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Dolphin Encounter


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 A BIG congratulations to Diane Binks who is our lucky winner for July-Sept 2020!! Best of luck to Oct - Dec entries!!

Sheridan Lockyer 26-Feb-2020

During our recent family holiday in the area the overcast weather lead us to dolphins We took 6 children ranging in age from 7-16 and all of them had a ball One of the children was chosen to play ball with the seal and described it as the best day ever While all of us had a great time and received great customer service I was blown away with the care shown to my family member who is in a wheelchair the staff all made sure she could see and even spent extra time to ensure she could touch the dolphin Thankyou for giving her the opportunity to do what everyone else could do and for providing access to all


You are most welcome & thank you for sharing your day with us :) 

Joanne 22-Feb-2020

My daughter (4) and I would like to thank everyone at the Dolphin Conservation Park for the amazing work you do and the memorable experience you give to the public. All the animals are well taken care of, loved and respected. We had a shallow Dolphin private experience in the water with the gorgeous "Jett" and trainer Alice. I can't tell you how much we loved this incredible experience. It will forever be cherished and remembered as a high light of our lives. See you all next year ❤❤❤❤


Oh wow Joanne that is such a beautiful memory for you both, we look forward to seeing you again soon :) 

Jessica Higgins 21-Feb-2020

My 3 kids, my mum and I had the pleasure of swimming with Zippy today, the experience was truly amazing. Seeing and touching a real dolphin was a dream come true. When I booked the experience I expected a long safety talk followed by a quick photo in the pool. What occured was the complete opposite. We played in the water with Zippy, each got to hug him individually. 


Thank you Jessica so happy to hear about your day with us & Zippy!! 

Andrew Willis 22-Jan-2020

I have done two ultimate dolphin experience now the first with Bucky how has now passed on,and the second with his daughter Bella which both were a once in a lifetime experience.


Thank you Andrew, we hope to see you again for perhaps your third! 

Tiffany Redko 16-Jan-2020

Our family absolutely love animals of all kinds. I have enjoyed visiting many zoo and conservation parks near and far ( from Seaworld in SAN Diego to the SeaWorld on Coast Coast) Yesterday My son, step son and I took the opportunity to visit you guys with “FREE” entry because it was my Birthday...Wow what a fantastic opportunity for the community! Words can not express how grateful we are to all the staff at Dolphin Maine conservation park. All the enclosures were beautiful and well maintained and the ground were immaculate. All the animals are clearly well looked after and you can really see the respectful bonds they share with their trainers. Every staff member had so much information for my boys and they went the extra mile including them in the trainer show and supporting all of their questions and interesting regarding the marine animals. Those dolphins were magic. We love how intimate the pool is and how the boys were able to play catch. We ended up doing the meet the dolphin Zippy and hugged a seal lion. Finishing off the day with best and cutest one Hugo! By the end of the day my eldest son knew all the the sea lions and dolphins names and family make ups. The have also pleaded with me to do encounters with them for their up coming Birthdays. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to say a Huge THANK YOU to everyone who impacted my boys yesterday day. I will be forever grateful. I highly recommend anyone visiting Coffs Harbour to take the opportunity to spend the day at this amazing and informative conservation park! Tiffany Redko


Wow Tiffany what a lovely testimonial! We hope you had a great birthday! From all of us at DMCP :) 


My first visit to The Pet Porpoise Pool was in 1980 and I found the dolphin show amazing and now years later I am fascinated at the entire concept of THE PET PORPOISE POOL What I like most is the dedication and passion from the staff at the pet porpoise pool for providing the injured marine and wildlife animals. a safe and happy place to recover and be loved by many visitors from all over the world.{what great people}. { and what clever animals}.


Thank you so much Kylie, we hope to be here for many more years to come & continue to educate future generations & share our passion. Regards DMCP team :)  

Jody Hunt 15-Dec-2019

I have been saying for years that I have wanted to visit Coffs Harbour since learning about Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. We finally were able to visit last Thursday and it was an even greater experience than I could have ever imagined or hoped for. From the amazing staff that made us feel so welcome, and the obvious passion and care for their animals and allowing such a hands on experience with these beautiful animals that have given us with the most wonderful memories of our visit. Coffs Harbour is now going to be a front running holiday destination for us and we will be more than happy even if this is the only attration we visit!


Thank you Jody, this is the loveliest feedback just before our very very busy season! The team loved reading it! Have a lovely Christmas from all of us here at DMCP :) 

Chrisavalanti manolakis 06-Dec-2019

I got the opprotunity to swim with amazing jett last year. He was all over me and little did I know I was actually pregnant! One year later we are bringing our beautiful boy to come visit my good old friend jett in the next fortnight. Can't wait to reunite with all the gang. Such an amazing park and outrun sea world any day


Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you all back here again soon :) 

Sumit Thapa 02-Dec-2019

Our 2 kids under 3 and 5 had great fun watching the dolphins, penguins, turtles and the seal. We arrived around 1.30 as we travelled all the way from Sydney and missed all the big shows but kids still looked so excited just watching the animals play free. Staff were very lovely and caring and they seemed to have real love and passion towards what they do which was great to see. We hope to return again in future.


Thank you for your lovely feedback, we hope to see you again 

Leah Cunningham 29-Nov-2019

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 05-Nov-2019

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 son to do it and he honestly thought it was the best thing ever, the smile never left his face even with Adelaide being a bit naughty with the dolphin in the pool and swapping over to Ellie he wasn’t bothered as long as he was in the water with the seal, as soon as he was out he went straight to the gift shop and purchased a seal and now that sits proudly with his photo with Ellie on his bedside table, the staff were so welcoming and encouraged him not to be afraid of the seal, answered all his question and we had the time of our life and Rhylee is so excited to come back and swim with seals and the dolphins again.


Thank you Emma, sounds like a really great day :) 

Rob Brigden 04-Nov-2019

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 prepared to pay the entry even if we just saw a couple of story boards about the conservation works. OMG what a surprise. We saw penguins, turtles, stingrays, sharks, sea lions, but wait - the DOLPHINS. All interaction is at their choice. You are allowed to stand near their pool, with hands gently flat on the water. If they want to come, they will. They are like puppies. They love their trainers SO much. They get visibly excited when another trainer arrives at the pool. When the trainer was doing a demonstration of how they get the seals to let them do an ultrasound, the dolphins were "going off" like mischievous puppies trying to get her attention. The "tricks" they all do are naturally done in the wild or needed for the conservation center to care for them. If they decide to come near you, you can pat them and the whole experience is amazing. My wife threw a ball back and forward with Jett for about three minutes- I took video of it and no one can believe it. You HAVE to visit. We are going to go every time we visit Coffs Harbour and I'm seriously contemplating giving up my career in IT and studying marine biology. The best thing I've done ever.


WOW Rob, this is such a lovely testimonial for all of us here at DMCP, thank you so much for your amazing feedback & you are welcome back to see us & Jet anytime! 


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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..


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..


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..

Rachel Knight

Best birthday ever! I spent two days at Coffs Harbour on January 6 and January 7. I travelled down on the 5th and left on the 8th, my sole reason for traveling 7 hours by train each way being to spend my birthday at your park which is on January 6. I loved it so much and everyone was so friendly that I have already booked my next holiday for 2021 so I can see you all again. My first day I book..

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