SeaWorld San Diego For Kids

SeaWorld San Diego For Kids

We are having a great time on our new adventure – a road trip through California and into neighboring states.  I am glad we have a pass to access SeaWorld San Diego.

This is part of a City Pass we purchased for Disneyland. This is nice since park entry is about $140 for the two of us. Parking fee is $15 which I do have to pay for. You have to pay $20 if you park closer so if you have an RV, then you will have to pay more your parking. 

There are fewer rides to go on, but my son has requested that this should be an education day at SeaWorld San Diego.

SeaWorld San Diego

©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – our first ride

We first decide to go pat the dolphins at SeaWorld San Diego. There is an instructor who tells us more about dolphins. One of them splashes water on my son and I have to admit that the water is really stinky. They do have great wash bays, but I think he is going to smell for the rest of the day


©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego -patting the dolphins

I know a lot of discussions happen about the training here, but we are told most of the creatures are rescued and live in captivity because hey can’t survive in the wild.  A reward system is used to encourage their tricks.

enjoying the show

©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego -enjoying the show

Later we go to the pools to see and feel some starfish. They have different yet amazing colors and when you touch them, you feel like you are touching a rock.


©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – starfish

Next, we visit the turtles. We spend some time here, posing for photos and admiring them.

Exploramum and Explorason

©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – enjoying time with Explorason

They have a great free sky-ride over the bay and back and I am amazed because my son loves it and his fear is gone. We go on this ride twice!


©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – Tower 

We then watch a really funny show by the instructors and seals and I really liked this. To me, it was simply the best.

performing seals

©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – performing seals


You are allowed to buy fish at $6 and feed the seals. Again water is splashed on us and we are getting smellier by the hour.


©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – relax and eat 

There is a great show at 1.00pm. We use this time to sit and to have a late lunch.

beautiful day

©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – beautiful day

I am amazed that my son wants to go on the revolving Sky Tower. We would have done this two times, but the line was long and it’s a great way to see San Diego.


©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego –

Now, Explorason has decided that it’s time I have some fun with him so he chooses the climbing nets.


©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – nets

It really is not fun for me! In fact, it is a killer on the feet, and I am worried I am going to break my shoes.

Mum is stuck

©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – tricky for Mum

I manage to break free but I decide this is really for the kids, but I must say this was a day I won’t forget. there was bonding in my pushing myself to spend this time with him.

Climbing nets

©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – time in the nets

We finish in the netty tunnels. Mid this tunnel, my 50-year-old knees have had enough. My backpack is getting stuck. I quit!


©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – time in the nets

I have noticed he is longing for more “fun” activities with me. He has become more clingy since the Disneyland trauma. It seems to happen when we are alone and out. It is lovely, though at times having a seven-year-old land on top of you can be really tiring, and sometimes it just plain ol‘ hurts. I think I will soon be needing some time on my own but I have no idea how this will happen?


©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – time in the nets

We watch the ‘Shamu’ show. Do not sit anywhere near the front or you will get soaked. It cracks me up as I watch a lady with a plastic poncho. She carries it.  She does not wear it.

Everywhere she moves the whales soak her. As she runs away, the next whale does the same. It is so funny! I feel sorry for the Japanese as they have no idea and they get upset.


©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – whale show

We then head to the Aquariums. We love this big magnifying glass since we use it to find fish. We do some world schooling here. I set tasks for certain things he has to find, including different types of fish. This is easy as there are display boards with pictures.

magnifying glass

©Exploramum and Explorason – SeaWorld San Diego – giant magnifying glass


We head back for a lovely dinner at the Armenian Restaurant next to where we are staying. We become friends with a family and the boys play. They give me lots of travel tips and I really enjoy the adult company. The boys are shy of the belly dancer, as they tip her to dance. It was a great night and the end of a great day.


©Exploramum and Explorason – San Diego – Armenian Restaurant

We have to move hotels tomorrow as there is a festival in Carlsbad but we are ready to move on. Carlsbad is a beautiful place to stay.

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Attraction Name: SeaWorld San Diego

Location:  500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

Telephone:  Domestic Calls: (800) 257-4268  International Calls: +1 (619) 226-3901



Child-friendly: yes

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