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Discover Sea Lions2023-08-09T10:01:42-05:00

Discover Sea Lions

Known for their lively spirit and clever ways, our California sea lions are ready to play! Join the trainers that interact with them every day for a dynamic encounter full of fun and thrills!

SEA LION ENCOUNTER

Fast Facts

Price: $48.00

Ages: 8 and up

Duration: ~10 minutes

* Does not include admission

Frolic with our adorable sea lions

Enjoy meeting a sea lion during your visit at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park! You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a training session alongside our marine mammal trainers, feed the sea lions, and learn more about this species and their wild counterparts. This unique experience is one you will never forget!

  • Participants must be at least eight (8) years of age due to height limitations and educational content. Age limit is strictly enforced.
  • Participants with special needs including mobility, seeing, or hearing impairments must contact Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park prior to reserving the encounter.
  • 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.
  • Cameras/phones are not allowed into animal enclosures or on docks as participants’ hands must be free to interact with the animals.  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.
  • All pricing is subject to change.

Watch a sneak peak of the Discover Sea Lions encounter!

three people of various ages interacting with a sea lion

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I reschedule my encounter for a different day if something comes up? What if I miss my scheduled encounter?2023-03-16T15:24:51-05:00

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 x 4 for assistance.

Can I get a refund if I need to cancel my reservation?2023-03-16T15:24:10-05:00

24-hour notice must be given in order to receive a full refund of the purchase price.  Call 850-243-9046 x 4 for assistance.

Can I get a refund if it is raining on the day of my encounter?2023-03-15T17:51:55-05:00

Encounters continue rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges due to inclement weather.

Does the encounter price include general admission?2023-03-15T17:51:55-05:00

Unless otherwise noted, the encounter price does not include general admission.  General admission must be purchased in addition to the encounter.

My child is seven years old, can they participate?2023-03-15T17:51:55-05:00

No, due to height limitations and educational content, participants must be at least eight (8) years of age.

Can I take photos during my encounter?2023-03-15T17:51:55-05:00

Cameras/phones are not allowed into animal enclosures or on docks as participants’ hands must be free to interact with the animals.  Family and friends are welcome to take photos from viewing areas.

What else does the encounter include?2023-03-15T17:51:55-05:00

Although each program is different in order to incorporate variety for the animals, the program may include feeding and giving various behavior signals while interacting with the sea lions.

Will I get to touch the sea lions?2023-03-15T17:51:55-05:00

Yes, the program includes the opportunity to touch the sea lions.

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“They’re so intelligent!

We were blown away by how intelligent these animals are! Our kids loved interacting with them and getting to experience what the animals feel like!”

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