Sea World Meet the Dolphin Shallow Water Experience

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Reasons they will it

  • 30 minute experience
  • 20 minute dolphin interaction
  • Get up close and personal
  • Dolphin patting & handshakes
  • Souvenir photo included
  • Sea World entry not included

In this shallow water encounter, they will interact with Australia's favourite marine mammals and learn more about their behaviours, personalities and lives in the wild.

With no deep water swimming involved, this experience is perfect for the whole family! They'll make new friends with one of Sea World's resident dolphins and get to know more about its unique personality and see firsthand just how curious these creatures can be.

They'll spend time with a Sea World trainer, who can answer any questions they have about these gorgeous animals. With a trainer by their side, guests will get in the water to meet the dolphins during this hands-on experience.

Guests can pat the dolphin, shake flippers and get a photo with their new friend. Whether they love marine life or have always wanted to see dolphins up close, this unique encounter is sure to inspire and astound!

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Important notice: Please note the shallow water dolphin experience is not available throughout summer. This experience is available from about March to August, when the weather is cooler.


  • Meet the Dolphin Animal Adventure program
  • Souvenir photo
  • Wet Suit, Board Shorts & Rash Vest


  • Entry to Sea World is NOT included and MUST be purchased separately. Participants arriving without an entry ticket for general admission will not be able to participate in the Animal Adventure Program booked. Admission can be purchased on the day, however it is recommended that you pre-purchase your entry to avoid waiting in line and missing your Animal Adventure

Time and duration

  • Program duration is approximately 30 minutes with approximately 20 minutes interaction. You must check in at Animal Adventures inside Sea World at least 1 hour prior to the program. Meet the Dolphin programs are available 7 days a week and have approximately 12 participants per program


  • Sea World, Sea World Drive, Main Beach

Participation Criteria

  • Participants must be 4 years of age or over and a minimum height of 102cm. Participants aged between 4 and 5 years and between 102cm and 110cm must be accompanied by an 18+ guardian (one guardian per child). There are no complimentary programs for guardians. Unaccompanied participants must be aged 5 years or over and be a minimum height of 110cm
  • Participants must be able to speak and/or understand English, or have a translator participate in the program with them. There are no complimentary programs for translators. Persons acting as a translator must advise staff at the start of the program. Translators must satisfy all criteria
  • Participants will be required to step down onto a 60 centimetre underwater platform and will be required to wear appropriate clothing as they may get splashed
  • Participants must have controlled motor movement
  • Participants must follow directions quickly to the satisfaction of staff
  • Participants must be able to quickly exit the pool area unassisted
  • Guests are not permitted to wear any ARM/LEG jewellery including rings, anklets, bracelets, toe-rings, religious and cultural ornamentation unless it is unable to be removed then it has to be taped
  • Guests with disabilities are asked to call us directly to determine suitability to participate in the Animal Adventures programs. Please note a limited number of special needs programs are available for people with disabilities that otherwise prohibit them from participating
  • Animal Adventure booking is non-refundable and non-transferable

General Terms and Conditions

  • Participants in Sea World Animal Adventures are only available to Sea World guests, and only on the day of their visit. PLEASE NOTE: General admission to Sea World is an additional cost and is not included in the price of participating in Animal Adventures programs
  • Participants acknowledge that they will be entering an environment housing animals. Whilst Sea World takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff, participants should be aware that close encounters with animals will always involve a degree of unpredictability, where quick reaction and strict attention to directions from staff are essential
  • Participants release Sea World to the full extent permitted by law from any claim for personal injury, loss or damage arising from their participation in Animal Adventure programs. Participants agree to comply with all lawful directions that Sea World makes in respect of their participation
  • Certain criteria must be met in order to participate in each of the Animal Adventures programs. They are strictly enforced to ensure the safety of our guest, staff and animals. All participation is subject to final assessment by the Marine Sciences staff member at the time of attendance. If at any time prior to the program or during the program a participant is assessed by the staff as not being able to fulfil the criteria, they will be directed to leave the program. No refund will be given [subject to any requirements at law to the contrary]
  • Availability, start times, duration times, number of participants, selection criteria and all other conditions and/or relevant information are subject to change without notice
  • Animal Adventure booking is non-refundable and non-transferable

Gift Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions listed to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

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