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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Features Animals
1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6204
+1 850-243-9046
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Fun few hours

I was surprised that this place was so much bigger than it looks on the outside. The sea lion and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alpharetta, GA

Good for small children because it was a fairly small park. Some of the encounters were expensive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Megan O
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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 (additional fee applies). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. Open daily at 9am.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dolphin show” (339 reviews)
“sea lions” (84 reviews)
“sea world” (80 reviews)
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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

I was surprised that this place was so much bigger than it looks on the outside. The sea lion and dolphin shows were cute and we enjoyed walking around to see the rays, penguins, alligators and other marine life. Everyone working there was helpful and...More

Thank clemsonjenw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good for small children because it was a fairly small park. Some of the encounters were expensive, but worth it!

Thank Megan O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very disappointed in this park. It was extremely small and had very little to actually see. I have never been to a marine park where the children had to pay extra to touch the stingrays. The exhibits were not well taken care of...More

2  Thank Motherof205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took half the Grands (7) to visit, for two birthdays! It was so much fun! We took the time to research, because of their wonderful web site. We were able to see the Dauphin show twice! We followed our schedule and felt like we...More

Thank FrankandLola2
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We had a fantastic time at the Gulfarium. So many animals and the dolphin show is a must! We can't wait to go back. The Halloween decorations were super fun and entertaining.

Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We went to the Gulfarium for the first time last week. It was very informative and we really enjoyed the Dolphin show and the sea lion show. This would be great for anyone from young to old. It is not rushed and you can take...More

Thank Lora P
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Whether you live in the area or are here on vacation the Gulfarium is a great way to spend a day. For it's size it has great animal shows & informative speakers full of interesting mammal facts. Kids will really enjoy this adventure.

Thank samson2005
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had an amazing time at the Gulfarium! We enjoyed seeing all of the animals that were there and we watched the dolphin show, the sea lion show and the penguin show. We loved seeing all the animals and the fish aquariums were fantastic! Definitely...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Gulfarium is a small and pleasant beach-side animal encounter on Okaloosa Island (Fort Walton Beach). There are not a large number of total animals but there is a nice, representative variety. From my experience, the facility seems well run with clean exhibits (though I...More

Thank BigHert99
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Great place! Very different from the commercial aquariums. They have 50 years of history right here on Okaloosa Island. The exhibits aree nicely displayed. They has their version of mammal shows and explain how the animals exist in their world. Plain on spending about 3hrs...More

Thank Ivette N
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Kerri K
14 June 2017|
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Response from Jimmie V | Reviewed this property |
There are coupons in local travel/tourist books found around Destin & Ft Walton Beach. Also they have a day, I think Wednesdays, with reduced rates. Senior day & or Kids day. There is always a discount for Military.
Elizabeth A
23 May 2017|
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Response from HandyMama-07 | Reviewed this property |
There is one day where you can receive a senior discount (I think the age is 55+). Well worth the break in the price.
21 February 2017|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
We "seniors" spent a whole morning there recently when trainers were feeding the animals. The stingray feeding was especially interesting! The trainers are very knowledgeable about their animals and took time to answer all... More