These 45- to 60-minute tours take you up close to penguins, dolphins or sea lions, well worth it if you're particularly enamored with a...
A clean and pretty water park with tropical greenery offering a vague sense of Polynesia and some animal-viewing twists. Come here to...
On top of the leaping dolphins, silly sea lions and splashing whales of SeaWorld's famous marine-animal shows, this park offers massive...
Sharks Underwater Grill
Eat among the sharks in an underwater grotto. Cool, dark and particularly fun for kids; the bar is literally a tropical aquarium.
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A peculiarly Floridan blend of marine animal shows and thrill rides, SeaWorld is home to both Shamu the killer whale and Kraken the floorless rollercoaster. While the rides provide jolts of adrenaline, the real draws are the marine life shows featuring leaping dolphins, clapping sea lions and immense killer whales, as well as up-close sea life encounters (with manta rays, sharks, penguins and beluga whales). These activities remain as popular as ever, but they have also received criticism by animal welfare groups who claim the captivity of marine life is debilitating and stressful for the animals, and that this is exacerbated by human interaction. If you do want to see the animals in action, make sure to check show and feeding times online before visiting, and plan your day accordingly.