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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850 243 9046
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Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We thought it was overpriced ($20 for adults $12 for kids) considering how quickly you go through the building, even walking slowly and taking your time. Yes there are plenty of awesome things to do but almost all are extras at $50+ a piece. We did catch the dolphin show (free) and it made up for most of it, so... More

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Destin, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The selection of animals was average. We took the kids to see the dolphin show and waited nearly 30 minutes for it to start. The show build up was great but the actual "show" only lasted about 5-6 minutes. We were all very disappointed as we expected more tricks and acts. I think the dolphin jumped out of the water... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Me and my family really enjoyed the Gulfarium. At $20 per adult i'd say you get your moneys worth. General admission includes sealion and/or dolphin shows. We went to both and thought they were pretty cute. I wouldn't say very impressive shows though. The aquarium is pretty small but still interesting. There is a whole outside area of things you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our family had a great time here! There are several places to just walk through and look at the animals as well as 2 amphitheater areas where they put on a very nice dolphin show and sea lion show. For a small price and if you come prepared to do so, you can even get in the water with the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It's not a very big place but it was cute. The dolphin and sea lion shows were adorable with very nice staff. I'm with some of the reviews that state that the housing for these animals is a little cramped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Learning about the marine animals and watching the shows, especially the dolphin show. Also it being on the beach adds to the fun.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great way to spend a few hours. The park is small but they have all the popular favorites. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. Do not miss the Dolphin or Sea Lion show! Watching the otters eat is adorable as well.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went to the Gulfarium with our family of 5 (ages 4-40) and had a great time. Loved the dolphins, the penguins, and otters. Some renovation going on but still a great time.

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La Porte, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

This was our second trip to Gulfarium...it had not changed much in 2 years. We enjoyed the dolphin and sea lion shows. The animal "chats" are not much. Plan on about 1-2 hours to see it all! This trip our kids tried the dolphin splash encounter and enjoyed it. It was VERY expensive for 15 minutes but hey they got... More

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Takes about half a day to see all the animals & a few quick shows. It's a beautiful setting and very clean. My kids really enjoyed it and they learned a few things too.

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