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Sharks Up-Close Tour

Separate fact from fiction as you explore the incredible diversity and design of sharks. Dare to peer down into our 700,000-gallon aquarium to discover how we care for these perfect predators. Then, touch a small shark and find out why these ancient species need our help now more than ever.

Dare to get close to our fanged friends. Go behind the scenes at SeaWorld Shark Encounter where we debunk common myths, then touch one of the most misunderstood animals. Get a rare view from above and see our dive cage while learning how you can help save these magnificent fish.
  • Sharks Up-Close Tour

    Sharks up close tour

    Dare to peer down into our 700,000-gallon aquarium to uncover the fascinating world of these perfect predators. Then, follow us behind-the-scenes to touch a small shark and explore the dazzling diversity of sharks. Please see for additional information.

    • Checkbox selected Venture above the shark aquarium in Shark Encounter.
    • Checkbox selected Touch a small shark and learn more about their care.
    • 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 12 guests
    • Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change
    • This tour requires participants to climb and descend stairs and to navigate narrow hallways
    • 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+) $15.00 /ea.
    Minor (Under 18) $15.00 /ea.
  • Animal Experience Add-On Package 

    Animal Experience Add-On Package at SeaWorld Orlando

    Our Animal Experience Add-On Package allows you take souvenirs of your tour home with you. It includes one printed photo and one medium sized plush.

    • Checkbox selected Tour not included with add-on package.

    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.

    General Admission $29.00 /ea.
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Shark Swim

Have a experience of a lifetime by getting up-close and swimming with sharks at Discovery Cove. Add this experience to your All-Inclusive Dolphin Swim and Day Resort packages. Limited availability for guests ages 10+.

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Discovery Cove Shark Swim