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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Fishers, IN, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I done the swim with Dolphins. What an experience! You get in the dolphin tank with a trainer and a trained dolphin. You get to pet the dolphin and have it do some tricks. The dolphin (Maya) even pulled us around the tank for a short little lap. Trainer was Kendall, she done a phenomenal job and... More

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Covington, Georgia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went during a rainy day, and it was amazing! We went for my 7 year old daughter, but I think we enjoyed it more than she did!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our family loved our visit. The dolphin show was great as well as the sea lion show. Definitely pay for your children to have their picture made with the dolphin. Great even on a rainy day as most venues are covered.

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Woodbury, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I thought it would be a bigger place and more hands on. The dolphin show was really good. We sat in the "splash zone" that really needs to be renamed to "soak to the bone zone" :).

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Roswell, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took a break from the beach to spend a few hours at Gulf World during our beach vacation. We arrived at opening time to a long-ish line that moved quickly and efficiently. The desk staff was fast, friendly, and very helpful. They gave us a schedule with highlighted suggestions to hit the shows in a timely manner. It was... More

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Mahomet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My son loves dolphins and this was exactly what we hoped it would be. A great environment to get up close and interact with the dolphins. Very safe and very professional. Thanks Gulf World!

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Branson, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loved this park. It had fun shows, lots of educational things, and hands-on experiences for the whole family. One of the best we've seen.

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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The shows are so much fun! You get a lot more out of this park if you participate in the extra activities! We always get pictures with the animals after the shows! We love having the mire personal contact with the trainers and animals. Our girls also did the dolphin swim and were just ecstatic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

First time my seven year old as seen a dolphin show and he loved it! Sea Lions were great too! The Feather and Furry friends show was very cute and we really enjoyed it!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There really isn't much to see or enjoy for the cost. The kids were bored and distracted due to lack of interest.

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