Gulf World Marine Park: Dolphin Swim Adventure

Gulf World Marine Park: Dolphin Swim Adventure

From US$ 216.99 per person

Interact with dolphins during this swimming adventure at Gulf World Marine Park, admission included. Enjoy shows, educational chats, and indoor and outdoor exhibits, home to a variety of animals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Swim with a dolphin while you hold onto their fins
  • Interact with dolphins in the magnificent belly ride
  • Discover interesting dolphin behaviors
  • Learn about dolphins with marine mammal specialists
  • Take home photos of your experience
Full description

Get up close to dolphins in ways you’ve never imagined at Gulf World Marine Park during this dolphin swim adventure with admission to the park included. Join park shows and education chats and explore the many indoor and outdoor animal exhibits.

Embark on a fast and exciting ride with a dolphin while you hold onto their pectoral fins in the magnificent belly ride. Experience other interactions and behaviors including the handshake, hand target, hug, and touches.

As you make new friends with the dolphins, learn about these interesting creatures with Gulf World’s marine mammal specialists.

As an added perk, every swim with a dolphin encounter is photographed by professional photographers, available for purchase after your encounter. 

  • Admission to Gulf World
  • Dolphin program behaviors: belly ride, handshake, hand target, hug, and touches
  • Photos of your dolphin experience
  • Access to shows, educational chats, and indoor and outdoor exhibits
  • Life vest (required in all water programs)
  • Lockers (limited number available)
  • Swimsuit and towels
  • Food and beverages
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

You must arrive at Gulf World 1 hour prior to your scheduled swim time and account for high season traffic.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Cellphones
  • Cameras
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Video recording
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Valuables

Know before you go

  • Participants must be at least 54 inches tall to do the program by themselves. Children or participants 48 inches tall to 53 inches tall must be accompanied in the water by a paying program participant that is 18 years old or older
  • Due to limited space, only 1 paid observer per swimmer over the age of 18 is allowed. Observers are required to pay regular admission fees plus a $5 observer fee. Swimmers under 18 may have one complimentary observer, with the option to pay $5 for 1 extra observer
  • The weight limit for the belly ride is a maximum of 250 lbs. For guests over 250 lbs, the dolphin encounter is a recommended alternative
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness
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