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Dolphin Splash Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

 Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island, FL
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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, book today!

Activity Highlights
  • Dolphin Splash Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • 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
  • Great for ages 8+

Duration: 18 - 20 Min.

Safety Precautions

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

What's Included
  • Dolphin Splash Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
What to bring
  • Weather/activity appropriate attire
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • ID
  • 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.
  • Bathing suit attire must be worn or brought with the participant.
  • Guests must be age 8 years old or older to participate.
  • Please remove all loose jewelry before arrival.

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

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.
Reservation Requirements

Guests must be 8 years old or older 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. 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 admissions, you will be required to do so upon checking in for your animal encounter.


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

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Dolphin Splash Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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about 2 months ago
It fulfilled my bucket list.
Jacqueline H


about 2 months ago
Great experience!!!
Robert S

Experience was Amazing

about 3 months ago
It was our 1st time being in the water and hands on with the dolphins they are beautiful it was great!
Melodie S

Dolphin encounter

about 3 months ago
This was a dream come true I was so excited to be able to encounter with the dolphins the trainers was amazing I loved every moment of it and hope to be able to do it again
Angie W