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Seal Kiss
Dolphin Encounter


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                      A BIG congratulations to Trudy Newman who is our lucky winner for April-June & to Michelle Coad for July-Sep 2019.                                              We look forward to welcoming you both to the park again soon.

Nalini Datt 01-May-2012

What a spectacular time we had when we visited pet porpoise pool last week while on our family holiday to Coffs Harbour. Woosh! we were blown away. From the outside the place looks ordinary but wait til you get inside (don't judge a book by its cover) and up close and personal to the marine life. It is truly breathtaking, almost fairytale like dream come true. We have visited many marine theme parks but this is magical as you actually interact with marine life, play ball (catch and throw) with dolphins, get a kiss from dolphin and seal, touch them, which really is touching, as it makes you feel so close, almost like a part of them. I was so excited, I felt like a child again after many years (like meeting my biggest superstar).  My children didn't want to leave, they could have easily spent many more hours just taking it all in. We fed the most cute little penguins and the fishes, which was just amazing. This experience has to be in everyones to do list - you'll be mystified with this unearthly experience. We came away with the most wonderful memories and an experience that my family would love to have again and again.

Thank you Nalini - I am very pleased you and your family were touched by magic!  Paige Sinclair CEO

Ivana Katz 30-Apr-2012

I am convinced dolphins have magic powers. Whenever I get close to one, I can't help but get excited. Just ask my son, he rolls his eyes with embarrassment because he knows what's coming - 'OMG OMG OMG' is what you will hear me yelling as I run by the dolphin pool, hoping to catch that perfect shot. In fact, at my last dolphin encounter at Dolphin Marine Magic also known as the Pet Porpoise Pool in Coffs Harbour, I got kissed by a dolphin and even got to play ball with one. It was amazing - and yes, I got so worked up that one visitor to the park had commented that he had never seen anyone get so excited.

I love travelling and find any opportunity to get close to dolphins, whether it is a dolphin cruise or a swim with dolphins and this was yet another wonderful experience – getting so close to the dolphins without actually getting wet. The Pet Porpoise Pool offers you many different ways to interact with dolphins, seals, penguins, turtles and other animals and fish.

Every day the park runs two marine magic presentations, where guests are given the opportunity to get involved in the dolphin and seal show. (Yes, of course I volunteered) The presentation educates visitors about these beautiful mammals, their habitat and the importance of their continued existence.
Before each session, you are given the opportunity to get a kiss from a dolphin and take pictures (yes, of course I was the first in line).

Dolphin marine magic is home to a family of five indo pacific bottlenose dolphins. All the dolphins have either been born there or have been rescued with debilitating injuries and would not have been able to survive in the wild. The Pet Porpoise Pool offers dolphin and seal experience for all ages and ability levels, including several shallow water encounters, swimming with seals and dolphins for more confident swimmers, a land based dolphin and seal encounter for those who do not wish to enter the water.

Other fun adventures in the park include: 
Solitary reefs display many species of marine animals and can be viewed from an underwater corridor.
Fish, shark and penguin feeding – hand feed fish, sharks and penguins. This is especially fun for children.
Penguin Beach – watch Little Blue Penguins swimming around or darting in and out of their nesting boxes. You can also feed them after each Marine Magic Presentation.
Reptile World – during school holidays, reptile world comes to the park with some of the world's most venomous snakes, salt water crocodile and lizards.

For lunch, enjoy a hot meal or a sandwich in Creekside café. You can either dine indoor or outdoor and enjoy great water views and lovely landscaped grounds. The café is open every day from 7.30am to 3pm.

Dolphin Marine Magic has great facilities including a gift shop, undercover area for strollers, wheelchair ramps to show area, large car park, baby changing area, disabled toilets and marquee in the garden park.

If you are planning a trip to Coffs Harbour, this is definitely a must visit, especially if you have children. The experience is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and maybe get you as excited as I did, when you get a wet kiss from a beautiful bottle-nose dolphin or a seal.


Wow Ivana this is a fantastic review,  I am grateful for your comments - Paige Sinclair CEO 

Ari Crue Ward 18-Apr-2012

This is me with my favourite cousin, Tim, who took me to the Pet Porpoise Pool when I visited him for a holiday in Coffs Harbour. We had so much fun and I can't wait until next year when I turn 4 because I'm coming back again and I'll be big enough to swim with the dolphins!!

We're so glad you had fun and we hope you will have even more fun next year when you are a bit older, by the way Great photo - Paige Sinclair CEO

leanne shaw 16-Apr-2012

my husband n i went to the porpoise pools 2011 omg we had the best day we had been to sea world earlier in the week n porpoise pool left it for dead cant wait too take my kids back

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon - Paige Sinclair - CEO

Kaitlyn 11-Apr-2012

I just love the Pet Porpoise pool! Exellent staff exellent food and cute dolphins & seals too. I would loove to come back. Which I am next week :D

We would love to have you back too! - Paige Sinclair - CEO

mel smith 08-Apr-2012

I have not yet visited the park as i live a 2 hour drive north and am new to the area. I would love to win a pass to your park as it is my daughters' 5th birthday on the 1st may and I could think of nothing more magical and enchanting as being kissed by a seal and touching/ feeding the dolphins. I have 3 beautiful children who can't wait to come and visit your water park. I look forward to coming so I can share a post with a photo too. Mel.

We run regular promotions on our Face Book page - become a fan and good luck - Paige Sinclair CEO

Davina Zammit 05-Mar-2012

I love this photo. We have a great day every time we visit, the staff are friendly and treat everyone to a fun show. Feeding and touching the park Dolphins and Seals is wonderful. Olivia is now 7 and always looks forward to stopping at the PPP for seal kisses.

Thank you for your lovely comment Davina - we look forward to seeing your family again soon. Paige Sinclair CEO

Katrina OConnor 02-Mar-2012

oh we love the Pet Porpoise pool and last time we were up i forgot to get the picture with the Dolphin giving my son a kiss so we will have come back up to visit again as these memories have to be captured with a photo.
Katrina - we would love to welcome you back - Paige Sinclair CEO

Clare Wallace 28-Feb-2012

My daughter and I have been wanting to swim with the dolphins since she was a teenager (10 years ago) and we finally decided to fly to Coffs Harbour and do it. What an amazing experience, we are so very happy we finally did it and had a great mother daughter weekend as well

Thanks Clare what a great memory for the two of you!  Paige Sinclair CEO

Ashley Booth 27-Feb-2012

We LOVED the pet porpoise pool!!! A must see for anyone passing through Coffs Harbour! My then 11mth old daughter spent the whole time clapping and cheering while the dolphins were performing. It was awesome to get up close and personal with such magical sea animals! Definately going back again :)

We would love to welcome you back very soon - Paige Sinclair CEO

Jodi Stirling 27-Feb-2012

My fiance, 3yo daughter and myself went to the Pet Porpoise Pool on holiday in May 201 when I was 8 months pregnant. Dolphins are a huge passion of mine and I was overwhelmed with how much hands on experience you get there - I was the most excited in our family and that's saying a lot because my 3yo still raves about it now :) My new bub is 8 months and I would love to go again with my family so we can all have our magical moments captured on camera to relive everyday.

What a great memory - Paige Sinclair CEO

Kelly G 27-Feb-2012

My daughter Charlotte (Aged 8) went and visited the Pet Porpoise Pool last year as a School excursion. She said that her favourite part was the dolphins walking on their fins, whilst the seals were crazy and very funny. She is so excited and is constantly talking about how she wants to take her brother and us (Mum and Dad) to go and see all the fun that she had. She even teases her brother telling him that she is going to get one of the seals to give him a big sloppy kiss!

Hi Kelly - thanks for your story - it is very cute!  Paige Sinclair CEO


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I seen Bucky on sash on TV just now. What an amazing spirit. I feel blessed to be kissed by a trooper. Xoxo thank you Greg for sharing an amazing dolphin. I work with Fuji and I am glad we have a photo booth for people to keep the memories. Sometimes it is all you have. I love my kiss picture with Bucky. Thank you for your photo. Paige Sinclair CEO..

Katherine Thompson

This was my last visit to The pet Porpoise pool 35 years ago I was 7. we used to go every year when I was little and my grandmother getting kissed by a seal was the highlight of the day. I loved feeding the fairy penguins and my dream is to one day swim with the dolphins. I would love to win passes to marine magic to experience it again with my family. What great memories Katherine, we hope to w..


My mum and I just spend the whole weekend at Pet Porpoise Pool, we travel from Tweed to Coffs just to see Buck and Zip, we love them and can't get enough. Already driven down 3 times this year, and every time it's amazing. And we loved seeing all 5 dolphins in the pool, Bella's a sneaky little thing! We got drenched by her plenty of times hahaha. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves - Paige S..

Leah Cunningham

I would like to thank the staff at the park. My son swam with the dolphins today and had the most wonderful experience. Something he will never forget made his dreams come true. Thank you Leah that is so great to hear :)..

Emma Baker

My son and I came to visit the park in January, it was my sons second visit to the park we came in 2012 when he was 1, the smile on my son’s face during the show and seeing all the animals was well worth the 5 hour drive to get there, while sitting in the grandstand watching the show I heard about the in the water hugs with the seal so I thought to myself why not and I paid for my 8 years old ..

Rob Brigden

My wife and I are on a two week working holiday in Coffs Harbour and we are trying to see some of Coffs while we are here. Yesterday we walked from our accommodation to the Jetty Markets and were a little disappointed. Walking back to our resort, we passed the dolphins conservation park. My wife said "Would you like to go and have a look?" I didn't immediately know what the facility was. I was..

Shana Ghadially

Pet porpoise pool holds a special memory for our family. Our 6 year old daughter was thrilled as she had the experience of brushing the dolphin's teeth. And our four month old couldn't have dreamt in his wildest dreams that he was being kissed by a seal! we don't need the pics to remind us of those memories ... they are etched in our minds. It was a brilliant holiday we had at Coffs Harbour , ..

Lisa Park

We absolutely loved visiting the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park on our recent holiday in Coffs Harbour. The park is such a relaxed environment to learn lots about the animals and meet them up close and personal. We particularly enjoyed the Dolphin experiences and we will be back to do this again soon. Thank you to all the friendly staff for answering our many questions and making us feel ver..

Tracey Wall

Another thoroughly enjoyable time at the park today. We visit every 2 years on our holidays at Coffs. We have Dolphin pictures of the kids from each visit and it is always on the top of our list of "to do's". The staff are so great with all the animals and I recommend you guys to everyone. Thanks for all you do, for raising awareness and giving us and our children the opportunity to have up cl..


My most recent adventure to Dolphin Marine Magic was with my 6 year old son and he was lucky enough to participate in a dolphin encounter. He was unable to swim at the time but the staff were great and able to assist him to get up close with a dolphin. He really loved the experience, he has ASD and felt extremely comfortable with the animal more so than with anything else in the pool! So he ha..

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