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Gulf World Marine Park

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Address: 15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
Phone Number:
+1 850-234-5271
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Today
09:30 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Our daily shows featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Tropical Birds and...

Our daily shows featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Tropical Birds and other furry animals will amaze you. Pay one price and see all the shows and explore our indoor and outdoor tropical gardens showcasing penguins, sea turtles, alligators and flamingos. Our stingray petting pool is always a popular activity during your visit. Feed the stingrays at our new Stingray Bay attraction! Parking is free and we are open rain or shine. We offer many ways for you to get up close and personal with our animals. You can make a reservation for any of our interactive programs. Our Swim with a Dolphin program is a great opportunity to enter our million-gallon dolphin habitat and get eye to eye with these fantastic animals. The Trainer for a Day program is an all day program behind the scenes working with our trainers caring for our animals. Our Day Camps are filled with fun activities learning about different animals. Our Sea Lion or Dolphin Meet-N-Greet programs allow you to interact with our animals and trainers during training sessions.

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US$ 31.18*
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Gulf World Marine Park General Admission
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US$ 74.17*
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Dolphin Meet and Greet at Gulf World Marine Park
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US$ 203.17*
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Royal Dolphin Swim at Gulf World Marine Park

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Swimming with the Dolphins!

We didn't get to, to expensive for our crowd, but over-all experience was fabulous, sit high up when watching the Dolphin show or u WILL get soaked!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't get to, to expensive for our crowd, but over-all experience was fabulous, sit high up when watching the Dolphin show or u WILL get soaked!!

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a Harbor Seal experience today an fell in LOVE with Flounder and Sheldon. I was lucky enough to be the only one in with them and their trainers, Heather and Merideth. Heather and Merideth were VERY informative about the little guys and Flounder and Sheldon (yes after Sheldon from the Big Bang Theroy) were so sweet and trusting. I... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like animals this is worth it. There is one price for everything. We especially liked the marine animals. You can touch sting rays. Coral reef was under repair when we were there which was disappointing.

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Thank Bonnie K
Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The animal shows are amazing! The dolphins were my favorite. We had a blast. I am not one for sitting on the beach all day so this was something fun to do! Great for kids!

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Thank felicia82004
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter signed up for the Trainer for a Day program and had an amazing experience. She loved learning about and interacting with all of the animals. She also enjoyed being involved in the shows. The photographers took some great pictures of her throughout the day. I bought a day pass and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the animals and... More 

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Rochester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Gulf World today. The programs are very interesting and the trainers put on a great show in all areas. This would be a great event to take children to see. We had a corn dog which was very good and at a reasonable price of $3.00. All the food seemed to be reasonably priced. Between 3-4 hours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit for people of all ages! Lots of things to see and do and very reasonable prices.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the off season but it was a beautiful day and all the animals were in attendance. Had a great time. The staff are wonderful and truly care about the animals. This is a not for profit place. The money goes back into the care of the animals. It's a must see! Plenty of shade.

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Marianna, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my Girl Scout troop for a "behind the scenes" overnight trip. We had a sleepover with popcorn and aquatic movies, swam with the dolphins and had a private tour of the facility.

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this review

Dear Melinda What a great overnight trip you girls had!! It sounds amazing, we are sure that you have lived one of the most exciting adventures. On behalf of Gulf World Marine Park we thank you for your visit and especially for sharing with us your experience. Looking forward to see you once again. Warm Regards More 

Destin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love visiting aquariums, every time we visit an island or a new country we end up at the aquarium or at the zoo. In Destin where we spend the winter they have a very cute aquarium and they have special prices for the snowbirds. We couldn't wait to go to the Gulf Marine Park in PCB thinking it was... More 

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Thank Mouette101
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this review

Dear Traveler On behalf of Gulf World Marine Park we thank you for your comments. We are glad to know that you had a nice time whit us and especially that the service and facilities have fulfilled your expectations. Our staff is more than happy to create good moments for our guests, as our main goal is to provide fun,... More 

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