If you're already staying in Florida, don't fotget that there is a place where you can spend a great time with your family and friends, and enjoy the fun of swimming with dolphins; we are talking about Gulf World, Panama City Beach. Come and get immersed in all the fun that our lovely dolphins are ready to share.
With the Dolphin Encounter program you can enjoy a close and tender experience with one of our dolphins. Among the behaviors you'll experience with them are the hug and the coveted dolphin kiss. You'll also have the chance to learn more about these creatures from our marine mammals specialist.
Come and have the best dolphin encounter!
10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 02:00 PM
General Admission (includes all shows and exhibits)
Sea Lion and Rough-toothed Dolphin Show.
Dolphin Educational Show.
Feathers & Friends Show.
Shark and Turtle Feeding.
Stingray touch pool.
All our prices include taxes
Photos of your experience with dolphins (available for an additional price).
Food or drinks from the Snack Bar.
Duration approximately 30 minutes.
Participants must be at least 48 inches tall to do program by themselves.
Participants below 48 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 the program at check in.
Due to limited space, only 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 1 extra observer.
No refunds will apply if children do not fit the height policies.
Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
At Dolphin Discovery Panama City groups are up to 20 people.
Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
Infants must wear a water diaper if they are not potty trained.
For security reasons, the use cameras in the water is not allowed, professional photos will be available for sale.
You will find signs around the front entrance of the Park that will enable guests and Park employees to determine if someone qualifies for the children price or not. Guest will be measured with their shoes on.
It is important to arrive 45 minutes before your program.
If you have any health condition or physical disability please contact our call center before you make your reservation so we can provide you full information about our services.
Please consider 3-4 hours to enjoy the park and the activities.
Remember to use biodegradable sunscreen to protect your skin, the environment and marine species.
Bring your swimsuit and towel (recommended wearing suit under clothes), cash for taxis, shopping, meals, etc.
Please leave valuables at home, limited lockers are available.
Please do not leave children unattended.