Wildlife encounters

With more than 10 unique animal encounters, your family can get up-close and personal with fascinating sea life.

Make an online reservation to experience a trainer-led encounter such as snorkeling with stingrays, petting an African penguin, or playing with a sea lion!

Tip from our locals:

Bring sunscreen–the Gulfarium is an outdoor marine adventure park with a ton of animals to see including gators, giant tortoises, harbor seals, and sea turtles.

If you see an employee, make sure to ask questions. They are super friendly and helpful. Chances are you’ll be talking to someone who feeds and cares for the animals!

Find where to go for Gulfarium wildlife encounters


Join Captain Pam for a day trip aboard our new Trimaran, Nice Tri. All her day trips offer the ability to swim, snorkel, look for dolphins or watch the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico in Destin, Florida.

Destin Harbor (404 Harbor Blvd. Slip 5, Destin FL 32541)

(850) 368-5921

Age restriction?
Tour length
Multiple options
Private snorkeling cruises, sailing charters, sunset tours + dolphin excursions
Starts at $165/hour for a 6 person private charter
Need reservations?
What to bring:
Towel, cooler, swimsuit, sunscreen + waterproof camera
Ask about private charter that includes dolphins, snorkeling and sailing. BYOB and snacks.
March - November
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