swimming-with-dolphins-panama-city-beach-19Gulf World Marine Park is one of the few places nationwide where you have the opportunity to Swim with a Dolphin!

You’ll experience the power and playfulness of this amazing mammal in waist to chest deep water. Your dolphin experience will include a deep water behavior, dorsal fin pull around the dolphin habitat and shallow water behaviors such as a dolphin kiss, a dolphin handshake, and more.

  • Price:  $175.00
  • Must bring swimsuit and towel (we recommend wearing swimsuit under clothes)
  • Duration: approximately 45 minutes to an hour long with a 10 minute orientation pool side and a period of time to change. This program will be shared with a group of other participants.
  • An all-day admission to Gulf World Marine Park is included with your ‘Swim with a Dolphin’ encounter. Please set aside extra time to explore the park.
  • 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.
  • Availability: Every day Gulf World Marine Park is open. (weather permitting)
  • Family and friends are welcome to purchase admission tickets to observe the swim participant from a designated area.

 Requirements to Participate

  • Participants under 48 inches tall must have a paying adult accompany them in the water. (1 adult per child under 48 inches)
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • Anyone that has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to call 850-234-5271 to make your reservation.
  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • Participants must be physically fit and at least 48 inches tall to safely perform the encounter tow behaviors. Should it be determined necessary for safety reasons, Gulf World will exchange other animal behaviors in place of the tow behaviors.
  • Reservations are required for the Swim with a Dolphin program. To make your reservation today check the calendar below. Our programs fill up quickly, so make your reservation as soon as possible. All physical requirements will be confirmed on site during check in process.

*Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and non-refundable unless cancelled by Gulf World Marine Park