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New Water Taxi Service to SeaWorld Includes Beachfront Bungalow Pick-up and VIP Dock-Side Arrival with Character Encounter

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 25, 2014 – Consistently rated one of the top family destinations in North America, San Diego is a hub for premier theme parks, arts and culture and popular activities likes surfing, kayaking and golf. Paradise Point Resort & Spa, by Destination Hotels and Resorts, located on picturesque Mission Bay, allows guests to experience the best of San Diego on a 44-acre tropical island situated next door to one of the city’s most popular family attractions: SeaWorld. All summer long, this hotel near SeaWorld is inviting guests to experience watery wonders at the park and resort with two unique vacation packages.

Taking advantage of the resort’s neighboring location to the iconic aquatic theme park, Paradise Point is offering a whale of a deal with 20% off the popular SeaWorld San Diego Adventure Package. Available now through August 2014, this fun for the whole family vacation begins with a plush SeaWorld toy for kids, as parents check into a deluxe garden or lagoon view room at the hotel near SeaWorld. Guests can then secure a spot on Paradise Point’s private 20-seat water taxi and bypass the theme park crowds by entering through SeaWorld’s back gate. Costumed characters will be waiting on Sundays through July and August to provide a special dockside welcome just for Paradise Point guests.

The package includes two adult tickets to SeaWorld during the park’s Sea of Surprises 50th Celebration. To commemorate 50 years of family fun, SeaWorld is offering a variety of special activities and festivities. Highlights include: new animal shows and entertainment; pop-up animal encounters with SeaWorld San Diego’s Animal Ambassadors, including penguins, a sloth and flamingos; and a ‘Surprise Squad’ handing out special gifts and prizes. SeaWorld’s special 50th Celebration attraction, Explorer’s Reef is located just inside the main gates, immediately immersing guests in a in a vibrant undersea realm with four touch pools of more than 5000 fish, shark pups and gentle rays.

The SeaWorld San Diego Adventure Package also includes daily breakfast for two at the waterfront Barefoot Bar & Grill and access to the resort’s 18-hole putting golf course, private marina and 14 beachfront family bonfires pits. Package rate at this San Diego hotel near SeaWorld starts at $320 per night, not including tax.

For the ultimate lover of the sea, Paradise Point, the closest hotel to SeaWorld is also offering a VIP version of the SeaWorld San Diego Adventure Package. This splash-worthy package, called the Ultimate SeaWorld San Diego Adventure, features premium accommodations in a bayside bungalow that overlooks the calm waters of coveted Paradise Cove. After taking in the scenery, guests will be swept away by private door-to-dock SeaWorld water taxi service that picks up on the sand directly outside of the bungalow suite.

This idyllic package from the hotel next to SeaWorld includes two adult tickets to SeaWorld and SeaWorld's Sea of Surprises 50th Celebration, valid for two days; daily breakfast for two at the beach restaurant Barefoot Bar & Grill; access to all of the resort’s amenities; a complimentary s’mores kit to use on one of Paradise Cove’s beach bonfire pits; a SeaWorld plush toy at check-in; and the ability to add on exclusive SeaWorld park experiences like animal meet-and-greets, lunch with Shamu and behind-the-scenes park tours. Package rate starts at $976 per night, not including tax.

For more information or to reserve one of these specials packages at hotel near SeaWorld, call (800) 344-2626, or visit

About Paradise Point, By Destination Hotels and Resorts

Paradise Point is a AAA Four-Diamond 462-room bungalow-style resort set on Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego. Established in 1962 by famous Hollywood Director Jack Skirball, this 44-acre island getaway features over one-mile of sandy beach encircling the resort, five swimming pools, a freshwater lake and tranquil lagoon. Among the resort’s various amenities are a luxurious island-themed spa, two dining venues, an 18-hole putting golf course, private marina, and 14 bonfire rings in the sand. Secluded yet centrally located, the resort is just minutes from top attractions including SeaWorld, Old Town, the Gaslamp District, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. For more information, visit

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.


Townsend Public Relations

Hilary Townsend


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