Water activity

Panama City Beach: Gulf World Marine Park Dolphin Encounter

Activity provider: The Dolphin Company

Panama City Beach: Gulf World Marine Park Dolphin Encounter

Activity provider: The Dolphin Company

From US$ 151.19 per person

Have an unforgettable experience with dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park. Interact with these friendly creatures and explore the many exhibits at the park,

About this activity

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Enjoy getting up close and personal with the dolphins
  • Experience an unforgettable dolphin hug
  • Learn about the dolphins personalities and training
  • Enjoy an amazing experience while the dolphin will jump to touch your hands
Full description

Learn more about the dolphins and their unique personalities as you engage with them.

Learn how to get the dolphins to do tricks like the hand-target, where they jump up to touch your hands and receive a dolphin hug. Professional photographers will snap photos as you play with the dolphins. Photo prints and digital files on a CD will be available for purchase after your experience.

After your dolphin experience, you can explore the other exhibits in Gulf World Marine Park and learn all about the different habitats and animals that live in them.

  • Dolphin interaction
  • General admission to Gulf World
  • Food and beverages
  • Transportation
  • Photos
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Babies under 1 year

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Meeting point

Arrive 30 minutes before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Jewelry
  • Video recording
  • Cellphones

Know before you go

  • To participate in the program by yourself, you must be at least 48-inches tall
  • If you are under 48-inches, you must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years old and up
  • Children 39” and under are free and must be accompanied in the water by a paying participant aged 18 years old and up
  • Participants will be measured when checking in
  • The reservation of this activity is limited only to adults (please do not reserve children as adults in order to avoid problems at check-in)
  • Children must wear a water diaper if they are not potty trained
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness
  • The use of life vests is required in all water programs
  • Limited lockers are available
  • Each participant over 18 years old is permitted to have 1 observer, and must pay a regular admission fee plus the $5 observer fee

Product ID: 404578