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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, Adventure
Owner description: Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate...
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Type: Aquariums, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Ok, let's start with the obvious. This is not SeaWorld. Don't expect it to be. It's much smaller, but that doesn't mean it's not fun. We watched the sea lion show and dolphin show-both were very entertaining. The trainers appear to do an excellent job. They also have fish, sharks, birds, and turtles. It was raining the day we went,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went to the Gulfarium based on a suggestion from another friend. Needless to say, I was not impressed. We walked in to pay way too much for this. They have a big almost pool like area for 5 dolphins that has portholes so you can watch them. Down the hall is a small area that has maybe 10 tanks... More 

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Minden, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Had a great time. Everybody was very friendly. My son has a wheelchair and everybody was very helpful. He loved it.

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Orange Park, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had a day in the Fort Walton area and needed something to do, so we searched and found Gulfarium. It was a brisk day, with light crowds but the place was well maintained and spotless. The staff was as enthusiastic as if it were the peak of tourist season. It was $16 I think for Florida residents, and we spent... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a very cold day. It was awesome! Our own personal sea lion show where we were able to give them commands and feed them. The same experience with the dolphins, we were invited down to the dock, got to meet and learn about a pregnant mother. I don't think this is a typical experience, but I'm sure... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I am an animal exhibitons manager at a zoo, so i am "desensitized" when it comes to animal interaction. This place was still awesome, anyone who doesn't like it is just a hater

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were there during a Veteran's day special so got in half price. For 21 dollars it was fantastic, for 42 we would not have been as pleased. The exhibits are behind plastic that is dirty and hard to see through, so it was difficult to see the shows. The dolphin pen seems small, I felt sorry for them, although... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Pretty amazing hands-on aquarium! Once in a lifetime experience! A must for everyone in the area! Our 10 year old loved the dolphins.

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Exeter, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I can't say enough about the great time we had. I did the dolphin splash encounter and it was worth every penny at full price but in the off season they offer a half price walk in special which was probably the best value of my vacation. Zach, Amanda, and all the staff were not only welcoming and knowledgeable but... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is not Disney or SeaWorld. There are 26 exhibits and several shows, the main ones are the seals, sea lions and dolphins. The animals do some simple tricks for food, although when the dolphins jump, it is indeed awesome. Otherwise an ok visit. Smaller children should enjoy this more than teenagers.

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