Beluga Swim

Beluga Whale In-Water Interaction

Our SeaWorld San Antonio In-Water Beluga Interaction is one of the only immersive programs of its kind in the world, giving our guests a chance to get to meet these amazing animals up close. Because the more we know, the more we understand. And the more we understand, the more we all care about wildlife and this awesome world we share.

While the in-water portion of your interaction will last 20-30 minutes, the overall experience included with your reservation lasts closer to 2 hours.


What to Expect During your In-Water Beluga Interaction Experience:

  • Suit up: Belugas like it cold, so we’ll fit you for a wetsuit to help keep you warm. Complimentary wetsuit and towel are included, all to be returned after your interaction. You’ll find a changing room with lockers and showers with soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
  • Hop aboard: After your orientation at Discovery Point, a shuttle will take you to Beluga Bay for the moment you’ve been waiting for.
  • Wade in: With the guidance of a trainer, you will ease into the waters at Beluga Bay to get to know the wonderful beluga whales through hugs, feeds, and rubdowns.
  • Return to Discovery Point: After your unforgettable interaction, you’ll be taken back to Discovery Point to change out of your wetsuit.


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Know Before You Go

    • Due to safety restrictions and pool water depth, all in-water participants must be at least 48" tall without shoes. Participants will be measured for this height requirement at check-in.
    • Participants must remove all jewelry prior to entering the water.
    • Guest must be able to stand, transfer themselves over pool walls, and climb stairs without assistance.
    • Medical casts are not allowed; prosthetics are on a case-by-case basis; hearing aids must be secured and tight-fitting.
    • Service Animals are allowed in the park, but not in the water or in Discovery Point vehicles. Service Animals must be left with a paid observer and cannot be left unattended.
    • Friends and family members who wish to stay and watch but are not participants will be able to purchase an observer ticket upon arrival at Discovery Point for $30. Minors cannot be observers without an adult. Observer space is limited and sold first come, first served.”
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Observer tickets for Interactions can be purchased at check-in with Discovery Point.
    • Interaction participants are not permitted to take any cameras or electronic devices in the water with them, for the safety of our animals. Observers are permitted to bring one (1) camera or device to take pictures and videos of your program.
    • Check-in will begin at Discovery Point 15 minutes prior to the reservation time.
    • Reservation Confirmation is only valid for the date of your reservation.
    • There are limited spots available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add extra participants.
    • Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change.
    • This program is non-refundable with less than 48 hours advanced notice of cancellation.
    • For questions please call 210-523-3608.