The Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve is closed until further notice! Please check back for updates!

Bronze

$95.00 per person (Photos included)

Paint Interaction ~ 30 minutes

(Children must be at least 5 years of age to participate in this interaction)

Includes:

Facility Tour

*View our ambassador animals in their habitats while having Q&A time with our trainers

*See behind-the-scenes of our facility

*Learn about sea lions, their daily care, and conservation

Paint Interaction

*You will meet one of our lovely sea lions up close and personal

*Get to choose 2 or 3 of your favorite colors for the painting

*Hold the canvas while our sea lion paints a beautiful masterpiece for you to take home

Photos Included

* You will receive 10 to 20 photos of your group or individual taken during the interaction. All photos will be taken by a staff member using our company camera and then emailed to you by the end of the next business day.

*If this interaction is being booked for children ages 5-16, we will allow ONE parent/guardian complimentary, (that parent/guardian will receive a free facility tour and be able to watch the interaction). All others attending to watch the interaction need to book as an “additional guest” at checkout at the cost of $25 each.

NO Photos or Videos will be taken on CellPhones or other devices either by trainers or guests!

Silver

$145.00 per person (Photos included)

Paint and Training Session ~ 45 minutes

(Children must be at least 5 years of age to participate in this interaction)

Includes:

Facility Tour

*View our ambassador animals in their habitats while having Q&A time with our trainers

*See behind-the-scenes of our facility

*Learn about sea lions, their daily care, and conservation

Paint Interaction

*You will meet one of our lovely sea lions up close and personal

*Get to choose 2 or 3 of your favorite colors for the painting

*Hold the canvas while our sea lion paints a beautiful masterpiece for you to take home

Participate in a training session

*You will be able to participate in a training session alongside a trainer

*You will be able to touch a sea lion while our trainer explains the physical makeup

*You will be able to play a game of frisbee or ball on land with our sea lion

Photos Included-

* You will receive 20 to 30 photos of your group or individual taken during the interaction. All photos will be taken by a staff member using our company camera and then emailed to you by the end of the next business day.

*If this interaction is being booked for children ages 5-16, we will allow ONE parent/guardian complimentary, (that parent/guardian will receive a free facility tour and be able to watch the interaction). All others attending to watch the interaction need to book as an “additional guest” at checkout at the cost of $25 each.

NO Photos or Videos will be taken on CellPhones or other devices either by trainers or guests!

Gold-Most Popular

$195.00 per person (Photos included)

Paint, Land and Water Interaction ~ 60 minutes

(Children must be at least 5 years of age to participate in this interaction)

Includes:

Facility Tour

*View our ambassador animals in their habitats while having Q&A time with our trainers

*See behind-the-scenes of our facility

*Learn about sea lions, their daily care, and conservation

Paint Interaction

*You will meet one of our lovely sea lions up close and personal

*Get to choose 2 or 3 of your favorite colors for the painting

*Hold the canvas while our sea lion paints a beautiful masterpiece for you to take home

Land Interaction 

*You will be able to touch a sea lion while our trainer explains the physical makeup and natural behaviors in the wild.

Water Interaction

*You will enter the water in one of our outdoor pools and be able to get up close and personal with a sea lion, while observing its natural water behaviors

*You will be able to play a game of frisbee and ball in the water with a sea lion

*You will be able to interact and touch them while swimming

Photos Included-

* You will receive 30 to 40 photos of your group or individual taken during the interaction. All photos will be taken by a staff member using our company camera and then emailed to you by the end of the next business day.

*If this interaction is being booked for children ages 5-16, we will allow ONE parent/guardian complimentary, (that parent/guardian will receive a free facility tour and be able to watch the interaction). All others attending to watch the interaction need to book as an “additional guest” at checkout at the cost of $25 each.

NO Photos or Videos will be taken on CellPhones or other devices either by trainers or guests!

Platinum

Private Interaction with photos for the group included!

$995.00 For Group of 4

(Children must be at least 5 years of age to participate in this interaction)

This is our most private interaction available! In this tour you gain everything from all of our interactions in one but exclusive only to your friends and family. Paint, swim and play with our ambassador animals while leaving with a personal piece of artwork and photos on our coral rocks and scenic background! You will receive 35 to 40 photos of your group taken during the interaction. The photos will be taken by a staff member using our company camera and then emailed to you.

NO Photos or Videos will be taken on CellPhones or other devices either by trainers or guests!

Facility Tours

Offered at 3 PM on Wednesday through Sunday (Walk-ins welcome for this tour only, please call 941-219-3583 upon arrival at gate)

$25 per participant, children under the age of 5 yrs are Free

Guests are invited to Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve on Wednesday through Sunday at 3 pm for a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of our facility! This tour is perfect for guests who simply want to explore the facility and see the sea lions in their habitats but prefer not to interact with our animals. Learn about sea lions, conservation, and the daily care and enrichment of marine mammals under human care.

NO Photos or Videos will be taken on CellPhones or other devices either by trainers or guests!

Birthday Parties

Call for available dates! A deposit must be paid and is non-refundable!

Weekdays: $350.00
Weekends (Friday Saturday Sunday): $400.00
• 2 hours Maximum
• 1 hour- includes facility tour and show inside our indoor theater as well as photo opportunity for each child (All waivers must be signed prior and photos are $10 per person for 2 photos)
• 45 min to 1 hour- group alone time to eat/open gifts in our covered picnic area
• Package includes 10 children and 5 adults (additional people may be added at $25 each)
• Soda and Water included but you must provide your own birthday decor and cake
• Every child gets a sea lion nose print on canvas, done prior to event (if added, $10 per print)

For the Birthday Child
• Photo with animal
• Will receive a painting from one of our sea lions completed prior to event with 3 of child’s favorite colors
• Birthday child pass for 25% off bronze, silver, or gold interaction within the birthday month

NO Photos or Videos of the facility or sea lions will be taken on CellPhones or other devices either by trainers or guests!

Group Tours and Field Trips

Call for Pricing and Details.

This two hour program allows visitors and students to learn about conservation in a fun environment while getting up-close and personal with our ambassador sea lions! Groups will enjoy a 20 minute educational presentation featuring our sea lion stars. In the presentation, guests will learn all about sea lions, training, and conservation efforts! After the presentation, guests will be given a guided, behind-the-scenes tour where you will learn exactly what goes into the daily care and enrichment of marine mammals under human care. Photo opportunities will be discussed further at the time of booking.

Facility Tours

Offered at 3 PM on Wednesday through Sunday (Walk-ins welcome for this tour only, please call 941-219-3583 upon arrival at gate)

$25 per participant, children under the age of 5 yrs are Free

Guests are invited to Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve on Wednesday through Sunday at 3 pm for a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of our facility! This tour is perfect for guests who simply want to explore the facility and see the sea lions in their habitats but prefer not to interact with our animals. Learn about sea lions, conservation, and the daily care and enrichment of marine mammals under human care.

NO Photos or Videos will be taken on CellPhones or other devices either by trainers or guests!

Corporate Events

Call for Pricing and Details

Guests will enjoy a guided tour through the facility and attend a sea lion conservation presentation in the first half of the event! After the presentation, guests can attend a training demonstration with one of our sea lion ambassadors and learn about positive reinforcement training while refreshments are being served. While guests are enjoying food and beverages, our sea lion ambassadors will make an appearance to take photos with guests who choose to purchase one!

Photo opportunities will be discussed at the time of booking!

Trainer for a Day

(Currently not offered, please continue to check our site for future dates!)

$450 per person

In this fun-filled interaction, participants will have the opportunity to fully immerse  themselves in the life of a marine mammal trainer! Participants will learn about training, water quality, animal diets, species anatomy, habitat maintenance, and much more! You will spend the whole day working side-by-side with our trainers to provide stimulating enrichment and activities for our animals as well as learning exactly what goes behind the scenes of providing the best care possible for our flippered friends! A personalized sea lion painting, a swim interaction, and photos from the experience are included!

Conservation Presentations

Offered for School Field Trips and Group Tours Only! Please call for available times and pricing!

Come and visit Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve to learn all about marine mammals! Our sea lion ambassadors will amaze guests with their natural agility, grace, and personality to inspire the community to take action and help protect our oceans and the animals that call them home! Guests will go behind-the-scenes to meet our trainers and tour the facility before settling in our Aqua Theater for the educational presentation! Guests will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with one of our animal ambassadors to purchase photo!

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