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Daily 30 min. Dolphin Discovery at Gulf World Panama City Beach Caresses, Kiss, Hand target

Dolphin Encounter Florida

Perfect for the whole family!

If you’re planning to visit the incredible powder-white sand and turquoise-blue water of Panama City Beach Florida anytime soon, you surely have to visit Gulf World by Dolphin Discovery. Visiting this awesome tourist attraction is the best chance you and your family will have to be in direct contact with the most incredible marine mammals of the world while you learn about their environment and other species.

Gulf World, where the whole family will have a blast discovering the marine life beauty is the perfect place to make your swimming with dolphins dream come true with our wonderful encounter program.

You and your loved ones will enjoy hanging out with the dolphins while you receive the most lovely kiss ever, the coziest hug and the coolest handshake you’ll ever have. Our marine mammals specialists will complete your experience by teaching you some curious data about the marine mammals and very important information and tips that will help all of us to take care of our environment and make a greener world, so that’s why we ask for your help and ask you to use only biodegradable sunscreen.

Our facilities had been especially build so our dolphins can have the best care while our visitors have the once in a lifetime opportunity to create a bond of love with this lovely specie.

Remember that in Gulf World we love to offer our visitors the best time of their life, that’s why with your swimming with dolphins program we include the park admission so you can enjoy all the other attractions we have for you: the greatest and funniest sea lion show of all times, the best dolphin educational show, the stingray and turtle feed show and the awesome friends and furry show specially designed for the little ones.

So there’s no more to think, book now and live the experience of a lifetime!

Adults (4' 7'') $ 127.92USD * Daily
Hand Target
    Sea Lion Show
    Dolphin Educational Show
    Friends and Furry Show
    Feathers & Friends Show
    Coral Reef Chat
    Shark and Turtle Feeding
    Sea Lion and Rough-toothed Dolphin Show
    Bottlenose Dolphin Show
    All our prices include taxes
Kids (3' 11''-4' 6'') $ 95.67USD
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM
    • 01:00 PM
Infants (1-5 years old and 2’11’’ – 3’2’’ ) * Kids must swim with a paying adult.
Food or drinks from the Snack Bar.
Duration approximately 30 minutes.
Kids 3' 2" or shorter are free.
Kids must be at least 3'11" to participate in this program and must be accompanied in the water by a paying participant 18 or older one on one.
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.
Participants must be at least 4'7" to do the program by themselves.
No refunds will apply if children do not fit the height policies.
Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
At Dolphin Discovery Panama City groups are up to 20 people.
Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
Infants must wear a water diaper if they are not potty trained.
For security reasons, the use cameras in the water is not allowed, professional photos will be available for sale.
It is important to arrive 45 minutes before your program.
If you have any health condition or physical disability please contact our call center before you make your reservation so we can provide you full information about our services.
Please consider 3-4 hours to enjoy the park and the activities.
Remember to use biodegradable sunscreen to protect your skin, the environment and marine species.
Bring your swimsuit and towel (recommended wearing suit under clothes), cash for taxis, shopping, meals, etc.
Please leave valuables at home, limited lockers are available.
Please do not leave children unattended.
Panama City Beach, Florida


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