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Seal Experiences

Our guests adore our resident seals, and the range of Seal Experiences we offer are the perfect way to get to know these playful animals, as well as learn more about them.

We've put together a range of seal experiences which help guests really get to know our resident seals.

During these experiences, participants will get to look behind the scenes here at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast to see how our seals and trainers prepare for the daily seal shows, as well as get an understanding about what it takes to care for these incredible animals. 


Seal Experience #1: Seal Swim

Why not delve in the deep end with one of our playful seals and get up close and personal in your very own seal swim experience. 

Your adventure includes:

  • Meet our beautiful resident seals one-on-one
  • Have your photograph taken on the jetty with one of our seals (photograph included in the cost)
  • Swim session with the seals
  • Meet our passionate seal team

Details:

  • Seal Swims sessions take place at 1pm daily
  • You must be at least 13 years of age to take part in this experience
  • Please also note that during the swim no jewellery can be worn 
  • This experience cannot be undertaken whilst pregnant
  • There are only limited spaces available daily so bookings are essential
  • During each swim session, there will be a dedicated photographer to capture your swim with the seals, photos can be purchased at an additional cost

 

Seal Swim Prices:

Ticket TypePrice Buy Now

Seal Swim - Adult

(15+ yrs)
$116 Book Now

Seal Swim - Child

(12-14 yrs)
$104

 

Annual Pass and Merlin Annual Passholder Prices:

Ticket TypePrice Buy Now

Seal Swim - Individual Passholder

(12+ yrs)
$72 Book Now

To obtain the special Annual Passholder price you will need to enter your pass number when prompted in the web store AND present your pass on arrival at the aquarium. 

 


Seal Experience #2: Seal Encounter

Want to get to know our seals better? Come and see how gorgeous they are close up!

Your adventure includes:

  • Touch their fur and shake flippers to 'seal' the friendship
  • Check out the behind the scenes area where they live and where all their fishy food is prepared
  • We will even take photos of you with the seals so you can remember your time together

Details:

  • Available directly after our first Seal Show, which takes place at 11am
  • You must be at least 4 years of age  
  • This experience cannot be carried out whilst pregnant
  • There are only 4 spaces available daily so bookings are essential
  • During your seal encounter, there will be a dedicated photographer to capture your experience with the seals, photos can be purchased at an additional cost

 

Seal Encounter Prices:

Ticket TypePrice Buy Now

Seal Encounter - Adult

(15+ yrs)
$89 Book Now

Seal Encounter - Child

(4-14 yrs)
$77

 

Annual Pass and Merlin Annual Passholder Prices:

Ticket TypePrice Buy Now

Seal Encounter - Individual Passholder

(4+ yrs)
$48 Book Now

To obtain the special Annual Passholder price you will need to enter your pass number when prompted in the web store AND present your pass on arrival at the aquarium.

 


Seal Experience #3: Seal Trainer for a Day

Ever imagined woking with our wonderful seals? Well, now you can by becoming a Seal Trainer for a Day!

About this experience:

During this 4 hour hands on experience you will become part of the SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast's Marine Mammal Team and gain access to different behind the scenes areas plus participate in our seal presentation!

Your day will kick off with a tour of the Seal Island behind the scenes area; receive a personalised welcome from the presenter of the Seal Presentation, followed by a Seal Encounter experience.

After lunch you will take part in the Seal Presentation by helping to feed our seals and then it will be time to take the plunge and join in the fun of our Seal Swim program. 

You will even receive a t-shirt, photo CD to remember your time at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

Details:

  • Only 1 place available daily (only available outside QLD school holidays)
  • Minimum age for Seal Trainer for a Day is 13 years and bookings are essential
  • Please ensure you wear enclosed footwear and bring swimwear on the day of your experience
  • This experience cannot be undertaken whilst pregnant

Seal Trainer for a Day Prices:

Ticket TypePrice Buy Now

Seal Trainer - Individual

(13+ yrs)
$225 Book Now

 

Annual Pass and Merlin Annual Passholder Prices:

Ticket TypePrice Buy Now

Seal Trainer - Individual Passholder

(13+ yrs)
$200 Book Now

To obtain the special Annual Passholder price you will need to enter your pass number when prompted in the web store AND present your pass on arrival at the aquarium.

 


 

Got a question?

 

Our staff can help with all enquiries regarding SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

Phone and Email

Tel: (07) 5458 6280 (9am - 3pm).

Email: reservations@underwaterworld.com.au

 

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