Sea Lion Swim

Sea Lion Swim Experience

Just try not to giggle when you’re in the water with one of our boisterous, animated sea lions. Between those big ol’ eyes and perpetual puppy-like energy, you just can’t help the good time you’ll have alongside these delightful comics of the sea.

During your swim, you’ll get to play the role of an animal ambassador in training, interacting with sea lions both in and out of the water.

Not to be outdone by a dolphin’s dorsal swim ride back to shore, our sea lions will let you hold onto their flipper for a thrilling tandem tow across their habitat.

While your in-water sea lion interaction will last 20-30 minutes, the overall experience included with your Sea Lion Swim reservation lasts closer to 2 hours.

What to Expect During your Sea Lion Swim Experience:

  • Suit up: Wetsuits and towels are included, all to be returned after your swim. You’ll find a changing room with lockers and showers with soap, shampoo and conditioner.
  • Get ready: Before you leave for Sea Lion Shallows, one of our animal ambassadors will let you know what to expect, and give you some insights on sea lion behavior we’ve learned from our decades as experts in marine mammal care. This includes a video training portion as well as a Q&A session.
  • Hop aboard: After your orientation at Discovery Point, we’ll take you by shuttle to the Sea Lion Shallows for the moment you’ve been waiting for.
  • Wade in: With the guidance of a trainer, you and a small group of guests will wade into the water to meet, touch and connect with one of the sea lions in our care.
  • Return to Discovery Point: After your swim, we’ll bring you back to Discovery Point to change out of your wetsuit and get to see photos from your experience, available for purchase.
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    Sea Lion Swim

    Swim with Sea Lions at Discovery Point's Sea Lion Shallows

    • Checkbox selected Animal trainers introduce small groups of guests to amazing Sea Lions
    • Checkbox selected Wade into the waters and get to know these marine mammals through hugs, kisses and rub downs
    • Checkbox selected Wetsuit use and towels are included
    • Reservation is only valid for the date booked. One date change may be done at no charge 48 hours prior to reservation date with future changes at $30 per person
    • Guests must be 48 inches tall (without shoes) to participate in Beluga/Dolphin/Sea Lion Swim
    • Guests under the age of 18 are required to be with an adult who is a paid participant or observer
    • All jewelry must be removed. No cameras or Go Pros are allowed in the water
    • Observers will be allowed 1 (one) electronic device
    • This program is subject to change or cancellation without prior notice at the discretion of SeaWorld San Antonio
    • This program is non-refundable unless canceled 10 days prior to reservation date, not for resale and will be void if altered
    • For questions or to cancel or change your reservation please call 210-520-4732.
    • Restrictions apply
    • Admission is not included
    Prices Starting at
    Guest (must be 48 in. tall) $100.00 /ea.
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  • Sea Lion Tow
  • Sea Lion Stand
  • Sea Lion Jump
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  • Know Before You Go

    • Age: There is no age requirement, however a participant must be at least 48" tall (without shoes). Guests under age 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult who is participating in the Sea Lion Swim or who has purchased an observer ticket.
    • Non-participants: Friends and family members who wish to stay and watch but are not swim participants will be able to purchase an observer ticket upon arrival at Discovery Point for $30. Observer space is limited and sold first come, first served.
    • Swim ability: As long as you’re comfortable in the water, swimmers of all levels can enjoy this experience.
    • FAQs: For other helpful information, please visit our FAQs page.