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Gulf World Marine Park

Address: 15412 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Phone Number: 850 234 5271
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
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...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The kids thoroughly LOVED it! All of it! And secretly, I loved the dolphin and seal show! I've seen it 3 times now!! When the children are with us it's the best excuse to go out there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Don't expect SeaWorld when you go. This is "SeaWorld Lite." But our daughter has been to both and sees no difference. She just loves the animals. A real plus is that portions of this are indoors and/or covered so you do get a great break from the heat in the summertime. It's a little pricey, but worth it overall. Our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had a cool dolphin and sea lion show but was short for the cost. Even though pricey, I would recommend at least once. Small zoo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

i went out with my grand daughter and son and daughter in law to show her dolphin show. the show was enjoyable as the staff provided enough facs and funny anecdotes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Take the kids and enjoy a great afternoon of fun with shows, marine attractions a great place to take the entire family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Took my two year old grandson. About 20 people in park however the staff still treated the shows as a full house. All the animals and fish were all cared for and the park was clean. This is a rescue sanctuary and the trainers and staff seem to really care what they do.

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Gulf World is like a miniature Sea World. There are no rides, only shows and exhibits. We were there during the off season so it was not at all crowded. The shows are set up so you can go to each one in a particular order. Each show is given twice per day. My only complaint was the young man... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful animals encounters. We did the behind the scenes tour and got to interact with dolphins. Not swim but feed and hold fins for a pic. I got to kiss a sea lion. That was the best. Good memory for minimal price. The night time show is very entertaining. We spent all day and left very happy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All the animals are rescue animals! The interaction that the guest are able to do with the animals is amazing! Great for the whole family!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a great day here. My son wanted to see the dolphin show and he loved it. The sea lion show was entertaining and funny, and the bottle-nosed dolphin show was great. I think that’s the only highlight of the park. The reptile show was disappointment, though kids enjoyed petting the string ray. Overall it was fun but not... More 

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