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Gulf World Marine Park

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Address: 15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
Phone Number: 18502345271
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Our daily shows featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Tropical Birds and...

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. Feed the stingrays at our new Stingray Bay attraction! 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 or Dolphin Meet-N-Greet programs allow you to interact with our animals and trainers during training sessions.

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$31.18*
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Gulf World Marine Park General Admission
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$127.92*
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Dolphin Encounter at Gulf World Marine Park
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$74.17*
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Dolphin Meet and Greet at Gulf World Marine Park

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We had the best time at Gulf World. We were tired of the beach for the week, and decided to visit Gulf World one day. The entertainment is worth it! The animals were amazing, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Meghan C
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Gaffney, South Carolina, USA
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Gaffney, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best time at Gulf World. We were tired of the beach for the week, and decided to visit Gulf World one day. The entertainment is worth it! The animals were amazing, and the staff was very friendly. Will go back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure to get there in time for all the shows. We missed everything but the dolphin show and it was great. We really enjoyed it. I wish there was more to see without watching the shows but still really liked it.

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Wauseon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been coming to PCB for over 15 years ... and our grandson was the reason we went to Gulf World. It was a very pleasant experience. The admission charge was a bit steep we thought ... but the shows and exhibits inside made it worthwhile. Our grandson loved the shows and really liked that he could get close... More 

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent show! The exhibits of birds and variety of sea life are informative and well presented. Great for kids.

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Woodstock, Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our family has always enjoyed Gulf World; it is a tradition when we come to Panama City Beach. It is a small marine park, but very interesting. Currently there is construction going on, so it was not perfect, but by no means an hindrance. The shows are nice, they used to be more educational; now they just seem kitschy. We... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good old fashion family fun. You get up close and personal with marine wildlife. Well worth the money if you have kids and even if you don't. One of my favorite attractions in PCB.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place, you can enjoy the dancing with the dolphins which are intelligent creatures, the staff treats you very nicely and they really care for the children, it is recommended if you have young kids or elderly people, very nice thank you guys.

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Bloomington, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are on vacation with our two little ones. We enjoyed both the dolphin and sea lion/dolphin show. Our kids loved the open exhibits of some of the animals. I would recommend visiting.

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Athens, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time here with the kids. Very affordable. Please be aware that this aquarium is mostly Outdoors

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Ty Ty, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited the park on 9/15 with my family. We had the most amazing time while there. The staff were so friendly and the shows were awesome. They are very interactive and select people from the crowd to volunteer plus create memories. We purchased my mother the swim adventure package where she had the opportunity to swim with the... More 

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