Otters

Otter Outlook

Visit up close with curious and playful sea otters.

Located right next to Dolphin Point, Otter Outlook is home to our playful California sea otters rehabilitated and hand raised by SeaWorld through a cooperative effort with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program.

 

California sea otters are found exclusively along the coast of central California and can be seen at Otter Outlook. Lacking an insulating blubber layer, these otters are covered in dense, luxurious fur that keeps them warm. In fact, they have the densest fur of any mammal with up to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch.

 

Because they have an extremely fast metabolism, California sea otters eat about 20 to 25 percent of their body weight daily. For an otter weighing 100 pounds, this would be 25 pounds of food every day. Check the times listed at Otter Outlook during your visit to catch an exciting feeding demonstration and presentation by otter behaviorists.

  • Sea Otter Encounter

    Sea Otter

    Visit with curious and playful sea otters and their keepers as they prepare for their day.

    • Checkbox Selected Icon A behind the scenes visit inside our Sea Otter exhibit
    • Checkbox Selected Icon Watch as our sea otters enjoy their lunch and help feed them their favorite snacks
    • Checkbox Selected Icon Animal experts will share their knowledge and experience of caring for these animals
    • Checkbox Selected Icon Meet 15 minutes prior to the Otter Encounter by “Otter Outlook”, meet by the sea otter nursery sign in the back of the exhibit.
    Reservation includes the Sea Otter 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. This tour is limited to four guests. Covid protocols will be required, including wearing a mask at all times. Overall program lasts up to 30 minutes and is subject to change. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. No loose jewelry, sunglasses or smoking is permitted during the program. 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.
    Prices starting at
    Guest (Ages 3+) $70.00 $60.00 /ea.

Meet the Otters

Nova the Otter

Nova

Nova

Nova was rescued by Monterey Bay Aquarium in March of 2018 when she was only a week old. This confident and independent otter is a shark bite survivor!
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Clover

Clover

Clover was born in November of 2010. She was rescued by Monterey Bay Aquarium and arrived at SeaWorld on St. Patrick’s Day in 2011, hence the name Clover! She is the oldest of the group, and is considered a strong and silent type. Also, a bit feisty!
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Coco

Coco

Coco was born in August of 2011. She was rescued at one day old and arrived at SeaWorld when she was 3 months old. Coco is easily recognizable due to her blonde head. She’s very even-keeled and everybody’s best friend!
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Pumpkin the Otter

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin was rescued in September 2014 when she was only a day old! Part of her umbilicus was still attached. She arrived at SeaWorld in late October 2014, so was given the appropriate name, Pumpkin. She is the “high energy” otter of the group, and very interactive!
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Mocha the Otter

Mocha

Mocha

Mocha was born in November of 2011. She was rescued at about 4 weeks old and arrived at SeaWorld at 2 months old. Mocha is very recognizable due to her “grizzled” appearance, meaning that she is very blonde on the head and shoulders. She is the maternal one of the group!
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