LOCAL ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS

Activities Near Ft. Walton Beach – Okaloosa Island

Animal Encounters

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    General Admission Tickets

    As a General Admission guest, you have access to our exhibits, shows, training demonstrations, and more! In addition, you have the option to sign up for any of our incredible animal encounters before or during your visit.

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    Reptile Safari

    Go on a journey with one of our expert aquarists to discover three different reptile species! You will have the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about three different types of reptiles that could include snakes, tortoises, turtles, lizards, or alligators.

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    Dolphin Encounter

    Get up close and personal with our dolphin pod during this exhilarating experience. Experience a training session with one of our dolphins with one of our very own Marine Mammal Trainers! You will have the opportunity to feed, touch, and learn about the dolphins we have here at the Gulfarium. You will also learn about the dolphins that live right here in the Gulf of Mexico and why it is so important to protect this species.

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    Harbor Seals

    Harbor seals can be found along the coastlines of Alaska and the eastern and western coastlines of the United States. Unlike sea lions, harbor seals have a fused pelvic bone preventing them from moving their pelvis under their hip bone to walk on land. Instead, you will see them galumphing, or undulating their bodies to move across land. Harbor seals are known for their gentle and playful nature and we can’t wait to introduce you to a member of our harbor seal family.

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    Penguins

    Penguins in Florida? African black footed penguins are an endangered species of penguins native to southern Africa. Therefore, the warm temperatures of the Florida panhandle provide ideal living conditions for our resident penguins. During this program, guests have the opportunities to touch and feed our African black-footed penguins (although, they aren’t necessarily always hungry!) while learning about our penguin colony.

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    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!

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    Turtles

    We will begin with a brief overview of the C.A.R.E. Center to learn all about what it takes to rehabilitate a sick or injured wild sea turtle. There, you’ll also get to learn some of the stories of our current sea turtle patients. To continue our time together you’ll get to meet and feed our African spurred tortoises. You’ll learn about our two male tortoises, Squirt and Tractor, and all the remarkable things about them and their species!

    * Participants under eight (8) years of age must be accompanied by a participating (paying) adult over the age of eighteen (18).


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