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Ocean World Sea Lion Encounter

Puerto Plata


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You have chosen to visit the Dominican Republic to explore its natural setting and experience adventures. What better way to get closer to nature and have a one-of-a-kind opportunity than swimming with sea lions? Imagine getting kissed and hugged by a gentle sea lion that weighs more than 200 pounds during this special encounter at the fun Ocean World marine park in Puerto Plata. It will be a memory you will cherish for a lifetime!
  • Befriend a sea lion, which can grow to be 700 pounds
  • Swim with these marine mammals and pose for pictures with them
  • Stay and enjoy Ocean World’s wildlife habitats and exhibits
  • Lunch is included
  • Activity duration: 30 minutes in water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included


Swim with Sea Lions

Sea lions are whiskered marine mammals that can weigh between 200 and 700 pounds and are 6 to 8 feet in length. During your swim with sea lions, you will have the opportunity to pet them, as well as join them in an interaction pool for hugs, kisses and photographs. Ages 6 and up are welcome to meet the sea lions, and following the meet and greet, you will have a chance to see even more marine life in various shows taking place at the park.

Spend the Day at a Marine Park

Your swim with sea lions program begins with pickup from your Puerto Plata resort. You will receive entry into Ocean World marine park, which is also home to a bird exhibit, an iguana habitat and a natural rain forest. Snorkel in the park’s Tropical Reef Aquarium (included), and enjoy some rest and relaxation on Dolphin Beach, which is lined with lounge chairs for your comfort. Lunch will be provided during your visit.

Note: There is a $10 USD surcharge per person for transportation to/from hotels in Cabarete and Bahia Principe San Juan resort.


  • Round-trip transportation to/from hotel
  • Entrance fee to Ocean World
  • Lunch

Practical Information

  • Wear comfortable clothes, flip flops and a swimsuit
  • Bring a towel, a hat, sunscreen and money for photos, videos or souvenirs

Note: There is a $10 USD surcharge per person for transportation to/from hotels in Cabarete and Bahia Principe San Juan resort.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English
  • Tour Location(s): Puerto Plata
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 30 min (in water)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 2 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
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