We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

SeaWorld San Diego

500 SeaWorld Drive, SeaWorld of California, San Diego, CA 92109
800 25 SHAMU
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #33 of 237 Attractions in San Diego
Book Now

Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Water Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Swimming with dolphins
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. A place where up-close encounters connect you to the... more » Owner description: SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. A place where up-close encounters connect you to the energy, excitement and mystery of the sea and sea life. A world of fascinating days, captivating nights and exhilarating adventure. Plus, Sesame Street presents Lights, Camera, Imagination!, a new 4-D movie and the all-new Sesame Street Bay of Play, an all-new play area with three family-friendly rides. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Write a Review

3,794 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,868
    1,126
    496
    181
    123
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This trip was great!! I would definitely recommend the all day dinning to EVERYONE!!! we brought 6 kids with us on this trip and it saved us on money for food!! the park is wonderful and a lot of fun!!! I would definitely say if you want to get on rides hit them early the waits get over 90 minutes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We paid CDN$340 for the four of us (and that was cheaper tickets from our hotel) just to get in. Once in there, your money is theirs. $5 for the machine to dry off after getting soaked on the Shipwreck Rapids ride. We didn't use it. Food and beverages are very expensive. The only way to exit from exhibits is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our day at Sea World, shows were very well done. It was classed as out of season when we went (mid September) so to see all the shows you have to be very strict with your time. Food was ok, not overly priced but the usual theme park mark up. Not a lot of shelter so if it's a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
MN
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Sea World loyally since 2008. I feel that Sea World has gone downhill in more ways than one. The dolphins used to be able to fed if you bought the overpriced fish, now you have to pay an even more ridiculous amount of money to have an "experience." The shamu show has gotten even more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Derbyshire
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Decided to visit sea world on the 6th September. We had the ticket included in our city pass, so I'm unsure of the ticket prices alone, the parking was expensive, we didn't stay a whole day here as we got bored, we watched three shows one which was the dolphin show, the whales and also the pet show. Our first... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Let me begin by saying the sea creatures were great. The dolphins, whales, sharks, seals, and sea lions are highly entertaining and amazing to watch. Their trainers and accompanying entertainers were also talented and fun to watch. I truly hope they are not beaten into submission to do the cool tricks they do. HOWEVER. The people behind the counters and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

New improved entrance , great for kids. We loved Wild Arctic! The shark exhibit had some new sharks that we saw up close and personal , very cool. go early and park near the front

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Casa Grande, Arizona
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A great time to go - off season. No lines and lots to see and do. Go wet on rides but weather dried us fast. Suggest you carry water bottle to keep filled.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
48 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Sea World was much fun. The shows were all spectacular especially Shamu and the Blue Horizons Dolphin show! Those two were phenomenal and you do not realize you have say through a 20-25 minute show. The Sea Lion and otter show was good as well but the real star is Biff. The exhibits are wonderful as Wild Arctic, Penguins, Shark... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sherman oaks
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

If you are going to grant free entrance and let registered nurses qualify as first responders last month, you should be consistent on your definition throughout the complimentary tribute period, and grant other registered nurses entrance on the last day as well! My nurse colleagues qualified last month, but I was rejected on Saturday after I waited 3 hours in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed SeaWorld San Diego also viewed

 

Been to SeaWorld San Diego? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage SeaWorld San Diego?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing