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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” (394 reviews)
“sea lions” (129 reviews)
“great shows” (55 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ended up going to Panama Beach after having to cancel our original destination to Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Irma. Afterall we still had a blast and Gulf World helped to make that possible. We swam with the dolphins, even though we were terrified...More

Thank tlindsey1984
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

VIP package is the way to go....great friendly staff....amazing, animal encounters are above and beyond your imagination.... will definitely be back againMore

Thank Christina O
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 your day with us and passed a terrific time. We really appreciate your opinion and we are pleased that...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I love these nature parks but this one is terrible! The fish tanks and exhibits are unkept and dingy and some of the animals didn't look well. I was also put off at their attitude toward my service dog. I am hearing...More

2  Thank wijames2016
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 very sorry to hear that our facility didn't fulfill your expectations, all your comments are well received, taken into account...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We experienced the "Royal" Swim today which included, not only touching, kissing, and shaking hands with the dolphins, but getting a dorsal fin swim and a foot-push! It exceeded our expectations. Our trainer, Halley, was exceptional - she was very clear in giving directions and...More

Thank JenniferSTP
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Couldn't be happier with our trip to Gulf World. Had a wonderful time. The staff is very friendly and informative. Tons of memories were made here and the prices are very reasonable! Definitely a family friendly attraction. 5/5 recommend!More

Thank Courtniepaige
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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

Definitely worth a trip to Gulf World! My kids lived it & I enjoyed it too. Lots of opportunity to have animal encounters.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear visitor, We really appreciate you have taken the time to share your experience with us, it has been great to hear that you and your family enjoyed our attractions the day was plenty of memorable moments. At Gulf World Marine Park we thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There was really not a lot of things to see. The dolphin show was the best thing. We were not impressed with the rest. Could see it all in 1 hour tops. I didn't feel it was worth the money.More

Thank V7084FOsusans
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 hear that you and your family enjoyed our educational presentation with dolphins...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a great place to go. Such a huge variety of marine life there. My sister loved feeding the sea creatures. I loved the aquariums.More

Thank lifelovelaffter
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 sister enjoyed our different educational presentations and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting a large aquarium considering it's on the gulf, but you can see all the exhibits in about 15 minutes. The shows are what make the aquarium very nice. The dolphin shows and sea lion shows are the best that I've seen.More

Thank Megan S
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 enjoyed our educational presentations with dolphins and sea lions. We deeply thank you for all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was super nice. The exhibits were really nice and the showes were awesome! The hosts were very informitive of the animals.More

Thank punk1nz
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 hear that you enjoyed our different educational presentations and you passed a...More

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Madison W
25 August 2017|
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Response from lonelysan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Madison, Rain and thunder doesn't stop the swim, but if it's thundering within 8 miles they will either reschedule your swim or refund your money. YOU DO NOT LOSE YOUR MONEY. I hope this answered your question.
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BCB E
18 August 2017|
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Response from DolphinDiscovery | Property representative |
Hello BCB E, Many thanks for your interest in Gulf World Marine Park. Please verify your TripAdvisor inbox where you can find more details regarding to your question. Have an excellent day! Regards!
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georgentabbyseymoure
31 July 2017|
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Dear traveler, We deeply thank you for your interest in Gulf World Marine Park. The approximate cost for each picture is $40 USD, however we have different packages, we invite you to visit our official website where you can... More
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