Harbor Seal Encounter

Swim with Seal

New Program: Get up close and personal with a Harbor Seal. Get in the water with these amazing creatures as you get to know their unique personalities and characteristics. Learn about the differences between Sea Lion and Seals by seeing them up close and personal.

Behaviors: Kiss, Handshake, Hug, Swim By, Cradle, Mimics and Free time (various activities)

Duration: approx. 20 min shared time with a group


  • Participants (55 inches and above) $79
  • Participants (40 inches to 54 inches) $59 –  must be accompanied in the water by a paying participant 18 yrs + (one on one.)


  • An all-day admission to Gulf World is included with your interactive program. Please set aside extra time to explore the park.


  • Swimsuit and towels.
  • Photos of your experience with the seals.
  • Food and beverage.
  • Transportation.


  • Anyone that has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to call 850-234-5271 to make your reservation.
  • Participants must be at least 55 inches tall to do program by themselves.
  • Participants between 40 inches tall and 54 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.
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • No refunds will be given unless cancelled by Gulf World.
  • Bring your swimsuit and towel (recommended wearing suit under clothes).


  • Wetsuits are available – water temperature varies based on the climate in this habitat.
  • This program can have groups of up to 8 people.
  • There are not observers for this program with the exception of 1 observer for children under 18.
  • Please do not leave children unattended.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • Every Interactive Program 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)

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

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