………PLEASE DO NOT ZORB AT THIS PARK! This accident could have been a lot worse.

  3. Zab says:

    concerned writer,
    I’m sorry,but u really sound stupid. It’s really clear that those people that make that Zorb scam site are the real designer, creator and legal distributor of zorb balls. The balls can easily be reproduce by other country cuz the design is so simple, so other people imitate that and sell it for a much cheaper price compare to the price that their asking. If u will only research for the materials that they use u will find out that the original zorb and the fake ones has the same material, its just that its different manufacturer.
    And you’re saying that zorb boracay is unlawfully using the the ZORB name,then how come they can’t do smething about it? It’s because the ZORB trademark is only registered in their country so if other people use that name in other country they can’t do anything about it.
    So stop being a party pooper cuz the zorb boracay is a really fun and safe ride. If u want to try it and u want to ride the original ones then go to New Zealand.
    That people in New Zealand need to realize that their being greedy affect their business. And u need to realize that your stupid comment might affect the business, the employees and owner of zorb boracay which I’m sure is working really hard to make his business going.
    Who cares about the original manufacturers right, they don’t really care about the safety features of ZORB ball and they don’t care about other people being safe they just care about the money that will earn from it. So stop being so innocent!

    ZORB boracay just want to do a business and give us a fun and memorable experience..
    Mr. mark enjoy it so let other people have that experience too..

    Zab,

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  5. Concerned Writer says:

    Hi!

    I was just researching about zorbing for an article I’m supposed to write. But I just suggested 5 minutes ago that we should change the topic. Why? Because I found this link: http://www.zorbscams.com/

    Listed as one of the “fake” Zorb operators is Boracay.

    Now, I tried to check if other Philippine operators are a-okay. Here’s the link they gave:
    http://www.zorb.com/world

    As you will see, there are only a few operators allowed yet, and none is even in the Philippines.

    Zorb is a registered trademark so it is therefore unlawful to use their name without their consent. They are also concerned about fake orbs that may be hazardous to the riders. In one incident, a woman had an accident. Now maybe they just want that people buy from them instead from somebody else. Still, it is their right as the inventors of the thing and as the registered trademark.

    I am telling this not to defame our country. In fact, the reason I was to write about it in the first place was to promote it as a tourist destination. But because I found this, I thought I’d better inform people, too. Too bad ’cause I wanted the experience as well…

    Thank you for letting me write here. More power!

    ~Concerned Writer~

    • Mark Maranga says:

      Concerned Writer,

      I don’t know what is your real intention on writing this comment but I still approved it so it will show on this blog. If you are really concern about them using “Fake Zorb Balls”, you may contact them directly using the contact information above and inform them to stop their operations.

      Based on my personal experience, I don’t think these Zorb Balls are unsafe. We enjoyed “Ride the Zorb” as seen on our video above. This activity was also featured by Sports Unlimited as one of the country’s newest adventure.

      But if you found it annoying to have this kind of activity in the Philippines or you’re just being a “Concerned Writer”, I suggest you become a mediator between the “Original” Zorb in New Zealand and the “Fake” Zorb in Boracay, Philippines.

      Good luck!

  6. Mark Maranga says:

    @the rookie blogger

    thank you!

  7. world-class filipino blogger with a world-class blog… grabeh naman ng adventure ninyo… ahehehehe

  8. Janey says:

    Hello Mark! 🙂

    Nice travel blog you have here. I want to try the Zorb in Boracay when I saw it featured in Sports Unlimited last year I think… looks like fun!!!

    I havent been in Boracay in ages! 😀

    Will link you up! 🙂 Will update my blogroll tom. Just got to get this crazy meeting at 2pm outta the way 😉

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