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VIP "Trainer for a Day" Experience at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

 Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island, FL
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Sign on for the experience of a lifetime with the Gulfarium's VIP "Trainer for a Day" adventure. For ages 13 and up, this fully-immersive training day teaches people what it takes to be a bonafide marine mammal trainer. Work side-by-side resident experts to learn all about the park's marine mammals, their behavior, biology, their interactions with humans and more.

Activity Highlights
  • VIP "Trainer for a Day" Experience at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • Unique opportunity to work side-by-side a VIP marine mammal trainer
  • Ages 13+ can learn about and touch animals like dolphins and much more
  • Practice training and caring for the park's marine mammal residents
  • A leisurely look at what it's really like to be a marine mammal trainer

Duration: 5 Hrs.

Safety Precautions

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

What's Included
  • VIP "Trainer for a Day" Experience at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • 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
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • ID
  • 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.
  • Bathing suit attire must be worn or brought with the participant.
  • Guests must be age 13 or older to participate as a VIP Trainer.
  • Please remove all loose jewelry before arrival.
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
  • If you or a family member has any special needs or disabilities, please contact TripShock prior to making your reservation.
Reservation Requirements

Guests must be age 13 or older to participate as a VIP Trainer. Account for potential traffic during your travel to the Gulfarium, especially during spring and summer seasons. During summer, it is recommended to plan to arrive 60 minutes in advance to accommodate for any traffic delays. Encounters will not be delayed due to late arrival, and a refund cannot be provided in the event an encounter is missed. General admissions is required to be purchased to enter Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and is not included in the encounter price. If you have not already purchased admissions, you will be required to do so upon checking in for your animal encounter.


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

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VIP "Trainer for a Day" Experience at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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about 21 days ago
This was incredible! I loved it!
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