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Address: 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109-7904
Phone Number:
+1 619-222-4732
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Only at SeaWorld can you get close to dolphins, penguins, sharks and more....

Only at SeaWorld can you get close to dolphins, penguins, sharks and more. See awe-inspiring shows with magnificent killer whales, playful dolphins, humorous sea lions plus an amazing pet show featuring adopted animals. Dive under the sea at Explorer's Reef and touch a crab, shark, or playful cleaner fish. Experience exhilarating rides, roller coasters and water rides. See dozens of amazing attractions. Enjoy fresh California cuisine. Experience this beautiful park located on scenic Mission Bay. SeaWorld is a top-rated, all-age attraction and a must-see for any visit to San Diego. Have unforgettable fun that sparks a passion for wild animals and wild places.

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went at christmas two times a week apart. what a learning experience. beautifully decorated. too bad they eliminated shamu

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went at christmas two times a week apart. what a learning experience. beautifully decorated. too bad they eliminated shamu

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

visited seaworld san diego I saw the dolphin show which was vey entertaining then I caught the killer whale show the park seemed smaller than seaworld in Orlando not as many rides but still a enjoyable day

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Seven Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It had been over 20 years since I had visited this SeaWorld and although some things have changed, the one thing that has remained the same is the love that the trainers have for their animals. They exhibits were well maintained and extremely clean. There is great viewing opportunities to see the animals and marine life. The park itself, is... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shamu show is always a draw at Sea World parks. Amazing to see these beautiful animals in person and so close, although very controversial now. If you want to get wet on a hot day, sit in the first 15 or so rows. You definitely will get splashed. You can feed the Dolphins and sea lions in some pools and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 4 teenagers rated this as their best experience in the US. We did 5 weeks including Florida theme parks, the kids loved SeaWorld best. Animal exhibits were great, particularly the interactive pools at front gate. Expensive, and too many gift shops but that aside we could get healthy food options and wonderful animal interaction.

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Thank Nonie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Similar to the sea world in Florida and just as much fun!!! We loved the shamu shows!! We took the schedule and my kids made sure to attend them all. They are incredibly motivating and informative for kids!!

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Thank Vikram S
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the family right after Christmas and had a great time. No lines for anything, so rode the big attractions a couple of times. It was kind of cool so not real keen on getting wet on the rides but it worked out ok. Nice to go without the crowds.

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Thank G D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have had a blast, if the season was not Christmas. Apart from the revirws we went ahead with my toddler kids, however to our surprise all we could see was lines n lines of people waiting to take photographs n rides. I wished we should have not got there in Christmas. Also the rides n water sports were awesome... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had never visited San Diego earlier. On a trip to Phoenix from India, our family took a detour to visit San Diego SeaWorld. I must say we all loved it. The Shamu show and the Sea Lion show was absolutely fantastic. Parking took a long time. Food queue was far too long which made us miss the famous dolphin... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great shows, great interactive areas, and great all around fun. My girls (12 and 2) loved every bit of it! The staff is very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend getting the all day meal pass. It ends up saving you money! You can eat every hour. It is a pretty good deal!

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