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Address: 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone Number: 850 243 9046
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Description: Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our...
Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in our new interactive programming (additional fee applies). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. Open daily at 9am.
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We had a great time at Gulfarium. The dolphin show was very educational, most are just for entertainment but we actually learned some new things about dolphins. We took part in... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at Gulfarium. The dolphin show was very educational, most are just for entertainment but we actually learned some new things about dolphins. We took part in the Turtle Encounter which was very well worth the additional cost, our tour guide, Tarra, was very informative. My only issue was that we paid an extra $34 each... More 

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Destin, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I fondly refer to the Gulfarium as a mini Sea World. Lots of aquatic water life to see and a Dolphin/Killer Whale show. They also offer a military discount. Fun place for an afternoon with the kids.

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GulfariumRep, Public Relations Manager at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are pleased to hear of your fun day at the park! Just to clarify for future visitors, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park offers a dolphin show as well as a sea lion show. We do not have any killer whales residing at the park. Thanks again. More 

Lufkin, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We took our boys ages 10 & 12 to this facility while visiting Destin from Texas. It reminded me of a miniature Sea World without all the bells and whistles. The shows were short but informative. For the price spent the park should offer more. We had completed touring the facility within 3 hours..shows included! We want return but someone... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This aquarium is beautiful with amazing animals. It is located right on the Gulf and it is beautiful. They have Sunset Camps which are great for kids and they have friendly employees to make your visit amazing. I recommend this place to anyone wanting to do something away from the beach!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We took our 3 and 8 year old boys and they were entertained the whole time we were there. We went to the dolphin and sea lion shows and really enjoyed them. Smaller than I thought it would be. I am sure if you had the time and money to spend in the special encounters it would be better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have 11 and 14 boys. Aquarium was good however didn't take long to get thru. Dolphin and Sea Lion shows were very good. Not more than 15 minutes each. Without the shows we could have been thru the aquarium in about an half hour. Boys still thought it was worth it.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is no Sea World, but we were pleasantly surprised during our visit. The dolphin show was great, and a bonus was that our daughter was chosen to pet and feed one of them during the show! The sea lion show was also good, and fun as well. It shows that the staff puts in the effort. We enjoyed seeing... More 

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had read previous reviews on Tripadvisor so had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Per previous reviews the facility is very small and I felt the price was a little high. Shows were nice, trainers showed care and love for the animals.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The dolphin and Sea lion shows were great. The staff did a great job of explaining the care the animals required and their biological characteristics. There were many other animals that were fun to see as well.

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

$24 for adults and $13 for kids . I loved the dolphin show we seen it twice , they were just a little bit different . You could pay $43 extra to touch a dolphin during the show , I wish I knew that befor we went in because I would have done that . Lots of pretty fish ,... More 

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