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Seal Kiss
Dolphin Encounter


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 A BIG congratulations to Sheridan Lockyer who is our lucky winner for Jan - Mar & to Sharon Page for Apr - June.                                                    We look forward to welcoming you to the park again soon. Best of luck to July - Sept entries!!! 

Debbie Hardy 30-Jun-2012

Wow - the most astonishing experience of my life. Calamatiy and I shared a special bond and we spent some wonderful time together. The second time I went was just as amazing. I recommend this experience to anyone who wishes to forget about lifes stresses and feel the warmth and love from these most precious dolphins. Thank YOU, Thank YOU, Thank YOU!

Thank you Debbie, we are pleased you enjoyed your experience - Paige Sinclair CEO

caroline 27-Jun-2012

Some twenty five years go i took my two small children to your show, while we were there we enjoyed all the activities and sights to see, the children loved the dolphin display, eyes as large as saucers when they watched the sharks swiming around the huge tank,plenty to eat and drink but the one unforgettable moment was when two year old was admiring the friendly pelican,watching other children petting it when all of a sudden the pelican turned to two year old and pecked him on the arm, with a not so friendly attitude, we all burst out laughing much to two years old disgust, and joked about it all the way home on the train and for several days to come, today when i mentioned to my daughter about taking our two small grandchildren to the dolphin pool she burst out laughing remembering her brothers encounter with the pelican, a unforgetable day out .Im sure our two grandchildren will enjoy the day and will have lovely memories to keep for a long time to come.

Rest assured your grand children will have a great day, unfortunately we do not have a pelican any more, but we do have some lovely peacocks who don't mind young children. Paige Sinclair CEO

Fiona & Richard Burchardt 27-Jun-2012

I was totally honoured and humbled to have a swim with Jett , the Dolphin and Rocky , Maxine & Abby the seals recently . I had promised myself in November last Year , when I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer that theses encounters were at the top of my bucket list ,It was so magical to get close to these beautiful creatures, learn all about them from their trainer - who was just as excited as me , showing a true love and affection for her " children". The photos on our lounge room wall are testament to the joy experienced from these encounters. I would recommend that everyone should take the time to laugh , play with these beautiful creatures and get lots of hugs & kisses from them - especially the seals - thank -you to the trainer for sharing this day with us

Thank you for sharing your story with us, we truly enjoy what we do here, I will pass on your comments to the trainers - great photo by the way... Paige Sinclair CEO 

Claire Hogg 23-Jun-2012

This is a picture of my dad feeding the dolphin back in 1975. We are returning to the park this July, wondering how much it has changed and if we could recreate the same photo ??

Hi Claire - yes the photo can be recreated on your next visit in July 2012 - make sure when you are asked during the show for someone to feed the dolphins that your dad makes a big enough fuss to be picked out of the crowd!

Debbie Brown 07-Jun-2012

Dolphin Marine Magic is my favourite place to go.  I have been bringing my children and now Grandchildren for 24 years now.  I am planning and hoping to bring my Grandchildren and Son to Dolphin Marine Magic in the September School Holidays.  This is such a fantastic place to interact with the animals especially the Dolphins and a great educational place for all ages.  
Keep up the wonderful work. I would appreciate it very much for this to be  included in the competition.
I love the Dolphins so much. Thanks so much, Debbie

Hi Debbie - great testimonial thank you so much, we look forward to welcoming you and your family this September - Paige Sinclair CEO

Lynn P 01-Jun-2012

This was Rebecca aged 10, enjoying her reward for having worked tirelessy and willingly for 10 weeks straight assisting and nursing me, (Rebecca's mum), and mothering her 5 year old sister while I was laid up with a broken ankle. This experience remains the highlight of her life, and this photo is remains the highligt of my collection. Rebecca's eyes are even smiling.

Wow - great work Rebecca and looks like you enjoyed your experience - Paige Sinclair CEO

Barb Wal 11-May-2012

All my life I have wanted to swim with dolpins and after finding Dolphin Marine Magic I decided to go all the way and book a Trainer for the day experience! This was the best time of my life as I got to spend the day with a wonderful trainer - Janine, and all the amazing seals and dolphins. Everyone at the Porpoise Pool were warm, friendly and welcoming and I learnt so much about how you all look after and train your animals - truly remarkable! I would recommend this experience to anyone who ever dreamt of becoming a seal or dolphin trainer, or just want to increase their knowledge of these amazing animals and what important work the Pet Porpoise Pool does! Thank you Janine and Calamity for an AWSOME Trainer for the Day experience! Barb Wal

Thanks Barb, we're so happy you enjoyed your day with us - Paige Sinclair CEO

michelle knight 04-May-2012

My wonderful children all put in to give me this amazing experience for my birthday present. This moment with the gorgeous bella was truly amazing and one i will never forget. Two of my five children and one of my six grandchildren came to watch my experience ,they got to pat the dolphins and my daughter got a kiss from one. We all enjoyed the day out at this lovely porpoise pool and my six year old had a great time watching the dolphin and seal shows. I would dearly love to bring all my children here and share a swim with them .Dolphins are the most amazing creatures on this planet and i absolutely adore them. A big thank you to my trainer and dolphin bella for having me.♥♥♥

Thank you for your wonderful comments - we hope to welcome you back soon - Paige Sinclair CEO

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


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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..

Karen Purchase

I went up there nearly 2 yrs now after I turned 50. I had received money for my birthday and decided I wanted to do the “trainer for the day” experience. Was the best thing I have ever done in my life, seeing the behind the scene as well getting up and close to all the animals, my favourite parts were taking Elle for her walk around park twice, involved in show, and of course my experiences wi..

Bianca W

Thank you for our tour of your park. We have attended 3 times within the last 11years and have found this way was an amazing way to get up close with the animals and learn more about them. Our guide had lots of information to share and was very good at engaging with the children in the group. Highly recommend. We attended on the 14/7/20 Thank you for taking the time to share your lat..


My son had a brilliant dolphin swim with Trainer Stacey yesterday morning. Stacey was fun, informative and professional and zippy the dolphin was the perfect student loved loved our morning with these beautiful animals Thank you for your lovely feedback Jo, we will let Stacy & Zippy know!..

Diane Binks

Had a great visit to DMCP on Tuesday 30/6/2020, we had an escorted tour of the park with a very informative guide showing us around the park. This visit was very different to our normal visits but my granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Thank you to all the wonderful people at the DMCP, you are all amazing! Hi Diane, Thank you for your lovely feedback, this is new to all..

Sharon Page

I took my two youngest grandchildren there in July 2018, they both loved it and still talk about it to this day, so we are planning to return with my oldest grandchild as well. They don't like the drive from Sydney, but they do love it there so it makes it worth the trip. Great place, educational and fun. Thank you Sharon, we look forward to seeing you again..

Sharon Fisher

My husband, daughter and my two grandchildren are driving up from Forster on the 26/06/20 to spend the weekend in Coffs Harbour for a getaway weekend.. My daughter , a single mum has just passed her paramedic course and is now in placement in Tea-gardens. She has been so flat out working 12hr shifts. So the reason to get them away for some quality time . I would love to surprise my grandbabies..

Jason lowe

The park is amazing I want to take my daughter their on November for her birthday she would love it so much Thank you Jason..

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