Penguins Up-Close Tour

Do you love penguins? This is your exclusive opportunity to meet one and help us celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Penguin Encounter. Venture behind the scenes of this state of the art facility to learn how we care for so many extraordinary birds and how they adapt to the harsh Antarctic climate. Complete your adventure with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet a penguin face-to-face. 

Penguin Up-Close Tour includes:

  • A privately guided one hour walking tour.
  • A behind-the-scenes visit to our Penguin Encounter.
  • An up-close interaction with a penguin.
  • A visit inside our state-of-the-art penguin habitat.
  • Animal experts sharing their knowledge and experiences of caring for these unique animals.
  • Learning how you can help to save these animals from the challenges they face in the wild.

 Program Details:

  • Participants must be 6 years of age and older. For the safety of the animals and guests, anyone under the age of 6 (including infants) is not permitted on this tour.
  • Admission to SeaWorld is not included and is required.
  • Guests under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Late arrivals may miss tour components or may not be accommodated due to limited tour availability.
  • Tour times, prices, and components are subject to change and availability.
  • Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are nonrefundable.
  • Participants must check in 15 minutes before your tour start time at the Penguin Tour Sign — located in front of the Penguin Encounter, next to the Pole to Pole gift shop.

Tour spots are limited. Advanced reservations are recommended and will save you time when you arrive at SeaWorld.