A while ago we wrote about our visit to the Pet Porpoise Pool during a rainy day. So now we wanted to go back on a sunnier day to compare to our wet weather visit.
During the day that we selected there were still some rainy periods, but overall it was nice weather.
We arrived at the marine park just after the opening time at 9am. We were then able to go and relax and walk around the park before the seal kisses and dolphin kisses just after 9.30am.
The two marine magic presentations occur daily at 10am and 1pm, with an extra show time at 4pm during NSW school holidays. Then approximately 30 minutes prior to each show, it is time for the seal and dolphin kiss for each visitor to the Pet Porpoise Pool. A photo is taken by a professional photographer of each visitor’s kiss, which they have the option to purchase after the show is completed.
So while Greg and I waited for the kiss we spent most of the time watching the dolphins in the main pool adjacent to the grand stand seating for the show. We were allowed to place our hands flat on the surface of the pool to encourage the dolphins to swim past close to us.
It was fun watching the dolphins swimming around near us and coming up for air right next to us. They are so inquisitive and friendly.
I live on the Gold Coast and have had multiple annual passes to Sea World. My family and I have been hundreds of times to Sea World over the past 35 years, but nothing compares to the interaction and closeness that we enjoyed at the Coffs Pet Porpoise Pool!
Greg and I highly recommend this marine attraction to all visitors to the Coffs Harbour area. The interaction that every visitor to the porpoise pool can enjoy is like nothing that we have ever found at Sea World or anywhere else.
We definitely will be back on our next trip to Coffs. The next time we will bring our daughter with us. She would absolutely love it!
In our next post we will return to the Big Banana and see how much fun the toboggans are. Greg and I each had 2 toboggan rides and really enjoyed them. Next time we have the opportunity to do tobogganing again we will definitely have as many rides as we can.
So until then, Remember to Enjoy Life and Enjoy Australian Holidays.
Leanne Annett <><