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Animal Tours

  • Killer Whale Up-Close Tour

    Killer Whale Up-Close Tour at SeaWorld Orlando

    During this one-of-a-kind experience you’ll get up close with our park’s majestic marine ambassadors and learn how we care for them each and every day.

    • 45-minute walking tour
    • Personal session with our animal trainers, ending with a photo opportunity you’ll never forget
    • Tour begins prior to park opening at 9:45 a.m.

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required to attend this program. Children under 3 are free and do not require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are advised to visit the Contact Us page to inquire about tour limitations. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 20 guests. This tour requires participants to climb and descend a flight of stairs.

    Prices Starting at
    Guest (ages 3+) $79.00 /ea.
  • 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 backstage to touch a small shark and find out why these ancient species need our help and learn to separate fact from fiction as we explore the dazzling diversity of sharks.

    • This tour takes you on top of the shark aquarium in Shark Encounter for a unique view.
    • Go backstage, touch a small shark and find out why these ancient species need your help.

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required to attend this program. Children under 3 are free and do not require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are advised to visit the Contact Us page to inquire about tour limitations. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 12 guests. This tour involves stairs and narrow hallways, and sometimes ventures into dark areas. All guests will be required to climb and descend a flight of stairs.

    Prices Starting at
    Adult (18+) $15.00 /ea.
    Minor (Under 18) $15.00 /ea.
  • Beluga and Walrus Up-Close Tour

    Wild Arctic Up Tour

    Go behind-the-scenes at SeaWorld’s Beluga and Walrus Up-Close Tour for a unique, interactive 60-minute program and discover all about walrus and beluga whales. Experience unique animal interactions and see for yourself what makes these frigid friends so fascinating.

    • Interact with walrus and beluga whales.
    • Experience hands-on animal interactions.
    • Talk to the experts who care for these animals.

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required to attend this program. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are advised to visit the Contact Us page to inquire about tour limitations. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 12 guests. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, all participants must be over 6 years of age and must be able to comprehend safety instructions in English. Due to animal safety, no personal belongings, including phones and cameras, are permitted on this program. Complimentary lockers will be provided. Professional photographers may photograph program participants and select animal interactions; photos are sold separately and are not included in the advertised price. Please be aware that the water in the beluga whale habitat is 55 degrees F and the pathways in the area may be wet and challenging for some people to traverse.

    Prices Starting at
    Adult (18+) $40.00 /ea.
    Minor (6-17) $40.00 /ea.
  • Penguin Up-Close Tour

    Penguin Up Close Tour

    Go behind-the-scenes with us at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin on this approximately 45-minute walking tour to hear from our animal experts about what it takes to care for these unique birds.

    • Get a rare opportunity to interact with and touch a penguin

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required to attend this program. Children under 3 are free and do not require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are advised to visit the Contact Us page to inquire about tour limitations. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 12 guests. Please be aware that the penguin habitat is approximately 30 degrees F and that the pathways in the area may be wet and challenging for some people to navigate.

    Prices Starting at
    Adult (18+) $60.00 /ea.
    Minor (Under 18) $60.00 /ea.
  • Sea Lion Up-Close Tour

    Sea Lion Up Close Tour

    Are you silly for sea lions? If so, join us on this approximately 60-minute tour to find out what it takes to care for and train the hilarious stars of our new show Sea Lion High.

    • Meet one of the stars of the show for an exclusive photo shoot.
    • Help us feed buckets of fish to dozens of sea lions and harbor seals at Pacific Point Preserve.

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children under 3 are free but require a tour reservation. Participants are required to check in at the Information & Reservations Counter, inside the park, at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time if any changes to their reservation are necessary. Late arrivals may miss tour components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. Tour times, prices and components are subject to change and availability. Small groups will be combined to form a tour group of about 12 guests. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are non-refundable. This tour is fully accessible. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are requested to provide two (2) weeks' notice of their need for accommodation. SeaWorld will attempt to satisfy requests received less than two (2) weeks in advance, to the extent it can do so within the time provided. Please visit the Contact Us page to submit your request. 

    Prices Starting at
    Adult (18+) $35.00 /ea.
    Minor (Under 18) $35.00 /ea.
  • Dolphin Up-Close Tour

    Dolphin up close tour

    Desire a more hands-on experience? Join us on this 45-minute tour and you will have the chance to interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and learn some of the training techniques used at SeaWorld.

    • Practice what you've learned while asking a dolphin to perform some of the behaviors.
    • Trainer-guided tour brings you as close as one can get to dolphins without actually getting into the water.

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required to attend this program. Children under 3 are free and do not require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are advised to visit the Contact Us page to inquire about tour limitations. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 18 guests. Due to animal safety, personal phones and cameras will not be permitted along the interaction wall. Photographers are available to capture the moment; photos are sold separately and are not included in the advertised price. 

    Prices Starting at
    Adult (18+) $35.00 /ea.
    Minor (Under 18) $35.00 /ea.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Up-Close Tour

    Behind the scenes tour

    Join us on this approximately 75-minute tour to discover how our animal experts care for sharks and penguins. Your knowledgeable tour guide will provide fascinating facts about SeaWorld and our commitment to wildlife.

    • This walking tour takes you behind the scenes at Shark Encounter and Avian Research
    • Plus, touch a shark and interact with a penguin

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required to attend this program. Children under 3 are free and do not require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are advised to visit the Contact Us page to inquire about tour limitations. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 16 guests.

    Prices Starting at
    Adult (18+) $20.00 /ea.
    Minor (Under 18) $20.00 /ea.

Animal Interactions

  • Dolphin Encounter

    Dolphin Encounter

    Spend up-close time with bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Cove®, and you’ll quickly understand what makes these clever characters one of the park's most popular animals.

    • Learn how our animal team takes care of these amazing mammals.
    • Opportunity to touch Dolphins while at our park.

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required to attend this program. Children under 3 are free and do not require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are advised to visit the Contact Us page to inquire about tour limitations. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 10 guests. Purchase includes your trainer-led Dolphin Encounter on day and time of your reservation only. Due to animal safety, personal phones and cameras will not be permitted along the interaction wall. Photographers are available to capture the moment; photos are sold separately and are not included in the advertised price. Participants must check in at the Dolphin Cove attraction inside SeaWorld at least 15 minutes prior to the program start time. The total experience lasts about 10 minutes, and includes an educational overview, instruction and a 3-5 minute personal dolphin interaction.

    Prices Starting at
    Guest (ages 3+) $15.00 /ea.
    Infant (ages 0-2) $0.00 /ea.
  • Three for $10 Animal Feeding Stations

    Three for 10 animal feeding stations

    Feed sharks patrolling Shark Shallows, toss fish to the Sea Lions and Seals at Pacific Point Preserve, or hand feed a stingray at Stingray Lagoon.

    • Includes three tickets to exchange for any three feeding trays at the following locations: Pacific Point Preserve, Shark Shallows, or Stingray Lagoon.
    • Feel free to feed one more than once! Use your three feeding trays as you choose.
    Feeding times subject to change and cancellation at certain times or for any reason. Young guests may need assistance at some locations. Park admission required but not included. Non-refundable. Product includes three tickets to exchange for any three feeding trays at the following locations: Pacific Point Preserve, Shark Shallows, or Stingray Lagoon. Park admission required but not included. Feeding times, locations, and schedules subject to change without prior notice. Some locations may not be available the day of your visit due to animal care, limited quantities or other issues. Please check park hours prior to arrival.
    Prices Starting at
    Feeding Trays (3) $9.38 /ea.

Exclusive Tours

  • Private VIP Tour

    Expedition SeaWorld A Guided Tour

    For private groups, the Private VIP Tour provides your group with its own tour guide for up to 7 hours. Gain insider tips about SeaWorld and our animal collection from your expert guide, front-of-line access and reserved seating to rides and shows of your choice plus much more.

    • Opportunity to feed sea lions and stingrays.
    • Includes fine-dining in the company of sharks at our full-service restaurant Sharks Underwater Grill.
    • Receive preferred parking for day of event.

    Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required to attend this program. Children under 3 are free and do not require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are advised to visit the Contact Us page to inquire about tour limitations. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Minimum party sizes apply. Please call 1-407-545-5550 at least 48 hours in advance of your tour with questions and to customize your experience. Reserved seating at event concerts is not included.

    Prices Starting at
    Guest (ages 3+) $199.00 /ea.
    Infant (ages 0-2) $0.00 /ea.
  • Expedition SeaWorld®: A Guided Tour

    Expedition SeaWorld A Guided Tour

    An expert tour guide navigates your group through SeaWorld sharing insider tips and educational tidbits during this 6 hour experience. Enjoy reserved seats at three of our most popular shows, front-of-the-line access to our most popular rides before and after your guided tour, All-Day Dine and more.

    • Feed rays and sea lions
    • Enjoy reserved seats to three of our amazing shows: One Ocean, Dolphin Days and Sea Lion High

    This is a six-hour walking, guided tour of SeaWorld. Children under 3, are free but need a tour reservation. Small groups will be combined to form a tour group of about 12 guests. Participants must check in the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Tour times, prices and components are subject to change and availability. Participating All-Day Dine restaurants include: Voyager’s Smokehouse, Expedition Café, Seaport Pizza, Captain Pete’s Island Treats, The Spice Mill, Seafire Grill, and Mango Joe’s. Are you looking for a private tour? Please call our Contact Center at 1-407-545-5550 and ask us about our exclusive Private VIP Tours. Guests under 18-years old must be accompanied by a paying adult. Late arrivals may miss components. Cancellations within 24-hours of your program will not be refunded. Please call 1-407-545-5550 if you have questions.

    Prices Starting at
    Adult (ages 18+) $79.00 /ea.
    Young Adult (ages 10-17) $79.00 /ea.
    Child (ages 3-9) $59.00 /ea.
    Infant (ages 0-2) $0.00 /ea.