Animal Encounters, Tours and Experiences

Animal Experiences

  • Dolphin Encounter

    Dolphin encounter

    Have an up-close encounter with Bottlenose dolphins

    Key Points to Note:

    • Due to the special nature of this program, space is limited and early reservations are recommended
    • Non transferable
    • Dates, program, prices and fees are subject to change without notice

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

    • Group sizes will be limited to single reservation groups (one family per tour). 
    • All participants over the age of two will be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times during the tour. 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.
    • Check-in will begin at 5 minutes prior to the reservation time. 
    • Check in is at the Guest Reservation Grotto at Discovery Point 
    • Reservation Confirmation is only valid for the date of your reservation.
    • All guests under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
    • There are limited spots available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add extra participants. 
    • Group sizes and inventory is limited to ensure social distancing and one reservation group per tour. 
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.
    • 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. 
    Prices Starting at
    Ages 3+ $35.00 /ea.
  • Shark Tour

    Shark Tour

    Separate fact from fiction as you explore the incredible diversity and design of sharks. Dare to peer down into our 450,000-gallon aquarium to discover how we care for these perfect predators.

    Experience Highlights:

    • Get a unique view at the top if the shark aquarium at Explorer’s Reef
    • Go backstage and touch a shark

     

    Safety precautions to ensure your tour experience is safe and worry free:

    • Tour groups will be about 12 guests.
    • All participants will be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times during the tour.
    • 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.

    Additional Tour Information:

    • Check-in will begin 15 minutes prior to the reservation time.
    • Reservation confirmation is only valid for the date of 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 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.
    • If the park is open and you would like to enter the park after the completions of your program admission is required.
    • 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.
    • Participants must refrain from smoking.
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.
    • For questions, please call 210-523-3608.
    Prices Starting at
    Guest $10.00 /ea.
  • Beluga Whale Tour

    Beluga tour

    Go backstage at Beluga Theater for an up-close look at amazing marine mammals

    • 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:
      • Group sizes will be limited to 8 per group, keeping family groups together and socially distanced from other groups on the tour.
      • 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.
    • Check-in will begin 15 minutes prior to the reservation time.
    • Check in at the Beluga Tour sign. (to the left of Beluga Theater)
    • 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 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.
    • If the park is open and you would like to enter the park after the completions of your program admission is required.
    • 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.
    • Participants must refrain from smoking.
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.
    • Please keep in mind if you arrive late the program may already be in progress and you may not be able to join.
    • For questions please call 210-523-3608
    Prices Starting at
    Ages 10+ $45.00 /ea.
    Ages 3-9 $45.00 /ea.
  • Penguin Tour

    Rockhopper Penguins

    Go backstage at Penguin Encounter for an up-close look at this amazing species

    • 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:
      • Group sizes will be limited to 8 per group, keeping family groups together and socially distanced from other groups on the tour.
      • 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.
    • Check-in will begin 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 the required paid adult.
    • If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is not included but required to participate in the program.
    • If the park is open and you would like to enter the park after the completions of your program admission is required.
    • Group sizes and inventory is limited to ensure social distancing.
    • 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.
    • Participants must refrain from smoking.
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.
    • Please keep in mind if you arrive late the program may already be in progress.
    • For questions please call 210-523-3608

    This tour requires participants to climb and descend stairs and to navigate narrow hallways.

    Prices Starting at
    Ages 10+ $45.00 /ea.
    Ages 3-9 $45.00 /ea.
  • Killer Whale Tour

    Killer Whale Tour

    A one of a kind experience featuring our most amazing ocean ambassador!

    • Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation time.
    • 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 the required paid adult.
    • This program does not allow for observers. Participants must refrain from smoking
    • If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is not included but required to participate in the program.
    • If the park is open and you would like to enter the park after the completions of your program admission is required.
    • Groups will be combined for a tour of about 20 guests.
    • 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.
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.
    • For questions please call 210-523-3608
    Prices Starting at
    Ages 10+ $60.00 /ea.
    Ages 3-9 $60.00 /ea.
  • Dolphin Tour

    dolphin

    View and learn all about dolphins on this tour

    • Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation time.
    • Check in at the Dolphin Tour sign (to the right of Orca Theater)
    • 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 the required paid adult.
    • If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is not included but required to participate in the program.
    • Groups will be combined for a tour of about 12 guests.
    • 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.
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.
    • For questions please call 210-523-3608
    Prices Starting at
    Ages 10+ $55.00 /ea.
    Ages 3-9 $55.00 /ea.
  • 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.

    • 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) $99.00 /ea.
  • Sea Lion Tour

    Sea Lion tour

    Get up-close and personal with happy-go-lucky sea lions, enjoy a meet-and-greet with one of them, and learn about these delightful animals from the trainers who get to work with them every day.

    Experience Highlights:

    • Touch and feed a sea lion
    • Photo opportunities with a sea lion
    • Chat with trainers to learn about care & enrichment

     

    Safety precautions to ensure your tour experience is safe and worry free:

    • Group sized will be limited in size, keeping family groups together and socially distanced from other groups on the tour.
    • All participants will be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times.
    • 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 have the opportunity to wash and/or sanitize their hands before & after the program.

    Additional Tour Information:

    • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the reservation time at the entrance to Pacific Point Preserve.
    • Reservation confirmation is only valid for the date of reservation.
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany minor participants. Anyone under age 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled. Limited spots are available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add the required paid adult.
    • If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is not included but is required to participate in the program.
    • This program does not allow for observers.
    • Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change.
    • Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should call 210-523-3608 to discuss requests prior to making reservations. SeaWorld respectfully requests 2 weeks notice of accommodation needs, but every effort will be made to satisfy requests received within 2 weeks to the extent possible based on time provided.
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.
    • For questions, please call 210-523-3608.
    Ages 10+ $45.00 /ea.
    Ages 3-9 $45.00 /ea.
  • Beluga Whale Swim

    Beluga Swim

    Swim with Beluga Whales at Discovery Point's Beluga Bay

    • 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/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
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation. 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) $125.00 /ea.
  • Dolphin Swim

    Dolphin Swim

    Swim with Dolphins at Discovery Point's Dolphin Lagoon

    • Due to the nature of social distancing and safety, the interaction ledge for the in-water portion of your program will be exclusive to your reservation group.
    • Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an in-water paid adult participant over the age of 18.
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Observer tickets for Interactions at Dolphin Lagoon can be purchased at check-in with Discovery Point.
    • 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 reservation groups together and socially distanced from other groups on the program.
      • All participants will be required to wear the provided 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.
    • 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
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation. Not for resale and will be void if altered.
    • For questions please call 210-523-3608
    Prices Starting at
    Guest (must be 60 in. tall) $125.00 /ea.
  • Dolphin Beach Swim

    Dolphin Beach

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

    • Due to the nature of social distancing and safety, the interaction ledge for the in-water portion of your program will be exclusive to your reservation group.
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Observer tickets for Interactions at Dolphin Lagoon can be purchased at check-in with Discovery Point.
    • Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an in-water paid adult participant over the age of 18.
    • 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 reservation groups together and socially distanced from other groups on the program.
      • All participants will be required to wear the provided 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. 
    • 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
    • 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
    Prices Starting at
    Guest (must be 48 in. tall) $99.00 /ea.
  • Ultimate Animal Experience

    Beluga Swim

    A must for animal lovers, this all-day experience brings together a collection of experiences found nowhere else in Texas. Learn about the basics of animal training and care at SeaWorld while connecting with sea lions, beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins, a penguin, and a shark!

     

    Experience Highlights:

    • Don a wetsuit and enter water to meet a beluga whale
    • Touch a shark and penguin
    • Touch and feed a bottlenose dolphin and sea lion
    • Chat with trainers, participate in a play-time and feed killer whales
    • Lunch will be provided

     

    Safety precautions to ensure your tour experience is safe and worry free:

    • Reservations will be limited to one family group of up to 6 guests per day.
    • All participants will be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times.
    • 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 have the opportunity to wash and/or sanitize their hands before & after the program.

    Additional Tour Information:

    • Due to safety restrictions, all participants must be 48" tall to participate.
    • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the reservation time at the SeaWorld Employee Entrance, Gate 4, located off W. Military Drive. For directions, please click here.
    • Reservation confirmation is only valid for the date of reservation.
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany minor participants. Anyone under age 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled. Limited spots are available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add the required paid adult.
    • This program does not allow for observers.
    • Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change.
    • This tour requires participants to climb/descend stairs and to navigate narrow hallways. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should call 210-523-3608 to discuss requests prior to making reservations. SeaWorld respectfully requests 2 weeks notice of accommodation needs, but every effort will be made to satisfy requests received within 2 weeks to the extent possible based on time provided.
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.
    • For questions, please call 210-523-3608.
    Prices Starting at
    Guest $399.00 /ea.
  • Animal Adventure Tour

    AAT2

    Come take a look at life behind-the-scenes for the amazing animals that live here when the park is not open. This experience includes a tour guide, animal experiences and transportation around the park.

    Experience Highlights:

    • Touch a shark, beluga whale and penguin
    • Touch and feed a bottlenose dolphin and sea lion
    • Chat with trainers, participate in a play-time and feed killer whales
    • Lasts approximately 4 hours

     

    Safety precautions to ensure your tour experience is safe and worry free:

    • Reservations will be limited to one family group of up to 6 guests per day.
    • All participants will be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times.
    • 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 have the opportunity to wash and/or sanitize their hands before & after the program.

    Additional Tour Information:

    • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the reservation time at the SeaWorld Employee Entrance, Gate 4, located off W. Military Drive. For directions, please click here.
    • This tour is only available on days SeaWorld is not open to the public and confirmation is only valid for the date of reservation.
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany minor participants. Anyone under age 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled. Limited spots are available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add the required paid adult.
    • This program does not allow for observers.
    • Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change.
    • This tour requires participants to climb/descend stairs and to navigate narrow hallways. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should call 210-523-3608 to discuss requests prior to making reservations. SeaWorld respectfully requests 2 weeks notice of accommodation needs, but every effort will be made to satisfy requests received within 2 weeks to the extent possible based on 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.
    Prices Starting at
    Ages 3+ $175.00 /ea.
  • Animal Ambassador Tour

    aat

    Visit our Animal Ambassador team and the exotic and rescued animals they care for, plus hear some of the incredible stories of rescue and conservation that these animals represent every day!

    • Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation time.
    • 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 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.
    • If the park is open and you would like to enter the park after the completions of your program admission is required.
    • Groups will be combined for a tour of about 20 guests
    • 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.
    • Participants must refrain from smoking
    • Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.
    • Please keep in mind if you arrive late the program may already be in progress and portions missed will not be made up in the program
    • For questions please call 210-523-3608
    Prices Starting at
    General Admission $15.00 /ea.