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  • Location:Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Duration:Varies

Sea Lion Encounter at Ocean World

Is there anything more playful than a sea lion? What better way to spend a day than in Dominican Republic's Ocean World Adventure Park, touching, feeding and playing with one of the most playful mammals of the sea.


  • Encounter with sea lions at Ocean World
  • Up-close opportunity to touch, feed and play with the animals
  • Snorkeling adventure
  • Professional trainers
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

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What You Can Expect

Sea Lion Encounter at Ocean World

Ocean World's Sea Lion Encounter

Come to see the playful Patagonian sea lions - aptly named the clowns of the sea - swim, dive, leap, bark and show off their acrobatic skills before your up-close meeting in one of our interaction pools. Be sure to book your opportunity to meet, pet and feed these fascinating mammals!

The two male and six female sea lions at Ocean World come from Uruguay and South America and offer guests a very special encounter. Small groups of visitors are invited into unique pool areas where they can touch, feed, pet, and play games with these comical sea lions.

At the end of the encounter, guests get a hug, a big wet kiss and the photo opportunity of a lifetime! Take your own or order them from Ocean World's professional photographers.

You also have the option of combining your Sea Lion Encounter with a Dolphin Swim Program

Dolphin Swim: The Dolphin Swim is the most popular program at Ocean World. This program ultimately gives you the chance to experience a truly personal encounter with the dolphins. For 30 minutes you will spend some very special moments in the water with the dolphins, sharing a kiss, hugging, dancing, feeding, petting and swimming. A 'human hurdle' and a spectacular dorsal fin tow will finish off the program!

Admission is included when you book this interaction program.

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Park Schedule 9subject to change)

  • 9:30am - 5:30pm: Caribbean Snorkel Reef, and the Love Bird Encounter Tropical Bird Sanctuary, all run continually throughout the day
  • 9:30am: Stingray Encounter; Sea Lion Encounter
  • 10:00am: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 11:00am: Sea Lion Show; Dolphin Swim and Encounter
  • 11:30am: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 12:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 12:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 1:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter
  • 1:30pm: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 2:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 2:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 3:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Sea Lion Show
  • 3:30pm: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 4:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 4:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 5:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2011

Do it and you will not be disappointed! It was the highlight of our trip!

Fiona C
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

Having already swam with dolphins I wanted to do something different! This experience was truly that, it was lots of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2009

The encounter was fabulous. The trainers really make it special and you get to touch a lot the sea lions. The only thing is I found the time half and hour a bit short. I would have like an hour activity.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

Ocean World is definitely worth the visit. The people and animals there are wonderful. However, I am not sure what the benefit is to booking through Viator. Most hotels and Ocean World direct have similar prices, and you have to contact Ocean World on your own to arrange transportation. So what does Viator add?

4 star rating: Recommended April 2009

This was a great experience for me and my kids. They are as sweet as I always thought they would be. This place was extremely clean and well run. I would however add a more obvious sign in front of the attraction, we missed it because you cannot see it from the one direction.
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