Harbor Seal Encounter

Swim with Seal

New Program: Get up close and personal with a Harbor Seal. Get in the water with these amazing creatures as you get to know their unique personalities and characteristics. Learn about the differences between Sea Lion and Seals by seeing them up close and personal.

Behaviors: Kiss, Handshake, Hug, Swim By, Cradle, Mimics and Free time (various activities)

Duration: approx. 20 min shared time with a group

 

Rates
  • Participants (55 inches and above) $79 regular price
  • Participants (40 inches to 54 inches) $59 regular price–  must be accompanied in the water by a paying participant 18 yrs + (one on one.)
  • See pricing on booking calendar. Discounted rates on specific days.
Includes
  • Behaviors: Kiss, Handshake, Hug, Swim By, Cradle, Mimics and Free time (various activities)
  • General admission to Gulf World is included. Enjoy shows, educational chats and explore the indoor and outdoor exhibits home to a variety of animals. See show schedule here.
Not Included
  • Swimsuit and towels.
  • Photos of your experience with the seals.
  • Food and beverage.
  • Transportation.
Observer Rules
  • The Harbor Seal habitat does now allow for observers. However, children under 18 can be accompanied to the habitat by their parents. Parents are able to watch with limited visibility from the side of the habitat.
  • No cameras or cell phones are allowed.
Requirements
  • Anyone that is handicapped or has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to contact to call 850-234-5271 or email [email protected] prior to booking.
  • Participants must be at least 55 inches tall to do program by themselves.
  • Participants between 40 inches tall and 54 inches tall must be accompanied by a paying program participant 18 or older in the water (one on one)
  • 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.
  • Bring your swimsuit and towel (recommended wearing suit under clothes).
  • Please arrive at least 30 min before your scheduled program time and account for high season traffic. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a $25 fee per participant.
Additional Information  

  • This program can have groups of up to 8 people.
  • Please do not leave children unattended.
  • No cameras or cell phones are allowed.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • No jewelry is allowed to be worn during the program for the safety of the animals.
 

  • Every Interactive Program 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)

Harbor Seal Encounter

New Program: Get up close and personal with a Harbor Seal. Get in the water with these amazing creatures as you get to know their unique personalities and characteristics. Learn about the differences between Sea Lion and Seals by seeing them up close and personal.

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

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