Travel Providers That Have Ditched SeaWorld

Posted by on February 14, 2024 | Permalink

Thanks to the dedicated work of PETA and our supporters who speak out against cruelty to animals, SeaWorld is rapidly losing its supporters.

At the notorious abusement park, orcas and bottlenose dolphins are confined to cramped concrete tanks containing chemically treated water. With little physical, mental, or emotional stimulation, they spend their days swimming in endless circles or floating listlessly. Close confinement and the frustration of a lifetime in captivity often results in fighting and other kinds of injurious behaviour such as gnawing on the sides of tanks.

Animals are not ours to use for entertainment. A sea change is happening. Increasingly, holiday companies want nothing more to do with SeaWorld, and many are going further by banning the promotion of any facility that imprisons cetaceans in the name of entertainment. We’re celebrating the UK travel companies that are helping to protect these living, feeling beings.

Companies that do not sell or promote any attraction with captive whales or dolphins:

  • Abercrombie & Kent*
  • Airbnb
  • Audley
  • Ambassador Cruise Line
  • American Holidays*
  • American Sky
  • Barmy Travel*
  • Booking.com
  • British Airways Holidays
  • Bryton Travel*
  • Caribtours*
  • Caroline Joyner
  • Citalia*
  • Club Med*
  • Contiki*
  • Cosmos*
  • Costsaver
  • Cunard*
  • Discover the World*
  • Enchanting Travels
  • Esprit Ski*
  • Europe Express
  • Exodus Travels*
  • Expedia
  • Experience Education
  • Explore!
  • Full Circle Travel*
  • G Adventures*
  • Gullivers Sports Travel*
  • Hayes & Jarvis*
  • Headwater*
  • Howzat Travel & Events International
  • Inghams*
  • Inntravel*
  • Insight Vacations*
  • Intrepid Travel*
  • Just You*
  • Kuoni*
  • Le Boat*
  • Leopard Catamarans
  • Marie Rowe Travel
  • Mercury Holidays*
  • MyPlanet
  • Newmarket Holidays*
  • Nickson Travel
  • P&O Cruises*
  • Pettitts Travel*
  • Premier Holidays*
  • Projects Abroad
  • Quark Expeditions
  • Rainbow Tours*
  • Regent Holidays*
  • Responsible Travel
  • Rickshaw Travel*
  • Riviera Travel*
  • Santa’s Lapland*
  • Sawadee
  • Scott Dunn
  • Southall Travel
  • Sovereign Luxury Travel
  • Sunsail*
  • TCS World Travel
  • The Moorings*
  • The Ultimate Travel Company*
  • Thomas Cook*
  • Titan Travel*
  • Trafalgar*
  • Travel Four Seasons
  • Travelsphere*
  • Travelwise*
  • Tredwell Travel
  • Tripadvisor
  • Uniworld*
  • Virgin Atlantic Holidays*
  • YMT Vacations
  • Your Co-op Travel*

Companies that do not sell or promote SeaWorld:

  • Destinology*
  • Honeymoon Dreams*
  • Jimmy Martin Travel*
  • Pure Destinations*
  • Teletext Holidays

* = member of ABTA

Do you notice any names missing from these lists? Yes – TUI and the travel association ABTA. We have been asking ABTA and TUI to join the list of cetacean-friendly companies, but they are yet to take the plunge. Speak out now to encourage them: