Dolphin Encounter

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This program is designed for all ages to have a great learning experience and meeting; to know more about the wonderful dolphins by interacting with them. The hand-target is very entertaining as the dolphin will jump to touch your hands. You will also receive a kiss and a hug unforgettable!

Rates
  • Participants (48 inches and above) $129 regular price
  • Participants (40 inches - 47 inches above) $99 regular price– must be accompanied in the water by a paying participant 18 yrs + (one on one)
  • **children age 1 and up to 39 inches tall – complimentary with accompanying paying adult participant (18+) in the water
  • See pricing on booking calendar. Discounted rates on specific days.
Includes
  • Behaviors: Kiss, Hand shake, Hand Target, Hug, Free time (various activities)
  • General admission to Gulf World is included. Enjoy shows, educational chats and explore the indoor and outdoor exhibits home to a variety of animals. See show schedule here.
Not Included
  • Swimsuit and towels.
  • Photos of your experience with dolphins.
  • Food and beverage.
  • Transportation
Observer Rules
  • 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 observer fee. Swimmers under 18 may have one complimentary observer, with the option to pay $5 for 1 extra observer.
  • Observers are required to pay regular admission fees.
  • No cameras or cell phones are allowed.
Requirements
  • Anyone that is handicapped or has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to contact to call 850-234-5271 or email [email protected] prior to booking.
  • Participants must be at least 48 inches tall to do program by themselves
  • Participants below 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a paying program participant 18 or older in the water one on one
  • Participants will be measured before participating in program at check in.
  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Kids must wear water diaper if they are not potty trained.
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • No refunds unless cancelled by Gulf World.
  • Please arrive at least 30 min before your scheduled swim time and account for high season traffic. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a $25 fee per participant.
Additional Information
  • The use of life vests is required in all water programs.
  • No jewelry is allowed to be worn during the program for the safety of the animals.
  • At Gulf World we have groups of up to 20 people.
  •  Please do not leave children unattended.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • Every Swim with a Dolphin encounter is photographed by our professional photographers.
  • Professional prints or CD may be purchased after the encounter in the Photography Center.
  • Availability: every day Gulf World Marine Park is open (weather permitting)
  • Please arrive at least 30 min before your scheduled swim time and account for high season traffic. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a $25 fee per participant.
  • Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and non-refundable unless cancelled by Gulf World.

Dolphin Encounter

This program is designed for all ages to have a great learning experience and meeting; to know more about the wonderful dolphins by interacting with them. The hand-target is very entertaining as the dolphin will jump to touch your hands. You will also receive a kiss and a hug unforgettable!

*Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and non-refundable unless cancelled by Gulf World Marine Park.
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