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04/01/2020 ~ 04/07/2020

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
  • Unique opportunity to work side-by-side a VIP marine mammal trainer
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • If you or a family member has any special needs or disabilities, please contact TripShock prior to making your reservation.
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" Experience at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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Verified Traveler Reviews

about 14 days ago
Oh what a lovely place to visit while here in Destin! We needed a break from the beach and this was well worth it. Plenty to see and cute shows to watch!...
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Marlo L.
about 2 months ago
Enjoyed our visit to the Gulfarium. the outdoor area is much bigger than I expected which was great. enjoyed the animal exhibits, the sea lion show and the...
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Teri G.
about 2 months ago
This place is not much from the outside, but regardless the whole family was super excited to come here. Reviews were decent and we desperately needed...
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Katie T.