Penguin Encounter

Newest Program: Get up close and personal with an African Black-Footed Penguin in Gulf World's new interactive habitat. Guests will be immersed into the African penguin salt water habitat where they will get to interact and learn about the Endangered African penguin from animal care specialists.

  • Participants Ages 8 and up $100 regular price
  • Behaviors: Touch penguin, swim by with touch, free time in water with penguins learning about the animals and enrichment.
  • All photos included average of 15 digital photos 
  • An all-day admission to Gulf World is included with your interactive program. Please set aside extra time to explore the park.
Not Included
  • Swimsuit and towels.
  • Food and beverage.
  • Transportation.
  • You must arrive 1 hour prior to your scheduled program time and account for high season traffic. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a $25 fee per participant.
  • 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 8 years old to participate.
  • Participants must be physically fit and agile to access the animal habitat.
  • 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).
Additional Information
  • This program can have groups of up to 4 people.
  • Please do not leave children unattended.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • Every Interactive Program is photographed by our professional photographers.
  • Availability: every day Gulf World Marine Park is open (weather permitting)
  • Guests will be immersed into the African penguin salt water habitat waist deep and may be exposed to fish that is fed to penguins.
  • Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and non-refundable unless cancelled by Gulf World.


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