DOLPHIN INTERACTIONS

EXPERIENCE A 15 MINUTE CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH THE DOLPHINS

There are two types of Dolphin Interaction experiences which are alternatives to the Swim with Dolphins Activity and open to adults and children over the age of 6 or 8 depending on the type of interaction. Prices for both particpants and spectators include FREE entrance to the Park and access to all the daily shows/presentations

The Dry Dolphin Interaction Programme – With prices starting at EUR 75 participants over the age of 6 can enjoy a close encounter with the Dolphins for approximately 15 minutes. This is a dry interactive programme and participants will be allowed to touch and learn about the positive reinforcement technique which stimulates the dolphins both physically and mentally. Guests who intend to book a Swim with Dolphins should NOT book a Dolphin Interactive Programme for the same person/s on the same day, this is mainly because both the Swim with Dolphins and Interactive Programmes are usually done at the same time, furthermore guests who have booked a Swim With Dolphins will also be interacting with the Dolphins.

The Shallow Water Dolphin Interaction – With prices starting at EUR 99 participants over the age of 8 can enjoy a close encounter with the Dolphins for approximately 15 minutes. This Dolphin Interaction takes place in the shallow part of the water. This program is perfect for anyone who does not like to be in deep water or cannot swim but still wants to be in the water with a dolphin. Note that participants in this activity must be at least 140cm in height. 7 year olds may be accepted on request if they are accompanied by a parent/guardian who also participates in this activity. 

Did you know ? Bottlenose dolphins, the genus Tursiops, are the most common and well-known members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphins. These aquatic mammals hear through a sophisticated hearing sense and can listen to a broader range of frequencies than humans. Unlike fish, who breathe through gills, dolphins breathe air using lungs. Breathing involves expelling stale air from their blowhole followed by inhaling fresh air into the lungs.

SEA LION INTERACTIONS

GET CLOSE AND PERSONAL TO A SEA LION

The Marine Park’s South American Sea Lions, Junior & Dana are trained by the Park’s trainers using the positive reinforcement technique which allows them to perform in front of audiences without the need of any form of restraint. The Sea Lions are fed a mixture of sprat, herring and capelin.  Guests can enjoy a close encounter with these wonderful Sea Lions during a 15 minute dry interactive and informative Sea Lion programme led by the experienced trainers of the Park, you will have the possibility to stroke and if you are lucky be kissed by one of the fabulous Sea Lions. Participants for the Sea Lions Interactive Programme must be over 6 years of age. Bookings must be done at least 3 full days in advance to your preferred activity date. The price of the Sea Lion interaction also includes FREE entrance to the Park and access to the the daily shows/presentations.

Did you know ? Sea Lions are any species in seven genera of modern pinnipeds including one extinct species – the japanese sea lion. Sea lions are characterized by the presence of external ear pinnae (ear-flaps), long front flippers & the ability to walk on all four flippers on land.

PARROT INTERACTIONS

LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE AMAZING BIRDS

This is your chance to learn more from the experienced trainers of the Park who will introduce you to the characteristics, habitat and food of Parrots as well as their protection due to hunting and deforestation. Guests can enjoy a 15 minute interactive and eductaional programme and participants to this programme will surely enjoy the parrots revealing their colours and sounds besides having the opportunity to touch these beautiful birds. Participants for the Parrot Interactive Programme must be over 6 years of age. Note that the price of the Interactive Parrot Programme also includes FREE entrance to the Park and access to the daily shows/presentations. Bookings for Parrot interactions must be done at least 3 full days in advance to your preferred activity date.

Did you know ? Parrots are birds of roughly 372 species in 86 genera and are found in most warm and tropical regions. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia.

REPTILE INTERACTIONS

PYTON BIVITATUS, KING SNAKE, BEARDED DRAGON & MORE

Take this opportunity to participate in the Reptile Interactive Session and interact with a Pyton bivitatus, King snake, Bearded dragon, Tegu, Chamaleo calyptratus and Blue tongue skink. This is a 15 minute interactive and educational programme. Participants for the Reptile Interactive Programme must be over 6 years of age. The price also includes FREE entrance to the Park and access to the daily shows/presentations. Bookings for Reptile interactions must be done at least 3 full days in advance to your preferred activity date.

Did you know ? Reptiles include turtles, crocodiles, snakes and various types of lizards. The study of reptiles and amphibians is called herpetology.

ANIMAL CARER FOR THE DAY

HOW DO YOU BECOME ONE ?

Take the opportunity to become an animal carer for a day, a programme designed to be an all inclusive and hands-on activity where you will care for the park’s animals. You will tour the park, guided by one of the park’s animal carers and help with feeding, training, caring and interacting  with all the animals at the Park. This is a fantastic way to experience genuine relationships with the park’s animals and increase your awareness of the beauty of nature.

Did you know ? Animal carers are responsible for the feeding, training, behavioral observation and the daily care of the animals under their responsibility.

Prices

Low Season

January to April 2022 & October to December 2022

DOLPHIN INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME

Adults & Children @ €75.00 - Starts at 2.00 pm

SHALLOW WATER DOLPHIN INTERACTION

Adults & Children @ €99.00 - Currently Unavailable

SEA LION INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME

Adults & Children @ €55.00 - Starts at 11.00 am

PARROT INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME

Adults & Children @ €45.00 - Starts at 10.00 am

DOLPHINS, SEA LIONS & PARROTS INTERACTIVE PACK

Adults & Children @ €135.00 - Starts at 10.00 am

REPTILE INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME

Adults & Children @ €45.00 - Starts at 10.00 am

ANIMAL CARER FOR THE DAY

Adults & Children Over 14 Years @ €170.00 - On Request

SPECTATOR TICKETS

Adults @ €16.00 & Children @ €11.00

High Season

May to September 2022

DOLPHIN INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME

Adults & Children @ €75.00 - Starts at 2.00 pm

SHALLOW WATER DOLPHIN INTERACTION

Adults & Children @ €99.00 - Currently Unavailable

SEA LION INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME

Adults & Children @ €55.00 - Starts at 11.00 am

PARROT INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME

Adults & Children @ €45.00 - Starts at 10.00 am

DOLPHINS, SEA LIONS & PARROTS INTERACTIVE PACK

Adults & Children @ €135.00 - Starts at 10.00 am

REPTILE INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME

Adults & Children @ €45.00 - Starts at 10.00 am

ANIMAL CARER FOR THE DAY

Adults & Children Over 14 Years @ €170.00 - On Request

SPECTATOR TICKETS

Adults @ €16.00 & Children @ €11.00

Opening Hours

1st April 2022

31st May 2022


Wednesday to Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

1st June 2022

31st August 2022


Monday to Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

1st September 2022

30th September 2022


Wednesday to Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

1st October 2022

30th November 2022


Friday to Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

1st December 2022

31st December 2022


Wednesday to Sunday
9:00am - 3:00pm