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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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swim with dolphins

My kids have wanted to swim with dolphins for ever. We planned a trip to destin over spring break March 26-April 2. We decided to go to Gulf world marine park. We had an excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Verona, Wisconsin
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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My kids have wanted to swim with dolphins for ever. We planned a trip to destin over spring break March 26-April 2. We decided to go to Gulf world marine park. We had an excellent time. This was a neat park. There were great shows to see and the option to swim with the dolphins. My kids had an absolute... More 

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Rothesay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Was amazed by the size of the sea turtles, and the shows were very organized, and some funny. any age will love it, they also have weekly shows in the evenings in the month of Feb. Also, very good

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Within walking distance from our room. This was a very fun experience, it is still growing, and I can't wait to go back someday. The turtles were awesome to see up close.

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Sherrard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I had the best time of my life. I have wanted to swim with the dolphins for the past 60 years. The staff were very professional and courteous. Indi (dolphin) was amazing. Enjoyed every second of this experience.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The kids stayed and would not leave until they were exhausted from the positive experiences. They all slept like babies and were in bed by 6 p.m. on their on which is not common on vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We purchased a season pass for the family. We love how close it is to home. The people are always friendly and the attractions are amazing. I recommend gild world to everyone

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had an amazing day at Gulfworld! The staff was very professional and courteous. The animals were amazing and had a great time swimming with Sandy the dolphin. I highly recommend Gulfworld to anyone looking to have a fun day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice gift store inside. full day pass.. tropical birds.. petting zoo, Dolphin and sea lion water show . indoor cat and dog show concession stand

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Byrnes Mill, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Big bang for the bucks, animal shows, divers, sharks, giant sea turtles underwater viewing, alligators, penguins, dolphins, seals. wonderful event. Small price.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Gulf World is a small marine park in Panama City. We were going specifically for the Dolphin Swim for my daughter (early birthday gift) and it was well worth every penny. She had a wonderful experience and we all enjoyed watching her. Afterwards, we all attended some other shows and enjoyed our morning there. We were staying near Port St.... More 

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