Dolphin Encounter with Admission to Gulf World Marine Park
Cleaning and safety practices
- Memorable, family-friendly experience with friendly dolphins
- Opportunity to shake hands, hug & swim with the animals
- Shallow-water facility great for both for children & adults
- Expert, friendly trainers help you get the most of your swim
- Once-in-a-lifetime experience with joyful & social dolphins
Live commentary in English.
What's included, what's not
Know Before You Book
- children age 1 and up to 39 inches tall – complimentary with accompanying paying adult participant (18+) in the water
- Participants 40 inches - 47 inches above are considered children and must be accompanied by a paying participant 18 yrs +
- Participants 48 inches and above areconsidered adults
- Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
- At Gulf World may have groups of up to 15 people.
- The use of life vests is required in all water programs.
- You must arrive 1 hour prior to your scheduled program time and account for high season traffic. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a 25 USD fee per participant.
- Due to limited space, only 1 paid observer per swimmer over 18 is allowed. Observers are required to pay regular admission fee plus a 5 USD observer fee. Swimmers under 18 may have one complimentary observer, with the option to pay 5 USD for 1 extra observer.
What you can expect
Enter Dolphin Discovery at Gulf World Panama City Beach and explore the beauty of marine life with the whole family. Experience a dolphin encounter and live out your dreams of splashing, playing, and swimming with these joyful and social creatures.
Arrive at Dolphin Discovery, a facility specially designed to provide intimate and personal encounters with dolphins, and prepare for a full day of adventure in the company of these gentle animals. Friendly trainers and responsible caring practices enhance your time with the dolphins and help you get the most of your time in the water.
The expert trainers at this facility invite you to immerse yourself in the world of dolphins while sharing a magical time with the ones you love. Swim, shake hands, and sing along with these jubilant creatures and see first-hand just how friendly and social they can be. Relish in a gentle hug and kiss from your dolphin before this once-in-a-lifetime experience comes to an end.
Your dolphin program includes general admission to Gulf World Marine Park. Shows include:
- Sea Lion and Rough-toothed Dolphin Show
- Dolphin Educational Show
- Feathers & Friends Show
- Shark and Turtle Feeding
- Stingray touch pool
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
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