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Gulf World Marine Park

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Address: 15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Phone Number: 18502345271
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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. Feed the stingrays at our new Stingray Bay attraction! 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 or Dolphin Meet-N-Greet programs allow you to interact with our animals and trainers during training sessions.
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"Dolphins and Magic, How cool is that!"

Great beach alternative on that cloudy day. Used TripShock for discount tickets. Pay the extra money for the Magic show and come back after dinner. Pretty cool. The park shows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Wentzville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great beach alternative on that cloudy day. Used TripShock for discount tickets. Pay the extra money for the Magic show and come back after dinner. Pretty cool. The park shows, dolphins, sea lions, and bird shows were all very professional. You can feed stingrays in a huge tank. Shark and turtle feeding done by the staff, very cool to watch.... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely awesome place to visit, we all loved it!! Terrific interaction with the audience, the animals are spectacular!! If you have a marine life lover in your family they will not want to leave!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We took a large group with adults and teenagers to visit the park and found it clean and the animals interesting. The staff really cared about the animals. Many in our group also 'Swam with the Dolphins' which was a first class operation, down to the really good photos of our swimmers. Swimming is pricey but this seems to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to bring the children. Sea Lion Show, Dolphin show, and Bird Show. They have a shark and turtle feeding which is kinda cool. They have "Meet and Greets" with a dolphin or sea lion. My wife, daughter and I did a meet and greet with a sea lion. My daughter thought it was going to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Our kids swam with the dolphins and thoroughly enjoyed it. The park was a nice mix of exhibits and shows.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The shows are awesome and informative. Being able to have pics made at a reasonable cost is great! Loved everything about our visit here!

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Pay the money to swim with the dolphins while you are here! Incredible. Dolphins are very friendly and staff/trainers are well educated about their subjects and friendly.

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Ranburne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If ur an animal lover like me then this is the place for u.... U can swim with the dolphins or just walk around the whole day & enjoy it all

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Trussville, Alabama, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fun for the whole family . Pay the extra to swim with the dolphins. A bit pricey but fun for all ages.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went to this park whole family was visiting. While at the Stingray feeding area we noticed a creeper guy (a worker) recording my 19yr old cousins butt as she bent over the tank to touch the stingrays! Totally disgusting!!! To imagine what he was doing with those pics later! Nasty guy!

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