Trainer for a Day

Enjoy a full day experience to learn what is it like to be a trainer at Sea World. You'll learn all about how the trainers at Sea World look after and train our animals.

​Land and Water-Based Adventure

Water and Land-Based Animal Adventure

Age: 14+ years

Height: 132cm+ (measured without footwear)

A full day with our passionate animal trainers

Details of the Program

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a trainer at Sea World, you can experience a Trainer for a Day program and find out!


You will get to go behind the scenes and learn about how the trainers at Sea World look after and train our animals. 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 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
• A souvenir photo.


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 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. Swimwear must be worn underneath wet suits or rash vests and board shorts.


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 Saturdays only. There are approximately six participants per program.


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 participants of this experience must hold a valid pass to enter the park.

  • Participants must be 14 years of age and over and a minimum of 132cm in height. Participants will be measured on the day of their program. Any participant who does not meet the restrictions will not be able to participate and will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Participants must be competent swimmers/able to swim unaided
  • 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 must have controlled motor movement
  • Guests are not permitted to wear any visible jewellery of any type including necklaces, bracelets, ear rings, body piercings, religious and cultural ornamentation, hair clips and pins (other than a single hair band), unless it is unable to be removed then it has to be taped
  • Participants must wear closed-in footwear
  • Participants must follow directions quickly to the satisfaction of staff
  • Participants must be able to quickly exit the pool area unassisted
  • Based on medical advice, participants must not be pregnant
  • Participants must not have any open cuts or infections
  • Guests with disabilities are asked to call Customer Connect on 07 5519 6202 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

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