SeaWorld San Antonio Swimming with Dolphins at the beach

In-Water Dolphin Beach Interaction

Get your feet wet and come play along with our bottlenose dolphin family in a whole new way. 

Discovery Point’s Dolphin Beach has a water depth of 20 inches. Perfect for groups who want to meet and play with dolphins in a shallow water setting. Your group will participate in unforgettable moments, and leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for these magnificent marine mammals.

While the in-water portion of your interaction will last about 20 minutes, the overall experience included with your reservation lasts closer to 1 ½ hours.

Guests will need a bathing suit for this program. Please arrive to Discovery Point with your bathing suit already on.

 

Here’s what to expect during your In-Water Dolphin Beach Interaction:

  • Suit up: Your program includes a complimentary wetsuit vest and towel, all to be returned once finished. You’ll find a changing room with lockers and showers with soap, shampoo and conditioner.
  • Get ready: Before you enter the water, we’ll spend a few moments along the shore talking about these awesome animals, from their behavior to communication to some of our parks’ leadership in dolphin research and rescue. This includes Q&A with an animal ambassador.
  • Wade in: Accompanied by a trainer, you will wade into the shallow water and get acquainted with our dolphins through behaviors, feeds and rubdowns. This program does not include a dorsal fin tow and does not allow participants to enter deeper water depths.

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    • All In-Water Dolphin Beach Interaction participants must be at least 44 inches tall to enter the water.
    • All guests between 44 and 48 inches must wear a life vest during the duration of the program and must be accompanied by a paying adult who’s at least 18 years that is also participating in the program.
    • Participants must remove all jewelry prior to entering the water.
    • All participants should arrive for check-in wearing their bathing suit. You will be provided with a wetsuit vest and water shoes to wear during the program.
    • 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.