Learn about the ocean's creatures and have fun doing it! SeaWorld® San Diego presents some of the world's most majestic animals up close-like Shamu the Killer Whale, joyful dolphins, and barking sea lions. It's also home to a stunning aquarium housing sharks, rays, fish, and penguins. Kids of all ages can get aboard thrill rides and family rides, guaranteeing a whole day of building fond memories.
Open daily at 9 or 10 a.m.
Closing hours vary between 5 and 10 p.m. depending on the day and season.
Child (ages 3-9): $70
Prices very based on ticket choice, please see our booking page for more information.
SeaWorld®'s Christmas Celebration
Dine with Shamu
Beluga Interaction Program
Animal spotlight tour
Special Park Experiences
There are several awesome behind-the-scene tours available to add on to your SeaWorld® experience. The Beluga Interaction Program and Dolphin Interaction Program allow visitors to get in the water with these beautiful creatures. Learn how to feed and communicate with them-and best of all, have fun playing! If you don't feel like getting in a wetsuit, the Dolphin Encounter is a similar experience-you just stay on dry land next to their enclosure. For those who love those birds in tuxes, the Penguins Up-close Tour is for you. See SeaWorld®'s world-class facility and meet one of these waddling wonders!
An Array of Rides
Whether you're a roller coaster fan or prefer to play it safe, there are fun rides at SeaWorld® San Diego. Those seeking thrills can get on the Manta, a roller coaster experience that dives down and up like a ray through ocean waters. If you don't mind getting wet, try the Journey to Atlantis water ride or Shipwreck Rapids. Tots can hop aboard Elmo's Flying Fish or Oscar's Rocking Eel. And everyone will like the Skytower, an elevator with 360-degree views on the city. Another great way to see the park and Mission Bay is Bayside Skyride, a gentle aerial gondola-especially gorgeous at sunset. For fun that's all about water, head to SeaWorld®'s Aquatica Waterpark in Chula Vista, which is chock full of slides, tubes, and river rides. Bring your bathing suit and sunscreen.
What are the dining options?
A unique, popular SeaWorld experience is Dining with Shamu. Have breakfast or lunch right next to the killer whale's swimming pool while dining on delicious food. Be sure to make reservations in advance-the most popular seating is of course closest to the star of the ocean! You'll find lots of other casual, quick dining choices throughout the Park, including Calypso Bay Smokehouse, Shipwreck Reef Café, and Mama Stella's Pizza Kitchen. There's lots of seafood, salads, and burgers-and kids will find yummy options like hot dogs, chicken nuggets, fries, and fruit.
What are some of the top shows?
Cirque de la Mer brings the innovation and awe-inspiring beauty of the modern circus to SeaWorld®. Marvel at the dazzling costumes and jaw-dropping acrobatics of the performers, whom you can meet after the show. Pets Rule! is a high energy show full of laughs, surprise twists and surprise guests. One Ocean features Shamu and his fellow orca. Other popular ocean-themed shows are Shamu Rocks, Sea Lions LIVE, and Blue Horizons with playful dolphins!