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Gulf World Marine Park

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Address: 15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
Phone Number:
18508967306
Today
09:30 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Our daily shows featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Tropical Birds and...

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.

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US$31.18*
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Gulf World Marine Park General Admission
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US$74.17*
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Dolphin Meet and Greet at Gulf World Marine Park
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US$203.17*
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Royal Dolphin Swim at Gulf World Marine Park

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The staff obviously care greatly about their animals and were friendly and patient. Great food and entertainment! Don't miss out on Gulf World if you go to Panama City Beach... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff obviously care greatly about their animals and were friendly and patient. Great food and entertainment! Don't miss out on Gulf World if you go to Panama City Beach! Best attraction there by far!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent several hours and really enjoyed seeing the variety of sea animals they have - and being able to get up close to them was an added bonus!

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Pamana City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place and the animals were all nice and healthy and the shows were hilarious. The pet show was our favorite and the trainers are all so nice and informational with their knowledge.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This grassroots-type of marine park provided more education than was expected during the dolphin excursion. It cost a bundle of money, on top of admission, but the participants were taught how dolphins are trained and its good affect on their bodies - and that planted a seed of environmental stewardship in the heads of the two teen girls on our... More 

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Benton, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

didn't try out the cafe there yet,also we didn't see dolphins yet,this is very expensive,cost almost $100 for all 3 of us

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gulf World is good for young children. It is a small venue so they can walk the whole park without getting tired. You can experience everything in about three hours. However my 15 year old probably would have been bored.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit to Gulf World Marine Park was pretty interesting... it is a small park, but has great shows of about 30 minutes each. If you have been to big parks like the Sea World in San Antonio.. then do not compare this park to any other bigger parks..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MUCH smaller than expected - definitely not a full day adventure. We paid for the Royal Swim for part of my daughter's Xmas gift - she LOVED it!! Although, my heart hurt a little because it wasn't all that was advertised and it wasn't longer than the other choices (it was advertised as 15 minutes longer) but they all got... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here, but felt that it was rather small. If you time it right, you can go from one show to another. It was hard to kill time between shows, and so we ended up leaving early without going to all shows. The rough-toothed dolphin show was great. We wish there was more to see and do... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times and it is just fantastic. You will be very close to many marine animals and you can even touch some! The kids love it and I do too. A must see while in Panama City Beach.

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