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Seal Swim at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Don't be left on the dry side of the tank! Join us at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast to swim with the Seals - a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Seal Swim at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast


  • Meet seals one-on-one

  • Swim with resident seals

  • Seal photo included

  • General admission included

  • Chance to shake the seals hand

  • Watch them play and frolic

A magical animal encounter that's ideal both as an experience or a gift voucher for the animal lover you know, this seal swim at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast allows you to get a close and unforgettable encounter with these furry and friendly aquatic animals! Come face to face in an interactive manner with loveable seals within SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast as you enter their domain to swim, splash and play while learning all about the seal's habits, diets, environment and more. Available each day, you'll join your wildlife instructor and head "behind the scenes", heading to the area where the seals' food is prepared and then into their habitat for 15 minutes of true interactive bliss.

You'll be able to touch the animals' sleek fur, shake hands (or is that fins?) to get acquainted, and revel in their cheeky yet undeniably social nature; then cap everything off by posing alongside your new friend for a photo as you swim alongside one another. One of Queensland's most popular animal encounters, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Seal Swim takes place at 10am every day and is frequently booked, so be sure to get your experience by booking online today - it's a true bucket list item, and one you won't forget!

More info


  • General Admission to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
  • Swim session with the seals at Seal Island
  • Wetsuit and mask
  • Meet our beautiful resident seals and have your photo taken (One free photograph included in the cost. Additional photos available at an additional cost)
  • Meet our passionate seal team in the Seals Fish Kitchen and learn about how we care for our seals


  • Get up close and personal with a playful and interactive swim session with the seals
  • Learn about endangered Australian Sea Lions and rescued fur seals
  • Meet one of the beautiful resident seals one-on-one
  • Meet our passionate seal team in the Seals Fish Kitchen and learn about how we care for our seals


  • Seal swims operate daily during school holidays and Thursdays through to Monday during school terms. Operating hours may be subject to change without notice. Participants need to check into reception at 10am to complete paperwork for their swim. The swim commences after the 10.30am Seal Presentation at the Seal Stadium.
  • The aquarium is open from 9am to 3pm (last admission 2pm) during school terms, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • The aquarium is open from 8am to 4pm (last admission 3pm) during Queensland school holidays unless stated otherwise.
  • Seal swim does not operate on Anzac Day or Christmas Day


  • Activity is approximately 2.5hrs in duration


  • Sunshine Coast is 1 hour north of Brisbane. Street address is Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Additional Information

  • Swimmers must not be pregnant
  • Swimmers must be at least 13 years of age (Proof of age may be required) to take part in this experience, be capable swimmers and in good health
  • All people undertaking a seal swim must sign an indemnity form
  • Swimmers must be comfortable in the water
  • If the participant is under 18, they will require a parent or guardian to sign an Indemnity Form
  • Swimming with the seals is very exclusive, with only 6 spots available daily
  • Spectators are welcome and there are various locations where viewing guests can take pictures. There is undercover seating, café and toilets near-by. Please note that this is a paid attraction and any spectators wishing to watch will need to pay general entry.
  • The water in the seal pool is pumped and filtered in from the ocean and therefore the temperature of the pool will be on average the same as the ocean.
  • Wetsuits and masks will be provided for the swim free of charge. However, guests are required to bring swimwear and a towel.
  • The seal swim includes admission to the aquarium for so you can spend time looking around before or after your experience
  • Participants need to understand the English language for Health & Safety instructions from the trainers
  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or over) into the aquarium
  • One printed photo is included (complimentary photo is with a seal and cannot be swapped for alternative images)
  • Any extra images can be purchased at an additional cost
  • During the swim no jewellery can be worn. If any jewellery or piercings cannot be removed, you may not enter the water with the animals
  • If you have a sea food allergy of any kind you are unable to participate in the experience

Cancellation Policy

  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Changes can be made up until 48 hours prior to your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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