SeaWorld Adds Killer Whale 'Up Close' Tour

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by: Alan McBride
Updated: 7/22/2017 3:21:31 PM
ORLANDO, FLA. -- Visitors to SeaWorld Orlando now have the opportunity to experience the park's killer whales in a brand-new way.

The Killer Whale Up-Close Tour gives guests the opportunity to meet the park's killer whales in ways never before offered at the park.

It's through a 45-minute tour that includes learning from the park's killer whale trainers, meeting the whales and understanding their unique personalities; even taking part in an interaction with one off the whales.

During the tour, which takes place daily, SeaWorld's trainers share stories and information about the killer whales, demonstrate how the whales take part in voluntary husbandry sessions and discuss their healthcare, feeding habits and more.

The interactive tour also gives participants the chance to try their hand at a session with the whales alongside a trainer. Throughout the entire experience, guests can take photos to help forever preserve the memory of the one-of-a-kind experience.

The Killer Whale Up-Close Tour is the latest in the SeaWorld's collection of tours.

Popular guest experiences, including the Dolphin Up-Close Tour and Penguin Up-Close Tour provide hands-on interactions with some of the park's most popular animals while encouraging guests to care about all of the animals found in the oceans.

The Killer Whale Up-Close Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Space is limited, and guests are encouraged to make reservations online in advance.