Summer of Seals
Get up close and personal
It’s the Summer of Seals at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium! From 10th December 2022 to 31st January 2023, we are celebrating the much-loved marine mammals with a range of school holiday activities for families to enjoy.Book Now
Throughout the Summer of Seals, guests can learn how the team care for the marine mammals at the aquarium and the plight of pinnipeds in the wild. Despite their good health, the seals on Seal Island at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast have been deemed unfit for release and reside at the aquarium where they are ambassadors for their species. They help educate the public about the need for the conservation and protection of marine animals.
Dive Into Their World
Join the family fun!
Watch the daily Seal Presentation and finish the new activity trail with a free activity booklet in order to receive the Seal of Approval reward at the end. Learn all there is to know about seals at our artefacts table and meet our new seal mascot.
There is so much to see and do these summer school holidays.
Love seals and want to know more? Checkout our fun facts about seals.
Daily activities schedule
|Seal Presentation||10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm||Seal Island|
|Seal Enrichment Session||1:30pm||Seal Island|
|Seal Photo (at an additional cost)||10:50am, 12:50pm and 2:50pm||Seal Island|
|Artefacts Table||10am to 1pm||Ocean Tunnel|
Meet our new seals
The Summer of Seals comes after we welcomed two new seals to the colony during 2022. Birubi the long-nosed fur seal relocated from Taronga Zoo in October, where she was the first pup of her species born in over 20 years. Her fellow long-nosed fur seal, Saturday, arrived in February.
Birubi and Saturday joined Australian fur seal Groucho, Australian sea lion Teiko, sub-Antarctic fur seal Nelson, and long-nosed fur seals Sly and Moana. Five of the seals were rescued after being found injured and stranded in the wild.
Current weight: 11kg
Current DFI (Daily food intake): 2kg
Birubi is our smallest, newest and youngest seal here at Seal Island. She arrived here at the beginning of October 2022 from Taronga Zoo. She was born at Taronga Zoo to her parents who are both rescued seals. As a juvenile seal, she interacts a lot with enrichment items placed in her environment, investigating everything.
Current weight: ~36kg
Current DFI (Daily food intake): 3.5kg
Saturday is our most curious seal here at seal island.
Saturday, a long nose fur seal, has just joined our resident seals here at Seal Island in January 2022. She was rescued in 2012 and she was approximately 6 months old when she stranded off Surfers Paradise Beach. She had issues with her right eye and had to undergo eye surgery.
The Summer of Seals activities are all included in the price of admission* unless stated otherwise! Guests can also discover a range of other marine and freshwater creatures at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast including sharks, rays, turtles, little blue penguins and more.
When: 10th December - 31st January 2023
Where: SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Plus: Pick up the FREE activity booklet when you arrive and receive an awesome reward once you've completed the trail.
*Seal Photo and Seal Experiences are not included into the price of admission and come at an additional cost.
- Price includes a Digi Photo Pass with 8 digital photos – valued at $26!
- Get your ticket on your phone
- Save up to 20% when booking online at least one day in advance on weekdays and outside school holidays
- Book a day and time to guarantee entry - you will gain entry within half an hour of your designated time slot!
- Enjoy 12 months unlimited entry to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
- Great savings for food and in gift shop
- Discounted additional experiences