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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Dolphin encounter and park were wonderful. But when you get to buying pictures it was outrageous. Spent a ton on dolphin encounter for 5 then they wanted $200 for pictures! Big bummer!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kimsberkley
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear traveler,

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us at Gulf World Marine Park.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your day at our facility and the dolphin activity was terrific, they are wonderful creatures!
We really appreciate your comments about our photo prices, they will be shared with the corresponding areas, nevertheless it worth to mention that our photo prices are based on the local market.
Looking forward to welcome you again in the near future.

Best regards!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We loved Gulf World Marine Park !! My husband and I did the dolphin encounter ! It was amazing !! The trainer Haley was great ! We loved it !

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lynnj9500
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear user,

We would like to thank you for your visit and especially for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that you and your husband enjoyed our different educational presentations as well as the dolphin encounter and you passed a really nice time.
We deeply appreciate your comments, our team is always ready to help you a make it a lifetime experience, we deeply thank you for the pleasure to serve you.
On behalf of our team we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again.

Warmest regards!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Took Daughter and friend to swim with the Dolphins today purchased tickets online read all the FAQ they have posted on website in particular were it states photos allowed with cell phones. When entering you find that to be untrue! Worker their was very rude about telling us that NO PHOTOS ALLOWED which was very disappointing as they wanted me to video them being pulled by the Dolphin! Of course then you see they have their own photographers and where the next big money grab comes in as they charge you $55 for the photos they took !!! Very expensive 30 minutes and actually like 2 min each of interaction time ! Daughter and friend enjoyed it greatly, just hate being gouged $$$ mainly the pictures ! Update your website and make sure everyone knows the policy before you take our money! The other parents sitting by us were just as mad !

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Mmmtch
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear user,

We would like to thank you for your visit and especially for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that your daughter and her friend enjoyed the dolphin program and they had an amazing time.
We really appreciate your comments, please be informed that our website stated at the General Information Section- FAQS- May I Take Pictures? that "You can take photos while watching shows and touring exhibits. Photos are not allowed during interactive programs but are taken by our professional photographers", these as a safety measures.
On behalf of our team we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

Warmest regards!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

my 3 year old and I did three dolphin encounter and he loved it! He told everyone about it when we got home. The trainer was great she was friendly and remeber everyone's names. she brought the dolphin around a few times for everyone to touch while waiting for pics. If you want a special memory gulf world is it.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Cosmopolitan756447
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear traveler,

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us at Gulf World Marine Park.
We are very happy that you and your kid enjoyed the dolphin interactive program and your day was terrific, dolphins are wonderful creatures!
We really appreciate your opinion and we are pleased that our services were as expected.
Our team is always ready to help you and make it a lifetime experience, we deeply thank you for the pleasure to serve you.
Looking forward to welcome you again in the near future.

Best regards!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Nice visit but short. Doors opened at 930. First show was at 10 am. Last show was at noon. The same shows repeated after that but we didn't go watch them again.

Small park with a few exhibits other than the shows, stingrays pool was cool.

I thought it would be more than a 3 hour event. Maybe we just expected too much.

At least parking was free, but i think the prices are a bit much for 3 hours of entertainment.

Overall it was an ok experience. Staff was friendly

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Gilbert M
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear traveler,

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that you enjoyed our different attractions and passed a nice time.
We really appreciate all your comments, listening to our visitors helps us to improve our quality and take measures where necessary.
On behalf of our team we hope to have the opportunity to see you again.

Warmest regards!

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