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06/27/2019 ~ 07/03/2019
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Stingray Snorkel at Gulf World Marine Park

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

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
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
  • 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.

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 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.
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Stingray Snorkel at Gulf World Marine Park

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