500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
There's no place in the world like SeaWorld San Diego. Touch and feed dolphins, count the teeth on a shark and come face-to-face with a polar bear.
Operating since 1964
Annual Visits: 4,000,000
Open 365 Days
Hours vary daily
Brave the waves on Shipwreck Rapids. Venture into the tail-chasing, ruckus-raising world of your pet in Pets Rule! And just try to stay dry when world-famous Shamu comes a-splashing. The attractions are endless.
With more than 100 million visitors since its opening on March 21, 1964, SeaWorld is San Diego’s No. 1 tourist attraction and one of the most popular marine parks in the world. The founding principles of education, entertainment, research and conservation make SeaWorld San Diego an ideal place to learn about, enjoy and gain an appreciation for some of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures.
Spread out over more than 189 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for spectacular animal shows, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides and dining facilities.
SeaWorld San Diego Adult Ticket from $78
Manta will not only inspire you with amazing underwater animal habitats, but will also take you on an exhilarating ride on a launch coaster shaped like a giant manta ray. Over the half-mile course, Manta will pull up to 4 G's and ending in a heart-stopping five-story drop.
|Maximum Speed: 43 mph||Track Lenght: 2,835 feet|
|Maximum Vertical G Force: 3 to 4 G||Ride Duration: One minute, 56 seconds|
|Maximum Height: 30 feet||Seats/Train: 20 seats per train/four trains|
|Maximum Drop: 54 feet||Location: Just north of Rocky Point Preserve|
Rider Height Restriction: 48 inches
|SeaWorld San Diego Rides|
Manta — (included in park admission)
Riptide Rescue — (included in park admission)
|SeaWorld San Diego Shows|
One Ocean - The All-New Shamu Show
|SeaWorld San Diego Exhibits|
Turtle Reef at SeaWorld San Diego
Get an up-close look at more than 60 threatened or endangered sea turtles at SeaWorlds new marine-life park, Turtle Reef.
The focal point of Turtle Reef is the nearly 300,000-gallon aquarium featuring adult Hawksbill and green sea turtles, some more than 50 years old as well as younger green sea turtles that hatched at SeaWorld in 2009. In addition, Turtle Reef features thousands of tropical fish, and a new ride that takes passengers on an exciting rescue mission of their own.
As you make your way through Turtle Reef, you will take a journey through the life cycle of sea turtles, learn about where they live, how they nest, what they eat and what threats they face in the wild.
SeaWorld San Diego Tips
Theme park admission for a family can easily run into the hundreds of dollars, so look for discounts. Sometimes coupons appear on milk cartons and soda cans; check Web sites for printable coupons, discount days-deals for senior citizens or two-for-ones. And contact the nearest Convention and Visitors Bureau for coupons. Click here for more tips
SeaWorld San Diego
500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
SeaWorld is located off Interstate 5 in San Diego. Exit SeaWorld Drive and follow signs to the park.
Official Website: SeaWorld®
SeaWorld San Diego General Information
Credit Cards SeaWorld accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card and JCB for admission, parking, and purchases of merchandise and meals at all major eateries, including Shipwreck Reef Café, the Hospitality Center Deli, Mango Joe’s, Mama Stella’s Pizza Kitchen and Calypso Bay Smokehouse.
Guests with Disabilities
SeaWorld provides special parking, restrooms, telephones and access to shows, attractions and meal facilities for guests with disabilities. Select shows and attractions have assistive-listening devices. On the first Saturday of each month, SeaWorld provides ASL interpreters at select shows, presentations and exhibits. For more information about services for guests with disabilities, visit www.seaworld.com and click on Park Information, General Information, then Special Needs & Accessibility Guide. Access brochures are available at SeaWorld Guest Relations. For TDD call (619) 226-3907.
Hours of operation
Opening and closing times vary by season. Hours are extended during holiday periods, such as Spring into Night (select dates March 15–May 18) and Summer Nights (select dates May 24–Sept. 1). For current hours, call (800) 25-SHAMU (press 1), or visit www.seaworld.com.
Cost is $12 for cars; $17 for recreational vehicles, campers and preferred parking; and $8 for motorcycles (free for Silver and Platinum Passport members).
Kennel rentals are available at SeaWorld’s parking lot entrance for $10 per kennel.
How to get to SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego is located off the (Interstate 5) I-5 on SeaWorld Drive on Mission Bay, 10 minutes north of downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport and Amtrak’s downtown station.
From I-5: exit SeaWorld Drive, follow signs to park entrance. From I-8 west: take West Mission Bay Drive exit onto Ingraham Street and follow signs.
Getting to SeaWorld San Diego by bus
The Metropolitan Transit System offers daily bus service from the Old Town Transit Center to SeaWorld via routes 8 & 9. The bus service is approximately a 15 minute ride and four miles away. The Old Town Transit Center offers connections to Amtrak, Coaster and other bus service. For more information visit www.sdcommute.com
How to get to SeaWorld San Diego via Amtrak
Take the Pacific Surfliner to San Diego – Old Town Station. From there, take San Diego Transit bus 9 (Pacific Beach via SeaWorld/Ingraham Street) to Ingraham Street and Perez Cove Way, then walk 0.5 miles to SeaWorld.
From the San Diego station: Take the San Diego Trolley (Blue Line) to Amtrak California's San Diego – Old Town station. Then take San Diego Transit bus 9 (Pacific Beach via SeaWorld/Ingraham Street) to Ingraham Street and Perez Cove Way, then walk 0.5 miles to SeaWorld.
Go San Diego Card is your ticket to over 55 museums, sights and attractions in San Diego. Go San Diego Card is valid for the number of days you select from 1 to 7 days and provides free admission to all participating attractions during that time. Visit as many attractions as you want on each day.
.... and much more
|Go San Diego Card 1 Day Adult (13+)||$77||Go San Diego Card 1 Day Child (3-12)||$67|
|Go San Diego Card 2 Day Adult (13+)||$109||Go San Diego Card 2 Day Child (3-12)||$95|
|Go San Diego Card 3 Day Adult (13+)||$199||Go San Diego Card 3 Day Child (3-12)||$165|
|Go San Diego Card 5 Day Adult (13+)||$259||Go San Diego Card 5 Day Child (3-12)||$209|
|Go San Diego Card 7 Day Adult (13+)||$299||Go San Diego Card 7 Day Child (3-12)||$239|
2013 SeaWorld San Diego Events
2013 SeaWorld Upcoming Events
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld
SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular takes place the last weekend of September (29-30) and every weekend in October. All events and activities are included with park admission unless otherwise stated.
Summer Nights at SeaWorld
Summer Nights at SeaWorld starts Memorial Day weekend, and then nightly from June 18 – Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 – 5. Summer Nights at SeaWorld features extended park hours and include more time to enjoy SeaWorld's all-new Sea Turtle Bay attraction, which includes Riptide Rescue, a rescue gondola-boats themed ride perfect for "tweens" to spin in on their own rescue mission.
Summer Nights at SeaWorld also features fireworks, live music and special nighttime animal shows like "Shamu Rocks," a 20-minute musical voyage through awesome natural settings around the globe; and "Sea Lions
Tonite," which spoofs popular daytime shows in the park and is sure to make guests laugh out loud. "Cirque de la Mer," an acrobatic odyssey on and above Mission Bay, will be performed as a daytime summer show.
SeaWorld San Diego Tips
If you plan to see a show at SeaWorld, check show times and be at the theater about 15 minutes early to get good seats.
SeaWorld's Fun Card - Pay for a day, play all year, is the park's best value for Southern California residents.
SeaWorld Orlando offer discounts for guests with disabilities, senior citizens, military personel and AAA members.
To save the $12 parking fee at SeaWorld San Diego and help the environment at the same time, consider taking the Mass Transit to the park.
The Metropolitan Transit System offers daily bus service from the Old Town Transit Center which is only four miles away from SeaWorld via routes 8 & 9. Bus service is approximately a 15 minute ride. The Old Town Transit Center offers connections to Amtrak, Coaster and other bus service. For more information visit www.sdcommute.com
SeaWorld San Diego Hotels
Click here for a list of hotels near SeaWorld San Diego.
2013 SeaWorld San Diego Coupons
SeaWorld San Diego Printable Coupon - Download a coupon for Adults at Kids Price Admission. Expires 12/31/2013
Discounts are available for groups, military and AAA members. Multi-park passes, SeaWorld annual Pass memberships, and the 2013 SeaWorld Fun Card.
In 2013, SeaWorld will continue its "Here's to the Heroes" program, allowing one-time free admission to members of the military and up to three of their dependents.
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