If you are still trying to figure out where exactly to go for summer vacation, be sure to consider Sea World San Antonio . They are excited to announce some new changes and experiences you won’t want to miss out on.
Discovery Point, opening Saturday, May 21, 2016, is one of the newest dolphin habitats where you can get even closer to their family of bottlenose dolphins. From the top, you can view the 600,000-gallon Dolphin Lagoon, which has doubled in size and modeled after the company’s top-rated Discover Cove park in Orlando, Fl. 21 dolphins currently call Dolphin Lagoon home, and they range from ages 1-43. While most of them were born at Sea World, four of them were rescued by the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network and deemed non-releasable by the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Dolphin Lagoon is connected to the park’s newly renovated shark, fish and coral reef aquarium known as Explorer’s Reef. Explorer’s Reef is home to more than 350 species of fish, invertebrates and amphibians, as well as 500 different species of sharks. Both areas are beautifully decorated with more than 7,100 plants including palms, ferns, bamboo and flowers.
If that isn’t enough, you can now also view the dolphins while they swim underwater. This underwater viewing area is a first for San Antonio Sea World, with floor to ceiling panoramic views to create a deeper connection between guests and one of the most intelligent sea creatures of all.
“As a world leader in animal care and conservation education, we are revolutionizing the way our guests learn about marine animals and ocean health, “ said Carl Lum, president of Sea World San Antonio. “Now more than ever, we’re creating experiences that can inspire guests and change minds, hearts and loves forever.
Not only will you be able to get an underwater glimpse of these extraordinary creatures, but Sea World San Antonio is also offering even more up close and personal experiences with the option to actually get into the water and swim with the dolphins, belugas and sea lions. Imagine getting to dress up in your very own wet suit, just like the Sea World expert trainers, and dive into the water with your favorite sea animal. During the swim, you will be able to see firsthand the communication and behavior of each animal and learn about the ongoing research and rescue efforts of Sea World.
Discovery Point can be explored by all guests as part of their SeaWorld San Antonio park admission. Guests can also make reservations for an additional fee to swim with dolphins, belugas, and sea lions. Swim participants must be at least 6 years old and children ages 6 to 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also participating in the swim experience. Prices range from $125 to $155 per person.