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04/01/2020 ~ 04/07/2020

Stingray Bay Snorkel at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

 Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island, FL
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Immerse yourself in a bay of wonder as you snorkel with stingrays and sharks! You’ll be provided all the snorkel gear needed to marvel at the beauty and graceful nature of these mystifying creatures. This exhilarating experience for ages 5 and up includes an informative orientation with one of our Gulfarium aquarists just before plunging into Stingray Bay! Includes a Gulfarium souvenir beach towel.

Activity Highlights
  • Snorkel with various species of stingrays and sharks
  • Learn about the animals from a Gulfarium expert
  • Bring your underwater camera to catch the magic
  • 20-30 minutes of snorkel time

Duration: 30 Min.

What's Included
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Instruction
  • Gulfarium Souvenir Beach Towel
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • The minimum age to participate is 5 years old. Children under eight (8) years old must be accompanied by a paying, participating adult over the age of eighteen (18).
  • Guests may bring underwater cameras with them during the encounter. Family and friends are welcome to take photos from general admission viewing areas.
  • Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.
  • 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.
  • Encounters do not include admission and admission must be purchased separately.
Additional information
  • Throughout the encounter, you will experience the touch of a ray as they swim by and occasionally brush up against you.
  • The barbs of the rays in Stingray Bay are continuously trimmed down and participants are not in any danger of being stung.
  • The species of sharks in the Stingray Bay are non-aggressive and their mouths are located subterminally, meaning on the underside of their body. If following all instructions given by the aquarist staff, there is no danger of being bitten.
  • Photos are taken during the encounter and will be available for purchase. Photo packages are not included in the price of the encounter.
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

Stingray Bay Snorkel at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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about 13 days ago
Oh what a lovely place to visit while here in Destin! We needed a break from the beach and this was well worth it. Plenty to see and cute shows to watch!...
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Marlo L.
about 2 months 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 2 months 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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