Pirates Voyage Animal Encounter in Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge Animal Encounter

Pirates Voyage Animal Encounter in Pigeon Forge

Bring the whole family to meet the animal ambassadors featured in the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show during this exclusive 30-minute program. Our Animal Encounter is an exciting educational opportunity that allows visitors to interact with our incredible animals who call Pirates Voyage home. Get up close and personal with Salty the Sea Lion and our other animal friends. Ye won’t want to miss this opportunity!



  • Guests of all ages are welcome! Guests 12 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a participating adult.
  • All guests must sign a liability release and all participation forms before the start of the program.
  • Participants will be in close and direct contact with fish, dogs, birds, and sea lions. For guests with allergy concerns, please make a note when booking your reservation.


  • Our Animal Encounter in Pigeon Forge will be open for 1:15pm, 4:00pm, and 6:50pm booking times daily through the end of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day.
  • The program is 30 minutes long and provides guests with an interactive opportunity to meet the sea lions and other animal ambassadors.
  • Guests should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled start time.


  • Wearing comfortable and slip-resistant footwear is recommended for safety.
  • Personal photography is permitted in designated areas only.
  • Participants are expected to follow all instructions given by the educators and animal care staff members. Pirates Voyage reserves the right to remove any disruptive individuals at any time during the program.
  • Guests should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled start time and follow the signage to the designated animal encounter area.

You don’t want to miss the chance to come face-to-face with Salty the Sea Lion and our other animal performers. Our Animal Encounter gives guests the special opportunity to interact and meet our animals, as well as learn about our positive reinforcement training and how we provide exceptional welfare for our animals. Come say hello to our animals when you visit Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge!

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