Dolphin Encounter at SeaWorld San Diego

Dolphin Encounter Tour

If you love dolphins as much as we do, join us for this exclusive trainer-guided, poolside opportunity to meet, feed and learn to communicate with dolphins.

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:

  • 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.
  • Dolphin Encounter Tour

    SeaWorld San Diego Dolphin Encounter

    Get up-close to bottlenose dolphins in a 15 minute specialized session. Limited spots are available each day, and will sell out far in advance. Online reservations are highly recommended.

    • 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:

    • 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 $60.00 /ea.