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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. Book your spot today!

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 & touch animals like dolphins & much more
  • Practice training & 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
  • Pass to enjoy the Gulfarium for an additional day
  • Gulfarium souvenir beach towel
  • General admission
  • VIP Trainer
  • T-shirt
  • Lunch
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • ID
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please refer to the most up to date CDC guidelines prior to your activity/trip date.
  • Cameras/phones are not permitted 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.
  • All participating guests are required to fill out a waiver prior to activity.
  • Guests must be ages 13 or older to participate as a VIP Trainer.
  • Swimsuit attire must be worn or brought with the participant.
  • Please remove all loose jewelry before arrival.
  • Smoking and vaping is not permitted on-site.
  • Outside food or beverages are not permitted.
  • Glass items are strictly prohibited.
  • Coolers are not permitted.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • If you or a family member has any special needs or disabilities, please contact TripShock prior to making your reservation.
  • Time spent with each animal species varies with each encounter depending on the individual animals’ behavior and needs.
  • Changing rooms and lockers are available on site for use by in-water encounter participants.
  • Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.
  • The encounter includes the opportunity to discover how each animal feels.
  • Certified service animals are permitted.
  • Free parking is available on-site.
  • Restrooms are available.
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. All participating guests are required to fill out a waiver prior to activity.


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 5 months ago
This was incredible! I loved it!
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