Swim with the Sea Lion

Theater of the Sea’s Swim With the Sea Lion program is a unique way to experience these fun loving, intelligent, and fascinating animals. The interaction takes place in a natural salt water lagoon where participants do trained behaviors with a sea lion such as hoop jumps and hugs.

Cost per Person:  $155.00  Price does not include tax or service charge
Program Check-in Times:  12:30 and 3:30 daily
Age Restrictions:  Must be at least 5 years old and children age 5, 6, and 7 must be accompanied by a Paying Adult/Guardian to Swim with the Sea Lion. Liability waivers must be signed by a parent or appointed guardian prior to participation. Any appointed guardian must provide notarized documentation of guardianship or the form must be accompanied by a copy of the driver’s license.
Program Duration:  20 minute orientation and 20 to 30 minute animal interaction time per group

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All programs include admission to the park and shows. Allow 2.5 hours before or after your program to see the shows.

  • Dolphin, Sea Lion and Parrot Shows
  • Guided Marine Life Tour
  • Bottomless Boat Ride
  • Nature Tour and Lagoon-side Beach
Swim with the Sea Lion
Swim with the Sea Lion
Swim with the Sea Lion
Swim with the Sea Lion

Program Restrictions

  • Please advise at time of booking if you have any special requests, needs, and/or medical conditions so that we may prepare for your participation.
  • Participants must not have contact with any wild marine mammal within 48 hours of participation to avoid disease transmission to our animals.
  • Participants must not be pregnant for this program.
  • Participants should be willing to participate in the program and be comfortable with interacting with a live animal…trainers supervise interactions from out of the water and cannot personally attend to individuals.
  • Participants should understand English or have a translator.

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Animal Care & Training

The health and well being of the animals at Theater of the Sea takes precedence over all other interests.

Rescue & Rehabilitation

Theater of the Sea is home to many animals that have been rescued, rehabilitated, and deemed non-releasable for a variety of reasons.

About Us

Established in 1946 by the P.F. McKenney family, Theater of the Sea is one of the oldest marine mammal facilities in the world.