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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I'm a local since 87 here in PCB and I'm ashamed to say ,...I never visited Gulf World. My Loss!! When I finally went recently, I had the BEST time from beginning to end! The shows run all day and never overlap. Not just the dolphins (Only rescued animals) jumping and swimming. But other cool stuff too! Like the Feathered... More

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The heart of Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

If you like marine life and shows...this is it! Small park with lots of shows that run like clockwork. You can see the park and shows in about half a day. Good value. Excellence show staff....except for the reptile guy...very rude and a jerk...was uncomfortable for some of the people he addressed and was glad when his show was over.... More

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Saline, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had a great time at this mini Sea World like park. Not very large so moving from show to show took no time at all. Very stroller friendly and the staff was very knowledgeable and informative with their programs. Curious to know more about the dolphins they house in the sea lion/dolphin show area....they didn't seem to have a... More

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Valley, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My daughter and I had a good time at Gulf World. The only negative thing is that the shows run so close together that I felt like we were rushing from one area to another and couldn't just enjoy everything. Other than that, everything was good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our grandsons 6 & 7 loved the Dolphin & Sea Lion Shows. They both were very entertaining and educational. The reptile show was good too. We were disappointed in the Feather and Fur Show. It didn't flow well. Only one bird preformed, but kids did get pictures mad with Macaws. Upon entering the whale & turtle exhibit was nice but... More

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Columbia, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is small compared to other parks in other areas but it is jam packed with fun and is a great value. The dolphin show is really fun as are the other shows. The people working there seemed to really enjoy what they were doing. We also attended the magic show later that night for only $5 more. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great experience with dolphin swim with 4 teen friends and Jett. He was exuberant which made it exciting. Friendly marine staff which and showed respect for the guests and the animals.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love how small and personable this place is. If you're expecting sea world you'll be disappointed, but if a small (think 4 hours tops)place is what you crave this is it

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with this place, the dolphin show was fun and the other exhibits were pretty nice

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My girlfriend , mother and I went to Gulf world and was surprised on how much fun we had. I turned out to be one of the collest places we went to on this trip.

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