Swim Journey

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Gulf World is the only facility in the world where guests can interact simultaneously with a rough-toothed dolphin and a bottlenose dolphin! This is available exclusively in our newest interactive program, Swim Journey!


Behaviors: Kiss, hand target, handshake with both animals, Slide out photo, Double Dorsal, Mimics and high energy Duration: approx. 30 min shared time with a group


  • Participants (18 and above 4’7” ) $169


  • An all day admission to Gulf World  is included with your ‘Swim With a Dolphin’ encounter. Please set aside extra time to explore the park.


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


  • Due to the fact that there is no platform in this habitat, participants must be able to comfortably tread water for 30 min.
  • Participants must be 18 years old and at least 4’7″ to do program by themselves.
  • 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).


  • 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 are allowed.


  • The use of life vests is required in all water programs
  • At Gulf World we have groups of up to 6 people for Swim Journey.
  • 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)

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


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