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Seal Encounter at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Come and see how gorgeous they are close up! You can touch their fur, shake flippers, and they'll even give you a kiss and a cuddle to seal the friendship.


Meet one of the resident seals
Stroke their fur and shake their flippers
Behind the scenes tour of the Seal Fish Kitchen
Complimentary photo of your experience
All day entry included
Small personalised group of 4 people

What you need to know

A Seal Encounter is a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with one of our playful and cheeky seals.

Your adventure begins with learning how to care for the seals and Seal Island. Find out what seals get up to when they think no one is looking! Then play with the seals, experience a seal kiss, flipper shake and get a seal cuddle. Participants must be minimum 4 years of age. General Admission is included with your Seal Encounter.

More info


  • All day entry to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
  • 15 to 20 minute seal encounter
  • Professional photograph with the seal


  • Behind the scenes tour of the Seal Fish Kitchen
  • Meet one of the resident seals one-on-one
  • Stroke their fur and shake flippers to 'seal' the friendship
  • Have your photo taken to remember your experience (included in the experience)
  • Enjoy the rest of the day discovering the thousands of marine animals at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Tour Times

  • Seal Encounters are available every day following the first seal presentation at 11am. Please allow approximately 20 minutes for your experience. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is open daily from 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day and ANZAC Day), with the last admissions 1 hour prior to closing time. There are only 4 spaces available daily, so bookings are essential


  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is located on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Free parking is available

Additional information

  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is completely undercover so even if it is raining you will still have a fantastic day

Important Information

  • Please allow 15 to 20 minutes for your total experience
  • Participants must be at least 4 years of age. Participants under 18 years of age must have their legal guardian or parent there to sign consent and indemnity
  • This experience cannot be carried out whilst pregnant
  • If you have seafood allergies you may not be able to participate - please check with reservations before booking
  • 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 - one printed photo is included (complimentary photo is of the participant touching the seal and cannot be swapped for alternative images)
  • Extra photos can be purchased at an additional cost

Seal Encounter at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Parkyn Pde, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557