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Behind-the-Scenes Up-Close Tour

Touch a shark, interact with a penguin, and explore how our park works on this Behind-the-Scenes Up-Close Tour!

Get a rare glimpse behind the scenes with an exclusive guided walking tour. Rub fins with a predator at SeaWorld Shark Encounter. And top it off by making friends with a penguin at the Avian Research Center. Capture these unforgettable memories with a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity.

10% of your tour admission will be donated to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund® to support conservation projects around the world.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Up-Close Tour

    Behidn the Scenes Tour at SeaWorld Orlando

    Meet all of the animals from our New Penguin Encounter and Sharks Up-Close in one tour! Discover how our animal care experts care for sharks and penguins, and go behind the scenes to meet both.

    • Checkbox Selected Icon Touch and get a photo with one of our Penguins
    • Checkbox Selected Icon Touch a small shark and learn more about their care
    • Checkbox Selected Icon Go behind the scenes at Shark Encounter and Avian Research
    • Admission to SeaWorld is required and not included
    • Guests under 3 years of age are free and do not require a reservation
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult
    • Groups will be combined for tour of about 20 guests
    • Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change
    • Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable
    • Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should visit the Contact Us page to discuss requests prior to making reservations
    Prices Starting at
    Adult (18+) $40.00 /ea.
    Minor (Under 18) $40.00 /ea.
  • Animal Experience Add-On Package 

    Animal Experience Add-On Package at SeaWorld Orlando

    Save when you buy in advance! Our Animal Experience Add-On Package allows you take souvenirs of your tour home with you. Included in the package are:

    • Checkbox Selected Icon One printed photo ($20 if purchased separately)
    • Checkbox Selected Icon One medium-sized plush ($17.99 if purchased separately)

    We’re sure you’ll enjoy your tour so much that you’ll want to take home a souvenir, so we’re making it easy and you’ll get to save! This add-on package includes one printed photo and one medium sized plush, so you can take more than just memories home with you. Tour is not included.

    Add-On Package $37.99 $29.00 /ea.

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