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Gulf World Marine Park

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Address: 15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Phone Number: 850 234 5271
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Description: Our daily shows featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Tropical Birds...
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. 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 & Dolphin Meet-N-Greet programs allow you to interact with our animals and trainers during training sessions.
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This place was great. The dolphin and sea lion show was by far my favorite. Way better than a zoo any day. Had some different animals that you don't get to see in alot of other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This place was great. The dolphin and sea lion show was by far my favorite. Way better than a zoo any day. Had some different animals that you don't get to see in alot of other places. The birds were also pretty cool . It was overly crowded but that was due to several bus loads of kids on field... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My children have visited many times and they whiz through the park in a short time. Once you have been there once, though, there is no need to go back - the shows are the same. We took our older (teenage) cousins, and they were not impressed. Unless your children have never seen sea animals, I would pass if your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took my nephews to the shows. We enjoyed them all! Plus we all did a swim with the Dolphins. A once in a lifetime event for me. The boys think I'm the coolest Aunt EVER!

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We live locally but still go here at least 3-4 times a year. It is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. I love the animals and the seal.

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Diamond, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We took our son here for a recent Dolphin swim experience. Really outstanding time for him and all the others that participated. Cost is 185 plus 30 dollars for each adult that accompanies the child. The staff really do a nice job from educating the kids in the classroom to ensuring everyone has a great experience in the water. Overall... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Well done smaller marine park. Kids loved it. Great shows and lots of cool animals. Easy to follow the show times and do everything within about 2-3 hours. No overlapping shows and you can easily get from one show to the next without missing it.

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Madison, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to take my grandson but the prices are a little high. It was not explained that the price was not covering some other extras.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Worst experience of Panama City Beach. Way overpriced & they crammed everyone into the show. We were made to move our seats multiple times to accommodate the late comers. My daughter didn't even have a place to sit..she had to sit on my lap & we were one of the firsts in the stadium! Since we had to change seats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Took my four year old granddaughter here on our way to meet family in Destin. It's a small attraction, but was very entertaining. We saw the dolphin show, toured all the exhibits, walked to the diner next door for lunch then returned for the sea lion show. The shows are short, but entertaining and educational. My granddaughter has been telling... More 

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Grant, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The shows were amazing,& there are some Beautiful birds. Trainers and staff are friendly. We liked that we could leave for lunch and return later your stamp was good for the whole day.

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