Seas Aqua Tour

Disney's Description

The Seas Aqua Tour allows Guests to swim on the surface of the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater tank inside The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion at Epcot theme park. Guests use a supplied-air snorkel system and do not need to be scuba certified.

Seas Pavilion AquariumSwim with over 6,000 sea creatures representing over 60 species—including sea turtles, angelfish, eagle rays and sharks. The supplied-air snorkel system is simple to use and the equipment keeps you buoyant, so it is easy to float on top of the water. The system does not allow you to dive below the surface, but you’ll have a remarkable view of the tranquil sea life below you.

The experience lasts 2.5 hours, and Guests will spend approximately 30 minutes swimming in the massive Caribbean Coral Reef aquarium—which until 2005 was the largest saltwater tank in the world. Participants also learn about many of these beautiful creatures and get to see the massive backstage infrastructure required to filter and maintain a vast manmade ocean flourishing with life.

You can get a closer look at some remarkable aquatic mammals on the Dolphins in Depth tour. If you are a certified scuba diver and wish to dive below the surface of the tank, you may be able to participate in the Epcot DiveQuest program.

The Epcot Seas Aqua Tour is presented by the National Association of Underwater Instructors.

Tour Information

Time & Location : 12:30pm Tu-Sa outside of Guest Relations outside the park.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Cost: $140 + tax (Discounts Available: AAA Diamond, AP, DVC, Disney VISA)

Theme Park Admission: Not included or required

Park Visited: Epcot

Includes:

  • 30 minute snorkeling experience in Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium
  • Photo of you in your snorkeling gear

Sample Tour Content:

  • Go backstage at The Seas and learn about what it takes to maintain one the world’s largest saltwater aquariums
  • Snorkel in Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium (about 30 minutes of the tour)

Maximum Group Size: 17

Listening Devices Available: No

Hearing Disabilities: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Requirements:

  • Guests must be 8+
  • Guests under the age of 16 years must have a adult with them on the tour

Photography Restrictions: No photography is permitted on the backstage portion of this tour.   A Disney photo of you in your wetsuit is included in the tour.

Bag Storage: Guests are provided a locker for all their clothes, etc.

Additional Notes:

  • This is an indoor tour that runs in any weather as long as EPCOT is open.
  • Guests need to bring a bathing suit, all snorkeling equipment is provided.  A supplied-air snorkeling system is used, which includes an air tank.
  • Shorty wetsuits (short sleeve/pant style) are available in sizes XS-5X.
  • Showers are available with soap & shampoo, if you want to wash off the salt water.
  • Snorkelers are walked through the Seas Pavilion in their wetsuits (heads up).
  • Snorkelers can be seen in the aquarium from with in the Seas Pavilion and the Coral Reef restaurant.
  • Reviewers have mentioned receiving free parking at Epcot by mentioning they were there for DiveQuest.  This may also work for the Seas Aqua Tour.

Book: Call (407) WDW-TOUR (407-939-8687)

DTR Review

DTR has not yet reviewed this tour.  For now, check out the reviews in the Other Tour Reviews & Links section below.

You can also find other DTR posts about the Seas Aqua Tour here.

Other Tour Reviews & Links

Related Podcasts

  • DISDads Review by Chris Carroll from October 2011 (tour occurred earlier).  Chris describes his experience doing the Seas Aqua Tour with two of his children on this DISDads episode dedicated to Walt Disney World tours.  Discussion of the Seas Aqua Tour starts at 13:00.

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