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‘Seal Swim’ Opens at Miami Seaquarium – Only Attraction in the U.S. to Offer this Exceptional Animal Encounter

April 5, 2014 Attraction No Comments Email Email

165211_num694519_600x600Experience firsthand a new animal encounter program launched at Miami Seaquarium.  Led by the park’s marine mammal training staff, guests will experience Harbor Seal behavior up-close and in an intimate setting.

The ‘Seal Swim’ experience includes an interactive educational segment and a 15-20 minute swim with the seals in the park’s seal exhibit pool.  The program provides a unique in-water interaction where you’ll swim freely alongside the seals.  In addition, trainers will personally introduce participants to a seal and receive hugs, kisses, and take part in a fun training session with these inquisitive marine mammals.

“Miami Seaquarium is thrilled to be able to offer this new animal encounter program where visitors can come into contact with our adorable Harbor Seals in this one-of-a-kind intimate setting,” said Andrew Hertz, General Manager at Miami Seaquarium.  “This program is intended to educate our guests in order to continue our mission to foster animal conservation efforts.”  165211_num694520

The ‘Seal Swim’ program is an addition to the park’s current animal encounters including swimming with the dolphins and Sea Trek Reef Encounter, an underwater helmet diving experience bringing park guests up close to reef aquarium residents.  The ‘Seal Swim’ program is offered Monday through Sunday at 2:15 p.m. The cost is $139 (plus tax) for participants ages10 and older, and $99 (plus tax) for participants ages 5-9. The program fee includes admission into the park and the animal encounter.  Wetsuit and booties are provided and must be worn at all times.  Participants must be five years or older and children under ten years old must be accompanied in the water with a paying adult at all times.  In addition, all participants must be able to swim, other restrictions apply.   For more information or to register for the ‘Seal Swim’ program, please call (305) 365-2501.

Miami Seaquarium, South Florida’s most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year.  The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits.  General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $41.95 and $31.95 for children (ages 3-9).  More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at www.miamiseaquarium.com.

Miami Seaquarium is an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, an international organization committed to the care and conservation of marine mammals. Accreditation by the Alliance means this facility meets or exceeds all the standards of excellence for marine mammal care, husbandry, conservation and education.

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