• Animal Trainer
  • Overview
  • Participation Criteria

Price: $364.99 per person (Sea World admission required but not included)
Age: 14+

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a dolphin trainer at Sea World, you can experience a Trainer for a Day program and find out! You’ll learn all about how the trainers at Sea World look after and train our amazing dolphins, enjoy a once in a lifetime in-water Dolphin experience, as well as a tour of Dolphin Bay with a Marine Mammal trainer who will introduce you to some of the amazing marine mammals that you will be working with.

You’ll also receive an educational lesson where you’ll learn all about Sea World’s role in rescuing and caring for stranded and injured marine mammals, as well as a tutorial on how to train animals, in particular the delightful dolphins. You'll also receive a souvenir photo so you can keep a memento of the amazing memories created that day.

The experience includes:

• A tour of Dolphin Bay with a Marine Mammal trainer, who will introduce you to some of the animals you will be working with that day.
• An educational lesson where you will learn about the park's role in rescuing and caring for stranded marine mammals.
• A tutorial on how to train animals, in particular dolphins.
• A thirty minute lunch break.
• A Polar Bear Shores educational lesson.
• An experience of a lifetime as part of a group in-water encounter at Dolphin Bay.
• A souvenir photo.

What better way to capture your once-in-a-lifetime experience than with a souvenir DVD? Your souvenir DVD is available for $24.99* and features footage of you getting up close and personal with Sea World’s wonderful marine life. Take your experience home to relive again and again. *DVD footage is of group water encounter at Dolphin Bay only.

Program commences at 10:00am and the duration is 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Each experience is unique based upon the guests, trainers and animals.

The Trainer for a Day program is available to guests aged 14 years of age and over for $364.99* (online only price) per person.

The use of a supplied wet suit or rash vest and board shorts is required in all water-based programs and is included in the cost of the program. Sizes range from Childs 4 to Adults 7XL. Should your size requirements not be met, please contact Guest Services to make other arrangements. Swimwear must be worn underneath wet suits or rash vests and board shorts. A deposit of a VIP Pass, Medicare card or credit card swipe will be required.

For the safety of the animals we do not permit jewellery to be worn on any Animal Adventures program.

Trainer for a Day program is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. There are approximately six participants per program. All participants of this experience must hold a valid pass to enter the park.

Please note that due to the behind-the-scenes nature of this program, family and friends are unable to join the participant as observers.

* All prices are in Australian dollars, are subject to change without notice, and are inclusive of GST.


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All participants, or a legal guardian (18 years or over), will be required to sign a liability release form and criteria check-list before beginning the program.