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SeaWorld San Diego in San Diego, CA

500 Sea World Dr.San Diego, CA 92109  
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Overview

An aquatic animal theme park ideal for all ages and group sizes, SeaWorld® San Diego features exciting live shows, rides, and exhibits that celebrate marine life of many species. Guests can feel the rush with Manta®—a high-speed double-launch roller coaster; view real-life sharks up close at Shark Encounter; come face-to-face with playful bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Point; and much more.

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Up-close aquatic encounters.
  • View sharks, dolphins, sea lions, flamingos and more.
  • Interactive, educational exhibits.
  • Clyde and Seamore in Sea Lions Live.
  • Family-friendly rides.
  • Turtle Reef.
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Good To Know

from Diana, our San Diego Market Manager
  • Lockers and strollers available for a fee.
  • Parking fees apply.
  • Open during inclement weather, some attractions will close.
  • No outside food or drinks.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Make time for feedings and shows.
  • Eat lunch during show performance to beat the crowd.
  • Be sure to watch the animal shows.
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Description

from SeaWorld San Diego
At SeaWorld® San Diego, you’ll connect with the sea and go on exhilarating rides and amazing adventures. Be inspired by our biggest star, Shamu®, in the One Ocean® show or soar, dive and twist like a ray on our Manta® coaster. Get up-close and personal with dolphins, penguins, sharks, and more. Plus, step beneath the waves and go hands-in at Explorer’s Reef™ - an all-new larger-than-life coral realm where you can touch a shark, a crab, or thousands of tiny cleaner fish that will nibble playfully at your fingers. It’s an exploratory adventure you’ll just have to sea to believe.

Get an up-close and personal look at the incredible variety of marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy close-up views of our gregarious penguins as they eat, waddle and play. Surround yourself with, touch and feed gliding rays in a one-of-a-kind grotto. Experience the amazing world of the sea turtle in Turtle Reef. Walk next to fascinating sharks and get to know lots of other amazing animals, too.

Come to SeaWorld and enjoy some of the most thrilling rides in San Diego inspired by the force and power of the sea. Soar, dive and twist like a ray on Manta®, the all-new roller coaster that only SeaWorld® could create. Take a spin on Shipwreck Rapids®, and take a plunge down Journey to Atlantis®. For young adventurers, be sure to join Elmo and his friends at the Sesame Street® Bay of Play® featuring the best in family-friendly rides.

Come and enjoy fabulous, family-friendly, live entertainment at SeaWorld® San Diego. Celebrate the sea in our Shamu® show, One Ocean. Plus, don’t miss Pets Rule! ® where dogs dance, cats cavort and birds flock. From the hilarious antics of Clyde and Seamore in Sea Lions Live, to the ultimate interactive show Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation which will inspire you to MOVE IT MOVE IT, join us and create memories that will last a lifetime!




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Reserve San Diego Customer Reviews

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Josephine C. Tarzana, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"happiness is......."
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
I have been going to SeaWorld with my granddaughter every year for 22 years. This year I bought our tickets online from Reserve San Diego. It was the easiest experience for purchasing tickets at a great price. No hassles, no problems. Will recommend using Reserve to all my friends traveling to San Diego.

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Deborah Wilkes Peoria, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Experience"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
I wanted to take my 2 grandsons to Sea World and started checking prices on line. I found this amazing site in which all I had to do was fill in the blanks and print out the tickets! No standing in line or any problems! My grandsons had an amazing experience and it was very affordable for a single grand parent who wanted to give these boys a memory for years to come

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Jack Day Tempe, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"SeaWorld reservation"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
It was very easy and convenient to get our SeaWorld tickets on Reserve San Diego. I would highly recommend it. We also got a great price.
Tip: It's very easy and convenient to use.

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Reserve San Diego Customer Greensboro, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Easy Peasy"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
We purchased our tickets to seaworld San Diego through reserve San Diego for a discounted price. It was so easy to use from beginning to end. We purchased our tickets then headed for the park the next day and went straight for the entrance. No extra tickets to print. They used our reserve San Diego tickets and we were good to go.
Tip: Purchase these tickets at least 24 hours in advance

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Silvia Aguayo Southgate, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Mi Familia"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
My family had a good time but the problem was the long line and the birds attacking our food. We stepped away for a second and we came back to our food being eaten by birds.
Tip: Watch out for the birds!

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Sandra Sifuentes El paso, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Experience of a life time"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
It was the most amazing experience, I enjoyed it and my kids loved it. They want to go next year again
Tip: You won't want to leave the place

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Leeann Gurule Albuquerque, NM
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Seaworld"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
My son had a blast! Except the dolphin stadium, we were on the top of the stadium and it was soooo hot we had to leave and a lot of others started leaving the top. My suggestion is putting little mist for the top so the heat isn't unbearable.
Tip: Be on time and have patients

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willy montero Anaheim, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Un excelente día!"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
Es recomendado para ir con toda la familia, con amigos o en pareja, la reserva si hizo con total facilidad y el ingreso fue fácil, las atracciones son todo el día, así que debes llegar temprano, es un lugar donde interactúas con la fauna marina y ves espectaculares shows

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Angela Marquardt Elk Mound, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great value!!"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
Saved us $39 a ticket!!! Easy to purchase and use! We were able to do more on our trip with the money we saved!
Tip: Great experience!

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Sylvia B. Helendale, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awsome"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
Took may Grandsons to SeaWorld. It was wonderful
Tip: Purchase tickets from Reserve San Diego - Great price and special offers

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Martina Jasek N. Las Vegas , NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
Excellent

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Reserve San Diego Customer Pheonix, AZ
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Getaway"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
I enjoyed Sea World lots of fun, many shows to see, rides to ride and games to play. I've been twice and I experience new adventures each time. This is a place you can go by yourself or with family. Only requirement is a good attitude and of course good walking shoes. Have fun and enjoy.......
Tip: Need good walking shoes and comfortable clothes.

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Antionetta Crymes Sylmar, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
Excellent and easy process...the deal was amazing and the process was very simple. Will highly recommend and will definitely use this service again in the near future
Tip: Great

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Daniel N. Portland, OR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"great time"
Reviewed October, 2015
The family stayed occupied with all the attractions. Weather was great. Had an awesome firework show at the end of the night. We'll be back again soon.
Tip: bring sunblock or wear head cover

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Jovaghn Ramos Eloy, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience at San Diego the hotels weren't to good but the overall experience there was awesome"
Reviewed October, 2015
Sand diego is fun I would love to travel there again soon I would highly recommend getting a good expensive hotel because the one I stayed at was very disgusting but sea world was awesome nothing bad to say
Tip: Get the best hotel don't go cheaper

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Micah Fazio Everett, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"it was a wonderful honeymoon stop"
Reviewed October, 2015
My wife and I chose Sea World because of our love for aquatic animals! We had a fabulous time, enjoying the shows as well as the rides! We only wish we'd of had more days in our short honeymoon to go back!!!! Sea World was my gift to her and we intend to go back soon!!!!
Tip: expect to have fun

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Reserve San Diego Customer San Jose, CA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Place to visit with family!!!!"
Reviewed October, 2015
When we decided to go for vacation to San Diego with are 5 and 8 years old kids, we were thinking about Legoland and San Diego Zoo. But my wife bought tickets for Seaworld. I was not sure if I wanted to go in there. I told my wife "Where are you bringing us?? We can find places like this close to where we live." But, I was wrong and I can tell this is a very fun place. We all enjoyed it. Great shows and rides.

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Jana Gledhill Tucson, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sea World - Not Just For Kids!"
Reviewed October, 2015
My husband and I had both been to Sea World years ago, but not together. We planned our day and reserved the encounters we were interested in before we arrived. It was helpful to see all of the choices at one time and easy to pick up our tickets when we got to the park. The Dolphin Encounter was the best behind-the-scenes tour we took as we had a very personable guide and trainers for that activity. The show modeled on Cirque was disappointing although they did try hard to entertain a big crowd. We bought the all-day meal pass which turned out to be too much food, too long a wait in the lines, and not worth it for us. Next time we will skip that and just choose among the stand-alone food vendors throughout the park. The park was beautiful as always and although we visited during a heat wave, we enjoyed the trip. The penguin exhibit was a welcome relief from the heat.....we stayed quite a while watching the tiny birds play! It is definitely worth it to take a few minutes and plan the day to make sure you have enough time for all the activities you want to do - you cannot go to every show or do every activity in one day, so figure out what will be the most fun for your group ahead of time. The on-line park maps and activity lists are super helpful.
Tip: Sun screen and hats are a must! The up-close parking fee is completely worth the cost at the end of a long day - buy that if nothing else and you won't regret it!

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Sandra Orantes Newbury park, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Vacation"
Reviewed October, 2015
It was fun to get in touch with all sea creatures and get to see the shows ....
Tip: Is in San Diego and wear tennis shoes . Lot of walking

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James Heaslip St Thomas, ON
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family"
Reviewed October, 2015
We live in Southern Ontario, Canada and have been to SeaWorld San Diego two times. Both times we have enjoyed the park. One of the things we appreciate about the park is the all day meal plan. The price is good and the food choice is excellent. The shows are very enjoyable and entertaining. Out children are not little and still had a great day, all day. Watching the animals interact with each other was extremely entertaining.
Tip: The meal plan is good value and be prepared for a great day.

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Myra Gibbon Cornelius, OR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Too Little Time, Too Much To See"
Reviewed March, 2015
Planning what "shows" you want to see before you go allows you to plan your visit to the rest of the park. Buy the one day visit the same as a year pass ticket. We want to go back and see what we missed. Maybe we can. The 4 year old and 11 year old in our group found wonderful things to enjoy, as well as the adults. We were surprised how much we did enjoy the park.

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Pat Sertl St. Louis, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"SeaWorld San Diego"
Reviewed February, 2015
The dolphin encounter and the shows were awesome. The park itself was okay, not as big as I thought it would be.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Withkid


"Customers Service lady sucks! Everything else is okay."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

Our family just got to Seaworld right now. Our dis stop was guest services to redeem our online show/dining purchases. Everyone else was great except the lady that just came in and attended us.nue was very rude. Yelling at people , handed us our wrists bands and sent us our way. These type of employees shouldn't be working in family oriented parks. Thanks for ruining our Seaworld trip lady!

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chandra shekar s

bangalore

"Good one"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2016 NEW

We went to seaworld attraction on our trip to san diego .We watched many shows and after waiting for considerable amount of time.Inside all facilities liketestrooms,drinking water and food joints.Parking facilities are available.The place is generally crowded especially during week ends.But there are similar things in singapore also.In the end i felt this is over hyped.Still can be seen once for experiance

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charles q

Sydney, Australia

"great"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2016 NEW

a little pricey but buying tickets on line will cut cost, good shows plenty of attractions and rides, but bring your wallet, good parking at site

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cassnme

Las Vegas, Nevada

"Love the animals!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2016 NEW

My family loves to go to Sea World and see all the animals. It is always so clean. The people there are very friendly and helpful.

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LardySue

Buford, Georgia

"Sea World"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2016 NEW

We liked the lines at Sea World you enter the gates but then wait inside the park for the lines to open so there is not crowding at the turnstiles. The Sea Lion show was the best and so funny. We also watched the dolphins and rode the few rides in the park. Traveling with teenagers so the only ride remotely interesting was the Manta. We all got sunburned so we left before the One Ocean show but I understand this is the last year for it so would be worth seeing if you come this summer.

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Frequently Asked Questions about SeaWorld San Diego

What are the food and beverage policies at SeaWorld San Diego?
Hard and soft coolers, glass containers, food such as sandwiches, meals, snacks, etc., and flavored drinks may not be taken into the park. Water bottles may be taken into the park. For your convenience, picnic areas are available outside the park adjacent to the entrance/exit plaza. If leaving the park to enjoy your food, please have your hand stamped for re-admittance. Guests with medical diets or baby formula should speak with a park representative for assistance before entering the park.

Are strollers and/or wheelchairs available to rent at SeaWorld?
Wheelchair access is provided at all shows and attractions. For safety reasons all strollers must be parked outside of most exhibits and attractions. SeaWorld is not responsible for strollers or their contents left unattended in the park. Guest must be 18 years or older to rent.
•$12.00 for single strollers. 
•$17.00 for double strollers.
•$12.00 for manual wheelchairs.  
•$54.00 for ECV mobility carts. 

What is SeaWorld’s pet policy?
Pets are not allowed at the park.  However, service animals are welcome at SeaWorld. Service animals are limited to dogs and miniature horses that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times.

Does the park offer kennel services?
Yes.  SeaWorld provides a pet facility for a nominal fee, on a first-come, first-serve basis. SeaWorld is not responsible for the pet. Kennels are approximately 4ft by 8ft and are outside under some coverage. You must bring your own bowls and food. The pet owner may use the water available onsite and may visit their pet throughout the day, as they desire.

Are lockers available?
All Day Lockers are located adjacent to the Reservation Center and available for a nominal fee.

How much is parking?
Parking fees are as follows:
•$16 for cars.
•$21 for RVs and campers.
•$11 for Motorcycles.
•$21 for Up-Close Parking (when available).

What is SeaWorld’s smoking policy?
For the convenience of guests who wish to smoke, SeaWorld provides Designated Smoking Areas (this includes Electronic Cigarettes). Please refer to the park map for directions to these areas.

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