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04/06/2020 ~ 04/12/2020

Discover Stingrays at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

 Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island, FL
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Dip your hands into a stingray estuary and marvel at the tranquility of these gentle rays as they glide under your fingertips. You'll meet an aquarist and learn loads of specifics on stingrays on this Discover Stingrays Adventure. Watch these graceful creatures of the sea from the comfort of dry land as your fingers caress their smooth backs. For ages 4 and up, don't miss this chance to touch these loving and lovable creatures.

Activity Highlights
  • Incredible opportunity to touch stingrays in the stingray estuary
  • Learn and have fun as your trained aquarist teaches you all about stingrays
  • Enjoy watching as these tranquil animals glide through the estuary waters
  • Only minutes from Destin and a short drive from Pensacola

Duration: 15 Min.

What's Included
  • Interaction with stingrays
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Participants must be at least four (4) years of age.
  • 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.
  • Please remove all loose jewelry before arrival.
  • Due to the animal interaction and their habitats, it is best to call should you need handicap assistance or have a service animal.
  • Encounters do not include admission and admission must be purchased separately.
Additional information
  • Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.
  • Time spent with each animal species varies with each encounter depending on the individual animals’ behavior and needs.
  • This is not an "in-water" encounter.
  • The encounter includes the opportunity to discover how each animal feels.
  • Encounters do not include admission and admission must be purchased separately.
  • Up to 6 people can participate at one time.
Cancellation policy

Admission to Gulfarium is NOT included in this ticket and must be purchased separately. A 24-hour notice must be given in order to receive a full refund of the purchase price minus $5. In the event that an encounter must be rescheduled within 24 hours prior to the encounter start time, or after a missed encounter, a rebooking fee of 25% of the encounter purchase price will be applied. Rebooking is subject to program availability and is not guaranteed.


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

Discover Stingrays at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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Verified Traveler Reviews

about 19 days ago
Oh what a lovely place to visit while here in Destin! We needed a break from the beach and this was well worth it. Plenty to see and cute shows to watch!...
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Marlo L.
about 2 months ago
Enjoyed our visit to the Gulfarium. the outdoor area is much bigger than I expected which was great. enjoyed the animal exhibits, the sea lion show and the...
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Teri G.
about 2 months ago
This place is not much from the outside, but regardless the whole family was super excited to come here. Reviews were decent and we desperately needed...
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Katie T.