Program Details: Enjoy the thrill of swimming with our unique rough-toothed dolphins! This program includes two! Gulf World is the only facility in North America that houses these rarely-seen off-shore animals!
Behaviors: Belly Ride, Dorsal Tow (with Two Dolphins), Handshake, Hand Target, Hug, Caresses and Various Activities.
NOTE: You must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your program time. Guests who miss their program slot will be charged a $25 rescheduling fee per participant.
- Participants (54 inches tall and above) $199 regular price (includes park admission).
- Participants (48 inches to 53 inches tall) $179 regular price (includes park admission). Guest must be accompanied in the water by a paying participant 18 years or older (one-on-one). Where deep water behaviors can't be completed, alternate behaviors will be substituted.
- Prices are subject to change without notice.
- See pricing on booking calendar. Discounted rates are offered on specific days.
- Behaviors: Belly Ride, Dorsal Tow (with Two Dolphins), Handshake, Hand Target, Hug, Caresses and Various Activities.
- General admission to Gulf World is included. Enjoy shows, educational chats, plus explore the indoor and outdoor exhibits that are home to a variety of animals. See show schedule here.
- Swimsuit and towels.
- Photos of your experience with dolphins.
- Food and beverage.
- Due to limited space, only one 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 one extra observer.
- Observers are required to pay regular admission fees.
- No cameras or cell phones are allowed.
- Anyone that is handicapped or has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to contact Gulf World prior to booking. Please email [email protected]
- Participants must be at least 54 inches tall to do a program alone.
- Participants 48 inches to 53 inches tall must be accompanied in the water by a paying program participant 18 or older (one-on-one).
- Participants will be measured before participating in program at checkin.
- The use of life vests is required.
- For the safety of our animals, jewelry wearing is prohibited during the program.
- This is a group activity accommodating up to four guests.
- Please do not leave children unattended.
- Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
- Every program is captured by our professional photographers.
- Digital photos are available for purchase after the program at the Photo Center.
- No cameras or cell phones are allowed for observers or participants.
Rough-Toothed Royal Swim
Get up close and personal with these rarely-seen dinosaur-like dolphins!
*Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and non-refundable unless cancelled by Gulf World Marine Park.