Training Sea Lions

Yes, CONNY-LAND makes it possible! With the programme “I am a sea lion trainer” we are responding to the huge demand to experience the life of our sea lion trainers for half a day, actively participate and be very close to our animals.

How does it work? Call CONNY-LAND and reserve a free date. Attention, it is in high demand! The schedule of the day is as follows:

  • – Work starts at 09am. Our team of trainers will welcome you, and you're ready to go.
  • – Introduction to the daily work of a sea lion trainer.
  • – Wake the sea lions Oscar, Jenna, Shaggy & Co. and together with the staff, you will fetch our sea lions from their “beds” because they are waiting for their breakfast. But it won’t just be feeding, because even for sea lions the following motto applies: Business before pleasure! So you will already learn your first tricks, how to give sea lions certain instructions.
  • – Soon it’s time for the first training sessions and showcases. You are close by and can even assist. A kiss from a sea lion and a fantastic souvenir picture are assured.
  • – But the life of an animal trainer is not just fun. In addition to portioning fish for the individual animals, cleaning, sampling and an analysis of the water samples and much more are also included. Our sea lion carers will grant you an exclusive look into their incomparable daily routine.
  • – In doing so you will get an idea of how much patience and empathy it requires to establish and deepen the trust relationship between animal and human. This is the basis of the coexistence between a sea lion and its carer.
  • – The interactive contribution and the many impressions will make you hungry. You really deserve lunch with one of our sea lion trainers at 12pm. During this time you are welcome to ask any questions.
  • – The programme ends at 1pm, and afterwards you are free to explore the CONNY-LAND leisure park.
  • – Would you like to also swim with your new protégées which you got to know in the morning? If you have booked the attractive combined offer, you can go into the water with Oscar & Co. from 16:30. Have fun!


  • – Registration: CONNY-LAND AG, CH-8564 Lipperswil, Telephone +41 52 762 72 72
  • – Price per participant: Sea lion trainer CHF 120.00. This includes admission to the leisure park, the programme booked, a souvenir photo, lunch and a diploma
  • – Price for the combination offer sea lion trainer including sea lion swimming CHF 180.00.
  • The minimum age for sea lion trainers is 12 years
  • – Clothing: Suitable for cleaning work: 1 pair of clean rubber boots, 1 pair of clean tennis shoes, a dry change of clothes for after the experience

We are looking forward to your visit and hope you have a lot of fun while participating in the “Sea Lion Trainer Programme in CONNY-LAND”!
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Participation conditions:

The participant should arrive at CONNY-LAND on time at 09am, at the meeting point at the entrance. If a participant does not appear or is late, we cannot give a refund.

• The reservation is considered to be confirmed only after receipt of the payment.

• Up to 2 guests per day, minimum age for sea lion trainer 12 years (ID required for children), only sea lion swimming – minimum age 6 years.

• Clothing: Suitable for cleaning work: 1 pair of clean rubber boots, 1 pair of clean tennis shoes, a dry change of clothes for after the experience

• Touching and contact with the sea mammals is only allowed if instructed by the trainer crew.

• Spontaneous contact is not allowed in order to protect the participants and the animals. In the event that these rules are ignored, the participant can be removed from the programme immediately without any refund.

• If, for whatever reason, the Sea Lion programme cannot be carried out or has to be cancelled by CONNY-LAND staff for reasons of safety, health or the social behaviour of the animals on the day of the event, this shall not create an entitlement to any reimbursement of the cost. Instead CONNY-LAND will grant a replacement date.

• Participation in the programme is at your own risk and peril! Any liability is excluded.

Cancellation policy: 15–30 days before the reservation date: 50% reimbursement; less than 15 days before the reservation date: No reimbursement

Where you can find us

Connylandstraße 1
CH 8564 Lipperswil (TG)

Phone: +41 52 762 72 72
Telefax: +41 52 762 72 73

About us

CONNY-LAND is a leisure park in Lipperswil (Switzerland) for young and old.

Here you can see spectacular sea lion shows and a parrot show, have fun on our
roller coaster “Cobra”, the Mammut-Tree, the whitewater course or the unique Jungle Adventure.

CONNY-LAND also offers fun in bad weather: All our main attractions have roofs!

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