5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

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  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration:  Flexible
Spend a full day exploring the awe-inspiring world of marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, where every encounter is a new adventure. Come face-to-face with playful dolphins, magnificent white beluga whales and friendly penguins.Upgrade your ticket to include a visit to Aquatica, SeaWorld's newest waterpark!

Highlights

  • Spend a day at SeaWorld San Diego
  • See Shamu, the famous killer whale, perform dazzling tricks and aquatic feats!
  • Enjoy rides, attractions and more than 10 amazing animal shows
  • Get up close to penguins, turtles, dolphins and more
  • Include a visit to SeaWorld's waterpark, Aquatica

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Learn about conservation while having a blast at this famous marine life park. SeaWorld has it all -- live shows, thrill rides and the one-and-only Shamu show!

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What You Can Expect

SeaWorld® San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego
Experience life under the sea as you feed dolphins, get an up-close look at a polar bear and count the teeth on a shark! Enjoy a mythical rush on the Journey to Atlantis water ride and at the Shamu show, where you'll see tricks and amazing aquatic feats performed by the famous killer whale.

Celebrate at SeaWorld San Diego with the newest attraction - Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation, an original live musical show. The 20-minute musical features the characters from the Madagascar movie franchise, including Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the Penguins as they embark on a fun-filled vacation adventure. The show features music performed by a live band and includes both classic and original songs. The characters will also conduct meet and greets with park guests.

See Itinerary below for descriptions of select SeaWorld attractions.

Itinerary

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
Shows
  • One Ocean
  • Madagascar Live! Operation Vaction
  • Pets Rule!
  • Blue Horizons
  • Cirque de la Mer

Rides:

  • 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 December 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed SeaWorld - the shows were wonderful. It was however disappointing that the opening times in September were from 10am to 5pm. This did not allow time to cover all of the attractions especially as the show times were set so that sometimes you were sitting doing nothing for 30/40 minutes as you have to be there in time to get a suitable seat. We were in fact unable to take advantage of any of the rides. We also felt that there was no real advantage in booking through Viator as the entrance fee was the same at the venue and in fact our hotel was offering a $20 discount per ticket which would have made the cost a lot cheaper than we actually paid.

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