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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.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin show” (429 reviews)
“sea lions” (124 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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Reviewed yesterday

This was a pretty good show, especially for children. However, at $32 each for admission, it is an expensive outing for a family. The shows are outside so on a very hot day, you might want to do something else. The picture taken with the...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 and your family enjoyed some of the educational presentations and passed a nice day. All...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is the prices! I feel they are a little extreme for the size of the place! It’s no sea world but it is like a small version of it! The shows were neat! The experiences they offered...More

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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. All our client's comments are well received, taken into account...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my children, 13 and 6, to Gulf World and we saw some cool stuff and the shows were great; however, I didn't feel the cost was worth what we saw. Also, just fyi, it's basically ALL outside...be prepared :)More

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

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 completely fulfill your expectations, be assured that all your comments are well...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My son did the Dolphin encounter. He enjoyed it, but I have mixed feelings. These swims are done in groups. There was an encounter and swim taking place in the same pool, this took away from my sons experience in my opinion. My son was...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear traveler, We really thank you for your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and especially for having the time to share with us your opinion about our facility and activities. We are very pleased to know that your son can experience this wonderful interaction...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 7 month old, 7 year old and 17 year old and we all had a blast! There are three shows (dolphins, sea lions and birds) that are included in the price of admission. There are a lot of great...More

Thank Kelly P
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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 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 4 days ago

Have visited for the past five years. Each year the activities are fun, informative and exciting. Your kids and teens will love it. Adults will too as there is something for most age groups.More

Thank sgmmike
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 and your family enjoyed your day and the educational presentations were terrific, they are wonderful creatures! We really appreciate your...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great time. The trainer Allison was the best and very informative. It was pouring rain but she showed us and our children a great time. Capri the dolphin was so sweet was awesome. Would recommend to anyone who loves dolphins and wildlifeMore

Thank John B
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you or your child wants to swim with dolphins this is your place. We had an amazing time with the dolphin encounter. It was not a cheap day with the cost of the encounter and cost of pictures that you had to pay for...More

Thank Kelly O
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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 and your family enjoyed your day and the dolphin encounter was terrific, they are wonderful creatures! We really appreciate your...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The dolphin show was my favorite as couple of teens in my group did the adventure swim with dolphins after the dolphin show. They had fun but they make it sound like you will be one on one for much longer than the few minutes...More

Thank Larry S
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear traveler, 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, We deeply appreciate all your comments, listening to our visitors helps us to improve our quality. On...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went by myself just to pass the time on a rainy last day of my vacation. Gulf World has all kinds of sea creatures including sea turtles, sharks, penguins, seals, sea lions, and of course dolphins. My favorite parts were the bottlenose dolphin show...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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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Donna Z
6 June 2018|
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Response from DolphinDiscovery | Property representative |
Dear traveler, Many thanks for your interest in Gulf World Marine Park. We would like to inform you that the admission fee only includes the exhibitions, for the Dolphin Swim and Interactive Programs there is an extra... More
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Donna Z
6 June 2018|
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No, the admission price does not include the "encounters" where you can swim with the dolphins. These encounters cost are separately from the admission costs. There are several options to choose. Also available for... More
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Dear traveler, Thank you for your interest in Gulf World Marine Park. It is a pleasure to inform you that we count with areas wheelchair friendly, for further information we invite you to visit our official page, where you... More
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