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Feeding Dolphin
Family Dolphin Encounter
Dolphin Encounter
Dolphin Encounter
Group Dolphin Encounter
Dolphin Encounter
Seal Encounter
Seal Encounter
Family Seal Encounter
Seal Encounter
 

Only PRIVATE Dolphin Experiences currently available due to Covid - 19 government regulations

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 around 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 animal's health and well-being in mind.

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

ONLY PRIVATE ENCOUNTERS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS 

Off Season: $1200 group of 4 

Peak Season: $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!!

  • 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)
  • 10 years or older & 130cm. (10 years for private group experience)
Shallow Dolphin Experiences

Shallow Dolphin Experiences

ONLY PRIVATE ENCOUNTERS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS 

Off Season: $660 group of 4
Peak Season: $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. 

  • 20 minutes in the water where you get to touch and play with one of our curious and playful Dolphins
  • Get a hug, 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)
  • 8 years or older & 120cm. (6 years and up must be accompanied by a paying parent for open and private group experience)
Seal Experience

Seal Experience

This product currently not available 

Off Season: n/a
Peak Season: n/a 

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
  • 10 years or older & 130cm. (8 years for private group experience)
 
Meet the Seal

Meet the Seal

Price for 4ppl: (extra person $50pp under 3yrs FOC)

  • -Off peak: $299
  • -Peak: $399

An up close dry interaction with an Australian sea lion. Learn about the difference between seals and sea lions. Play and feed a sea lion with their carer as you explore this incredible species unique anatomy and physiology.

Learn how you can help animals like the endangered Australian sea lion in this amazing up close and personalised interaction.

Duration:

  • -10 mins garden out of water interaction with a sea lion
  • -5 mins orientation time.

Includes:

  • -10min garden experience with a sea lion

Photo included:

yes (One photo per person and one group photo)

Notes: 4 + years old. Maximum 5ppl

Times: 11.30am & 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Dolphin

Meet the Dolphin

Price for 4ppl: (extra person $50pp under 3yrs FOC) 

  • -Off peak: $299
  • -Peak: $399

A lagoon/pool side interaction with a friendly dolphin. Learn about dolphins unique anatomy by one of their experience carers. Enrich the animals by learning how and why we train them. Capture a special moment with our dolphin in a one on one photo opportunity. 

Learn how you can help our oceans in this amazing up close and personalised interaction.

Duration:

  • -10 mins private pool/lagoon side out of water interaction with a dolphin for up to four people (you may get splashed!)
  • -5 mins orientation time.

Includes:

  • -10min lagoon/poolside experience

Photo included:

yes (One photo per person and one group photo)

Times: 

  • -11am and 12.30pm
  • Notes: 
  • 4 + years old. Maximum 5ppl. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Trainer for a day

Trainer for a day

Price: $1500pp

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 one of our beautiful 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 one of our beautiful Dolphins!
  • Includes up to 2 personalised professional photographs.
  • Lunch
  • Trainer for a day booklet – with information on our park and training techniques
  • 14 years or older. Enclosed footwear required.
 

 

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..

Georgia

Every time I come to Coffs Harbour I visit marine magic! My family and I can’t get enough of these beautiful animals. Can’t wait to bring my partner this year so he can experience why I love it so much. Thank you Georgia, we look forward to welcoming you back to the park!..

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..

Jo

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..

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