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Gulf World Marine Park

#6 of 69 things to do in Panama City Beach Features Animals
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” (377 reviews)
“sea lions” (124 reviews)
“great shows” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
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+1 850-234-5271
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gulf World was an unexpected joy during our visit to Panama City. My girlfriend was able to check off an item from her bucket list and that was to swim with the dolphins.

Thank T7099PDmarkh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The kids and other adults really loved the Dolphin Encounter. The trainer, Rachel, really seemed to connect with each person and had a great connection with the dolphin, Angel. Highly recommended.

Thank Jon B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with two teenagers who participated with the royal swim and a 5 year old who didnt. For the 5 year old and adults who didnt swim it wasnt worth the money. The park is small can easily be seen in 30 minutes unless you...More

Thank JJNizzle
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great experience! Staff were great and all presentations were educational and fun to see. Will go back again when in PCB! My son loved his experience with the dolphin swim too!More

Thank jessicahart6
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear user, 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 that the dolphin experience was an amazing event, they are wonderful creatures! We...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

My Daughter and I had a great time together watching the shows. We arrived around 2 so missed the bird show but got to see the seal and dolphin show along with watching the shark and turtle feeding. The place was nice lots to look...More

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

Dear user, We would like to thank you for your visit and specially 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

Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family had a great time at Gulf World. the staff is very friendly and the place was clean. It's a small place so it only takes a couple hours too see everything including all the shows. The best was the bottle nose dolphin show....More

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

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 your day with us, we are glad to hear from our visitors. On behalf...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My kids loved the shows. My daughter is now in love with sea lions. My favorite was the dolphins 🐬,More

Thank Laura S
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 specially 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

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dolphin and seal show. Chance to pet either . Bird show. They were training penguin while we were walking around. Humongous turtles and 10 foot sharks. You can pet manarays.More

Thank Jim W
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 your day with us, we are glad to hear from visitors. On behalf of...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were here just a few days ago. Overall everything was great. I just wish this place was a little bigger. In 1.5 to 2 hrs we had seen everything. So i kinda wish there was a little more. But the shows were great and...More

Thank Kimberly S
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 specially for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that you enjoyed our different educational presentations and you passed a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister and I took our two kids to do the Swim Adventure. My niece is 22 and my son is 14. They both loved it and want to come back to do the Royal Swim. We also went to the dolphin and sea lion...More

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

Dear user, 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 and that the dolphin experience was an amazing event, they are wonderful creatures! We really appreciate your...More

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georgentabbyseymoure
27 July 2017|
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Response from Caitlin L | Reviewed this property |
You can get pictures in front of the tank before a show starts, but getting them to stay still might be a challenge. They won't stop you from taking pictures at all, but if you want close up pictures with a guaranteed shot... More
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georgentabbyseymoure
25 July 2017|
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Response from DolphinDiscovery | Property representative |
Dear traveler, Thank you for your interest in Gulf World Marine Park. At our locations we have available life jackets and our team is always ready to help you to pass a really nice time. Looking forward to welcome you soon... More
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Response from Stunner81 | Reviewed this property |
I did the dolphin encounter with my daughter( who is 4). She got to kiss it, shake it's fin, rub it's belly, she had a blast. The Royal swim you get to have dolphins pick you up and lead you around the pool. All of the... More
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