Private Tours

VIP Tour

We love to host people who are as passionate about the animals in our care, our thrilling rides or our sensational shows as we are. We will have a Tour Guide escort you and your party throughout SeaWorld San Diego. Tours begin at park open, walking tours are approximately 6 hours. Get the inside scoop on a guided tour. This private tour includes the company of one of our knowledgeable tour guides, two animal encounters (one public, one private—some restrictions apply), reserved seats at our shows, and a meal in one of our cafeteria-style restaurants. Finish off your experience with front of the line access to our rides.

$499 per person, ages 3 and up. Pricing does not include SeaWorld admission or parking, which are required and must be purchased separately.

Tours require 3 weeks’ notice to book, if you are less than 3 weeks’ out for your inquiry please give us a call to see if there is availability.

RESERVATIONS: Please call (619) 225-4201 or email [email protected] to book your private tour, if possible at least three weeks in advance. Tour availability less than three weeks in advance may be limited, but give us a call. We’d love to host you and your group, and create a truly memorable experience for you.


Private Guided Tours at SeaWorld San Diego

VIP Tour Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with SeaWorld San Diego’s VIP Tour?

The VIP Tour includes a private VIP tour guide who will provide you insider tips and accompany you throughout your day. You and your party also will experience front of the line access to all rides and attractions during the duration of the tour, behind the scenes experiences including exclusive animal encounters, reserved seating at our signature shows, and lunch at your preferred park restaurant.

Do I get to meet/touch any animals on the VIP Tour?

On the VIP Tour, you will get to meet several of our animals. Your tour guide will let you know what animals are available to touch. On the tour you will meet a Dolphin up close in a public poolside encounter, PLUS your choice of ONE of the following additional private animal encounters:

• Sea Lion Meet
• Penguin Meet
• Beluga Whale Meet
• Walrus Meet

You will also visit behind the scenes areas of animal exhibits.

What’s the difference between the Ultimate VIP Tour and the Family Tour?

The VIP Tour is a private 6-hour walking tour that includes front of line access to all rides and reserved seating at shows. The Family Adventure Tour is a non-private tour where you will be paired with up to 10 other guests. The Family Adventure Tour is perfect for families with children aged 10 and younger and does not include front-of-line access or reserved seating.

What type of animal encounters are included?

The VIP Tour includes some of the best animal encounters including a dolphin encounter as well as other animal experiences.

Does the Ultimate VIP Tour include my theme park ticket?

No, theme park admission is not included and is required.

Do Pass Members get a discount on VIP Tours?

No, however, pass members do receive save 10% on select tours and in-water experiences. Login to the Pass Member Portal to view discounted prices.

Are meals included in the VIP Tour?

Lunch will be provided during your tour at your preference of one of our park restaurants.

Can I bring my baby with me?

Children under three years old are free and permitted to join but still require a tour reservation. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice are non-refundable.