• Friday, October 15, 2021
Go Behind the Scenes at SeaWorld

Go Behind the Scenes at SeaWorld

UPDATED 9/1/2020

SeaWorld Orlando offers a unique theme park experience due to it combination of animal interactions and education mixed with attractions and entertainment.

NEW! SeaWorld Rescue Tour

Cost: $19.99 per person

If you’ve ever wondered about Seaworld’s recovery and conservation efforts, the SeaWorld Rescue Tour is perfect for you! This experience gives you the opportunity to explore the rescue facility and learn how SeaWorld has cared for over 37,000 rescued animals in the last 50 years. During the Rescue Tour, you’ll meet manatees and sea turtles as animal experts explain how they care for the adorable critters.

Sharks Close-Up Tour

Cost: $20 per person

Sharks Close-Up Tour allows guests to look inside the 700,000-gallon shark tank for a unique perspective on the amazing creatures. Go backstage with the experts who separate fact from fiction and explain why these ancient animals need your help. You’ll even get to touch a small shark!

Dolphin Encounter

Cost: $25 per person

This 15-minute experience allows you to get an up-close look at how SeaWorld’s experts care for the park’s dolphins and participate in a training session. The experience ends with a photo opportunity of you touching one of the dolphins.

Walrus Up-Close Tour

Cost: $30 per person

When you go behind the scenes at the walrus family’s backstage habitat, you’ll get a firsthand look at how the giant creatures are cared for. During the walking tour, guests can even meet and hand-feed a walrus!

Penguin Encounter

Cost: $35 per person

Head behind the scenes of the Avian Research Center to get all the inside scoop on the adorable penguins’ unique personalities and behaviors. You’ll also get to meet a warm weather penguin and pose for a photo with the chill bird.

Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Cost: $40 per person

Behind The Scenes Tours allow guests to explore SeaWorld’s Shark Encounter and Avian Research Center on the 75-minute tour and learn how the experts take care of the animals. You’ll also get the chance to touch a shark and interact with a penguin!

Sea Lions Up-Close Tour

Cost: $40 per person

On the Sea Lions Close Up Tour, you’ll learn about the care and training of sea lions, help trainers feed buckets of fish to sea lions and harbor seals at Pacific Point Preserve, and meet one of the stars of Sea Lion High for an exclusive photo op.

Beluga Whales Up-Close Tour

Cost: $40 per person

At the Beluga Whale backstage tour, you can participate in a hands-on training session with the keepers. Guests of this tour will get to witness unique beluga interactions and talk to the experts that work with the awesome animals.

Dolphins Up-Close Tour

Cost: $45 per person

This 60-minute tour takes you as close to the dolphins as you can get without actually getting in the water! Trainers will teach you all about the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins’ behaviors, communication, and care as well as show you some training techniques that you can practice during your interaction with the dolphins.

Penguins Up-Close Tour

Cost: $65 per person

The Penguins Up-Close Tour is a 45-minute adventure through Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin that teaches guests all about what taking care of penguins entails and offers the rare opportunity to touch a real penguin.

Killer Whale Up-Close Tour

Cost: $115 per person

Guests can experience SeaWorld’s killer whale tour at 9:45 am, prior to opening to the public. The hour-long walking tour is a one-of-a-kind look into the world of the park’s signature creatures. Trainers tell personal stories on their experiences with the animals, share unique facts about the whales, and explain what’s involved with providing world-class care to the marine mammals. The tour ends with a special photo opportunity with the famous killer whales.

NEW! Family Adventure Tour

Cost: $85.00 per adult, $65.00 per child

On the Family Adventure Tour, you and your crew can experience all of SeaWorld Orlando’s most family-friendly attractions. Perfect for groups with kids ages 10 and younger, this tour includes private playtime with young dolphins and their mothers, up-close encounters with a penguin, behind the scenes access to small ocean critters, and character greetings in Sesame Street Land.

Private VIP Tour

Cost: $200 per person

The Private VIP Tour is a luxurious way to experience SeaWorld Orlando. Perks of this tour include preferred parking, unlimited Quick Queue ride access, reserved show seating, and a meal at Sharks Underwater Grille. Tour guests also get to have hands on interactions with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove and can feed sting rays and sea lions. Expert guides leading the tour will share insider tips about SeaWorld and their Animal Collection throughout the private 4-hour park tour.

Elite VIP Tour

Cost: $300 per person

The Elite VIP Tour takes the private your experience up a notch with six hours of VIP fun starting with preferred parking and expedited park entry. Elite tour members will also enjoy Quick Queue Unlimited, reserved seats at two Signature shows, one Photo Key per party, All-Day Dine, meet and greets with a penguin and a sea lion, and access to the Dolphin Encounter.

Ultimate VIP Tour

Cost: $400 per person (ages 13 and older)

With the 8-hour Ultimate VIP Tour, you can experience everything SeaWorld Orlando has to offer like a true VIP. Guests who purchase the ultimate package will have access to all of the following perks:

  • Preferred Parking
  • Expedited Park Entry
  • Quick Queue Unlimited + Infinity Falls
  • Reserved Seats at three Signature Shows
  • One Photo Key per Party
  • Meal Voucher for One Meal per Guest
  • Dinner at Sharks Underwater Grill
  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Penguin Meet
  • Sea Lion Meet
  • Killer Whale Photo Op

For more up-close animal encounters, check out this guide to going behind the scenes at Busch Gardens Tampa!

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