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Discover Dolphins Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

 Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island, FL
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Guests cannot help but be enchanted when meeting a dolphin family during this hands-on dockside encounter. Play, laugh, and learn about the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, known for their curious nature and spirited disposition. Guests may get wet, so the Gulfarium recommends wearing attire that can do the same! This fun and engaging encounter is for ages 5 and up. Reserve your spot today!

VERY limited in 2022 due to construction of Dolphin Oasis

Activity Highlights
  • Discover Dolphins Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • Program allows you to pet & feed a real dolphin & take pictures
  • Give behavior signals to the dolphins
  • Learn about dolphin anatomy
  • Trainer led adventure for ages 5+

Duration: 5 Min.

Safety Precautions

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

What's Included
  • Discover Dolphins Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • ID
Restrictions
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please refer to the most up to date CDC guidelines prior to your activity/trip date.
  • Cameras/phones are not allowed into animal enclosures or on docks as participants’ hands must be free to interact with the animals. Family and friends are welcome to take photos from viewing areas.
  • If guests or a family member has any special needs or disabilities, please contact TripShock prior to making the reservation.
  • General admission to the park is not included in encounter price and must be purchased separately.
  • Guests are required to be able to kneel to be able to fully participate in the program.
  • Children ages 4 & under are not permitted to participate.
  • Please remove all loose jewelry before arrival.
  • Smoking and vaping is not permitted on-site.
  • Outside food or beverages are not permitted.
  • Glass items are strictly prohibited.
  • Coolers are not permitted.
Additional information
  • Although each program is different in order to incorporate variety for the animals, the program may include feeding and giving various behavior signals while interacting with the dolphins.
  • The Discover Dolphins program occurs from the dry dock area alongside the habitat. Mats will be provided for each guest to kneel or sit on the dock.
  • Photos are taken during the encounter and will be available for purchase. Photo packages are not included in the price of the encounter.
  • Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.
  • Certified service animals are permitted.
  • Free parking is available on-site.
  • Restrooms are available.
Reservation Requirements

General admissions is required to be purchased to enter Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and is not included in the encounter price. If you have not already purchased admission, you will be required to do so upon checking in for your animal encounter.

Children under 5 are not permitted to participate. Account for potential traffic during your travel to the Gulfarium, especially during spring and summer seasons. During summer, it is recommended to plan to arrive 60 minutes in advance to accommodate for any traffic delays. Encounters will not be delayed due to late arrival, and a refund cannot be provided in the event an encounter is missed.

Location

1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA

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Discover Dolphins Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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A Blast

about 6 months ago
The kids had an absolute blast. Who doesn’t love dolphins?!
Michelle Ashby

Gulfarium

about 11 months ago
Fantastic place. My family and I had a wonderful experience. Enjoyed the up-close encounters with the animals.
Gene Rymer

Meet a Dolphin

about 1 year ago
I had a great experience with meeting the Dolphins. A++++++
Michelle Roth

Dolphin encounter

about 1 year ago
The kids really liked the encounter with the dolphins
Greg Ison
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