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DETAILS

Stingray Bay Snorkel

Immerse yourself in a bay of wonder as you snorkel with stingrays and sharks! You’ll be provided all the snorkel gear needed to marvel at the beauty and graceful nature of these mystifying creatures. This exhilarating experience includes an informative orientation with one of our Gulfarium aquarists just before plunging into Stingray Bay!  

Ages*: 5 and up
*Participants under eight (8) years of age must be accompanied by a participating (paying) adult over the age of eighteen (18).

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes (20-25 minutes in-water)

Program price includes: Gulfarium souvenir beach towel

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

Stingray Bay Snorkel

Requirements

  • Participants must be at least five (5) years of age due to height limitations and educational content. Age limit is strictly enforced.
  • Due to the in-water snorkeling element of the Stingray Bay Snorkel program, participants under eight (8) years of age must be accompanied by a participating (paying) 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

Stingray Bay Snorkel

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.
  • Guests may bring underwater cameras with them during the encounter. 
  • 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

Stingray Bay Snorkel

FAQs

Will I get to touch the stingrays?

Throughout the encounter, you will experience the touch of a ray as they swim by and occasionally brush up against you.

Will the stingrays sting me? 

The barbs of the rays in Stingray Bay are continuously trimmed down and participants are not in any danger of being stung.

Will I get to touch the sharks? 

No, the encounter does not include the opportunity to touch a shark.

Will the sharks bite me? 

The species of sharks in the Stingray Bay are non-aggressive and their mouths are located subterminally, meaning on the underside of their body. If following all instructions given by the aquarist staff, there is no danger of being bit by a shark.

Can I take photos during my encounter?

Underwater cameras are allowed during your snorkel experience in Stingray Bay.  Additionally, family and friends are welcome to take photos from general admission viewing areas.

My child is four years old, can they participate?

No, participants must be at least five (5) years of age.

I have kids under the age of eight that want to participate but I do not want to accompany them, can they still do the program? 

Participants under the age of eight (8) must be accompanied by a participating (paying) adult over the age of eighteen (18) due to the snorkeling component of the program, in case assistance is required.

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
  • 5 and Up
  • $39.00
  • 1 Hour
    (20-25 min in-water)
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