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Gulf World Marine Park

15412 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413
850 234 5271
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums, Gardens
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 will amaze you. Pay one price and see all the shows... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We had a blast. We wanted to go swimming with the dolphins and this allowed us to in a nice safe environment. The staff was very helpful and made sure we all had a great experience. Great pictures and loads of fun, it was really cool something we'll remember forever.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I would definitely recommend the dolphin swim! It is well worth the money and I got amazing pictures (which was like $50 for the CD). The pictures were well worth the money as well. It is an experience you will never forget! The shows were pretty good. Not quite at the calibur of Sea World, but this place is nice... More

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

As locals, my family gets seasonal passes to this park nearly every year. Lots of fun for kids of all ages. A very nice, well run small local marine park. The other entertainment is very good as well- the magician show is worthwhile and the kids will love it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have been to bigger parksbut this is pretty good. Kids loved it and was a nice relaxed time for us. The variety of shows kept everyone's attention and the staff seemed to enjoy their jobs. They answered questions from the audience. For the size of the park it was pretty nice way to spend a few hours and was... More

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Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Prices have increased and entertainment has decreased over the years. The "trainers" were very boring. Best shows were the sea lion and the scuba narriation. The guy in the water demonstrating the scuba gear was entertaining. If you want to see a real dolphin show -skip Gulf World and go on The Sea Screamer sunset cruise instead!

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Black Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was one of the best shows in the city. Several shows with dolphins, seals, even a cat. Got to take picture shaking hands with a dolphin and got video of it. Definitely a must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was our first visit and i have to say that for two adults and 3 kids (ages 5-12) to go the entire time and never hear "I'm bored" or "when are we going to leave?" Says it all. We arrived just afternoon and stayed till they closed the doors. I was worried about the time of day and heat,... More

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ASHEVILLE, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have gone to Gulf World every year since we started going to PCB. This year we purchased the Trainer for the day program for my 14 year old. She was on cloud nine. The program starts 930 [arrive 15 minutes early for paperwork] and ends about 3pm. She went behind the scenes and help feed and give medicine to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time. The shows are lined up right after the next. Really enjoyed the shows.

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Secret
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I both reserved the "Trainer for a Day" program and had a fabulous time. It's the most interactive program they offer and at $250 each, it's a more than fair price. We started at 9:15 in the morning and ended at 3:00 in the afternoon. During the day, we met with several trainers in different areas, observing... More

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