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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6204
+1 850-243-9046
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Worth going!!

Price was very decent! We loved that they had multiple shows during the day! Dolphin and Sea lion... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
healyfamily2018
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Parker, Colorado
Worth it

The price is definitely worth it and if you’re looking for something fun to do as a family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole F
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Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in our new interactive programming (additional fee applies). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. Open daily at 9am.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dolphin show” (358 reviews)
“sea lions” (78 reviews)
“sea world” (79 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6204
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+1 850-243-9046
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Price was very decent! We loved that they had multiple shows during the day! Dolphin and Sea lion shows were awesome!! Got to touch an alligator!! :)

Thank healyfamily2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price is definitely worth it and if you’re looking for something fun to do as a family, especially with younger children then I’d visit..our daughter loved it all..especially the sea lion show!

Thank Nicole F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting the Gulfarium for about 48 years! They put on a decent show and it is enjoyable. The buildings could use some renovation. You cannot help but enjoy seeing the dolphins/seals perform! I would recommend for young children.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crowd was due to the rain! The upkeep of the park is poor, much attention is needed. We felt sorry for the marine life here. The dolphin encounter was cool, we had great staff. They also offer a number of other neat encounters with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teens did the Dolphin encounter which they really loved. They had to put on a wetsuit so if you are doing it wear a swimsuit so you can wear it underneath the wetsuit. Their encounter happened at 12:30. We arrived at 9 am when...More

Thank Joe3cpa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time. Went at 9am left at 130pm. We saw 10 am dolphin show. Seating area small so we stood along rail and had close view but did get splashed. 11am we ate lunch and burgers were great and low priced compared to...More

Thank carolinebelk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price of the attraction was very high relative to the number of animals and activities. I suppose I am spoiled by the Georgia Aquarium and the Tennessee Aquariums, which are much larger and more enjoyable. The dolphin show was entertaining, although I do not...More

1  Thank S M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small intimate atmosphere for young children to see and interact with marine animals. Staff was friendly and informative. I would recommend going early as it becomes more crowded later in the day.

Thank Chip F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was signing my child up for “Discover dolphins”. There were slots available when the employee started to fill in his information. While she was taking a very long time the manager at the same time booked the available slots from another computer. The manager...More

1  Thank candilou143
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised about the fairly priced souvenirs and on-site food. The ticket I thought was a little much at the beginning because of the size of the aquarium but there was plenty to see including a dolphin show, a sea lion show, a touch-and-feel area...More

1  Thank FLBoymom
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Heather A
14 March 2018|
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Response from Charlotte R | Reviewed this property |
Only January and February.
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Kerri K
14 June 2017|
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Response from Jimmie V | Reviewed this property |
There are coupons in local travel/tourist books found around Destin & Ft Walton Beach. Also they have a day, I think Wednesdays, with reduced rates. Senior day & or Kids day. There is always a discount for Military.
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Elizabeth A
23 May 2017|
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Response from HandyMama-07 | Reviewed this property |
There is one day where you can receive a senior discount (I think the age is 55+). Well worth the break in the price.
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