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11/15/2019 ~ 11/21/2019
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Sea Lion Meet N Greet at Gulf World Marine Park

Gulf World Marine Park is proud to offer an up close and personal experience with our California Sea lions. This session will give you an opportunity to interact with one of our California sea lions during a training session! You'll learn behaviors such as mimic and high energy, slide out photo, kiss, handshake and hug.

Activity Highlights
  • All day admission to Gulf World is included with each encounter
  • Have a once in a lifetime experience meeting sea lions
  • Learn valuable information about sea lions
  • Enjoy live daily park shows and feeding experience with marine life
  • Full access to the tropical gardens and Stingray Bay

Duration: 30 Min.

What's Included
  • An all day admission to Gulf World

Exclusions:

  • Photos of your experience with the sea lion
  • Food & Beverage
  • Dry clothes to enjoy the park before and/or after the program as you may get splashed
  • Transportation
Restrictions
  • Must be at least 8 years old to participant.
  • Small children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • Anyone allergic to fish is unable to participate.
  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Anyone that has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to call 850-424-5125 to make arrangements.
Additional information
  • Participants may get splashed by the sea lion but this is not an in water program.
  • Every Sea Lion Meet N Greet is photographed by our professional photographers. Professional prints or CD may be purchased after the encounter in the Photography Center.
  • The habitats are filled with chlorinated saltwater.
  • Gulf World can accommodate sea lion Meet N Greet groups up to 6 people.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • Gulf World Marine Park is located at 15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413.
  • Guests may not bring coolers, food, or beverage items into the park.
  • 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.

Observer Rules:

  • Due to limited space, only 1 observer per participant. Observers are required to pay regular admission fee but there is no additional observer fees.
  • Observers are required to pay regular admission fees.
  • No cameras are allowed.

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.

Cancellation policy

If you purchase a Swim, Experience, or Meet N Greet ticket at Gulf World, General Admission is included in that animal experience ticket and you 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. If you 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, you will not receive a refund for the duplicate ticket purchase. However, you may come to Gulf World on another day or give the ticket away, but you will not receive a refund.

All sales are final and non-refundable unless canceled by Gulf World. 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 us prior to booking.

By clicking the check box below you agree to the following:

  • Participants must be at least 8 years old.
  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • Please arrive at least 30 min before your scheduled Meet N Greet time. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a $25 fee per participant.
  • Due to limited space, only 1 observer per participant. Observers are required to pay regular admission fees but do not need to pay a participation fee.
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Sea Lion Meet N Greet at Gulf World Marine Park

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