Stingray Interactive Program

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Stingray Snorkel

Man Snorkeling with Stingray at Gulf World Marine Park

The stingray snorkel program allows guests to snorkel alongside two species of stingrays: Cownose and Southern. Enter the pool where you can kneel down in the water to touch, feed and interact with these graceful creatures in our new 20,000-gallon indoor habitat. Learn about how stingrays eat, live in the ocean and become acquainted with two species of stingrays, Cownose and Southern.  Includes: kiss, cradle, hug, feeding, playing with enrichment toys and free snorkel time.

Rates
  • Price: $69 per person regular price.
  • Guests must be 48 inches tall to participate in the program
  • See pricing on booking calendar. Discounted rates on specific days.
Includes
  • Stingray Behaviors: Kiss, free snorkel time, cradle and feeding
  • 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.
  • Food and beverage.
  • Transportation.
Observer Rules
  • This program is in a public area. Observers are allowed.
  • No personal photography.
Requirements
  • 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 4 feet tall to participate
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • Participants are required to kneel down in the water on their knees during the program.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • No refunds will be given unless canceled by Gulf World.
  • Bring your swimsuit and towel (recommended wearing the suit under clothes)
Additional Information
  • No jewelry is allowed to be worn during the program for the safety of the animals.
  • 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.
  • This program can have groups of up to  6 people.
  • Please do not leave children unattended.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • No cameras or cell phones are allowed for observers or participants.
  • 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)

Stingray Interactive Program

The stingray snorkel program allows guests to snorkel alongside two species of stingrays: Cownose and Southern. Enter the pool where you can kneel down in the water to touch, feed and interact with these graceful creatures in our new 20,000-gallon indoor habitat. Learn about how stingrays eat, live in the ocean and become acquainted with two species of stingrays, Cownose and Southern.

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

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