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  • Location:Anaheim - Buena Park, California
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

SeaWorld San Diego with Transport

All aboard for a full-day adventure at SeaWorld San Diego, one of the world's premier marine theme parks! Get up close to polar bears, beluga whales and walruses, and discover the gentleness of the manatees, the playfulness of penguins and the antics of Californian sea lions. World-class animal shows, exciting rides and amazing animal encounters offer fun for the whole family. Don't forget to see Shamu and baby Shamu, the famous killer whales!


  • SeaWorld San Diego admission with transport
  • Enjoy a full day of world-class shows, thrilling rides and incredible animal encounters
  • Get up close to polar bears, beluga whales and walruses, and touch and feed dolphins
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Anaheim included

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What You Can Expect

SeaWorld San Diego with Transport

SeaWorld of California

You'll be picked up from your Anaheim hotel and taken on a comfortable 1.5-hour drive south to SeaWorld San Diego. With your admission ticket, enjoy a full day exploring this awesome 200-acre (81-hectare) marine adventure park featuring a slew of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters.

Touch and feed dolphins, count the teeth on a shark, and come face-to-face with a polar bear. Brave the waves on 'Shipwreck Rapids' and venture into the tail-chasing, ruckus-raising world of your pet in Pets Rule. There is something for everyone at SeaWorld San Diego!

At the end of the day, rest your feet on the relaxing drive back to Anaheim.

See below for a list of some of SeaWorld's rides, shows and attractions.


Select attractions, shows and rides at SeaWorld include:

Tours and Attractions:

  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Shark Encounter
  • Penguin Encounter
  • Dolphin Interaction Program
  • Beluga Interaction Program
  • Animal Spotlight Tour
  • SeaWorld Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • Penguins Up-Close Tour
  • California Tide Pool
  • Shamu's Underwater Viewing
  • One Ocean
  • Madagascar Live! Operation Vaction
  • Pets Rule!
  • Blue Horizons
  • Cirque de la Mer


  • Manta
  • Journey to Atlantis
  • Shipwreck Rapids
  • Wild Artic Ride
  • Skytower
  • Abby's Sea Star Spin
  • Oscar's Rocking Eel
  • Elmo's Flying Fish
  • Seseame Street Bay of Play

Blue Horizons
Watch soaring birds, playful dolphins, dramatic pilot whales, thrilling high divers and daring aerialists perform a mesmerizing display of dance, flight, color and entertainment.

Shamu: One Ocean
Be enveloped by this multi-sensory celebration of life under the sea that entertains, educates and inspires. Majestic killer whales join you on a journey into a world of vivid colors, dancing fountains and the rhythms of the ocean.

Dolphin Encounter
Watch bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales perform in a high-energy show with some surprise comic moments. Enjoy this fast-paced show featuring tail walks, spinning jumps, back flips and plenty of splashes!

California Tide Pool
Roll up your sleeves and touch amazing creatures including a sea star and sea urchin. Marine experts will be on hand to answer any questions you have and share their knowledge.

Journey to Atlantis
Take excitement to new heights on the Journey to Atlantis. This wet and wild ride combines a thrilling roller coaster with a heart-stopping water ride. During the six-minute adventure, experience simulated earthquakes, floods and dazzling special effects, and plunge down an eight-story rush of adrenaline-pumping exhilaration. After the journey, view one of the world's most remarkable and unique marine mammals: the Commerson's dolphin.

Shipwreck Rapids
Take the ride of your life on Shipwreck Rapids, the park's first adventure ride that includes raging rapids, roaring waterfalls, water cannons, sunbathing sea turtles and a near collision with a ship's propeller. Later, enjoy a festive atmosphere and tasty treats at Shipwreck Reef Cafe (own expense). Keep and eye out for surprise visits by an array of exotic animals!

Wild Arctic Ride
Hop aboard the Wild Arctic ride for a heart-pounding adventure. This simulated jet helicopter will take you on a motion-based 'flight' to a remote research station called Base Station Wild Arctic. Experience a wild adventure of real bumps, jumps and zips!

Sesame Street Bay of Play
Come play with your favorite Sesame Street characters at this vast play area filled with family-friendly rides, character appearances and plenty of new ways to play. Soar into the sky on Elmo's Flying Fish ride. Twirl and whirl on Abby's Sea Star Spin and get your picture taken with Elmo or Big Bird.

Please note: Attractions, shows and rides subject to change.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic day out! Highly recommend this tour. We did the behind the scenes tour, penguin encounter and the wild artic - those tours you can book online. It was a really great day and the staff were very friendly and knowledgable. We will definately be back

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our driver was strict and very much on time. Thank you for the safe ride.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Excellent day out and a must visit for anyone staying in the LA/San Diego area. We decided against taking the transport so can't comment on that part but Sea World was fun.

June D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Fantastic day out, the pick up was on time the driver was full of great information. Worth booking had the best time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Pick up was on time. Taken to the Luxbus depot to change buses. Seamless. Commentary on the way to San Diego (1h45m) was excellent and some nice views. (sit on the right side of the bus). Seaworld was great. Because it was a Friday we were able to get on rides very quickly. The longest we waited was 10mins. The park was open til 6 but we had to leave at 5 to pick up others from the zoo so we didn't get back too late. Therefore we had only one option for the Orca show at 12. No problems - make sure you plan your day around the big shows. One World, Blue Horizons, Pet Show and Seal show (was not very good - cheesy and tacky) Do get to the shows at least 20 mins early if you want good seats. Be warned - the front to middle of the wet zones are not wet zones they are "you will get absolutely head-to-toe saturated" zones. Take a bite to eat if you can or even better - just skip lunch totally to avoid wasting time . We were able to squeeze in every show, every ride (Manta x3) and many exhibits. Don't miss the Wild Arctic zone. Don't bother with "Dining with Shamu" or Private experiences as they will chew up your time and coming from Australia I can always do that at our Seaworld. If you are there on a weekend in a peak season I would recommend a Quick queue unlimited to save time on big shows and popular attractions. We had a fantastic day but got pretty sun burnt as there is not much shade at all - take your sunscreen!!! The trip back was a little longer (2hrs) and was ruined by a drunken idiot husband who was trying to imitate the driver, crack bad jokes, embarrass his little girl and make everyone feel uncomfortable. His wife could have said something. The driver could have said something. Besides this small annoyance (out of the company's control) it was a perfect day. Highly recommended.

Heather B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Excellent day. Fantastic bus driver who was very helpful. Loved seaworld, we all had a peaceful , stress free and fun day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Excellent tour, great driver, only issue, entry tickets for Sea World not given to us at check in but was corrected at gate using the ticket numbers.

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