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04/12/2021 ~ 04/13/2021
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Royal Swim with Dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park

 Panama City Beach, FL
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Feel the thrill of the "foot push," as dolphins raise you above the water surface by pushing you from the soles of your feet with the Royal Swim at Gulf World Marine Park. Besides the foot push, behaviors taught include the dorsal tow, kiss, hand target, handshake, hug and caresses, and free time with various activities. Fulfill that lifelong dream of interacting and swimming with dolphins. Book your Royal Swim Adventure today and prepare for the experience of a lifetime!

Activity Highlights
  • Have an unforgettable 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

COVID information - Guests ages 4 and up are required to wear a mask/face shield while inside buildings.

Duration: 30 Min.

What's Included
  • All-day admission to Gulf World Marine Park.
  • Personal Flotation Devices.
What to bring
  • Swimsuit or wet suit
  • Towel

It is recommended that you wear your suit under your clothes

  • Observers of the swim programs are not allowed to bring cameras or take pictures during the swim.
  • Guests may not bring coolers, food, or beverage items into the park.
  • Participants must be at least 54 inches tall to do the program by themselves.
  • Participants 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 will be measured before participating in the program at check-in.
  • Small children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Participants need to be able to swim.
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • 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.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • Anyone allergic to fish is unable to participate.
  • Anyone that has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to call 850-234-5271 to make arrangements.
Additional information
  • The use of personal flotation devices is required in all water programs.
  • Wet suits are provided in cold weather only and at the discretion of Gulf World.
  • Every Swim with a Dolphin encounter is photographed by our professional photographers. Professional prints or CDs may be purchased after the encounter in the Photography Center.
  • The habitats are filled with chlorinated salt water and the water temperature averages between 70-75 degrees.
  • Gulf World can accommodate groups of up to 20 people.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your hand-stamped or your receipt.
  • No refunds will be given unless canceled 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.
  • The activity duration is 30 minutes.
  • Gulf World is open at 10 AM and closes at 3 PM however, closing time may vary. Last entry at 12:30 to see all shows. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
  • Spectators for the animal experiences must purchase a General Admission Ticket for entry.

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.

Customers must contact Gulf World directly to reschedule and will be charged a $25 rescheduling fee per participant. Anyone that is handicapped or has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to contact Gulf World prior to booking.


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

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Royal Swim with Dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park

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about 10 months ago
my children had amazing experiences with the dolphin encounter and royal swim!!! Definitely the highlight of their trip. Tripshock has great communication and was so easy to schedule with. Thank you!!!
Shelley L

Awesome experience!!

about 2 years ago
This was absolutely amazing experience!! Our girls loved the royal swim! I would highly recommend this activity!!
Anthony S

Dolphin swim

about 2 years ago
I absolutely loved it!
Candle C

Royal Swim at Gulf World

about 2 years ago
We had a fantastic time at Gulf World. It is a small facility, but well run and the staff are attentive and helpful. Our time in the water with the dolphins was fantastic and loads of fun. They took pictures the whole time and the price to purchase the full digital set was reasonable. The cost overall was not cheap, but definitely worth the experience, and the work they do there to rehabilitate stranded and hurt wildlife.
Mary Helen M