Sea Lion Encounter

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New Program: Get up close and personal with a California Sea Lion. Get in the water with these amazing creatures as you get to know their unique personalities and characteristics. Guests ages 12 and older are invited to interact with a California Sea Lion in an all new in-water experience. Participants will learn valuable information about these extraordinary animals and what they can do to help their wild counterparts. At Gulf World we invite guests to come for the experience and leave with a mission to help the environment and the animals that call if home.

Behaviors: Kiss, Cradle, Swim By

Duration: approx. 20 min shared time with a group

Rates
  • Participants $79 regular price
    Ages 12 and up | Must be 4' 8" Tall
  • See pricing on booking calendar. Discounted rates on specific days.
Includes
  • Behaviors: Kiss,  Swim By, Cradle
  • 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 the Sea Lion.
  • 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 Gulf World prior to booking. Please email [email protected]
  • Participants must be at least 12 years old and 4' 8" tall to participate.
  • 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).
  • Please arrive at least 30 min before your scheduled program time and account for high season traffic. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a $25 fee per participant.
Additional Information  

  • This program can have groups of up to 6 people.
  • Please do not leave children unattended.
  • No cameras or cell phones are allowed.
  • No jewelry is allowed to be worn during the program for the safety of the animals.
  • 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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