Animal Experiences

Animal Encounters

  • Dolphin Swim

    Dolphin Swim

    Swim with Dolphins at Discovery Point's Dolphin Lagoon

    • Checkbox selected Animal trainers introduce small groups of guests to amazing Bottlenose Dolphins
    • 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 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. 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 210-520-4SEA. Restrictions apply. Admission is not included.

    Prices Starting at
    Guest (must be 48 in. tall) $125.00 /ea.
  • Beluga Whale Swim

    Beluga Swim

    Swim with Beluga Whales at Discovery Point's Beluga Bay

    • Checkbox selected Animal trainers introduce small groups of guests to amazing Beluga Whales
    • Checkbox selected Dip into the waters to 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 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. 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 210-520-4SEA. Restrictions apply. Admission is not included.

    Prices Starting at
    Guest (must be 48 in. tall) $125.00 /ea.
  • Sea Lion Swim

    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 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. 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 210-520-4SEA. Restrictions apply. Admission is not included.

    Prices Starting at
    Guest (must be 48 in. tall) $125.00 /ea.
  • Penguin Encounter Experience

    Penguin Encounter

    Explore the snow-filled habitat of penguins

    • Checkbox selected Animal trainers introduce small groups of guests to amazing Antarctic Penguins
    • Checkbox selected While on the snow, you will meet, greet and touch a penguin
    • Checkbox selected Parkas and winter boot use included

    If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is required but not included in your program. Participants must be at least 48" tall. A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany participants under the age of 18. This program does not allow for observers. Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled. There are limited spots available and we cannot guaranteed there will be room to add the required paid adult. Sunglasses and all jewelry must be removed before participants enter the Penguin habitat. Participants must refrain from smoking. The program fee is non-refundable, however the program will be rescheduled when possible. (Please be aware there is a $10 rescheduling fee per participant, per change and the program will not be cancelled due to inclement weather). Please keep in mind if you arrive late, the program may already be in progress. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

    Guest (Must be 48" Tall) $85.00 /ea.
  • Dolphin Encounter

    Dolphin encounter

    Have an up-close encounter with Bottlenose dolphins

    • Checkbox selected Meet some of SeaWorld's dolphins
    • Checkbox selected Learn how dolphins and trainers interact. Includes an opportunity to feed the dolphins!
    • Checkbox selected This tour takes place on dry land. There is no in-water interaction

    Key Points to Note:

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

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Cancellations 48 hours before your reservation will result in a full refund
    • Cancellations within 48 hours of your reservation will not be refunded
    • All events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability
    • Events are not cancelled due to inclement weather; program will still be offered except in the event of lightning
    Ages 3 & Up $40.00 /ea.

Animal Tours

  • VIP Animal Experience

     

    VIP Animal Experience

    Here is your chance to have the greatest hands-on VIP animal experience there is at SeaWorld San Antonio.

    • Checkbox selected Put on a wet suit and have an up close encounter with bottlenose dolphins.
    • Checkbox selected Meet and greet a penguin at our Penguin Encounter.
    • Checkbox selected Touch a beluga whale, stingrays and a shark.
    Experience Highlights
     
    • Learn the basics of animal training at SeaWorld
    • Touch a beluga whale
    • Put on a wet suit, enter the water, and have an up close encounter with bottlenose dolphins
    • Meet and greet with a penguin at our Penguin Encounter
    • Touch stingrays
    • Touch a shark
    • Go behind the scenes at SeaWorld and learn how we care for our animals
     
    Important Information
    • A box lunch is provided (for dietary questions please call us at 210-523-3608)
    • If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is not included or required to participate in the tour.
    • If the park is open and you would like to enter the park after the completion of your program admission is required.
    • Participants must be age 7 or older and at least 48" tall.
    • A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany participants under the age of 18. This program does not allow for observers. Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled.
    • For any questions please call us at 210-523-3608
     
    There are limited spots available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add the required paid adult. Sunglasses and all jewelry must be removed before participants enter the dolphin habitat. Participants must refrain from smoking. 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. Pricing is subject to change without notice.
     
    Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations for the tour are requested to provide one weeks’ notice of their need for accommodation. SeaWorld will attempt to satisfy requests received less than one week in advance, to the extent it can do so within the time provided. Contact us at 210-523-3608
    General Admission $295.00 /ea.
  • Family Adventure Tour

    Family adventure tour

    Enjoy a tour before the park opens and meet an amazing array of animals

    • Checkbox selected Meet and Greet with Dolphins (no touch)
    • Checkbox selected Meet and Greet with Sea Lions
    • Checkbox selected Scavenger hunt at the reef

    This is a 2 hour  outdoor walking tour. You will have a photo opportunity with a dolphin so don’t forget your camera! This program is recommended for families with children 10 years and younger. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Park admission is not included, but is required to participate. Check in is at 8:15am at the Front of the Park Main Arches (Feb 24-October 28th). Reservations are strongly recommended. Reservation cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or total payment will be forfeited. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Schedule is subject to change without notice.

    Adult $85.00 /ea.
    Child (Ages 3-9) $65.00 /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.

    • Checkbox selected Get a unique view at the top of the shark aquarium at Explorer's Reef
    • Checkbox selected Go backstage and touch a shark
    Admission to SeaWorld is not included but is required to attend this program. Children under 3 are free and do not require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change and availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are nonrefundable. Participants are advised to check in at the park’s Information and Reservation counter at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may miss program components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. No refunds will be given for missed tours. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 12 guests. This tour requires participants to climb and descend stairs and to navigate narrow hallways. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations for the tour are encouraged to visit the Contact Us page to discuss accommodation requests prior to making tour 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 within the time provided. 
    General Admission $10.00
  • Orca Tour

    Killer Whale Tour

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

    • Checkbox selected 45-minute walking tour
    • Checkbox selected Personal session with our trainers
    • Checkbox selected Group photo opportunity
    Overall program lasts 45 minutes. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. On park operating days, park admission is required and not included in your program. No loose jewelry, sunglasses, or smoking is permitted during the interaction. Subject to capacity limitations. Advanced reservations are recommended. Pricing and availability is subject to change without notice. Cancellations up to 48 hours before your reservation will be fully refunded. No refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the program or afterwards. Program is subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability.
    Adult $45.00
    Child (Ages 3-9) $45.00
    Infant $0.00
  • Penguin Tour

    Behind the scenes tour

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

    • Checkbox selected Meet a penguin
    • Checkbox selected Discover what it is like to care for penguins from some of SeaWorld's educators and aviculturists

    This is a 25-30 minute walking tour. Guests under the age 4 cannot participate due to safety restrictions. This tour is recommended for guests ages 6 and older Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. SeaWorld Park admission is required and not included in your program. Reservations are strongly recommended. Reservation cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or total payment will be forfeited. Pricing is subject to change without notice. 

    Adult $29.00 /ea.
    Child (Ages 4-9) $29.00 /ea.
  • Beluga Whale Tour

    Beluga tour

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

    • Checkbox selected Get up close to beluga whales and Pacific white-sided dolphins
    • Checkbox selected The tour also includes reserved show seating at Ocean Discovery

    Overall program lasts between 20 and 30 minutes in addition to the show (and is subject to change). Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Children under 3 can be present, but MAY NOT PARTICIPATE in the program. On park operating days, park admission is required and not included in your program. No loose jewelry, sunglasses, or smoking is permitted during the interaction. Subject to capacity limitations. Advanced reservations are recommended. Pricing and availability is subject to change without notice. Cancellations up to 48 hours before your reservation will be fully refunded. No refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the program or afterwards. Program is subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability.

    Adult $29.00 /ea.
    Child (Ages 3-9) $29.00 /ea.
  • Behind the Scenes Tour

    Behind the scenes tour

    Want to touch a dolphin and stingrays? Get these unique experiences as you go behind the scenes to learn more about our animal ambassadors and their wild counterparts.

    • Checkbox selected Recommended for ages 4 and up

    Click Here to Download Tour Details

    Reservation Confirmation is only valid for the date of your reservation. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. (A parent/guardian must purchase admission and accompany participants under the age of 18). Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult can have their reservation cancelled without notification. Spots are limited and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add the required adult. There are no observers for this program. Based on animal needs, this program may be cancelled or modified at the discretion of the animal department. If you have any questions, concerns or you would like to cancel or change your reservation, please call (210)523-3608.

    Adult $45.00 /ea.
    Child (Ages 3-9) $45.00 /ea.

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