Dolphins SeaWorld San Diego

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

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    Spend up-close time with bottlenose dolphins during this trainer-led, poolside encounter. Click here for program details.

    • Checkbox selected Opportunity to touch and feed bottlenose dolphins.
    • Checkbox selected 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. Overall program lasts between 10 to 15 minutes and is subject to change. Participants must be at least 48 inches tall (or accompanied by a paid adult participant). Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian present. No loose jewelry, sunglasses or smoking is permitted during the interaction.  Photographers will be available during the interaction with photos available for purchase afterwards for an additional fee. Dates, program, prices and event offerings are subject to change without notice. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability. Events are not cancelled due to inclement weather; programs will still be offered except in the event of lightning. 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. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Non-replaceable, non-transferable, not for resale and cannot be redeemed for cash. Void if altered and photocopies will not be accepted. Pass Member discount is available when booking through the Pass Member website.
    Limited Spots Available
    Prices starting at
    Guest $80.00 $65.00 /ea.
    Child (48 inches & under) $80.00 $65.00 /ea.
  • Dolphin Interaction

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    For dolphin lovers, this in-water experience allows you to meet, touch and feed dolphins in their own environment. Discover ways we’ve learned to communicate with dolphins through encouragement-based training and the universal language of play.
    For October reservations, please see the Dolphin Interaction Kids Free Offer.

    • 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 touching, feeding and play
    • Checkbox selected Participants must be at least 48” or taller.
    Reservation includes the Dolphin Interaction 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. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 12 guests. Overall program includes a trainer led-in water orientation and dolphin interaction; program lasts approximately 60 minutes and the in-water interaction portion lasts approximately 20 minutes, subject to change. Reservation includes a souvenir towel. Participants must be at least 50 inches or taller, and in good health & physical condition. Participants under the age of 10 years MUST be accompanied by a paying adult. Swimming is not part of the program but participants should be comfortable in waist/chest deep water. All participants, or legal guardian, will be required to sign a liability release form before beginning the program. Participants will be required to wear a SeaWorld-issued wet suit with booties during the in-park interaction. Participants must bring a swimsuit and must remove all jewelry prior to entering the water. A shower facility with lockers, soap shampoo, hair dryers and personal lockers is available for the duration of the interaction. No smoking is permitted at any time. Photographers will be available during the interaction with photos available for purchase afterwards for an additional fee. Dates, program, prices and event offerings are subject to change without notice. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability. Events are not cancelled due to inclement weather; programs will still be offered except in the event of lightning. Cancellation Policy: cancellations 45 days or more before your reservation date will result in a full refund; cancellations 30-44 days before your reservation date will include a $10 fee per participant with the balance refunded; cancellations 8-29 days before your reservation date will result in half of your reservation being refunded; cancellations within 7 days of your reservation date will not be refunded. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Non-replaceable, non-transferable, not for resale and cannot be redeemed for cash. Void if altered and photocopies will not be accepted. Pass Member discount is available when logged in with Pass Member account.
    Prices starting at
    Guest (50" or taller) $215.00 /ea.
  • Dolphin Interaction - Early Bird Pricing
    Save up to $25!

    Early Bird Dolphin Interaction

    For dolphin lovers, this in-water experience allows you to meet, touch & feed dolphins in their own environment. Discover ways we’ve learned to communicate with dolphins through encouragement-based training and the universal language of play.

    • 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 touching, feeding and play
    • Checkbox selected Participant must be at least 50" or taller.
    Reservation includes the Dolphin Interaction 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. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 12 guests. Overall program includes a trainer led-in water orientation and dolphin interaction; program lasts approximately 60 minutes and the in-water interaction portion lasts approximately 20 minutes, subject to change. Reservation includes a souvenir towel. Participants must be at least 50 inches or taller, and in good health & physical condition. Participants under the age of 10 years MUST be accompanied by a paying adult. Swimming is not part of the program but participants should be comfortable in waist/chest deep water. All participants, or legal guardian, will be required to sign a liability release form before beginning the program. Participants will be required to wear a SeaWorld-issued wet suit with booties during the in-park interaction. Participants must bring a swimsuit and must remove all jewelry prior to entering the water. A shower facility with lockers, soap shampoo, hair dryers and personal lockers is available for the duration of the interaction. No smoking is permitted at any time. Photographers will be available during the interaction with photos available for purchase afterwards for an additional fee. Dates, program, prices and event offerings are subject to change without notice. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability. Events are not cancelled due to inclement weather; programs will still be offered except in the event of lightning. Cancellation Policy: cancellations 45 days or more before your reservation date will result in a full refund; cancellations 30-44 days before your reservation date will include a $10 fee per participant with the balance refunded; cancellations 8-29 days before your reservation date will result in half of your reservation being refunded; cancellations within 7 days of your reservation date will not be refunded. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Non-replaceable, non-transferable, not for resale and cannot be redeemed for cash. Void if altered and photocopies will not be accepted. Pass Member discount is available when logged in with Pass Member account.
    Prices starting at
    Guest (50" or taller) $215.00 $190.00 /ea.