Royal Swim with Dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park

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The most fun and unique program, the Royal Swim will exceed all of your expectations! Feel the thrill of the "foot push," as dolphins raise you above the water surface by pushing you from the soles of your feet. Besides the foot push, behaviors taught include the dorsal tow, kiss, hand target, handshake, hug and caresses, and free time with various activities. Book your Royal Swim Adventure today and prepare for the experience of a lifetime!

Activity Highlights

  • Have a once in a lifetime experience swimming with dolphins
  • Enjoy live, daily park shows and feeding experience with marine life
  • Full access to the tropical gardens and Stingray Bay
  • All day admission to Gulf World is included with each swim

What's Included

  • An all day admission to Gulf World.
  • Personal Flotation Devices.
  • If you purchase a Swim, Experience, or Meet N Greet ticket at Gulf World, General Admission is included in that animal experience ticket and you do not need to purchase a General Admission Ticket for that participant. Spectators for the animal experiences must purchase a General Admission Ticket for entry. If you purchase a General Admission ticket in addition to a Swim, Experience, or Meet N Greet ticket for the participant's entry into the park on accident, you will not receive a refund for the duplicate ticket purchase. However, you may come to Gulf World on another day or give the ticket away, but you will not receive a refund.

What to bring

  • Bring your swimsuit or wet suit and towel. It is recommended that you wear your suit under your clothes.

Restrictions

  • Guests may not bring coolers, food, or beverage items into the park.
  • Participants must be at least 48 inches tall to do program by themselves.
  • Participants 42 inches tall to 47 inches tall must be accompanied in the water by a paying program participant 18 or older one on one.
  • Participants will be measured before participating in program at check in.
  • Small children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Expectant mothers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Participants need to be able to swim.
  • Participants must be able to speak and understand English.
  • Participants over 250 lbs or not physically fit enough to swim to the open water are unable to do the ride portion of the swim. The Dolphin Encounter is recommended the encounter because it is held in the shallow end of the pool.
  • Participants must be free of open wounds and show no signs of illness.
  • Anyone allergic to fish is unable to participate.
  • Anyone that has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to call 850-424-5125 to make arrangements.

Additional information

  • The use of personal flotation devices is required in all water programs.
  • Wet suits are provided in cold weather only and at the discretion of Gulf World.
  • Every Swim with a Dolphin encounter is photographed by our professional photographers. Professional prints or CD may be purchased after the encounter in the Photography Center.
  • The habitats are filled with chlorinated saltwater and the water temperature averages between 70-75 degrees.
  • Gulf World can accommodate groups of up to 20 people.
  • Please leave valuables at home. Limited lockers are available.
  • Gulf World Marine Park is located at 15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413.
  • You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your hand stamped or your receipt.
  • No refunds will be given unless cancelled by Gulf World. If the weather causes the park to close during the duration of your vacation, the tickets can be exchanged for a refund by calling TripShock. No refunds once you have redeemed your ticket at the park.
  • Activity duration is 30 minutes.
  • Gulf World is open at 9:30AM and closes at 5:00 PM however, closing time may vary. Last entry at 12:30 to see all shows. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Observer Rules 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 observer fee. Swimmers under 18 may have one complimentary observer, with the option to pay $5 for 1 extra observer. Observers are required to pay regular admission fees. No cameras are allowed.

Cancellation policy

If you purchase a Swim, Experience, or Meet N Greet ticket at Gulf World, General Admission is included in that animal experience ticket and you do not need to purchase a General Admission Ticket for that participant. Spectators for the animal experiences must purchase a General Admission Ticket for entry. If you purchase a General Admission ticket in addition to a Swim, Experience, or Meet N Greet ticket for the participant's entry into the park on accident, you will not receive a refund for the duplicate ticket purchase. However, you may come to Gulf World on another day or give the ticket away, but you will not receive a refund.

All sales are final and non-refundable unless canceled by Gulf World. Customers must contact Gulf World directly to reschedule and will be charged a $25 rescheduling fee per participant. Anyone that is handicapped or has any medical restrictions, special needs, prosthetics, or pacemakers is required to contact us prior to booking.

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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Royal Swim with Dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • David Roberts USA about 3 days ago

    Swimming with dolphins

    Great experience

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  • Vista, Cali about 23 days ago

    AMAZING...

    I have always wanted to swim with dolphins-i never imagined I could go with two! Getting to Gulf World from Fort Walton Beach was an easy drive right up Highway 98. When we arrived, parking was a breeze as they have their own paved lot. When we walked in, the attendant directed us the way and we made our way back to our swim. We all got right in the water, after we got fitted for our life jackets. The dolphins seemed just as excited as we were! The trainers really do their best to make sure everyone gets their time with the dolphins, and had lots of fun. All in all, the encounter was about a half hour. Definitely one for the books! Thank you Gulf World for an amazing day!!

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  • Sam James USA about 2 months ago

    Mrs

    My grandkids absolutely loved it. They could not have been more happy with the experience. It’s an experience they will never forget.

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  • Sam James USA about 2 months ago

    Dolphin swim

    My daughters will never forget it!

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  • Patricia Zeick USA about 2 months ago

    Amazing Experience

    It was the highlight of my vacation. So well orchestrated, so much fun and very educational.

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  • Jill Troklus USA about 8 months ago

    Gulf world coupon

    Great deal! And well worth it.

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  • Jada Kelley cronan USA about 8 months ago

    Dolphin swim @gulf world

    Awesome experience!

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  • Kristen USA about 10 months ago

    Mother & Son Experience

    Such an awesome experience with my 10 year old son. He was a little scared to do the rides, but, the trainer got in the water with him and helped him do it. He was so happy he did it. He wants to come back and do it again.

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  • Alexia Passarella USA about 10 months ago

    Family day

    We had an excellent time!! The captain was awesome and really fun! I would totally recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to parasail. We will definitely be back! Thank you!!

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  • Ginni USA about 10 months ago

    Royal swim

    It was amazing

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2017-07-17 15:20:17

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