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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.

Safety Precautions

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

What's Included
  • Bottlenose Dolphin Meet N Greet at Gulf World Marine Park
  • 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
  • Activity appropriate clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • ID
Restrictions
  • ALL participant's first names, last names, 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.
  • No refunds will be given unless canceled 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.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • Guests may not bring coolers, food, or beverage items into the park.
  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • Guests must arrive one hour before their program starts.
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Anyone allergic to fish is unable to participate.
  • Cameras are prohibited.

Observer Rules:

  • Due to limited space, only 1 paid observer per participant over 18 is allowed. Observers are required to pay regular admission fee plus a $5 observer fee. 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.
  • No cameras are allowed.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Participants may get splashed by the dolphin but this is not an in water program.
  • Every Bottlenose Dolphin Meet N Greet is photographed by 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. .
  • You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your hand stamped or your receipt.
  • Gulf World can accommodate groups of up to 20 people.
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 1 hour 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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So fun

about 1 month ago
Super fun! Nice staff, beautiful animas
Donna E

Awesome experience!

about 2 months ago
Me and my 4yo daughter did the dolphin meet and greet! It was really awesome. The dolphin, Sandy and the trainer were very entertaining! Afterwards, we went to get our pictures and that was a bit chaotic. I left and went to grab lunch, when I came back there was no wait. I’m glad I decided to come back after the chaos.
Jenny P

Gulf World

about 4 months ago
Going to Gulf World was the best experience! The staff was awesome! Would definitely recommend!
Deanna F

Wonderful

about 8 months ago
It was wonderful. Your staff was amazing and very knowledgeable. But haven’t been able to download all my photos
Karen M