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Discover Sea Lions at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

 Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island, FL
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Get up close and personal as you touch and feed California sea lions at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Ages 8 and up are invited to join in on the fun with the trainers, and interact with these lively and clever mammals. You are sure to make fast friends and lasting memories on this Discover Sea Lions at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Book your experience today!

Activity Highlights
  • Discover Sea Lions at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton beach, Florida
  • Learn about the anatomy & behavior of the species
  • Meet, touch, & feed California sea lions
  • Give behavior signals to the animals
  • Great activity for ages 8+

Duration: 10 Min.

Safety Precautions

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

What's Included
  • Discover Sea Lions at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton beach, Florida
  • Interaction with a California sea lion
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • ID
  • 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 you or a family member has any special needs or disabilities, please contact TripShock prior to making your reservation.
  • This encounter is for guests ages 8 years old and older. Children ages 7 & under are not permitted.
  • General admission to the park is not included in encounter price and must be purchased separately.
  • 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.

Admission to Gulfarium is NOT included in this ticket and must be purchased separately.

Additional information
  • Although each program is different in order to incorporate variety for the animals, the program may include feeding and giving various behaviour signals while interacting with the sea lions.
  • Photos are taken during the encounter and will be available for purchase. Photo packages are not included in the price of the encounter.
  • Time spent with each animal species varies with each encounter depending on the individual animals’ behaviour and needs.
  • This is not an "in water" activity although the customer may get wet or splashed by the sea lion.
  • Participants stand for this program, but may occasionally kneel for photo opportunities.
  • Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.
  • The encounter includes the opportunity to discover how each animal feels.
  • 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 8 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 Sea Lions at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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about 8 months ago
Me and my daughter loved petting the sea lion and posing for pictures
Jason Brunkenhoefer

Beyond the Best

about 11 months ago
All five of us had a marvelous experience and we look forward to doing it again!
Scott Kossoff

Great visit to Gulfarium

about 2 years ago
Had a great time at Gulfarium seeing the Dolphin & Sea Lion shows! My children and I really enjoyed getting to interact with the sea lions & learn more about them.
Skye Bode

highlight of my trip!!

about 4 years ago
This was so much fun! Ada the sea lion was so funny and adorable. We were able to get up close and personal to see all her tricks and dances, it was very entertaining! The staff was great and let us feed her and take some fun photos. This was one of the highlights of my gulfarium trip!
katelyn l
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