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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.

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

Duration: 5 Min.

Safety Precautions

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

What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • 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.
  • Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.
  • Guests are required to be able to kneel to be able to fully participate in the program.
  • Children under 5 are not permitted to participate.
  • Please remove all loose jewelry before arrival.
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.
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.


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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Dolphin encounter

about 15 days ago
The kids really liked the encounter with the dolphins
Greg I

Sweet but short

about 28 days ago
It was very nice to have a chance to touch and feed a dolphin, but it was very, very short, only 5 minutes. If you are a family of 4 that makes $140 plus fees and taxes, so over $150 altogether. And extra for the photos that the Gulfarium employees take. My advice: pay for the kids, wait outside the fence and take your own pictures.
Agata K

Meeting the dolphins

about 1 month ago
It was awesome just wish for 39 dollars you had more then 5 mins with them.. all the trainers were very friendly and knowledgeable
Sheila S


about 2 months ago
Was a great experience for my grandson. Will have to come back again.
April M