Unfortunately you do have to book through the ship on Wednesdays. They have a contract with the cruise lines. $109 compared to the $69.00 admission directly through the facility. However, that does include you r/t taxi (it's not real close.) It includes admission to the rest of their aquariums as well as beach admission & a beach chair afterwards to their beach or Mambo beach next door. Then the taxi's run back every hour until 4pm to the ship. If you can do the morning Sea lion or dolphin swim you can make a day out of it.
We got to shake the sea lions flipper, get a kiss, pet, play with and learn about them. Then we got to jump in the roped off section of ocean and snorkel with them. It was lots of fun and I highly recommend it. I've never seen the sea lion program offered anywhere before.
They only take 6 people at a time, three times a day. It's a nice small group. So, that's only 18 people a day so if you want it I recommend booking early.
08/11 ~ Explorer of the Seas
11/05 ~ Adventure of the Seas- Southern Caribbean
8/05 ~ Tahitian Princess - French Polynesia & Cook Islands
6/05 ~ Voyager of the Seas - Bermuda
4/05 ~ Constellation - Southern Caribbean
7/03 ~ Navigator of the Seas -W. Caribbean
7/02 ~ Galaxy - Belize
9/01 ~ Horizon - Bermuda