Marineland was a great place to take our family! Another hot day in July, but so much to see and experience. Our grandson was actually able to touch a beluga and an orca. To see these creatures up close and interact with them is something he will never forget.
Although there were ticket lines for this, then another line to wait in while each child got the opportunity to touch the whales, no one complained as they waited in the heat. This was Friendship Cove. Beneath the tanks where the beluga and orca visited the children, a mother and baby orca swam. It was cold and dark here...great for cooling off.
Marineland arena is used for shows featuring dolphins and seals. The trainers had these animals perform water skills which were fun to watch. A comedian entertained the audience with sappy, but cute tricks. People sitting in the first rows got soaked, of course, but loved every minute of it.
This was a large park with walkways winding some distance between each exhibit. The bear compound drew our attention and we spent quite a while here feeding them. Deer and other animals were located throughout the park. Gift shops were available where we bought hats--you needed them that day!!
The price of admission and operating hours vary with the season. Check their website for up to date information.
For me, Marineland is a very special place. One day in the future I would really love to visit Marineland again. Among the many attractions, it includes a zoo, amusement park as well as whale and dolphin shows. I am convinced that one can spend an entire day in marineland alone. Arguably one of the most famous treats is the Beluga Whale exhibit. This exhibit includes a below surface observation window.
To fully see the park requires lots of walking.
The name makes them sound ferocious, but killer whales can be quite friendly and affectionate.
This congenial side of the largest member of the dolphin family became known through observations and contact made at facilities like Marineland.
High-flying bows, spectacular breaches and amazing flips are just some of the natural and thrilling behaviours performed by killer whales and dolphins that will have you saying “wow” more times than you can count.
At Marineland you will meet one of the most unique looking whales from the marine mammal family - the beluga. Expansive underwater viewing windows at Arctic Cove let you get right up close. You can touch and feed these friendly white whales - it cost 4 CD only.
We arrived at MarineLand expecting it to be as good as SeaWorld but it was a let down in that area. The attractions are few and far between which means you do ALOT of unneeded walking. The best ride there was the 200+foot drop on the hill...we could see it from our hotel room! The rest were kiddie rides but fun. The animals were fun because a majority of them you could feed. The aquatic animals however you had to wait for special times and their enclosures were small. It was almost as though this park had just opened. However, we've never been to Sea World so we weren't too let down. However, I do suggest driving and not riding the shuttle. We waited for over an hour for the shuttle while we were starving so that we could go back to the hotel. The food prices in the park were too high for no more than you got and we were done way before time for the shuttle to return.
Watch the whale show and scream on a rollercoaster, than feed the bears.
Yes, you can do all these and a lot more at Marineland Canada at Niagara Falls, Ontario. Once you are there, do NOT miss Marineland. Many tourists don't even know there is one.
I think the whale show is once in every hour and the rides, including the very long rollercoaster is operating all day long. please check my Marineland Travelodge for more images on this!
Regular Rate (10 - 59 yrs) $32.95 CDN. Child (5 - 9 yrs) & Seniors (60+) $27.95 in Canadian funds.
4 years of age and under are REE.
Applicable taxes extra. Some activities separately priced.
Parking is FREE infront of the park.
A great combination of petting zoo, marine park and amusement park! Where else can you pet a whale and a buffalo, ride the world's largest steel rollercoaster, and feed a bear in one day for one price?
This is the place to go if you're here with children.
Visit Friendship Cove and see the largest killer whale habitat in the world. Watch the show and prepare to be doused with water as the trainers get the whales to splash the spectators. You even get a chance to be kissed by a killer whale!
Also see the newest residents, the beluga whales.
Visit Deer Park and get ready to be surrounded by greedy deer looking for a handout. You can buy deer food to feed them and this makes for great picture opportunities.
Here's a handy tip though, take wet wipes to wipe the deer saliva off your hands when you're done feeding them.
There's an amusement park with rides like rollercoasters if you wish for a little more excitement.
There's also a campground here at King Waldorf's Tent and Trailer Park
King Waldorf is the resident mascot, a sea lion.
A brilliant day out in a lovely park. Lots of animals to see including Killer whales, Beluga whales, Deer and Bears. Whilst I was there I was able to feed the Killer Whale. This was a wonderful opportunity and only cost a few dollars. You can feed the deer, bears and fish too! You can walk in amongst the deer which was an experience! There are lots of theme park rides including a rollercoaster. It is a lovely place to bring a picnic which is allowed as long as you do not bring alcohol.
Park is open May to October, check website for dates.
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