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    This place is a must do!For a really small place it packs heaps of stuff in.No need to push and shove to make sure you get a go either.Everyone gets a go. You will be kissed by a seal. :)Pretty much everything is included as well.Food to feed the mantarays and penguins, touching dolphins, the show.SO… Don’t let the medium cost or small size of the park fool you.You and your kids will remember this place and can probably come every two years or so for a refresher.

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    Marine mammals are the only zoo animals that have to perform for their food. Your business dolphin Marine Magic is not of a zoo; it is a circus. There is nothing natural about an orca or dolphin being ridden by a human trainer or launching a trainer into the air or indeed jumping over obstacles. Seeing their open mouths is pathetic and unnatural as it is a begging behavior to get more food. As biologist Dr. Naomi Rose of the Animal Welfare Institute says: “The fish are in the water; they don’t rain down from the sky.” These unnatural performances actually teach our children dominance over these majestic mammals. You argue that ‘your’ dolphins like doing tricks, well then why must you reward them with fish each time?? If this is not classic conditioning………As for education, parents think you are teaching them but I ask,what in heavens can one learn by watching these sentient beings perform in a man made environment when ocean tours take humans out into the mammals environment where natural behaviors abound and on all the tours I have undertaken have left the paying public in awe and deeply touched in places which you and your staff are clearly lacking in. At Sea World Gold Coast As Mr. Trevor Long tells me that 76% of dolphin captives are not wild caught. That leaves almost a quarter who have been ripped from their ocean homes and families, never to experience the freedom that our vast oceans offer. I suspect dolphin Marine Magic is similar! Rather they are artificially inseminated with no choice as to their partner-stripped of their independence and raped. I’m sure this does little to conserve the species but rather produces multiple generations of a limited group of species. Many dolphins and one orca (Keiko) have been successfully returned to their ocean habitat-some are still there and thriving. It really should be a question that burns into your moral compass every day you walk past the bobbing heads of your captives. You can continue to work and live in denial, or you can look deep into your own consciousness and see how you can run your business ethically, morally and with the integrity to insist on these mammals’ freedom. Your business plan can be redrafted to include an educational program that trains dolphins to return to the wild-albeit very gradually- and humans to appreciate that we are not the rulers of the world but merely another species who need to learn how to co-inhabit with others. And finally, Keiko died in FREEDOM not captivity. By helping Keiko, scientists were able to give back to humanity, to future generation and to nature itself, what it took for granted for the many years that he was held captive. Never before has the bounty of the ocean been so at risk. We are still not fully comprehending the consequences of our actions. But Keiko forced some of us to actually consider our impact on the animal kingdom. Our greatest tribute to Keiko, our master ambassador of the wild, would be if the children of the world view the ocean with greater respect and that they know not only to protect what we love, but to prevent what we cannot fix. So tell me now, how seriously do you really take yourselves???

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    I am appalled that this facility is allowed to operate in Australia. This park clearly doesn’t meet animal welfare standards Their “star” performer is an elderly dolphin with cancer. If you love dolphins, please do not visit Dolphin Marine Magic.

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    it was Excellent !!!everything was excellent , they just did everything so well, i took my 3 young kids , and we all loved it , unbelleivably great value for your money, everybody gets a kiss from a dolphin and a seal, everbody touches a Dolphin a snake, and a Croc. They also have reptile shows you get to pat Snappy the Croc , all included, this and the Carob chocolate factory are the 2 must do things in Coffs Harbour !! The lady running things when i was there last week , was fabulous , you just must go !!

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    I must have been here 10 times as a kid and have just been back with my own kids for the first time. It has changed a bit since the 70s/80s but has still kept its personal feel through lots of interaction with the animals. The show is a little less like a circus and a little more environmentally friendly now, but that is a sign of the times. The kids had a ball at all the scheduled shows but were disappointed the reptile show wasn’t on. There is not much to do outside of the shows however so check the website and make sure you arrive in time for the first event of either session. Overall worth the $100 or so it cost for the family.