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Dolphin + Seal Experiences

For a very special experience, we offer a variety of premium encounters with our animals, including several water based programs.

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At Dolphin Marine Conservation Park we offer a range of incredible and unforgettable experiences that allow you to get up close and form a personal bond with our friendly animals in a relaxed and intimate setting.

All of our experiences include at least twenty minutes of actual contact time with our amazing animals where you will enjoy patting and playing with them while you learn about your new friend's biology and conservation from an experienced Marine Mammal Specialist who will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our friendly photographers will also be there at each experience and will capture the special moment between you and your new animal friend. Each animal experience at Dolphin Marine Conservation Park includes a professional photograph.

There is an animal experience available for all ages and ability levels, including shallow water encounters, interacting in the water with seals and dolphins for more confident swimmers, a land based dolphin and seal encounter for guests who do not wish to enter the water and the day long Trainer For A Day for guests who want to experience what life is really like for the Marine Mammal Specialists who work at Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. Many of our programs even give you the option to book your encounter as a private experience, ensuring you and your friends and family can share a private and intimate memory that will last forever.

We take bookings up to 12 months in advance and prices are seasonal. Please book early, as sessions fill very fast and we have limited spaces. If you want to book an encounter during the busy school holiday periods, it is essential you book well in advance.

  • Any medical conditions and/or disabilities may effect the encounter - please contact our friendly staff on 02 66591 910 for more information and possible options.
  • Bookings are essential and full payment is required at time of booking.
  • Women must not be pregnant, for the reasons why please see our FAQ's
  • Swimmers must not have any open cuts or infections at the time of the encounter.
  • Hair must be worn loose with no hair ties or clips in the hair - if you have beads in your hair, you will need to wear a swimming cap, which you will need to supply.
  • Children = Age & height restrictions may apply please consult the bookings officer
  • Please note interaction times maybe subject to change on the day.
 

Please note: The structure and the animal behaviours/activities included in the encounters are chosen to encourage enjoyment for both animal and guest, therefore all encounters are designed with the animals health and well-being in mind and a maximum level of exertion each day.

Peak season is all NSW school holidays, Easter weekend
Off season is outside all NSW School Holidays except the June/July Holidays



Ultimate Dolphin Experience

Ultimate Dolphin Experience

Off Season: $330pp or $1200 group of 4
Peak Season: $395pp or $1500 group of 4

 

 

Please note interaction times maybe subject to change on the day.


 

The Ultimate Dolphin Experience is like no other in Australia!!. This experience can be booked as an individual or as a group.

  • 20 minutes in the water interacting with one of our curious and playful Dolphins
  • A foot push across the pool whilst riding a body board
  • A hand push where the Dolphin spins you in a circle
  • Also includes an intimate hug and a swim around the water with our Dolphin – Masks provided for underwater swim
  • Learn about your Dolphins personal history, natural biology and conservation in a hands on learning experience
  • A short briefing with your Marine Mammal Specialist prior to entering the water
  • 1 professional photograph of your Dolphin Hug (8x12)
  • Entry into Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, including the Marine Presentation.
  • 10 years or older. (10 years for private group experience)
Shallow Dolphin Experiences

Shallow Dolphin Experiences

Off Season: $195pp or $660 group of 4
Peak Season: $250pp or $910 group of 4

 

Please note interaction times maybe subject to change on the day.

This Shallow Water Experience offers a once in a lifetime chance to enter the water and play with one of our wonderful Dolphins. This experience can be booked as an individual or as a group.

  • 20 minutes in the water where you get to touch and play with one of our curious and playful Dolphins
  • Get a Hug, kiss, hear how they speak, feed the Dolphin a fish, view the Dolphin underwater with goggles provided by us
  • Learn about your Dolphins personal history, natural biology and conservation in a hands on learning experience
  • A short briefing with your Marine Mammal Specialist prior to entering the water
  • 1 professional photograph of your Dolphin Hug (6x8)
  • Entry into Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, including the Marine Presentation.
  • 6 years or older. (4 years for private group experience)
Seal Experience

Seal Experience

Off Season: $195 or $600 private
Peak Season: $250 or $810 private

 

 

Please note interaction times maybe subject to change on the day.


 

This experience gives the guest a chance to enter the water and interact with some of our Seal family in one of the most interactive and fun encounters at Dolphin Marine Conservation Park.

  • 20 minutes both on land and in the water interacting with one of our curious and playful Seals.
  • Participants will have the chance to meet 1 of our Seals
  • Pat, Play and feed your seal
  • Learn about your seal’s personal histories and natural biology in a hands on learning experience
  • A short briefing with your Marine Mammal Specialist prior to entering the water
  • 1 professional photograph
  • Entry into Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, including the Marine Presentation.
  • 10years or older. (8 years for private group experience)
 
Meet the seal

Meet the seal

Off Season: $50pp
Peak Season: $70pp

A fun encounter ideal for guests who are unable to participate in a water based encounter but who still want an unforgettable experience with one of our cute Australian Sea Lions.

  • Get to meet a seal up close and personal
  • Give one of our cute seals a big cuddle
  • Learn some fun facts about seals
  • Play a game with the seal
  • 3 years or older, kids under 3 must be held by a paying adult
  • 1 professional photo included of your seal hug
  • An open group up to 5 participants
  • Does not include general admission
Meet the dolphin

Meet the dolphin

Off Season: $50pp
Peak Season: $70pp

A fun poolside encounter ideal for guests who are unable to participate in a water based encounter but who still want an unforgettable magical experience with one of our beautiful Indo-Pacific bottlenose Dolphins.

  • Get to meet a dolphin up close and personal
  • Shake “flippers” with one of our gorgeous dolphins
  • Learn some fun facts about dolphins
  • Play a game with the dolphin
  • 5 years or older, kids under 5 must be held by a paying adult
  • This encounter is not in the water but you may get splashed!
  • 1 professional photo included of your handshake with the dolphin
  • An open group up to 5 participants
  • Does not include general admission
Trainer for a day

Trainer for a day

Price: $650pp

Trainer for a day a full day experience where guests experience life as a Marine Mammal Trainer. This experience also features a private and exclusive water based encounter with both Seals and Dolphins at the end of the day.

  • This program involves learning about the basics of training, Animal Husbandry, food preparation and pool maintenance
  • Rehabilitation and general care of Dolphins, Seals, Turtles, Penguins and Fish
  • Help to feed and walk our Seals
  • You also get to finish the day off with an exclusive and private in water experience with both our Seals and Dolphins!
  • Includes up to 4 personalised professional photographs
  • Lunch
  • Trainer for a day booklet – with information on our park and training techniques
  • 14 years or older.
 

 

Share your experience & win

Write a short story, upload a photo and you could WIN free entry to the park for you and your family.

Tami

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..

Bianca

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..

Melissa

We visited last year and absolutely loved it! We had been to the Gold Coast and stopped over on the way home to Sydney. My 3 teenagers all agreed it was the best place we visited! We didn’t have time to swim with the dolphins but we are planning on returning this October and will allow more time. Thank you for a great experience Thank you Melissa, we hope to see you in October :)..

Rosalind Cocker

Hi my entry is not about having been there it is about wanting to see photos of my two beautiful grandchildren having fun there. We live in the U.K. our two gorgeous grandchildren EVELYN 7 and OLIVER 5 left our shores to a new life in Australia 5 years ago. It’s tough sending gifts as postal charges are so high. I saw this Park whilst looking for possible gifts I could book online for them. I ..

Kristy Atkins

This spectacular place is my absolute happy place and has been since the age of approx 10yrs of age . I moved to Coffs Harbour when I was 7. I met a dolphin for the first time and swam with them for the first time at the age of 10 and since then my passion has grown so much more . I am now 28 yrs old and living in Qld , my last memorable time was volunteering here at the park for 3+ months eve..

Jeremy Edwards

Hi, I would like to thank all the staff, that made my families day at the park on mothers day. It started with we were running late, after having to wait for a table at the cafe. I took my 2 year old to get a dolphin kiss, my wife had to go finish feeding our 2 month old. The staff at the kisses waited longer for my wife, this was much appreciated. after spending a couple of hours here we had ..

Tammy Hawkins

By far the best family friendly park for children and adults to learn and interact with marine life. The staff are friendly and helpful, willing to answer any questions. There is something for everyone at any age. Love this park. Hi Tammy, thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again...

Amy Gray

I visited with my then new boyfriend in 2012, we have since had twins, now aged 4, who we are bringing for a visit this year on October. I can’t wait to watch them get a dolphin and and seal kiss, and interact with the animals at the park, which was the highlights for me. We loved our past visit so mush as a couple, and can’t wait to visit again as a family to reminisce and share the experienc..

Karen

It was the most amazing experience. Your staff looked after our assistance dog at the front counter and she happily slept the whole time we were in the park. We found the shows to be so educational and informative of marine conservation and the size of the park was perfect for our children (both have autism) to be able to cope. We had booked in for a meet the seal and a shallow swim with the d..

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