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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 presentations, 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 some of our beautfiul seals and get up close and personal in your very own seal swim experience. 

Your adventure includes:

  • Meet our passionate seal team in the Seals Fish Kitchen and learn about how we care for our seals
  • Swim session with the seals
  • Meet one of our beautiful resident seals one-on-one. Have a pat and have your photo taken (photograph included in the cost)

Details:

  • Seal Swims sessions take place at 1pm daily
  • Participants 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. If any jewellery or piercings can not be removed you may not enter the water with the animals 
  • 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

(14 + yrs)
$129 Book Now

Seal Swim - Child

(13yrs)
$116

 

Annual Pass and Merlin Annual Passholder Prices:

Ticket TypePrice Buy Now

Seal Swim - Individual Passholder

(13+ 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:

  • Come into our Seal Fish Kitchen, see what our seals eat and learn how we care for them. Learn about the seal species in Australian waters
  • Meet one of our beautiful seals up close. Touch their fur and whiskers, look at their eyes up close and shake flippers to 'seal' the friendship
  • We will even take photos of you with our seal so you can remember your time together

Details:

  • Available directly after our first Seal Presentation, which takes place at 11am
  • Participants 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 seal, 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 working with our wonderful seals? Well, now you can by becoming a Seal Trainer for a Day!

About this experience:

During this 3.5 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. Meet the team and participate in our Seal Presentation, followed by a Seal Photo and Seal Encounter experience. After this, head behind the scenes to meet more of our seals - participate in health checks, learn about training, feed a seal and have lots of photos taken of your experience!

After lunch (included) you will recieve a personal tour of our Turtle Rehabilitation Area before you 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
  • Please also note that during the swim no jewellery can be worn. If any jewellery or piercings can not be removed you may not enter the water with the animals

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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