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“Educational and Fun ”

Gulf World Marine Park
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Gulf World Marine Park General Admission
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We love this place! Visited with my 3 year old Granddaughter and her parents. We arrived just before opening time. There were already about 50 people waiting in line however we had purchased our tickets on line and not only saved money but they also provide a separate entrance line so we were able to enter very quickly. We enjoyed all the shows with the Dolphin show being my Granddaughter’s favorite(One recommendation would be to improve your sound system at the Dolphin show). Seeing all the parrots was fun. She really enjoyed the Stingray pool and even got to touch one. She also loved the sea lions, seals and the sea turtles. All the employees were very friendly and helpful. But more importantly they were very knowledgeable and seemed truly committed to the mission of Gulf World. They were all smiling and enjoying their jobs. Even though it is a smaller venue(bigger does not always mean better) it is very clean and well organized. This was our second visit and my Granddaughter already wants to return. No doubt Dolphin and Sea Lion encounters are in her future. Moderately priced.

Thank Dan M
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 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 family enjoyed your day and the dolphin activity and the rest of the presentations and programs were terrific, all of them 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 this opportunity.
Looking forward to welcome you again very soon.

Best regards!

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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!

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 !

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 !

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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.

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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