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07/13/2020 ~ 07/19/2020

Discover Harbor Seals at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

 Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island, FL
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Have an intimate encounter with a harbor seal at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. These gentle, yet playful, mammals will melt your heart while you touch and feed them during this special interaction. For ages 9 and up, you can watch as they play and learn interesting facts about this amazing species. A Harbor seal is waiting to meet you, so book today!

Activity Highlights
  • Touch & feed gentle and playful harbor seals
  • Learn about the anatomy and behavior of the species while getting up close
  • Watch as the animals play and learn cues from the experienced trainer
  • Only minutes from Destin and a short drive from Pensacola

Please Note: Masks will be required for all encounter participants due to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. If a participant does not have a mask, masks will be available to purchase for that animal interaction program.

Duration: 10 Min.

What's Included
  • Interaction with harbor seals
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • This encounter is for ages 8 and up.
  • 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.
  • If you or a family member has any special needs or disabilities, please contact TripShock prior to making your reservation.
  • General admission to the park is not included in encounter price and 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.
  • The encounter includes the opportunity to discover how each animal feels.
  • 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 seals.
  • This is not an "in water" activity although the customer may get wet or splashed by the harbor seals.
  • Photos are taken during the encounter and will be available for purchase. Photo packages are not included in the price of the encounter.
  • Participants are required to be able to kneel for this program.
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. Encounters do not include admission and admission must be purchased separately.

Please Note: Masks will be required for all encounter participants due to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. If a participant does not have a mask, masks will be available to purchase for that animal interaction program.


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

Discover Harbor Seals at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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Loved it!

about 1 year ago
I loved the interaction as well as the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Darlene S

Milo is the cutest

about 1 year ago
Out of the encounters I did, this one was by my far my favorite! Milo was just the cutest and seemed so happy to be with us. We learned a lot about him and how to care for our environment to make sure the wild animals are safe and can live long life like him. I would 10/10 recommend this encounter.


about 1 year ago
This was an unreal experience! Seals are such beautiful and smart animals, and I’m so glad I got to meet Milo and his son Ollie. The trainers showed off how intelligent these animals were by showing us basic tricks. Most of these tricks are learned as ways to make it easier for the trainers to care for them whether it’s brushing their teeth or having them get into specific positions to check their health. This was such a memorable experience, and I’m so grateful I was able do it.

Loved all the encounters I did!

about 1 year ago
The animal encounters I experienced at the Gulfarium were hands down one of the best things I've ever experienced. I would highly recommend these encounters to anyone willing to feed a 200 lb turtle, throw your arm around a seal, hold a baby alligator or rub down a dolphin that has her eyes closed in enjoyment. If you are looking to for a way to bring a little enchantment into your life ANY of the animal encounters at the Gulfarium is the way to do it.