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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Features Animals
Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Fun for All!

The gulfarium has been there since 1955. It has been delighting people of all ages and groups for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Destin, Florida
via mobile
Sea animal show

Lots of things to do and see, shows are scheduled every 30 minutes. Hands on tank where kids can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winnsboro, Texas
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“dolphin show”(391 reviews)
“sea lions”(87 reviews)
“sea world”(87 reviews)
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...more
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1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6204
+1 850-243-9046
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible experience with the dolphin encounter. When we bought our encounter the lady at the front desk said the only way my boyfriend and I would be able to go together is if we bought the discover dolphins package. We bought the package and waited...More

Thank Trail18875079433
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I came from Gulf Breeze to go to the Gulfarium. This is a nice, little aquarium that is a fun thing to do for an hour with the kids or maybe a unique first date experience. It was a little too far of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gulfarium has been there since 1955. It has been delighting people of all ages and groups for many many years. Their new attractions are amazing. But my favorite part is always been the giant Aquarium. It's a can't miss for families that love dolphins...More

Thank 16rictik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of things to do and see, shows are scheduled every 30 minutes. Hands on tank where kids can play in a sea tank with star fish, crabs and shells. Many places to explore and elevated platform decks to view the ocean. you can take...More

Thank jameshV8674ND
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We went to the aquarium late morning and we spent a few hours there. I was kind of relieved that it wasn't so big that it would take all day to go through. It was reasonably priced and a good time for my 3 and...More

Thank Traveler770769
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We spent a day at the Gulfarium. Staff very friendly and helpful. We did the Dolphin Discovery experience and it was fantastic. Hands on experience and very knowledgable guide. Well worth your time. Many animals to see. The backdrop of the ocean doesn't hurt either!

Thank dburgrn
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Not worth $23.00 per person. The animals shows were the highlight of the park. Other than that, the place is very small and not worth the money they charge for admission. The animal encounters are crazy priced as well...the cheapest encounter was $39 per person...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018

We are locals so we got the membership. We been at Gulfarium probably 15 times and the stuff is always super friendy. It is our father and daughter destination after we eat at Anglers.

Thank DestinForever
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This was our first time visiting the area. We enjoyed our visit to The Gulfarium. It is small, but they have several marine and other animals to enjoy. The small size makes it very easily walkable. We took advantage of watching the dolphin show, hearing...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this aquarium. The dolphin and sea lion show was great. We would definitely go to this aquarium again and swim with a dolphin.

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Sarah P
September 14, 2018|
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Response from mpdan | Reviewed this property |
You stated it is "just an awful place for animals". For the record, it is a rescue facility.
August 2, 2018|
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Response from Melissa P | Reviewed this property |
All of the shows are outside, along with other things. So no it's not mostly inside.
August 2, 2018|
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