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Gulf World Marine Park

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Address: 15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
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+1 850-234-5271
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09:30 - 16:30
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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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It's good for an all day outing for the whole family. We did the meet a dolphin (my 5 year old niece and I), We had a blast! I love that they are very informative about each... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's good for an all day outing for the whole family. We did the meet a dolphin (my 5 year old niece and I), We had a blast! I love that they are very informative about each species and they take in animals that beach themselves or have other problems and wouldn't make it in the wild. Bring lots of... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our grandkids, they loved it but didn't mind that four events were closed. . . Food in the park was ok and not to pricey but long lines. The price was a little high for what we got to see.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to many marine parks and this one is a great location to most condos and houses for rent on the beach. If you have kids or just a love of animals this is a great place to add to your visits! It's small enough to see all the shows in 3 hours. Covered/shaded areas everywhere. Good and drinks... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I did the Dolphin Aventure, one of the several dolphin encounters (this was the one where you rode on the dolphin's belly). I was a little worried if we were exploiting the dolphins, but the handlers (trainers?) were great. Shannon worked with our group and she was awesome. We had trouble at check in though--we were supposed... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

During the Coral Reef presentation the young guide referred to the puffer fish as Chris Kyle...pretty lame!!

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

Dear traveler, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park. We really regret that your experience at the Coral Reef presentation was not as expected, please be assured all our client's comments are taken into account, well received and shared with the correspondent area.... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My teenage daughter and I did the dolphin encounter with Sierra and Angel and the seal encounter....it was amazing!!!! The knowledge of the trainers and the interaction with these animals was one of the best things we've ever done. Would highly recommend and I would absolutely do it again....one more thing off my bucket list!!!

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

Dear traveler, Many thanks for your visit and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience at Gulf World Marine Park. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with the seals has been an amazing experience and that our service was as expected. Our team is always ready to help you and make... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Experienced the Dolphin Encounter with Angel the Dolphin and her Handler Seirra. It was Great. Angel was fantastic and Seirra was wonderful with all of us.

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

Dear traveler, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, it has been great to read that the dolphins activity was up to your expectations and you had a memorable day. The interaction with these magnificent mammals is one of the most wonderful experiences in a lifetime and we are so pleased you have lived it... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I treated my adult children and grandchildren to a four-day stay at the beach. Since it was raining on Sunday, they didn't want to go to the beach and the visit to Gulf World was very nice. Visiting on Sunday omitted the extra crowd of school children and the facility was not crowded which is a nice feature for me.... More 

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

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed to spent the day at our facility. Please be kindly assured all your comments are well received, taken into account and... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed gulf world! We saw the sea lion show, I wish the speaker system had been better for this one, as it was kind of jumbled sounding. Then we saw the dolphin show, loved this one, so awesome and the ladies did fabulous. Then it was time for our dolphin encounter with Gus the dolphin, which our 7 and... More 

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

Dear user, We appreciate your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your day with us and the dolphin activity was an amazing experience for you and your family. We deeply thank you for all your comments, they are well received,... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff was great! We had a Dolphin Encounter with Turk and another young rescue dolphin. I enjoyed it and my family did as well. We were a group of four. My only complaint would be the price of photos taken during the encounter. I think after paying $500+ for four people to hug and shake hands with a Dolphin we... More 

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

Dear user, We appreciate your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the full dolphin experience and your day was plenty of memorable moments. On the other hand we regret to hear about the disappointment with the photo prices, be assured... More 

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