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Gulf World Marine Park

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15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
+1 850-234-5271
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin show” (427 reviews)
“sea lions” (121 reviews)
“royal swim” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
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+1 850-234-5271
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"dolphin show"
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"sea lions"
in 121 reviews
"royal swim"
in 47 reviews
"swim with the dolphins"
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"exotic birds"
in 29 reviews
"meet and greet"
in 25 reviews
"animal shows"
in 27 reviews
"dolphin experience"
in 28 reviews
"bucket list"
in 27 reviews
"little pricey"
in 39 reviews
"rainy day"
in 53 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 43 reviews
"whole family"
in 52 reviews
"great family fun"
in 24 reviews
"panama city"
in 36 reviews
"fish"
in 47 reviews
"trainers"
in 331 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed Gulf World a lot. Since it's a relatively small place we were able to get extremely close to the animals during the shows. We also paid for our 3 year old to have his picture taken with several of the animals including a...More

1  Thank David A
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 family enjoyed our different educational presentations and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed the dolphin encounter. However we were disappointed that we could not take our own photos and then we went to try and purchase photos the cheapest package was $55. Highway robbery.More

Thank Roger S
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 and your wife enjoyed the dolphin encounter and your day with us was nice. Your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter asked to swim with dolphins for her birthday, and she loved this! It is fairly pricey (approximately $250 total for her to swim and for three other general admission tickets), but it was worth it to see how happy she was. We also...More

Thank smlancaster84
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us at Gulf World Marine Park. We are very happy that your daughter really enjoyed her day and the dolphin activity was terrific, they are wonderful creatures! We really appreciate your opinion...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending 350 on tickets for my wife and children I watched them touch the dolphins for just a few seconds and then they wanted to charge me over 200 dollars for pictures and they won t allow you to take your own . I...More

1  Thank adancapetillo2
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, Thank you so much for your visit and especially for taking the time to share your experience with us at Gulf World Marine Park. We are very sorry to read that the dolphin activity was not as you expected, your comments are much...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children and I had a great time. Our favorite was the Sea Lion show and the Dolphin show. We also enjoyed petting the stingrays. My son was completely intrigued watching the staff feed the sharks. It was a great time!More

Thank Kristy S
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 children enjoyed our different educational presentations and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium was very informative about all of the animals that they house. The dolphin encounter was fantastic! We swam with Mako the dolphin and loved the experience! The show settings were small enough to allow you to see the animals well, and there were...More

Thank Whitney K
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, 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 the dolphin encounter program has been an amazing experience and you enjoyed our all educational and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great experience. Had pictures with dolphin and also sea lion. The shows were great with the dolphins and sea lions as well.More

Thank ScooterWiggles
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 our educational presentations with dolphins and sea lions and you had the opportunity to keep a wonderful memory with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two teenage daughters enjoyed this experience so much! I feel it is a great value and a must on everyone's bucket list! Gulf World did a great job giving each swimmer plenty of time and special moments with the dolphins. The girls say this...More

Thank bozsfamily
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Gulf World Marine Park. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited back to be special guests of the manager which was extremely kind. Unfortunately our second visit was similar to our first. The encounters are not personal encounters. You are with many other people who may or may not receive more time on...More

Thank Gjsmith1823
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear visitor, We appreciate your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and especially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We deeply regret that the dolphin activity was not as you expected, your comments are much appreciated as they work as a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the price of the adventure/swim, it was already a little steep and then the actual ride on the dolphin is very, very short. Then, you really get hit with the photos. Those prices are outrageous. HOWEVER, Maddie and Comet were Amazing!!!! Loved them!!More

Thank Cynthia S
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, it has been great to read that you enjoyed the dolphin activity and you passed a nice time. We really appreciate all your comments, listening to our visitors helps us to...More

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Gjsmith1823
7 April 2018|
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Response from Lori D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don’t know the answer. With the VIP pkg I bought, a towel, cup, and snorkel were included.
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Gjsmith1823
7 April 2018|
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Response from corndograceing1964 | Reviewed this property |
Luck? I think it was a spring break promo.
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Kelly H
19 March 2018|
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Response from jslocombe2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you’ll be able to do both. I am not sure about the mixed. I agree that you should visit the place and talk to someone first before booking.
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