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Stingray Snorkel at Gulf World Marine Park

 Panama City Beach, FL
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The stingray snorkel program allows guests to snorkel alongside two species of stingrays, cownose and southern. Enter the pool where you can kneel down in the water to touch, feed and interact with these graceful creatures in our new 20,000 gallon indoor habitat. Learn about how stingrays eat, live in the ocean and become acquainted with these neat creatures! You'll learn stingray behaviors such as a kiss, cradle, hug, feeding, as well as playing with enrichment toys and free snorkel time.

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

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

Duration: 20 Min.

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

Exclusions:

  • Swimsuit and towels
  • Photos of your experience with the stingrays
  • Food & Beverage
  • Dry clothes to enjoy the park before and/or after the program
  • Transportation
What to bring
  • Swimsuit or wet suit
  • Towel
  • Snorkel gear
Restrictions
  • Participants must be at least 48 inches tall to participate.
  • Participants will be measured before participating in program at check in.
  • Participants are required to kneel down in water on their knees during program.
  • 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 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 850-424-5125 to make arrangements.
Additional information
  • ALL participant's first and last names 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.
  • Every Stingray Snorkel is photographed by our professional photographers. Professional prints or CD may be purchased after the encounter in the Photography Center.
  • Bring your swimsuit and towel. It is recommended that you wear your suit under your clothes.
  • Wet suits are only provided in cold weather and at the discretion of Gulf World.
  • The habitats are filled with chlorinated saltwater.
  • Gulf World can accommodate groups of up to 20 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 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.

Observer Rules:

  • Observers are required to pay regular admission fees.

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.

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 us prior to booking.

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

  • Participants must be at least 48 inches tall to do program.
  • Participants are required to kneel down in water on their knees during program.
  • Participants will be measured before participating in program at check in.
  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Kids must wear water diaper if they are not potty trained.
  • 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 swim time. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a $25 fee per participant.
  • Observers are required to pay regular admission fees.
Location

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

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Stingray Snorkel at Gulf World Marine Park

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Very nice employees

about 3 days ago
It wasn’t what I was expecting but my son got to swim with sting rays and the look on his face was worth it.
Haley B

Swim with the sting rays

about 10 days ago
My 15 year old said it was her favorite part of the whole vacation. They get plenty of time in with the rays.
Michelle C

Unimpressive

about 8 months ago
I had a small problem. Tried to call manager on duty. Left message. Called g.m.. again no answer & left message. 24 hours later no response from either. Guess Gulf World doesn't depend on repeat business.
Presley R