Quick Facts

Conservation Status:

Approximately 24% of species Threatened or Near Threatened

Animal Group:

Mammal

Diet:

Piscivorous

Habitat:

Warn tropical to cool temperate oceans around the world

Speed:

Over 30km per hour

Types of Dolphins at Sea World:

Indo-Pacific (inshore) bottlenose dolphins, Common (offshore) bottlenose dolphins and Australian humpback dolphins

They're curious, playful and incredibly intelligent.

Learn about these beautiful mammals that call Sea World home and gain insight into Sea World’s ongoing rescue and rehabilitation activities.

Did you know Dolphins can dive deeper than 450m and hold their breath for over 5 minutes?

Attractions

Affinity Dolphin Presentation

Feature Presentation

Affinity Dolphin Presentation

on-ride features

Our World of the Dolphin

Educational Presentation

Our World of the Dolphin

on-ride features

​​ANIMAL ADVENTURE

Dolphin Deep Water Adventure

Water-Based Animal Adventure

Dolphin Deep Water Adventure

on-ride features

Meet some of the Dolphins

Meet Howie
Meet Howie
Rescue Date: June 2013
Sex: Male

Howie became entangled in fishing line which cut a notch at the base of his dorsal fin, making re-entanglement a likely occurrence. It was suggested by Queensland fisheries for Howie to come to Sea World to recover and due to his injuries to remain here. Howie is now a very visible example of the effect of ghost netting and the importance of removing all fishing gear when you have finished.

Meet RAAF
Meet RAAF
Rescue Date: July 2013
Sex: Male

RAAF was found as a young calf lying on his side, badly sunburnt, stranded on the high tide mark on a beach in the Royal Australian Armed Forces Base at Evan’s Heads, NSW. After many weeks of dedicated care RAAF recovered from his injuries. Due to his age on arrival he was not able to be released as he would not have been able to fend for himself in the wild.

Meet Nudge
Meet Nudge
Rescue Date: May 2007
Sex: Male

Nudge was found in the shallows at Nudgee Beach, with monofilament fishing line entangled all around his tail fluke and a number of old wounds including a large stingray barb which was later found to be imbedded on his left hand side. Nudge was found at an age where he would still be nursing from his mother and heavily reliant upon her for survival. This meant that he had not developed the necessary skills to survive out in the ocean.

Exhibit locations

Sandy Shores Lagoon

Sea World has world class exhibits for dolphins including some of the largest filtered natural sandy bottom lagoon systems in the world which are located at the front and back of the park.

​VIEW PARK MAP

Stay at Sea World Resort

Meet more animals

Subscribe to stay up to date

You’ll receive information from Village Roadshow Theme Parks Pty Ltd and related entities. Already subscribed? You can unsubscribe.