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Address: 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6204
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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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It is a really nice collection of sea animals. Although a little dated it is well kept and the staff very informative. A good way to spend 2-3 hours in a relaxed atmosphere. Many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jb0les
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Fort Walton BCH
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic adventure for adults and children. It is awesome to see all of teh educational opportunities. They even have a program - Breakfast with the Dolphins. This is a must see Adventure park if you are visiting teh Destin - Ft. Walton Beach area.

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Thank hogrally
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a really nice collection of sea animals. Although a little dated it is well kept and the staff very informative. A good way to spend 2-3 hours in a relaxed atmosphere. Many of the attractions have covered viewing areas so you would not miss a lot in the rain.

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Thank jb0les
Ft Walton Beach, Fl
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they are so awesome working with the sea animals and interacting with the crowd I would love to go back

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Thank BenWhoDatLeonardi
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked around the park for a few hours and really enjoyed myself. The Birds danced, talked, and whistled with me. The penguins were really cute and the dolphins were wonderful. I enjoyed all the park from the sting rays to the Birds and everything in between. Would go back again.

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Thank Candy152
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is fairly small, but they do have a good variety of animals. The staff were friendly and seemed knowledgeable during demonstrations. We visited during their off-peak season and it wasn't busy at all which was nice but might have added to it feeling a bit run-down and not as popular as we expected. Our daughter is only 1.5... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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174 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My granddaughter loved this adventure. She was able to swim with dolphins and is still taking about it. There is so much to see and the people are knowledgeable and great with kids. This was the highlight of her vacation.

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Thank 1991KEB
Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought a year pass in December for the following year so we could bring up to 5 people free for a year. We took all of our visitors that year. You can see the park in around 3 hours with the two shows and all of the exhibits. They have turtles, sharks, dolphins, fish, gators, etc... A must see... More 

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Opp, Alabama
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had two friends coming down for a visit from Kansas. (I live in Alabama and they picked me up on the way.) One really wanted to see dolphins, so I got on Tripadvisor and found this park. We arrived at about 11:15 AM thinking we would be there about three hours. We stayed until closing (4:30 PM) and were... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The various shows, chats and encounters are both entertaining and highly educational. While there is plenty to see and do with the general admission, the Gulfarium now offers a number of extra cost hands-on animal encounters that can really add to the enjoyment and educational experience - perfect special gifts for children or grandchildren!

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Destin, Florida
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for my nephew's fourth birthday. Great exhibits and great care of animals. Great wheelchair accessibility. You could spend most of the day here. Cool gift shop.

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