Cleaning and safety practices
Royal Swim dolphin experience geared toward kids & adults
30 exhilarating minutes in the water with friendly dolphins
Opportunity to kiss, hug & swim with the playful mammals
Fun & interactive tricks like the Dorsal Pull & Foot Push
Knowledgeable trainers educate you about the dolphins
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Royal Dolphin swim (30 minutes with 2 dolphins)
Dolphin behaviors: dorsal tow, foot push, handshake, kiss and hug
Use of facilities: lockers, showers, restrooms
Admission to Gulf World (includes all shows and exhibits)
Food and beverages
Photos of your experience with the dolphins
Transportation to and from your hotel
Know Before You Book
You must be 8 or older.
Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
You must be at least 48 inches (122 cm) tall.
If you are pregnant, you may not take part. This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Maximum group size is 20 people.
You must be able to swim on your own.
Please arrive at least 30 min before your scheduled swim time and account for high season traffic. Programs that have to be rescheduled will be charged a 25 USD fee per participant.
Due to limited space, only 1 paid observer per swimmer over 18 is allowed. Observers are required to pay regular admission fee plus a 5 USD observer fee. Swimmers under 18 may have one complimentary observer, with the option to pay 5 USD for 1 extra observer.
What you can expect
Swimming with dolphins is the perfect activity for a visit to Florida, and Dolphin Discovery Gulf World is the ideal place to make this dream a reality. Treat the whole family to a wet-and-wild experience with joyful dolphins you're sure to remember for a lifetime.
Arrive at the facility and meet a friendly trainer who gives you a life jacket and shows you to the dolphin sanctuary. Next, wade into the refreshing water and come face to face with your new bottlenosed friends. These social creatures are always happy to have visitors, and it's likely they'll greet you with gentle nudges and kisses.
The Royal Swim lets you interact with the dolphins during neat tricks like the Foot Push and the Dorsal Pull, which give you an exhilarating ride through the water. Give a dolphin a kiss on its soft, slippery skin to say goodbye before exiting the water. End your experience with heartwarming memories that last a lifetime.
Your dolphin program includes general admission to Gulf World Marine Park. Shows include:
- Sea Lion and Rough-toothed Dolphin Show
- Dolphin Educational Show
- Feathers & Friends Show
- Shark and Turtle Feeding
- Stingray touch pool
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
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