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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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Hours:
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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Great Park, Very well Put together

Just visited this park a few weeks ago while visiting Panama City Beach on vacation. This park is very well put together. The park really isn't geared to seeing animals like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Detroit, MI
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Detroit, MI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Just visited this park a few weeks ago while visiting Panama City Beach on vacation. This park is very well put together. The park really isn't geared to seeing animals like a zoo, its really geared to the "shows" they have. You start at each show and you walk thru the park to each location at the park to see... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Liked shows was disappointed in order to pet or get pictures had to pay an additional 10.00 paid 90.00 to get in and that should be included.

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The kids LOVED the shows. The sea lion was so close we could have touched him and so funny! The dolphins were great. Just thought they were all in tight quarters. I hope they had space that I didn't see.

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manitowoc wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Myself, my husband, my mother and two young boys recently visited gulf world last week and we had a great time!!! My family loved the dolphin show, they sea turtles on display with the sharks, my son loved the sea lions also. They only complaint I would have is they closed the place you pay if you want to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Very great experience, lots of great shows and things are kept moving at a good pace so you don't get "bored" with anything. Sons 2, 4, and 6 had a blast, and the dolphin and sea lion shows were fantastic.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Drove 2 hours just to come here And was very disappointed. Spent over 300 for my whole family to get in. Overpriced to be such a small park. Saw everything in less than an hour. Ended up walking in circles looking at the same stuff over & over again. The only thing that was even interesting was the sea lion... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Loved the excellent training of all of the marine animals and they all were so happy. The only thing I did not like was the constant selling of pictures & greeting with the Dolphins, sea lions, etc which of course always carries extra charges. They would always be selling something before and after each show. I don't have kids, but... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This little park is very well run. The grounds are landscaped beautifully and kept very clean. The Animals are healthy and well cared for. The shows are cute and the small size of the park means no fighting with the crowds to get a good experience. Every seat is "up close and personal" compared to the size of a Sea... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We enjoyed the afternoon we spent at Gulf World, my 3 year old son enjoyed the sting rays and I loved the sea lion and dolphin show. My son was also chosen to help with the dolphin show, it was the highlight of his day. Smaller facility so you actually have a chance to be picked when they ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I took my wife and my 4yr old girl here and we had a great time. My wife's life long dream was to swim with a dolphin and her experience was amazing. She was in a small group of 5 or 6 people and she got a lot of personal interaction with the dolphin. She got a dorsal fin ride,... More 

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