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Bottlenose Dolphin Meet N Greet at Gulf World Marine Park

 Panama City Beach, FL
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Gulf World's bottlenose dolphins are in a different habitat and are also available for an up close and personal session. You can get eye to eye with these magnificent animals. You'll learn behaviors such as a kiss, feed, handshake, hand target, interaction and participate in animal enrichment.

Activity Highlights
  • All day admission to Gulf World is included with each encounter
  • Have a once in a lifetime experience meeting bottlenose dolphins
  • Learn valuable information about bottlenose dolphins
  • Enjoy live daily park shows and feeding experience with marine life
  • Full access to the tropical gardens and Stingray Bay

Duration: 15 Min.

What's Included
  • An all day admission to Gulf World

Exclusions:

  • Photos of your experience with the dolphin
  • Food & Beverage
  • Dry clothes to enjoy the park before and/or after the program as you may get splashed.
  • Transportation
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Restrictions
  • Must be at least 4 years old to participate by themselves.
  • Small children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • Anyone allergic to fish is unable to participate.
  • Anyone that has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to call 850-424-5125 to make arrangement.
  • No coolers, food, or beverage items allowed in the park.
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Anyone that has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to call 850-234-5271 to make arrangements.

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 are allowed.
Additional information
  • Participants may get splashed by the dolphin but this is not an in water program.
  • Every Bottlenose Dolphin Meet N Greet is photographed by our professional photographers. Professional prints or CD may be purchased after the encounter in the Photography Center.
  • The habitats are filled with chlorinated saltwater and the water temperature averages between 70-75 degrees.
  • Gulf World can accommodate groups of up to 20 people.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • Gulf World Marine Park is located at 15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413.
  • Guests may not bring coolers, food, or beverage items into the park.
  • You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your hand stamped or your receipt.
  • No refunds will be given unless cancelled by Gulf World. If the weather causes the park to close during the duration of your vacation, the tickets can be exchanged for a refund by calling TripShock. No refunds once you have redeemed your ticket at the park.
  • Gulf World Marine Institute (GWMI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea turtles and marine mammals. GWMI is proud to be a part of the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network. Working under permits from National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, GWMI plays an important role in rescuing and rehabilitating injured marine mammals and sea turtles throughout the Florida Panhandle.
Reservation Requirements

ALL participant's first name, last names, age and heights must be entered into the RESERVATION COMMENTS when booking. Failing to enter this information may cause the participant to miss the experience. Rescheduling or cancellation will be at Gulf World's discretion.

Customers must contact Gulf World directly to reschedule and will be charged a $25 rescheduling fee per participant. Anyone that is handicapped or has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to contact Gulf World prior to booking.

You agree to the following:

  • Participants must be at 4 years old to do program by themselves.
  • Participants ages 1-3 are complimentary but must be accompanied by a paying program participant one on one ages 18+.
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • Please arrive at least 30 min before your scheduled Meet N Greet time. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a $25 fee per participant.
  • Due to limited space, only 1 paid observer per Meet N Greet over 18 is allowed. Observers are required to pay regular admission fee plus a $5 observer fee. Meet N Greet participants 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.
Location

15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, USA

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Bottlenose Dolphin Meet N Greet at Gulf World Marine Park

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Dolphin meet and greet!!!

about 3 months ago
Awesome ???? ???? Best idea ever!!! Very happy to the employees. They were very informative and great!! I would definitely do it again but will be back to swim with the dolphins!!!!
Payton A

Gulf world

about 2 years ago
Meeting the dolphin was the highlight of my trip. I can tell these workers truly love and care for their animals
Tobie W

Great experience

about 2 years ago
This was a great experience for our whole family. The trainer was knowledgeable and answered all questions.
Amber

Golf World

about 2 years ago
The experience with the dauphins was wonderful! There was a lack of information on show times on Tripshock. Plus Golf World had a long delay on our appointment time with the dolphins. This caused us to miss multiple shows and made our visit very expensive with little in return. Golf World is small and not well maintained.
Anne C