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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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Harrisburg, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The dolphins and sea lions shows and stunts were great! Getting your picture with a dolphin is awesome. Great for family. Not expensive.

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Dothan, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We loved this! My kids still talk about it! You can really tell the people love and care for the animals. I love that they train the dolphins not to splash towards the stroller area. Even in the rain it was awesome.

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Hoschton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very kid friendly and pictures that you will always cherish -- lines can get long so get their early

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My family and I had a great day visiting the marina. The shows was so much fun and my 16 yr old daughter did the trainer for a day program. She absolutely loved it. She said the trainers was friendly and gave her lots of information about doing this for a career. She loved working with the dolphins!! Best money... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went to all 4 shows. We really enjoyed all but were not that impressed with the one with the cats and dogs. All of the shows have photo opportunities after the show for $10 a photo, and you can put multiple people in the photos( I did not know until after I had bought my first pictures. We bought... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The dolphin show was great. The kids really enjoyed it. However, the park is run down and some of the birds and other animals look to be in poor health. The dolphin show is really the only part worth seeing.

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Livonia, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice marine life park with friendly staff. The park is small and all shaded so you can see everything and be comfortable. I was surprised at how much there was to do. Lots of great shows. It was very crowded in the morning and we left for lunch and when we came back the crowds had gone (you can... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My kids loved it. They have never been to a place like this. The sea turtle came up and we got great photos. They loved the dolphin show. And for twenty more dollars we where able to get in to the magic show which we have to wait till tomorrow. Awesome. Make sure you get your coupons out of the... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Park was clean and fun! Our children did the bottlenose meet and greet which was wonderful! As far as overpriced I'm sure feeding the animals is costly- glad to pitch in!

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Corydon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We went to the magic show because we were late to the dolphin show. It was wayyy overpriced and cheesy. The little kids we brought figured out the magic tricks

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