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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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Address: 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone Number: 850 243 9046
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular...

Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in our new interactive programming (additional fee applies). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. Open daily at 9am.

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not Sea World but still quite enjoyable

I have been to Sea World. Though this is not as large or as polished, my family and I enjoyed our time at Gulfarium. Both the sea lion and dolphin shows were entertaining. Also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris S
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Navarre, Florida
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first time we came (several years ago) was with a field trip with my daughter's school. I saw then why there were so few cars in the parking lot with FL plates; it is definitely a tourist trap. It's extremely expensive. You could spend a couple of hours here, but it is not at all the kind of place... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Sea World. Though this is not as large or as polished, my family and I enjoyed our time at Gulfarium. Both the sea lion and dolphin shows were entertaining. Also had a great view of the gulf from the park. Would recommend this to others, especially families.

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2 Thank Chris S
Franklinton
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff ia so very friendly & helpful at the Gulfarium. The shows were so much fun to watch & even the weather being bad didn't stop us from having an awesome time. The Gulfarium was very affordable for the entire family & we will definitely visit again on our next trip to Florida.

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1 Thank jimmyaliciamorgan
De Queen, Arkansas
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a family and had a great time. The staff members were very informative. Lots of wonderul animals to see. The shows were awesome as well. I will go back next time I'm on the island. Bring your kids!

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1 Thank Beau C
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great family daytime place to visit. However, couples, young or old, can enjoy it too. The dolphin show was fantastic.

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1 Thank Daryl A
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During January and February on Wednesday it only cost $5 for seniors....what a deal and steal. Saw the dolphin show. Since it was not crowded, only 12-15 people, the trainers brought us right in the outdoor area. We were up close and personal with the dolphins. AWESOME!!!!!!!! Can not say enough about this adventure! :)

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2 Thank Lynda C
GulfariumRep, Public Relations Manager at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your patronage and for taking the time to write about your experience at the Gulfarium. We strive to make each visitor's experience a personal and educational one! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My 3 Boys loved the live shows! An amazing place! Worth the money! So many awesome things for children to do! They didn't want to leave!

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Thank Angel D
GulfariumRep, Public Relations Manager at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, responded to this review

We are very glad to hear that you and your family had a good time during your visit to the Gulfarium. Thanks for taking a moment to write about your experience! More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My kids loved it. This is an outdoor park and there isn't much in the way of covering if it's raining. The exhibits are very good, including a great dolphin exhibit and a touch-pool with sea urchins, sea-stars, and horse shoe crabs. They some shows and lots of "swim with the (insert your favorite marine animal)" but "swim with the... More 

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2 Thank Brian K
GulfariumRep, Public Relations Manager at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that your kids loved their visit to the Gulfarium! Thank you for taking a moment to write about your experience and provide tips for future visitors. We appreciate it and hope you visit again soon. More 

Gonzales, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The dolphin show was very exciting and fun to watch. But overall it is a very small and crowded aquarium.

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Thank Garry M
GulfariumRep, Guest Relations Manager at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write about your experience at the Gulfarium. We appreciate your feedback and recommend to future visitors to visit the park during non-peak times (peak times are spring break, summer, and holidays) in order to avoid the crowds. Thanks again! More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The park is a nice place to take the family to see a variety of marine life and the few odd reptiles. It's not a huge place; you can probably see everything in about 1 1/2 hours. There are several shows and opportunities (for a price) for up-close encounters with some of the animals. The dolphin show was nice and... More 

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2 Thank Thomas E
GulfariumRep, Public Relations Manager at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at the Gulfarium. We know that future visitors appreciate the information and we like the feedback as well. We hope you and your grandchildren visit again! More 

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