I’m always up for an adventure, especially when it’s local so this summer my family and I headed on over to the Miami Seaquarium.

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The last time we were there I did the Sea Trek Experience (which is one of the best things I have ever done) and I was able to do theΒ Dolphin Odyssey Experience (which is my favorite animal) but this time we would be swimming with the seals. Once we suited up, we headed on over to a brief orientation and then headed on over to meet the seals.


We started off with free swim with the seals which allowed us to use goggles and swim with the seals also being in the water.

Then we were split into small groups and got to do tricks with the seal which was the best part because we got to…

Hug the seal


Hold the seal


Feed the seal


The seal gave us a kiss



They mentioned a piggy back ride and while I thought they would be giving us one, we actually gave one to the seal



The seal even posed for this pic.


We really enjoyed it and hated for it to finish. My favorite moment was seeing the smile on my 5 year old son’s face because he absolutely loved it.


My 8 year gets nervous around animals BUT she was still able to participate.


Teach Me 2 Save Time, Money and Sanity Tips

  • They provide the suits, shoes, towels and lockers for your stuff (They have wet suits for people up to 350 pounds).
  • Do not wear jewelry because you’ll have to take it off anyways (unless you just want to keep it in the lockers)
  • Invest in the photos. This is a unique and special experience you’re going to want to look back at and also share with family and friends.

So head on over to the Miami Seaquarium for the Seal Swim Encounter. Plus when you do you can also experience the park because that’s included in the price.

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Note: My family and I were invited to experience the Seal Swim Encounter.Β  However, ALL opinions are my own.