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DETAILS

Discover Stingrays

Dip your hands into our stingray estuary and marvel at the tranquility of these gentle rays as they glide under your fingertips.  Soak up specifics on stingrays from a Gulfarium aquarist and meet these graceful creatures of the sea from the comfort of dry land.

Ages: 4 and up        

Duration: Approximately 15 minutes

For more information, see our requirements, policies, and FAQ links.

 

Expedite your check in process by printing and completing this Encounter Participant Waiver prior to your visit.  Separate waiver required for each participant.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park makes every effort to make your visit a memorable one.  If you or a family member has any special needs, please fill out our special needs form prior to reserving your encounter, so that we can provide assistance.

REQUIREMENTS

Discover Stingrays

Requirements

  • Guests must be age four (4) or older to participate in the Discover Stingrays encounter.
  • Because this program occurs in an area of the park regularly off-limits to guests, participants under thirteen (13) years of age must be accompanied by a participating or non-participating adult over the age of eighteen (18).
  • Participants with special needs including mobility, seeing, or hearing impairments must contact Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park prior to reserving the encounter.

POLICIES

Discover Stingrays

Policies

  • Encounter must be paid in full at the time of reservation.
  • Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.
  • 24-hour notice must be given in order to receive a full refund of the purchase price.
  • In the event that an encounter must be rescheduled within 24 hours prior to the encounter start time, or after a missed encounter, a rebooking fee of 25% of the encounter purchase price will be applied. Rebooking is subject to program availability and is not guaranteed.
  • For the safety of the animals, remove jewelry and loose articles from pockets prior to the start of the encounter.

FAQS

Discover Stingrays

FAQs

What do the stingrays eat? 

The stingrays have a wide variety of diet include fish, squid, clams, and shrimp.

Will I get to touch the stingrays?  

The Discover Stingrays encounter does provide the opportunity to touch the stingrays.  Please follow all instructions given by the aquarist staff when interacting with the stingrays.

What types of stingrays reside at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park? 

Among the species of stingrays at the Gulfarium are Southern stingrays, Atlantic stingrays, and cownose rays.

Can I take photos during my encounter?

Yes, you may take photos during your encounter. Family and friends are also welcome to take photos from viewing areas.

My child is three years old, can they participate?

No, participants must be at least four (4) years of age.

Does the encounter price include general admission?

Unless otherwise, noted, the encounter price does not include general admission.  General admission must be purchased in addition to the encounter.

Can I get a refund if it is raining on the day of my encounter?

Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.

Can I get a refund if I need to cancel my reservation?

24-hour notice must be given in order to receive a full refund of the purchase price.  Call 850-243-9046 for assistance.

Can I reschedule my encounter for a different day if something comes up?  What if I miss my scheduled encounter?

If more than 24 hours notice is given, an encounter can be rescheduled at no charge. Rescheduling is subject to program availability and is not guaranteed. In the event that an encounter must be rescheduled within the 24-hour window prior to the encounter start time, or after a missed encounter, a rebooking fee of 25% of the encounter purchase price will be applied. Call 850-243-9046 for assistance.

OVERVIEW
  • 4 and Up
  • $15.00
  • 15 Minutes
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