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Snorkel with stingrays

Ages 5 and up can swim with cownose rays, southern stingrays, small sharks and other vibrant fish in Stingray Bay!

The Gulfarium will supply your family with all the gear you need to snorkel with these amazing animals and all you have to bring is a little bit of courage. With more than 10 unique animal encounters, your family can get up-close and personal with fascinating sea life throughout the park. Make an online reservation ahead of time to to experience a trainer-led encounter that is safe, fun and definitely a little wild. No need to be nervous, the barbs are removed from the sting rays at the Gulfarium, so it is safe for you to be in the water with these graceful animals.

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!

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