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02/27/2020 ~ 03/04/2020

Dolphin Splash Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Splash into the experience of a lifetime on a Dolphin Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Befriend a bottlenose dolphin alongside a Gulfarium Trainer as you learn all about this playful and sleek species. While in shallow water, participants will be able to play, touch, feed, and give behavior signals to one of the resident dolphins alongside a trainer. A truly unforgettable experience is waiting for you on a Dolphin Splash Encounter at the Gulfarium. General admission to the park is not included in encounter price and must be purchased separately. Encounter is for ages 8 and up.

Activity Highlights
  • Get in the water with bottlenose dolphins alongside a trainer
  • Learn, touch, and play with dolphins in a safe environment
  • Feed and give various behavior signals while interacting with the dolphins
  • Unique opportunity to work side-by-side a VIP marine mammal trainer

Duration: 18-20 Minutes

What's Included
  • Interaction with dolphins
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Guests must be age 8 or older to participate.
  • 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.
  • Bathing suit attire must be worn or brought with the participant.
Additional information
  • Participants in the Dolphin Splash Encounter stand in shallow water in the dolphin habitat. The water is about 3 feet deep. There is not a swim element to this program.
  • 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.
  • The length of time spent with each animal varies with each program depending on the animals’ needs and behavior.
  • Photos are taken during the encounter and will be available for purchase. Photo packages are not included in the price of the encounter.
  • 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.
  • Changing rooms and lockers are available on site for use by in-water encounter participants free of charge.
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.


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

Dolphin Splash Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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Verified Traveler Reviews

about 29 days 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 7 days ago
This place is horrible. The poor animals are kept in awful enclosures. The enclosures are all filthy, way too small and nothing to keep the animals occupied...
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Ryan T.
about 23 days 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.