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DETAILS

Dolphin Splash Encounter

Enter the dolphins’ world for an unforgettable experience as you get up close and personal with these sleek and graceful animals. While in shallow water, you will play, touch, and learn about our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins alongside a Gulfarium trainer.

Ages: 8 and up        

Duration: Approximately 18-20 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

Dolphin Splash Encounter

Requirements

  • Guests must be age eight (8) or older to participate in the Dolphin Splash encounter.
  • Participants with special needs including mobility, seeing, or hearing impairments must contact Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park prior to reserving the encounter.

POLICIES

Dolphin Splash Encounter

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.
  • Cameras/phones are not allowed into animal enclosures as participants’ hands must be free to interact with the animals.  Family and friends are welcome to take photos from general admission viewing areas.
  • For the safety of the animals, remove jewelry and loose articles from pockets prior to the start of the encounter.

FAQS

Dolphin Splash Encounter

FAQs

Will I get to swim with the dolphins?

Participants in the Dolphin Splash Encounter stand in shallow water in the dolphin habitat.  The water is about 3 feet deep.  There is not a swim element to this program.

Will I get to touch the dolphins? 

Yes, the program includes the opportunity to discover how the dolphins feel to the touch.

What else does the program include? 

Although each program is different in order to incorporate variety for the animals, the program may include feeding and giving various behavior signals while interacting with the dolphins.

Do I need to wear a bathing suit? 

Yes, bathing suit attire must be worn or brought with the participant.

Do I need to bring a towel? 

No, a Gulfarium souvenir towel is provided to each in-water encounter participant and is yours to keep.

Is there a place to change clothes or keep my valuables? 

Changing rooms and lockers are available on site for use by in- water encounter participants free of charge.

Can I take photos during my encounter?

Cameras/phones are not allowed into animal enclosures as participants’ hands must be free to interact with the animals.  Family and friends are welcome to take photos from general admission viewing areas.

My child is seven years old, can they participate?

No, participants must be at least eight (8) 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
  • 8 and Up
  • $169.00
  • 20 Minutes
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