Dolphin Meet & Greet – $90+tax/fee – Must Meet Age Requirement – everyday
You can enjoy meeting the dolphins even if swimming isn’t your thing because there is a platform where every one stands-on while the dolphins approach. There, our friendly dolphin will come to meet you. Dolphins are known for their playful nature, something that is really portrayed by them at Dolphin Meet & Greet in Panama City Beach. Our dolphins are always excited to share their skills and companion, they love people. You will also have a chance to pet them and know everything there is to know about them.
A 20 minute out of the water dolphin experience including touching, petting, and training with a dolphin. Perfect for non-swimmers and small children! In this program there is NO swimming or going into the water with the Dolphins. (Approximately 2 hours with the Dolphins, Presentation, Changing Time & Photo Lab)
Each session is unique, based upon the guests and dolphins.
A 15 – 20 minute educational classroom presentation prior to entering the water.
8 – 10 participants per platform with Dolphin and Trainer.
Must be at least 4 years old to participate alone.
FREE Child Participants are from 1 to 3 years old must be accompanied by a paying program participant one on one ages 18+. 1 Adult 1 Child
In addition, you will get an opportunity to see shows with Dolphins, Sea Lions, and Animal Exhibits with Tropical Fish, Birds, Rays, Manatees, Sharks, and Sea Turtles. You can potentially spend 3 – 4 hours in the park.
A Professional Photographer is there to take photos of your dolphin swim.
MAXIMUM OF 1 OBSERVERS PER PARTICIPANT – An observer is anyone who comes along and watches the participant at a special viewing area and can NOT take photos during the participants experience. The observer does NOT touch or go into the water with the dolphins.
No Pregnant Participants
No Jewelry or Body Piercing Allowed in the water with the Dolphins.
Must be able to understand directions given in English or have a paid family member or friend in the water to translate.
IMPORTANT: Participants must advise of any medical restrictions, illness, open wounds, special needs, prostheses or pacemakers at the time of reservation.
No personal camera in the water or program area.
No Refunds or Changes or Cancellations within 7 Days of the Activity Date.
Program goes on Rain or Shine.
Tickets and Complete Directions will be emailed to you.
Open 365 Days a Year
The time slots available includes a guaranteed the dolphin program, educational briefing, dolphin shows, sea lion show, & marine park exhibits. This is a 3 – 4 hours of activities.
The Dolphin Facility is on Panama City Beach, Front Beach Road. You will get complete written directions with your ticket. < Map >
Driving Times: These times are approximate from the location listed below to Panama City Beach, depending on traffic and weather conditions.
Pensacola to Facility – 2 hours
Navarre Beach to Facility – 1 1/2 hours
Ft Walton Beach to Facility – 1 hour & 20 minutes
All Day FREE Parking available.
Food is available for purchase.
We don’t have discount codes in Panama City Beach but Discount Rates & Dates. Save Money and make your reservation online for the following dates, we called them the Low Season & Discounted Rates.
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Upon arrival, please proceed to check-in window, present your dolphin program confirmation number or your last name, which you will receive after making your reservation.
Confirmation number is a must for entrance.
You do not need to have a printed voucher.
All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.
Refunds / Cancellations and Changes:
All cancellations must be received by Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours, Inc. in writing by email or regular mail.
A 10% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations prior 31 days of activity date.
A 50% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 30 – 15 day period prior activity date.
A 75% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 14 – 8 day period prior activity date.
Prior 8 days of your reservation date, you may change your reservation to a gift certificate, where you would not incur any penalties except the change fee. This gift certificate will be good for 1 year from the date of the certificate.
NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS who cancel within the 7 day period, does not show up, are late for scheduled program(s). Once a reservation has a confirmation number and confirmed, a refund or change can only be made more than 7 days of the activity date and any change to the program date is subject to availability. Changes made to existing reservations are subject to a $25.00 per person change fee.
The Dolphin Swim goes on Rain or Shine.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE PURCHASE OF TRIP INSURANCE, which will cover your purchase 100% for any interruptions to your Dolphin World activities! We recommend TravelEx Insurance. Ask a Dolphin World Travel professional for advice on Travel Insurance.
Does your program go on Rain or Shine? Yes, this program goes on Rain or Shine. The dolphin swim and shows, will go on most of the time. If there is thunder, there might be a delay before the program resumes again.
Can someone whom is wheelchair-bound participate?
This circumstance will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The following questions will need to be addressed and may require prior management approval:
Can the individual stand on the in-water platform without the use of canes or braces?
Can the individual tread water/swim? If the individual cannot freely stand on the platform and must tread water to stay in place, an assistant will need to be in the water to help the individual stay on the platform. The assistant, he/she must pay the full regular price.
Is the individual capable of lifting his/her full weight out of the water? The facility does not have a ramp or crane available for assistance. In addition, no staff member will be permitted to or is capable of lifting anyone out of the water.
Can handicapped individuals participate?
While this dolphin program does accept handicapped individuals, this program is not a Dolphin Therapy session. This program is primarily recreational. Those interested in a therapy program should consider other locations in the Florida Keys. Although accommodations for handicapped individuals can be arranged, they will not receive special treatments such as extended time or more interactions. If a handicapped individual is to participate, this circumstance will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The following questions will need to be addressed and may require prior management approval:
Does the individual meet the height requirement?
To what degree is the individual disabled?
Does the individual have full control of his/her body without required assistance?
Can the individual follow directions and understand English?
Can someone who is blind participate?
Yes, this individual must be accompanied in the water by a paid assistant. The assistant, he/she must pay the full regular price.
Are glasses/contacts permitted in the water?
Contact lenses can be worn. Prescription glasses with clear lenses will be permitted only if they are needed but they cannot be removed at anytime (including for pictures) during the session. We will provide a strap for glasses, which must be worn in order to keep them on securely. Glasses with dark lenses are not permitted unless the individual is sensitive to sunlight, in which case a doctor’s letter will need to be necessary.
Must I know how to swim to participate?
Yes. Swimming is required. Please keep in mind that if you are not comfortable in water, it may not be an enjoyable experience. If you are not comfortable in the water we recommend you participate in our Dolphin Encounter (non-swim) program.
What does it mean to be an Observer?
An Observer is a Participant’s friend or family member. Observers participate in all aspects of the program minus the in-water interaction. During the interaction you can cheer on the Participants and take photos. The Observers stay in the stands and have no contact with the dolphins. The fee includes complimentary admission to the park, so you can see the rest of the shows and exhibits, as well. Observers under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What should I bring?
You’ll need something to wear under the wetsuit. A bathing suit is most convenient. You can rely on us to provide the following: Showers, keyed lockers, and wetsuits. All jewelry must be removed prior to entering the water. No cameras or loose items will be permitted in the water (no exceptions).
What about taking photographs with the Dolphins during my session?
Yes, there are professional staff photographers taking photographs (no video, only stills) of you and your dolphin session. You can purchase these photographs after your session. Prices ranges from $45 and up, depending on how many photographs you purchase. You can not take a camera into the water with you during your dolphin session. If you do have a family or a friend come with you as an observer, they can take photographs of you during your session with a CAMERA PHONE ONLY, no regular cameras allowed in.
What kind of pools do the animals live in at the Dolphin facility? The animals live in natural salt-water pools. The water is pumped in from the Gulf of Mexico.
Do we have to pay extra entrance and parking fees ? No, all day parking is free,
Includes: Dolphin Meet & Greet – A 20 minute out of the water dolphin experience including touching, petting, and training with a dolphin. Perfect for non-swimmers and small children! In this program there is NO swimming or going into the water with the Dolphins. Plus, General Admission to Park, Dolphin Show, Marine Tour, and other Marine Animal Shows. Must be 1 year old or older to participate. Book Now!