SeaWorld Orlando offers a unique theme park experience due to it combination of animal interactions and education mixed with attractions and entertainment.
Sharks Close-Up Tour
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 the ancient animals need your help. You’ll even get to touch a small shark!
Cost: $20 per person
Walrus Up-Close Tour
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!
Cost: $30 per person
Behind The Scenes Tours allow guests to explore SeaWorld’s animal hospital on the 75-minute tour and learn how the experts take care of rescued animals like manatees and sea turtles. You’ll also get the chance to touch a shark and interact with a penguin! 100% of the ticket profits go to the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.
Cost: $35 per person
Sea Lions Up-Close Tour
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.
Cost: $40 per person
Beluga Whales Up-Close Tour
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.
Cost: $40 per person
Dolphins Up-Close Tour
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.
Cost: $45 per person
Penguins Up-Close Tour
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.
Cost: $70 per person
Killer Whale Up-Close Tour
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.
Cost: $115 per adult, $90 per child
Private VIP Tours
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.
Cost: $200 per person
SeaWorld Rescue Experience
The SeaWorld Rescue Experience is the newest way to get an up-close look at SeaWorld’s animal inhabitants. The 4-hour tour is a hands-on program that allows people to see what exactly the SeaWorld Rescue Team does. Guests will learn how the rescue team cares for and rehabilitates a variety of animals before they are returned to their natural habitats. Activities during the tour include assisting with daily manatee care, daily preparation of food and formulas, and the care of rescued birds and turtles.
Cost: $500 per person (ages 13 and older)
For more up-close animal encounters, check out this guide to going behind the scenes at Busch Gardens Tampa! Get your discount tickets to SeaWorld Orlando and many other local attractions from Tickets2You!