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Dolphin Point

Observe the lyrical movements and playful antics of bottlenose dolphins from just inches away at Dolphin Point.

This is an open water exhibit that offers guests the opportunity to come face-to-face with these magnificent animals. Dolphin Point also features a Sea Otter exhibit where guests can watch playful sea otters dive for crabs and shrimp. There is also the opportunity to explore interactive learning experiences and ask questions of park educators.

Dolphin Point reaches new heights with its all-new public interactive dolphin connections. These connections provide an opportunity for Members & guests to connect with the dolphins and trainers. Plus, some will have the opportunity to touch, feed, or maybe even help give the dolphins training signals. Check your park map for daily dolphin connection times.

Get Even Closer With An Exclusive Experience

  • Dolphin Encounter

    SeaWorld San Diego Dolphin Encounter

    Get up-close to bottlenose dolphins in a specialized 15 minute encounter session. Reservation price shown is for ONE session for one guest. Groups may pay to add up to 5 additional guests to their session at check-in.

    • Checkbox Selected Icon Opportunity to touch and feed bottlenose dolphins.
    • Checkbox Selected Icon Learn different hand signals used to communicate with these intelligent animals.

    Reservation includes the Dolphin Encounter program on day and time of your reservation only. Park admission is not included with your program reservation but is required. Due to the special nature of this program, space is limited and early reservations are recommended.


    For the safety of our guests, Ambassadors, and our animals, SeaWorld San Diego has taken extra steps to provide the safest possible Dolphin Encounter experience:

    • Reservation confirmation is only valid for one guest on the date of your reservation. You may add up to 5 additional guests at the check in.
    • If you have more than 6 family members you will need to reserve more than one encounter time for the group.
    • Please check in for your Dolphin Encounter at Dolphin Point at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.
    • Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian present. Participants must be at least 48 inches tall and accompanied by paid adult participant.
    • 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 encounter.
    • No loose jewelry, sunglasses or smoking is permitted during the interaction.
    • All participants will be given the opportunity to wash and/or sanitize their hands before and after their encounter.
    • Party sizes and inventory is limited to ensure physical distancing. 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 without notice.
    • 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.
    Limited Spots Available
    Prices starting at
    Guest $20.00 /ea.