Penguin Encounter

Penguin Interaction

This tour is available every day, whether SeaWorld is open or closed to the public.

Following an educational briefing from one of our educators, you will enter a charming and chilly world where you’ll encounter more than 100 penguins of various types, including the regal king penguin. Join us and enjoy the show as our penguins waddle and swim among the rocky cliffs and icy water of this wonderfully realistic habitat.

Immerse yourself in the penguin’s environment during this 45-60 minute program. Following a briefing from one of our animal educators, you will visit behind the scenes at The Penguin Encounter, put on parkas and boots, and walk among penguins in their 35 degree home. Due to the nature of social distancing and safety, this program will be exclusive to your own reservation group.

 

  • Parkas and Boots provided
  • Meet penguins and walk around inside their snowy home
  • Total program duration is 45-60 minutes
  • Penguin Interaction

    Penguin Encounter

    Join us and enjoy the show as our penguins waddle and swim among the rocky cliffs and icy water of this wonderfully realistic habitat.

    • Checkbox Selected Icon Parkas and Boots provided
    • Checkbox Selected Icon While on the snow you will meet, greet, and touch a penguin
    • Checkbox Selected Icon Total Program duration is 45-60 minutes
    • Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation time. Call 210-523-3608 for check in location.
    • Reservation Confirmation is only valid for the date of your reservation.
    • Due to safety restrictions all participants must be at least 48” tall.
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany participants under the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled.
    • There are limited spots available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add the required paid adult.
    • This program does not allow for observers
    • If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is not included but required to participate in the program.
    • 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. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should call us at 210-523-3608 to discuss requests prior to making reservations. SeaWorld respectfully requests 2 weeks’ notice of any need for accommodation, but every effort will be made to satisfy requests received less than 2 weeks in advance to the extent possible with in the time provided.
    • The program fee is non-refundable, however the program will be rescheduled when possible. Please keep in mind if you arrive late the program may already be in progress. For more dates of availability and questions please call 210-523-3608
    Prices Starting at
    Guest (Must be 48" Tall) $89.00 /ea.

  • Things To Know Before You Go

    For the safety of our Guests, Park Ambassadors, and our animals, SeaWorld has taken extra steps to ensure your tour experience is safe and worry free: 

    •  Groups will be limited in size, keeping family groups together. 
    •  All participants will be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times during the program. 
    •  Taking photos of the animals and your experience is encouraged; however SeaWorld Ambassadors will not be allowed to handle your camera or other personal equipment during your program. 
    •  All participants will be given the opportunity to wash and/or sanitize their hands before and after their program.
    •  Due to safety restrictions all participants must be at least 48" tall. 
    •  Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation time. 
    •  Check in inside the entrance to the Penguin Encounter
    •  Reservation Confirmation is only valid for the date of your reservation.
    •  All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany participants under the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled.
    •  There are limited spots available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add extra participants. 
    •  If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is not included but required to participate in the program.
    •  Group sizes and inventory is limited to ensure social distancing. 
    •  Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change
    •  Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should call us at 210-523-3608 to discuss requests prior to making reservations. SeaWorld respectfully requests 2 weeks’ notice of any need for accommodation, but every effort will be made to satisfy requests received less than 2 weeks in advance to the extent possible with in the time provided.
    •  The program fee is non-refundable; however the program will be rescheduled when possible. Please keep in mind if you arrive late you may not be able to join the program. 
    •  For questions please call 210-523-3608