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VIP Sea World Behind The Scenes Tour Review

The VIP Sea World behind the scenes tour it’s pretty amazing! Focusing on rehabilitating animals and conservation you get an up close look at animals you love!

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In my line of work I get some pretty cool opportunities like this Sea World behind the scenes tour! They offer something similar to the public where you can get up close and personal with the animals you love. Learning about how they rehabilitate them is shared too. Here’s what it’s all about. Sponsored visit.

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When we were eating an amazing lunch together they brought out a few animals the children could touch! That is right, before the up close guided tour they shared facts about animal care they do with these babies when they are sick.

How often do you get to see penguins up close??!! A trainer came out with this fella’ and talked to a small group of us about how they care for him and answered questions. Of course it was a great picture taking opportunity, and definitely something she won’t forget.

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We went on a Sea World behind the scenes tour many many years ago when she was little and in a stroller. We remembered seeing the baby sharks and learning about how they helped animals that had been hurt.

  • I was interested to see what we would be shown this time since a long time had passed. I saw that they even started an interaction program. You put on a wetsuit and REALLY get up and close with friends.

I knew we weren’t going to do that but when my girls saw this was an option they were ready to suit up and jump right in!!! Maybe next time…… 😉

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First in our up close tour we saw the Dolphin Days show with the rest of the audience. When the show was over and everyone cleared out we were able to take pictures with one of them and get splashed.

It was a warm day so it didn’t take too long to dry off. Then it was off to the Orca Encounter where they explained what their sounds and movements meant. Really interesting.

Sitting in the middle VIP section which isn’t super close to the front. But as you can see we still had a great view of the show.

  • We didn’t get a close encounter with them this time but there is a Sea World behind the scenes tour available to interact with Beluga whales.
  • Their Ocean Explorer experience was pretty amazing with killer whales too.
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We learned how Sea World helps animals who have been injured so they can release them again. T

  • hey rescue over 30,000 animals each year! There is a large facility prepared for any sea animal you could imagine. If they don’t have what they need, they will create it!

There was a sea lion there who they found to have pneumonia. They didn’t have a machine to help him breathe so they made one big enough for him!

The care specialist said he’d improved quite a bit but needed a bit more care before releasing him back again.

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To round up our tour there was a lesson showing things that can harm animals in the ocean. They explained how we can help too. Children had an opportunity to ask questions and feel the objects that shouldn’t be disposed of in the ocean.

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  • It was a wonderful afternoon and day full of information and interacting with my children’s favorite sea animals! Another thing that had been added since the last time we visited Sea World was their IllumiNight experience.
  • We only got to see about an hour of it, and hope to come back to see more. 

If you haven’t visited Sea World San Diego, San Antonio, or Orlando a lot has changed! The shows are great. They change the park throughout the year too so becoming a pass member for the year is totally worth it. You can buy there, email, call or chat with an agent online as well.

Located in San Diego at 500 Seaworld Drive there are many hotels around there if you are coming in from out of town, or camp for free in the summertime at a few locations down there too. If you have the opportunity to go behind the scenes I would definitely do so. It’s pretty special! 😉

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Monday 26th of September 2022

How do you reconcile the way the animals at SeaWorld are stolen from their families and forced to live and perform in a VERY unnatural environment? Ironic that it’s such a “family friendly” place, except to the marine life that should be roaming free in the ocean. Supporting SeaWorld supports harming these animals and our environment. Perhaps it’s better to watch “Blackfish” with your children and discuss ways to support animals, not harm them.

Roshelle Kornblum

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Daughters birthday! She would love to go!

Christine B.

Thursday 20th of July 2017

We are going to Orlando next month as a 10th birthday present for one of our boys. He would love this so much! Love your blog!


Thursday 20th of July 2017

Would love to take my kiddos to Sea World. This would be a great way to end our summer.

Nicole Burkholder

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

Our family is going on vacation next month and we'd love to take the kids to Sea World-they've never been!

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