Sea World

Sea World is a marine mammal park that lets visitors experience Orca, sea lions, dolphins and other marine animals up close and personal. One of the Best San Diego attractions, Sea World has been putting smiles on faces since 1964.

Sea World Attractions

The Orca, Shamu, a huge whale, is the icon of Sea World. The shows with these animals lets onlookers see the brilliance and beauty of these animals. San Diego's Sea World is an amazing adventure for visitors. The Shark Encounter experience allows guests to be taken into a submerged acrylic tube into the sharks' tank. The Wild Arctic ride simulates a helicopter ride into the Arctic, when the helicopter lands guests can see polar bears, Pacific walruses, and beluga whales. Like penguins? The Penguin Encounter presents several species of penguins swimming, playing, and interacting in a natural habitat.

For children, Sea World is an exciting place to learn about sea animals and to also have an opportunity to ride some fun rides on the many Sea World Attractions. The log flume ride is always a favorite ride for visitors because the splash of the water is a great way to cool off on a hot day.

San Diego Sea World Insider Secrets

San Diego's Sea World is an experience that is hard to match. Seeing marine animals interacting with one another and their environment is spectacular. The shows that display the talents, abilities, and intelligence of dolphins, whales, and sea lions will delight your entire family.

Sea World San Diego is located a few miles north of downtown on Mission Bay. Directions to San Diego Sea World are easy, just exit I-5 onto I-8 West and within a couple of miles you will see signs for San Diego Sea World. Follow the signs for Sea World and you are on your way one of the best theme parks in the United States.

Sea World San Diego is open year round, for hours visit

Buy Tickets online in advance so you can avoid any lines at the park.

San Diego's Sea World Strategy for visitors is to plan your day based on the Sea World's special show schedule that you will receive when you enter the park. New attractions are added every year such as the two Sesame Street themed attractions. The first is Lights, Camera, Imagination which is a 4D movie that replaces Haunted Lighthouse. The second is playground called Sesame Street Bay of Play which replaces Shamu's Happy Harbor.