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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%
Travellers talk about
“dolphin show” (427 reviews)
“sea lions” (121 reviews)
“royal swim” (47 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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"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"
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I took my kids in the 1980's and have been back several time since to see what all they have added over the years

Thank Kent G
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I did the adventure dolphins experience and it was amazing. Learned a lot about Dolphins and had a fun time interacting with the dolphins. I would definitely recommend this activity to everybody.

Thank kissedbythesun2016
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Went there with grandkids an everyone had a good time. Staff go above and beyond to help you, keep you informed, and answer all your questions. They enjoy the animals just as much as you do. Yes it is expensive, but you aren't doing this...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the aquarium with our young grandchildren and we all loved it. The children done the dolphin meet and greet. They were a little unsure at first but quickly became comfortable when the trainer explained what they were about to do. They touched the...More

Thank Kathy Y
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Our daughter turned 12 while on vacation in PCB and my husband just knew she would truly enjoy an experience swimming with the dolphins. Needless to say, he was spot on and she had the experience of a lifetime! The smile on her face could...More

Thank Julie T
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters did the Royal Swim on August 15th with Hallie as the dolphin trainer. Our experience with the Dolphins was awesome! We had a great time, Hallie was funny and we would definitely recommend this to others....More

Thank anzcs
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Gulf World is a fun ffamily experience. Wander the exhibit areas. Touch stingrays, watch the Sharks, be amazed by the colors of the exotic birds. Free shows are offered during the day. A once in a lifetime experience is swimming with the dolphins.. This is...More

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I get that it's your basic tourist trap, But when the let you sit for a half hour waiting for a show and then come in and say that due to staff shortage we will not be able to do the show? They don't tell...More

Thank Davesnothere45
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on the 15th of August as a party of 8. 4 adults and 4 teenagers. We did the Royal Swim and we all loved it. One of our party was nervous because of the deep water but the staff reassured her and gave her...More

Thank Barry L
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to swim with dolphins my entire life. The dolphin encounter at Gulf World was a gift for my 40th birthday from my boyfriend and I couldn't have dreamed of a better experience. Our guide Brittney was super courteous, patient and kind. Our...More

Thank christyp33
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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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