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SeaWorld San Diego

Theme Park
Mission Bay Park, San Diego
  • Hilton Gaslamp
    "Love the new One Ocean Shamu show and the new penguin encounter!"(13 Tips)
    Cherie D.
    "Check out the brand new dolphin show and dine with Shamu!"(11 Tips)
    "... to go see Shamu, the penguins, and turtles, follow that with a nice ride..."(8 Tips)
    Julie P.
    "sure to go early to the sea lion show and see Biff"(6 Tips)
298 Tips and reviews
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  • penguins
  • dolphin show
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  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaMay 18, 2015
    A great theme park that let's you be up close with marine life. The shows are great for all ages and the park is truly beautiful. Come off season to have the park all to yourself. Craft Beer on site.
  • Aleso
    AlesoJune 6, 2016
    You can see shamu's show, and some other live animal shows as well, has some rides and mechanical games, it has restaurants, food court, souvenir store, a place excellent for children and adults too
  • Jay M.
    Jay MiyaDecember 31, 2016
    Overall a great place to take your family. If you go in December like we did, bring an umbrella and jackets. Also, change of clothes/towels for the kids, you get soaked from certain rides/shows.
  • Mary S.
    Mary Scheuller ッMarch 28, 2013
    Go see the Sea Lion Live (SLL) show!! Of all the great shows you can hit, this is one you can NOT miss. The trainers get really involved, the sea lions and otter are very talented, and it's funny!
  • Hastin Z.
    Hastin ZylstraSeptember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best deal is the Preferred Seating upgrade. Not well advertised, but it's only $10 - and makes it so you can basically get last minute great seats at any of the shows. A real time saver!
  • Yener Ü.
    Yener ÜnsalAugust 25, 2014
    If you are in san diego CA. You must visit there. You can not see such a unique place around the world. You would see a lot of fish together from different family.
  • Chris O.
    Chris OSeptember 15, 2014
    We went in September when the park was "dead" and the shows were still almost full each time. I can't imagine how busy it is during peak times. Due to lack of crowd, could walk on rides and stay on.
  • Randy B.
    Randy BrownApril 12, 2013
    Show are fun to watch but dont offer as many animal tricks as one would expect. If you can split your visit into 2 parts (shows early, rides later) your have more fun without feeling rushed.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MenagerNovember 9, 2015
    This place gets a bad rep. I came here as a little boy & just returned for my second time with my girlfriend for our anniversary. You can tell Sea World loves their animals! I recommend it to anyone!
  • Julie P.
    Julie PorterDecember 24, 2015
    We LOVE SeaWorld! Love the shows.... Make sure to go early to the sea lion show and see Biff in action--hilarious!
  • Trang P.
    Trang PistoleJanuary 13, 2014
    Go on a weekday... Packed with tourists and strollers! $15 to park and pack snacks. You are allowed to bring in your own food. It will save you some big bucks!
  • Jan D.
    Jan DziedzicAugust 27, 2013
    If you want to enjoy roller-coaster take a splashproof clothes with you. Dryers are not worth spending $5. Remember to go to the "One Ocean" show (killer whales) - its much better than "Blue Horizon".
  • Olga D.
    Olga DinizMarch 10, 2013
    Enjoy a nice day with your family. Watch out for the show hours and have lots of fun! Ótimo programa em família. Veja os horários dos shows, programe-se e se divirta!
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt
    Manchester Grand HyattFebruary 15, 2012
    Plan your time at Seaworld so you see the animals during their feeding times - really cool and interactive. Also, beautiful Seaworld firework shows nightly during summer months!
  • Keith M.
    Keith MantiaApril 16, 2012
    If you're a Southern CA resident you can get the "Fun Card" for the same price as regular admission, but it gives you access to the park for the whole year!
  • Kortnee T.
    Kortnee ThomasJuly 28, 2015
    Love the dolphin show and the shamu show light up the night was amazing, but I miss the trainers being able to ride and swim with the orcas.
  • Rob V.
    Rob VernonMarch 4
    Spring for the Dine with Shamu experience- excellent food and up close to the amazing killer whales! Lots of free talks all day, too!
  • Amal
    AmalMay 23, 2016
    I love everything in the water ! Sea world is my world !! The ride are so fun the show is so great !
  • Miles M.
    Miles MacFarlaneDecember 31, 2014
    Absolute soaking immediately behind the platform opposite the big screens. We were in the soak zone to the left of centre with a great view but minimal soaking.
  • phoenix k.
    phoenix kuramataMay 14, 2010
    All you can eat deal for $25! My 1 meal, entree w/side & drink came out to $18. The all you can eat deal (3 venues during the week, 5 on weekends) is a great value. Yours truly, Jubba da hut =)
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KellerSeptember 30, 2013
    I loved it because of all the larger sea animals we got to see up close, but I felt it was lacking an educational approach. It was more a theme park with some animals in it.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CollinsAugust 20, 2011
    You can watch the fireworks from anywhere around Crown Point Shores or Sail Bay, an added bonus (and a built-in clock) to all the residents who live there.
  • Softub
    SoftubFebruary 29, 2012
    From their shows to restaurants; Sea World, San Diego is educational, and is fun for everyone. It's a must see when you are in San Diego.
  • Emin D.
    Emin DEDEMarch 29, 2013
    This is definitely must-see place, although I personally don't like the idea to create such this places. Frankly, I find it amazing but I'm very upset for the animals.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GarbowskiNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My wife and I think they have the best popcorn around. Get the bucket and bring it back anytime for a refill for about $2.
  • Robin B.
    Robin BattyJuly 23, 2011
    Get an all day eat pass for $30 but only get one for your party! You can go back as many times as you want for as much food as you want!
  • Jim l.
    Jim llewellynAugust 5, 2011
    Buy the all you can eat dinner meal deal $24 you can eat a much as you like and as often in the 4 restaurants as long as you get back in line
  • Mesh H.
    Mesh H.SJune 18, 2015
    Go on week days ,we got to ride all the rides with minimum wait time & unless you are wearing a swimming suit never ride first seats in journey to atlantic
    Daytrippen.comSeptember 4, 2012
    Use SeaWorld's Quick Queue for express entry to popular rides and complimentary admission to Sky tower, Sky ride and Paddle Boats. Read more
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerAugust 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    We always love visiting SeaWorld. Lots of new things have been added over the last 3 years. Worth a visit if you haven't been in a while.
  • Drew K.
    Drew KaplanOctober 14, 2012
    When @SeaWorld puts on their "Halloween Spooktacular", they have stations where they pass out candy to kids! Definitely excellent!
  • Robert S.
    Robert SmithAugust 9, 2014
    The shows are very entertaining. Don't waste your time on the Manta if the line's long, Journey to Atlantis is pretty fun, and also, BRING FAST FOOD. The food is SO overpriced. 6.99 for 4 fried shrimp
    TruthorDare.usMay 14, 2011
    We dare you to go see Shamu, the penguins, and turtles, follow that with a nice ride on the Journey to Atlantis, and top it off with a nice dinner at the Calypso Bay Smokehouse.
  • Robert D.
    Robert DwyerFebruary 21, 2013
    20% off 1-day adult and child tickets with Southwest Rapid Rewards. Best 1-day discount going, alive and well as of Feb 2013.
    HISTORYApril 21, 2010
    SeaWorld was founded in 1964 on 22 acres by four graduates of UCLA. Their original idea was to build an underwater restaurant. The park grew into a marine park now spanning 189 acres.
  • Kevin
    KevinAugust 22, 2012
    The Animal Spotlight Tour was great. My kids lives feeding and petting the dolphins. I liked the moray eels.
  • Alexandria L.
    Alexandria LindertSeptember 29, 2013
    Lots of fun but it can get pricey. Parking is $15 now! That plus drinks/ snacks adds up!
  • Miriam G.
    A wonderful place to travel to. Try to see as much as you can! The animals are amazing!
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RosamondAugust 18, 2013
    The sea lion shows (day and night) are by far the most entertaining shows. This is a MUST see!!
  • Audrey L.
    Audrey LewisJune 21, 2013
    Sealions Live is hilarious!!! My favorite show! Get there early and watch Biff perform a preshow!!!
  • Malloc S.
    Malloc SizeofMarch 4, 2012
    If you plan on coming here at least 4 times, get a Silver Annual Pass. Otherwise, parking fees here will make you wish you did.
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  • Erin M.
    Erin McNamaraApril 1, 2013
    If you only have time for one show I suggest the shamu show. The best 25 mins of my visit!
  • steve o.
    steve overstreetAugust 26, 2014
    The meal wrist bands are a good deal but to make them really worth your money be sure to have at least 2 meals.
  • Ernesto S.
    Ernesto SepulvedaJuly 22, 2016
    Everything was amazing to see in person. My family had a blast
  • Scott R.
    Scott RisingMarch 18, 2011
    Feeding the sea lions is fun, but watch out because the neighboring seagulls are aggressive and will snatch the fish right out of your hand.
  • Megan C.
    Megan CMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Keep your eye open for the sea world characters (shamu, o.p. other, etc.). And remember they can sign autographs and you can take your own photos. Or just come up for a hug.
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus HenryMay 11, 2013
    Beer samples at entrance food court make daddy happy. Don't drink the penguin water.
  • Brooke J.
    Brooke JorgensenJuly 24, 2010
    Shipwreck ride gets you partially wet, Atlantis gets you Soaked! Also, if you're flirty with the popcorn stand boys (by Shipwreck) you can get a refill price.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 12, 2011
    Did you know? SeaWorld San Diego was the first zoological park in the world to successfully breed emperor penguins outside of the Antarctic. Read more
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