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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:
+1 850-234-5271
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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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Daughter swam with dolphins

My daughter did the dolphin encounter. Was awesome. She had an experience she will never forget. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The furry friends show was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Crystal D
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Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter did the dolphin encounter. Was awesome. She had an experience she will never forget. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The furry friends show was cute. Will definitely be back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

quick tour place is small. weather was bad the day we were here rain off and on but with all the cover you were almost inside. kids swam with the dolphins i mean swam! dolphins pulled them along, pushed them by thier feet and other tricks. (the royal swim) trainers spent a lot of time with them and did a... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and were interested in the swimming with dolphins package but due to the cost decided to do the general admission instead. The shows we attended, the dolphin show and the feathered friends, were both very entertaining and informative. What we had difficulty with was time between the scheduled shows. The birds on display were beautiful, the cow nose... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We didn't get to, to expensive for our crowd, but over-all experience was fabulous, sit high up when watching the Dolphin show or u WILL get soaked!!

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a Harbor Seal experience today an fell in LOVE with Flounder and Sheldon. I was lucky enough to be the only one in with them and their trainers, Heather and Merideth. Heather and Merideth were VERY informative about the little guys and Flounder and Sheldon (yes after Sheldon from the Big Bang Theroy) were so sweet and trusting. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like animals this is worth it. There is one price for everything. We especially liked the marine animals. You can touch sting rays. Coral reef was under repair when we were there which was disappointing.

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The animal shows are amazing! The dolphins were my favorite. We had a blast. I am not one for sitting on the beach all day so this was something fun to do! Great for kids!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter signed up for the Trainer for a Day program and had an amazing experience. She loved learning about and interacting with all of the animals. She also enjoyed being involved in the shows. The photographers took some great pictures of her throughout the day. I bought a day pass and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the animals and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Gulf World today. The programs are very interesting and the trainers put on a great show in all areas. This would be a great event to take children to see. We had a corn dog which was very good and at a reasonable price of $3.00. All the food seemed to be reasonably priced. Between 3-4 hours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit for people of all ages! Lots of things to see and do and very reasonable prices.

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