Animal Experiences

  • Family Adventure Tour - NEW

    SeaWorld San Diego Tour

    You and your family will visit Explorer’s Reef, meet bat rays, interact with moon jelly fish, and connect with our dolphins all before the park opens.

    • Checkbox selected Explore SeaWorld before the park opens and meet an amazing array of animals on this 1 hour and 45 minute walking tour
    • Checkbox selected Interact with cleaner fish and bamboo sharks at Explorer’s Reef
    • Checkbox selected Touch and feed bat rays
    • Checkbox selected Go behind-the-scenes to our Aquarium Lab to touch moon jellyfish
    • Checkbox selected Finish your experience with a dolphin playtime session
    • Checkbox selected This program is recommended for families with children 10 years and younger
    Reservation includes the Family Adventure Tour 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. Program includes a guided walking tour, so participants should be in good physical health. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Late arrivals may miss tour components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. 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. Cancellations made with less than 24 hour notice are non-refundable. 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
    Adult $85.00 /ea.
    Child (Ages 3-9) $65.00 /ea.
  • Flamingo Encounter - NEW

    Flamingos

    If you love flamingos as much as we do, join us for this exclusive keeper-led animal encounter.

    • Checkbox selected Opportunity to spend up-close time with the flamingos inside their habitat
    • Checkbox selected A personal session with an Aviculturist as they share unique facts and personal stories about the lives of our flamingos
    • Checkbox selected Due to the health and welfare of the animals, strollers, electric wheelchairs, and service animals are not permitted inside the Flamingo exhibit during the program
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    Reservation includes the Flamingo 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. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 8 guests. Overall program lasts 20 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+) $45.00 /ea.
  • Seal and Sea Lion Encounter - NEW

    Sea Lions

    Venture behind the scenes of Sea Lion Point for this exclusive opportunity to come face-to-whisker with one of our pinnipeds.

    • Checkbox selected A behind-the-scenes visit to Sea Lion Point
    • Checkbox selected Meet a seal or sea lion up-close
    • Checkbox selected Animal experts will share their knowledge and experience of caring for these animals
    • Checkbox selected Includes a free tray of fish to feed the animals at Sea Lion Point
    Reservation includes the Seal and Sea Lion 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. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 10 guests. 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 3+) $45.00 /ea.
  • Sea Otter Encounter - NEW

    Sea Otter

    Before the park opens, visit up-close with curious and playful sea otters and their keepers as they prepare for their day.

    • Checkbox selected A behind-the-scenes visit inside our Sea Otter exhibit
    • Checkbox selected Watch as our sea otters enjoy their breakfast and help feed them their favorite snacks
    • Checkbox selected Animal experts will share their knowledge and experience of caring for these animals
    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. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 10 guests. Overall program lasts 20 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 /ea.
  • Beluga and Walrus Encounter - NEW

    Beluga Whale

    Go behind-the scenes for this interactive encounter and discover all about beluga whales and walruses.

    • Checkbox selected A behind-the-scenes visit at Wild Arctic
    • Checkbox selected Up-close encounters with our beluga whales and walruses
    • Checkbox selected Animal experts will share their knowledge and experience of caring for these animals
    • Checkbox selected Participant must be at least 6 years of age to participate. Children under the age 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult participant
    Reservation includes the Beluga and Walrus 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. Small groups will be combined to form a program group of about 10 guests. Overall program lasts 25 minutes and is subject to change. Participants must be 6 years of age and older to participate. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. For the safety of the animals and guests, anyone under the age of 6 (including infants) is not permitted on this encounter. 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 6+) $60.00 /ea.
  • Penguins Up-Close Tour

    Penguin Tour

    Venture behind-the-scenes of Penguin Encounter for the exclusive opportunity to come face-to-beak with a penguin. Click here for program details.

    • Checkbox selected Visit inside Penguin Encounter then take a behind-the-scenes tour to have an up-close interaction with a penguin.
    • Checkbox selected Animal experts share their experiences in caring for these unique animals and the challenges they face in the wild.
    • Checkbox selected Participant must be at least 6 years of age to participate. Children under age 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult participant.
    Reservation includes the Penguins Up-Close Tour 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. Program includes a guided one hour walking tour, so participants should be in good physical health. Participants must be 6 years of age and older to participate. Children under age 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. For the safety of the animals and guests, anyone under the age of 6 (including infants) is not permitted on this tour. Late arrivals may miss tour components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. 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. Cancellations made with less than 24 hour notice are non-refundable. 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
    Adult $50.00 /ea.
    Child (Ages 6-9) $44.00 /ea.
  • Killer Whales Up-Close Tour

    Killer Whale Tour

    Find yourself face-to-face with majestic orcas on this unforgettable experience to get closer than ever before. Click here for program details.

    • Checkbox selected Take part in a walking tour where you'll get a personal session with our animal behaviorists as they share personal stories, unique facts and discuss the lives of orcas at SeaWorld.
    • Checkbox selected Enjoy a photo opportunity that you'll never forget.
    • Checkbox selected Become inspired to conserve our ocean habitats and help save these animals from the challenges they face in the wild.
    • Checkbox selected Children under age 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult participant.
    Reservation includes the Killer Whales Up-Close Tour 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. Program includes a guided 45-minute walking tour, so participants should be in good physical health. Children under age 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Late arrivals may miss tour components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability. 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. Cancellations made with less than 24 hour notice are non-refundable. 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+) $79.00 /ea.
  • 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.
    • Checkbox selected Participant must be at least 48" tall or accompanied by a paid adult participant.
    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.
    Prices starting at
    Guest (48" Tall) $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. Click here for program details.

    • 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 10 years of age and taller than 48”
    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. 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 10 years of age, taller than 48 inches, and in good health & physical condition. 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 booking through the Pass Member website.
    Prices starting at
    Guest (Ages 10+) $215.00 /ea.
  • Dolphin Interaction - Save $25 with Early Bird Pricing

    Early Bird Dolphin Interaction

    For dolphin lovers, this in-water experience allows you to meet, touch & feed dolphins in their own environment. Save $25 with Early Bird pricing, available select dates and times this summer.

    • 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 10 years of age and taller than 48".
    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. Early Bird pricing is available on select dates and times. Due to the special nature of this program, space is limited and early reservations are recommended. 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 10 years of age, taller than 48 inches, and in good health & physical condition. 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, including Pass Member discount. Non-replaceable, non-transferable, not for resale and cannot be redeemed for cash. Void if altered and photocopies will not be accepted.
    Prices starting at
    Guest (Ages 10+) $215.00 $190.00 /ea.
  • Beluga Interaction

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    This rare opportunity allows you to enter the chilly Arctic waters to interact with white beluga whales. Click here for program details.

    • Checkbox selected Animal Trainers introduce small groups of guests to curious beluga whales
    • 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 10 years of age and taller than 48”
    Reservation includes the Beluga 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. Overall program includes a trainer-led in water orientation and beluga 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 10 years of age, taller than 48 inches, and in good health and physical condition. 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 booking through the Pass Member website.
    Prices starting at
    Guest (Ages 10+) $180.00 /ea.

  • SeaWorld San Diego Private VIP Tour

    VIP Private Tours

    If you love animals, shows, rides or love them all, book one of these immersive VIP Private Tours. Each tour includes a personal VIP Tour Guide, Fun Card, up-close parking and much more.

    RESERVATIONS: Call (619) 225-4201 or email SWC-Tours@SeaWorld.com to book your private tour. We’d love to host you and create a truly memorable experience.

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