Exciting dolphin swimming opportunity for the whole family
Chance to enjoy 30 minutes of time in water with dolphins
Fun & interactive tricks like the Boogie Push & Belly Ride
Clear water & friendly guides who teach you about dolphins
A personalized & memorable time with the friendly animals
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Dolphin Swim Adventure program (30 minutes)
Dolphin behaviors: belly ride, handshake, hand target, 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
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
Know Before You Book
You must be 8 or older.
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. Observers are required to pay regular admission fees.
You must be able to swim on your own.
Flotation devices are available.
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.
Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
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
Enhance your time in Panama City Beach with a dolphin swimming experience that's a real dream come true. Dolphin Discovery Gulf World offers a special opportunity for the whole family to make friends with these regal creatures of the sea.
Arrive at the park and meet a friendly trainer who helps you into your life jacket and shows you to the dolphin sanctuary. Wade into the sparkling water and meet the dolphins, who are always happy to make new friends. Interacting with these beautiful mammals is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and their impressive tricks are sure to impress you no matter your age.
Relish in the chance to splash, play, and swim with your new bottlenosed friends while learning about their behavior and environment. Watch them display their charisma in full force while participating in tricks like the Belly Ride and Boogie Push. End your experience by giving your dolphin a hug and kiss before saying goodbye and leaving with lasting memories.
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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