Beluga Interaction Program

Enter the water right beside our graceful, white beluga whales. You, along with other park guests, can touch and feed them as animal trainers share some techniques they use to communicate with these warm-hearted residents of the cold Arctic waters. Few places in the world offer such an up-close, unique interaction with these animals. This rare opportunity is limited to just a few guests each day.
Beluga Interaction includes:
  • Trainer led in-water interaction with a Beluga Whale
  • SeaWorld provided wet suit and booties for in-water interaction
  • Shower facility with provided soap, shampoo, hair dryers and a personal locker
  • Souvenir towel


  • Program Details:
  • SeaWorld San Diego admission ticket is required and not included in the Beluga Interaction price
  • Participants must be at least 10 years of age, taller than 48”, and in good health
  • All participants, or a legal guardian, will be required to sign a liability release form before beginning the program
  • Swimming is not part of the program but participants should be comfortable in waist/chest deep water
  • In-water interaction lasts approximately 20 minutes
  • Participants will be required to wear a SeaWorld issued wet suit with booties during the in-water interaction
  • Participants must bring a swimsuit
  • Participants must remove all jewelry prior to entering the water
  • No smoking is permitted at any time during the interaction
  • Due to the special nature of this program, space is limited and early reservations are recommended
  • Locker room and showers are available for the duration of the interaction
  • Photographers will be available during the in-water interaction with photos available afterwards for an additional fee
  • Dates, program, prices and fees are subject to change without notice


  • Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellations 45 days or more before your reservation date will result in a full refund
  • Cancellations 30-44 days before your reservation date will include a $10 fee per participant with the balance refunded
  • Cancellations 8-29 days before your reservation date will result in half of your reservation being refunded
  • Cancellations within 7 days of your reservation date will not be refunded
  • All events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability
  • Events are not cancelled due to inclement weather; program will still be offered except in the event of lightning
  • Ready for a chilling experience?  The water temperature can get as low as 50 degrees.