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05/19/2019 ~ 05/25/2019
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Royal Swim with Dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park

The most fun and unique program, designed to exceed all your expectations. Feel the thrill of the "Foot Push." The dolphins will raise you above the water surface by pushing you from the soles of your feet. Fun to the limit! Behaviors Taught: foot push, dorsal tow, kiss, hand target, handshake, hug and caresses, and free time with various activities. Available for participants 42 inches and above. Children 42 to 47 inches tall must be accompanied by a paying participant 18 years of age or older. Younger children will do alternate behaviors if necessary in case the deep water behaviors cannot be completed.

Activity Highlights
  • All day admission to Gulf World is included with each swim
  • Have a once in a lifetime experience swimming with dolphins
  • Learn marine trainer techniques
  • Enjoy live daily park shows and feeding experience with marine life
  • Full access to the tropical gardens and Stingray Bay

Duration: 30 Min.

What's Included
  • An all day admission to Gulf World.
  • Personal Flotation Devices.
  • 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.
What to bring
  • Bring your swimsuit or wet suit and towel. It is recommended that you wear your suit under your clothes.
Restrictions
  • Guests may not bring coolers, food, or beverage items into the park.
  • Participants must be at least 48 inches tall to do program by themselves.
  • Participants 42 inches tall to 47 inches tall must be accompanied in the water by a paying program participant 18 or older one on one.
  • Participants will be measured before participating in program at check in.
  • 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 over 250 lbs or not physically fit enough to swim to the open water are unable to do the ride portion of the swim. The Dolphin Encounter is recommended the encounter because it is held in the shallow end of the pool.
  • 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
  • The use of personal flotation devices is required in all water programs.
  • Wet suits are provided in cold weather only and at the discretion of Gulf World.
  • Every Swim with a Dolphin encounter is photographed by our professional photographers. Professional prints or CD may be purchased after the encounter in the Photography Center.
  • The habitats are filled with chlorinated saltwater and the water temperature averages between 70-75 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Activity duration is 30 minutes.
  • Gulf World is open at 9:30AM and closes at 5:00 PM however, closing time may vary. Last entry at 12:30 to see all shows. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Observer Rules Due to limited space, only 1 paid observer per swimmer over 18 is allowed. Observers are required to pay regular admission fee plus a $5 observer fee. Swimmers under 18 may have one complimentary observer, with the option to pay $5 for 1 extra observer. Observers are required to pay regular admission fees. No cameras are allowed.

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.

Location
15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Royal Swim with Dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park

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AMAZING...
about 17 days ago
I have always wanted to swim with dolphins-i never imagined I could go with two! Getting to Gulf World from Fort Walton Beach was an easy drive right up Highway 98. When we arrived, parking was a breeze as they have their own paved lot. When we walked in, the attendant directed us the way and we made our way back to our swim. We all got right in the water, after we got fitted for our life jackets. The dolphins seemed just as excited as we were! The trainers really do their best to make sure everyone gets their time with the dolphins, and had lots of fun. All in all, the encounter was about a half hour. Definitely one for the books! Thank you Gulf World for an amazing day!!
Mrs
about 1 month ago
My grandkids absolutely loved it. They could not have been more happy with the experience. It’s an experience they will never forget.
Billy I
Dolphin swim
about 2 months ago
My daughters will never forget it!
Billy I
Amazing Experience
about 2 months ago
It was the highlight of my vacation. So well orchestrated, so much fun and very educational.
Patricia Z