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Dolphin Swim Adventure at Gulf World Marine Park

 Panama City Beach, FL
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The Dolphin Swim Adventure at Gulf World Marine Park offers a fast and exciting ride with a dolphin; hold on to their pectoral fins and get ready for the magnificent belly-ride! You will have the opportunity to interact with dolphins like you’ve never imagined. Besides the belly ride, behaviors taught include a handshake, kiss, hand target, hug, and free time with various activities. Book your Dolphin Swim Adventure today and prepare for the experience of a lifetime!

Activity Highlights
  • Have a once in a lifetime experience swimming with dolphins
  • Enjoy live, daily park shows and feeding experience with marine life
  • Full access to the tropical gardens and Stingray Bay
  • All day admission to Gulf World is included with each swim

Duration: 30 Min.

Safety Precautions

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

What's Included
  • All day admission to Gulf World is included with each swim
  • Personal Flotation Devices
What to bring
  • Bring your swimsuit and towel. It is recommended that you wear your suit under your clothes.
Restrictions
  • ALL participant's first names, last names, and heights must be entered into the RESERVATION COMMENTS when booking. Failing to enter this information may cause the participant to miss the experience. Rescheduling or cancellation will be at Gulf World's discretion.
  • No refunds will be given unless cancelled by Gulf World. If the weather causes the park to close during the duration of your vacation, the tickets can be exchanged for a refund by calling TripShock. No refunds once you have redeemed your ticket at the park.
  • Participants must be at least 54 inches tall to do program by themselves. Children 48 inches tall to 53 inches tall must be accompanied in the water by a paying program participant 18 or older one on one.
  • Participants over 250 lbs or not physically fit enough to swim to the open water are unable to do the ride portion of the swim. The Dolphin Encounter is recommended the encounter because it is held in the shallow end of the pool.
  • Anyone that has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to call 850-234-5271 to make arrangements.
  • Small children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Only participants under 18 may have one complimentary observer.
  • Participants will be measured before participating in program at check in.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • Guests may not bring coolers, food, or beverage items into the park.
  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • Guests must arrive one hour before their program starts.
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Anyone allergic to fish is unable to participate.
  • Participants must be able to swim.
  • Cameras are prohibited.
Additional information
  • Gulf World Marine Institute (GWMI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea turtles and marine mammals. GWMI is proud to be a part of the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network. Working under permits from National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, GWMI plays an important role in rescuing and rehabilitating injured marine mammals and sea turtles throughout the Florida Panhandle.
  • Every Swim with a Dolphin encounter is photographed by professional photographers. Professional prints or CD may be purchased after the encounter in the Photography Center.
  • Wet suits are available as the water temperature varies based on the climate and at the discretion of Gulf World. The habitats are filled with chlorinated salt water and the water temperature averages between 70-75 degrees.
  • Guests are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with a hand stamp or receipt.
  • Gulf World is open year round with seasonal hours. Current hours of operation are 9:30am-4:30pm Monday through Sunday.
  • The use of personal flotation devices is required in all water programs.
  • Gulf World can accommodate groups of up to 20 people.

Observer Rules Due to limited space, only 1 paid observer per swimmer over 18 is allowed. Observers are required to pay regular admission fee plus a $5 observer fee. Swimmers under 18 may have one complimentary observer, with the option to pay $5 for 1 extra observer. Observers are required to pay regular admission fees. No cameras are allowed.

Reservation Requirements

ALL participant's first name, last names, and heights must be entered into the RESERVATION COMMENTS when booking. Failing to enter this information may cause the participant to miss the experience. Rescheduling or cancellation will be at Gulf World's discretion.

Please arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled swim time and account for high season traffic. Guests must contact Gulf World directly to reschedule and will be charged a $25 rescheduling fee per participant.

If a guest purchases a Swim, Experience, or Meet N Greet ticket at Gulf World, General Admission is included in the animal experience ticket and they do not need to purchase a General Admission Ticket for that participant. Spectators for the animal experiences must purchase a General Admission Ticket for entry. Guests that purchase a General Admission ticket in addition to a Swim, Experience, or Meet N Greet ticket for the participant's entry into the park on accident will not receive a refund for the duplicate ticket purchase. However, guests may come to Gulf World on another day or give the ticket away, but they will not receive a refund.

Location

15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, USA

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Dolphin Swim Adventure at Gulf World Marine Park

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Swimming

about 1 month ago
It was totally awesome!! Best time ever!!
justin h

Dolphin swim

about 2 months ago
Wonderful experience for my family
Christopher D

Gulf World swim with Dolphins

about 3 months ago
We got to swim with Soliel. She was an awesome young lady dolphin. Loved it!
Alison D

Worth every penny

about 3 months ago
My husband and daughter loved the swim adventure! It was fun and an amazing experience with the dolphin!
Charity M