Sea lions at SeaWorld San Diego's Sea Lion Point

Sea Lion Point

You'll know you're close to Sea Lion Point when you hear the chatter of these social sea lions and seals.

California sea lions, harbor seals, northern elephant seals, and Guadalupe fur seals are frequently found along the coastlines of California and account for approximately 85% of the marine mammals rescued by SeaWorld San Diego. Seals and sea lions strand for a variety of reasons and many are less than 1-year old when rescued by SeaWorld. In 2015, SeaWorld rescued a record number of nearly 1,000 California sea lions.

  • Sea Lion Up-Close Encounter

    Sea Lions

    Get up-close with one of our pinnipeds and learn from one of our knowledgeable animal care specialists about what it takes to care for and train these fascinating animals.

    • Participant must be at least 4 years of age to participate. Children under the age 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult participant
    • Encounter begins at Sea Lion Amphitheatre near the Garden of Discovery
    • Meet a sea lion up-close
    • Animal experts will share their knowledge and experience of caring for these animals

    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 8 guests. Please check-in at the Sea Lion and Otter Amphitheater 15 minutes prior to your reservation time. Reservation includes the Sea Lion Encounter program on day and time of your reservation only. Park admission is not included with your program reservation but is required. Overall program lasts 15 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 4+) $49.00 /ea.