Can I swim with sea lions?

Can I swim with sea lions?

Theater of the Sea’s Swim With the Sea Lion program is a unique way to experience these fun loving, intelligent, and fascinating animals. The interaction takes place in a natural salt water lagoon where participants do trained behaviors with a sea lion such as hoop jumps and hugs.

Are there sea lions at St Thomas?

Get up-close and personal with our lovable South American sea lions in this unique interactive experience on land and in the water. Our sea lions at Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas are very affectionate and will swim right up to you, allowing you to pet them and pose for some unforgettable pictures.

Where can you swim with sea lions in Galapagos?

Isla Plaza Sur
Travel to Isla Plaza Sur in the Galápagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, where the Galápagos Sea Lions play, swim, eat sardines, and sun bathe.

Where can I snorkel with sea lions?

8 Top Places to Dive with Seals and Sea Lions

  • Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town hosts many sites where divers can get up close to seals.
  • La Paz, Mexico.
  • Monterey, California.
  • Hornby Island, British Columbia.
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
  • Farne Islands, UK.
  • Marlborough Sound, New Zealand.
  • Cocos Island, Costa Rica.

What to do if you see a seal while swimming?

Always let seals make the first move – let them approach you. Sit back, wait quietly and observe. Aim to stay calm and move slowly to avoid spooking the seals and provoking an aggressive response. Be confident that seals are generally gentle creatures unless they feel threatened.

Can you hug a sea lion?

You can pet a sea lion, shake a flipper, give them a hug and maybe even get a wet, fishy kiss in return. This is an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

Can you swim with dolphins in St Thomas?

Can you Swim with Dolphins in St. Thomas USVI? The answer is YES. The program is a little different than most of of location because you will swim into the deep water and pet, play and do tricks with the dolphins.

Can you swim in Galapagos?

The Galapagos have some of the best beaches in the world. Many locations are great for beach snorkeling as well. From December to May, it is very warm and sunny in the islands, making it ideal for swimming in the comfortable shallow waters.

How many Galapagos sea lions are left in the world?

Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) – Only between 20,000 and 50,000 remain.

Is it OK to swim with seals?

“Seals are like toddlers, they will put anything in their mouth.” She added that seals carried diseases which were highly infectious to humans so even a small bite could cause serious harm. “You should never swim over to where they are because that’s when you get issues,” she said.

What do you do if a sea lion approaches you?

FAQ: What To Do If You See Stranded Sea Lion

  1. Don’t touch and do not pick up, pour water on or feed the animal.
  2. Do not return the animal to the water.
  3. Observe the animal from a distance of at least 50 feet.
  4. Note physical characteristics such as size, presence of external earflaps, and fur color.

What is the difference between seal and sea lion?

Sea lions (left) are brown, bark loudly, “walk” on land using their large flippers and have visible ear flaps. Seals have small flippers, wriggle on their bellies on land, and lack visible ear flaps. You have to get very close to see the tiny holes on the sides of a seal’s sleek head. Third, sea lions are noisy.

Can you swim with sea lions in South America?

Get up close and personal with our lovable South American sea lions in this unique deep-water swim interaction. Join our amazing dolphin family for an unscripted shallow water meet and greet session from a submerged platform in our beautiful dolphin sea sanctuary.

What to do with Kids on St Thomas?

An excursion geared for beginner scuba divers — plunge into St. Thomas’ waters to visit gardens or coral and schools or unique marine life. Sail away from the bustling island of St. Thomas to a quiet reserve to participate in swimming and snorkeling on a private beach — perfect for children and adults alike.

Why choose a beach break in St Thomas?

Experience marine life and coral forms on a snorkeling adventure in St. Thomas. Coral ledges and bay walls offer superb views. See all the best of the beautiful St. Thomas with a guided tour of the immaculate island. Beach breaks are perfect for cruise travelers looking for a simple day of rest and relaxation in port.

What is there to do at the Undersea Museum?

Our exotic marine exhibits include aquariums, outdoor pools, nature trails, and the unique Undersea Observatory Tower. Take a private Guided Tour and learn about our conservation efforts, or explore the magic of life in the Caribbean at your own pace with General Admission tickets.