Fort Walton Bea... > Swimming with Dolphins
01/27/2020 ~ 02/02/2020

VIP Trainer for a Day at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Come along on the experience of a lifetime on a VIP Trainer for a Day adventure at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. For ages 13 and up, experience what it's really like to be a marine mammal trainer. Learn about the parks marine mammals as you work side-by-side our resident experts. If you want a hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience like none other, then book your VIP Adventure today!

Activity Highlights
  • Unique opportunity to work side-by-side a VIP marine mammal trainer
  • Learn about and touch animals like dolphins and much more
  • Learn and practice training and caring for the marine mammal residents
  • A fun way to experience what it's like to be a marine mammal trainer

Duration: 5 Hours

What's Included
  • General admission
  • Lunch
  • VIP Trainer
  • T-shirt
  • Gulfarium souvenir beach towel
  • Pass to enjoy the Gulfarium for an additional day
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Guests must be age 13 or older to participate as a VIP Trainer.
  • Cameras/phones are not allowed into animal enclosures or on docks as participants’ hands must be free to interact with the animals. Family and friends are welcome to take photos from viewing areas.
  • 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.
  • Bathing suit attire must be worn or brought with the participant.
Additional information
  • Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.
  • Time spent with each animal species varies with each encounter depending on the individual animals’ behavior and needs.
  • The encounter includes the opportunity to discover how each animal feels.
  • During this program, participants will encounter penguins, otters, dolphins, seals, sea lions, tropical birds, stingrays, and sharks. The length of time spent with each animal varies with each program depending on the animals’ needs and behavior.
  • Photos are taken during the encounter and will be available for purchase. Photo packages are not included in the price of the encounter.
  • Changing rooms and lockers are available on site for use by in-water encounter participants
Cancellation policy

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.


1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA

VIP Trainer for a Day at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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