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  • Dolphin Swim Journey
  • Dolphin Swim Journey
30 min.
Dolphin Discovery at Gulf World Panama City Beach
Double Dorsal, Mimics, Hand target, Kiss and Handshake

Swim with 2 kinds of dolphins

Swim Journey

Now during your visit to Gulf World by Dolphin Discovery youíll be able to enjoy an incredible brand new experience, swimming with two different types of dolphins; rough-toothed and bottlenose dolphins. Gulf World is the only park of the world that offers to all our visitors this new amazing interactive program: Swim Journey!

Both type of dolphins are really adorable and social but the most visible difference between them is that the rough-toothed dolphins have a conical head, a slender nose and as the name implies; their teeth have a roughened surface with narrow irregular ridges while bottlenose dolphins have a shorter snout and a more visibly bulging melon (forehead).

Immerse yourself in the water and take a closer look at this fabulous marine mammals and discover their amazing world, this experience does not end with the swimming journey program, while you are in the water one of our marine mammal specialists will teach you and your party about their nutritional, nursing and reproduction program as well as some tips to take care of our environment to make a better world for everyone.

Our Swim Journey program includes amazing activities with the dolphins like the double dorsal ride, funny mimics, awesome handshake, the most adorable kiss and the coziest hug youíll ever had. Your Swim Journey ticket includes your admission to Gulf World Park facilities and attractions, the funniest sea lion show and the most adorable friends & furry show youíll ever see.

Remember that for this activities you must bring your swimming suit and a towel we also recommend to bring biodegradable sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun and our species from the chemical residues from the sunscreen. The use of life jacket for our aquatic activities itís mandatory (This are provided by Gulf World facilities).

So, if you visit Panama City Beach donít forget to make a stop at Gulf World park and share with us the experience of your lifetime!

Adults (+4.6 ft.) $ 127.92USD *

  • Double Dorsal
  • Mimics
  • Hand target
  • Handshake
    • General Admission (includes all shows and exhibits)
    • Sea Lion and Rough-toothed Dolphin Show.
    • Dolphin Educational Show
    • Feathers & Friends Show
    • Shark and Turtle Feeding
    • Stingray touch pool
    • All our prices include taxes
Kids (3.3 - 4.6 ft.) $ 106.42USD
Photos of your experience with dolphins.
Food and beverage.
Swimsuits and towels
Participants must be 18 years old and at least 4A533;7" to do program by themselves.
The use of life vests is required in all water programs.
At Gulf World we have groups of up to 4 people for Swim Journey.
Guests are allowed up to 4 complimentary observers per swimmer. Observers are required to pay regular admission. Additional observers must pay a $5 observer fee.
Please do not leave children unattended.
Due to the fact that there is no platform in this habitat, participants must be able to comfortably tread water for 30 min.
Participants will be measured before participating in program at check in.
Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
No refunds will be given unless cancelled by Gulf World.
For security reasons, the use cameras in the water is not allowed, professional photos will be available for sale.
You will find signs around the front entrance of the Park that will enable guests and Park employees to determine if someone qualifies for the children price or not. Guest will be measured with their shoes on.
It is very important to arrive to the park 60 minutes before your program, remember you'll receive a short briefing before your swim.
As there is no platform under the water, participants must be able to be comfortable in the water for 30 minutes.
Bring your swimsuit and towel (recommended wearing suit under clothes).
Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
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.
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