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Gulf World Marine Park

Address: 15412 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Phone Number: 850 234 5271
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Our daily shows featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Tropical Birds and other furry animals...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Barrie,Ontario
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We decided to spend a relaxing day while in Panama City Beach. Got to gulf world around 9:30 am and after being cheerfully greeted we were directed to where the next active demonstration would be held. We were given a map and Timetable so it was easy getting around. The best event we experienced was the dolphin show. After watching... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We just returned from there, it was a good time and we saw several shows. Tuesday's are half price days for seniors otherwise I would think it was a little pricey, but all that marine life eat a lot of fish and need lots of training and attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This was an utterly amazing experience. The price was very reasonable and we had an amazing time interacting with the dolphins at the golf world Marine Park. Afterwords really enjoyed ourselves with the shows and all the other interaction we were able to do with the marine life. All the animals look healthy and well treated and the handlers were... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an excellent place to take all people-as I have from Grandchildren from 2 years old to children in their forties. Everyone enjoyed. Their dolphin and sea lion show ( 2 different shows) is not to be missed! They have senior and military discounts.

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Andalusia, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to Gulf World with a friend and three of our children (two 2 year olds and one 7 month old). The kids loved the animals, the shows and the atmosphere. We got to see the dolphin and sea lion show, the indoor animal show and the shark feeding. Everyone had a wonderful time. The price was fair ($28/adult)... More 

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visited Gulf World marine park with friends for a day long experience. It was senior day and a great value, with the day starting with coffee and rolls, and an informative presentation on sea turtles. It was a chilly day, but the shows were great.

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Coleman, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went on a Tuesday in February for a senior day and got in for half price. The seniors got free donuts and coffee and a seminar on how the cold injures sea turtles. We enjoyed the shows and the animals on show. It was a bit windy out, so we could have used a few more clothes, but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Took my almost-five-year-old son to this party on vacation. Really fun time. Loved seeing dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, rays birds and snakes up close. They have a really smart system where there's a new, short, optional show every half hour or so. Perfect amount of time for a little one to enjoy. We found the shows fun and entertaining even... More 

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Greenland NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We went on Tues. Feb. 3 for Senior Day. For the month of Feb. every Tues. is Senior Day with half price admission. We went to hear the presentation at 9:30 and had coffee and donuts. Very good presentation. Being senior day that is what was there mostly seniors. It was quite cold out but that didn't stop the shows... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It's an older marine park and rather small. It's perfect for young children as there's just enough to keep them interested without overload. They have several shows daily and a few places to just wander. The touch tanks were fun for the kiddos. We spent 2-3 hours there, saw everything and then took the kids home for a nap. We... More 

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