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Gulf World Marine Park

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“sea lions”(138 reviews)
“royal swim”(60 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I will be back with grandson for general admission. The swim adventure was an awesome experience. It is very pricey but if you chalk it up to a once in a lifetime thing and then they are supporting/helping animals (unlike other places) I was better...More

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DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear user, We would like to thank you for your visit and especially for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that you and your grandson enjoyed your day. We deeply appreciate...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

While I didn't expect them to just turn me loose in the enclosure with the Sea Lion, I did expect a bit more for my $70. We sat with a trainer who was obviously frazzled because we had just had a thunderstorm and that put...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank VinnieA31
DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are very sorry to hear that our activities and services didn't fulfill your expectations, all your comments are well received, taken...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A family of 4 adults and 2 children, one 8y/o with autism and a 4y/o. Though we had 3rd party problems with checking in for our slot, once we were inside things got much better. Hanna helped us to our Harbor Seal interaction today at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AnotherMillenial
DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear user, We would like to thank you for your visit and especially for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that you and your family enjoyed the sea lion's educational presentation...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very expensive to get in for what they offer. Not much to see as we were in and out within 30 minutes. The aquarium was closed due to roof repairs so we were unable to see that. The few animals we did get to see...More

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DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are very sorry to hear that our facility didn't fulfill your expectations, all your comments are well received, taken into account...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit PCB annually and always stop at gulf world. Always enjoyable. This year we went up to Destin to see the marine show and, although it was nice, I felt I couldn't end our vacation without a stop at Gulf World. Glad we did, dolphin...More

Thank Al L
DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your visit and especially for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that you and your family enjoyed our educational presentations and you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love dolphins and couldn't wait to swim with them. However, we did the Trainer for a Day program, and it turned out to be so much more than that! The staff was amazing and made the experience that much better. We thought we were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sabree H
DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear traveler, We are very happy to read your review and realize that you had a memorable dolphin experience with us at Gulf World Marine Park. Our commitment is always to create unforgettable memories and to share the happiness while interacting with this wonderful specie,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited while on vacation with family (total group of 20 people ages 6 months and up). 7 out of our group took part in the dolphin encounter and one did the royal swim. It’s an older facility but overall it’s maintained well. Having toddlers,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank amerritt30
DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear user, We would like to thank you for your visit and especially for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that you and your family enjoyed our different educational presentations and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to spend cooler days. The animals are great - petting the sting rays is the coolest thing (my daughter wouldn't leave the sting ray pool). Looking forward to their expansion for the Harbor Seals. The bottlenose dolphin show was a little too hectic...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear user, We would like to thank you for your visit and especially for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that you and your family enjoyed our different educational presentations and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Gulf World the day after Zoo World, and I would definitely have to say that Zoo World was my favorite of the two. Gulf World was more oriented towards families with smaller children, and as I had my teenage daughter with me,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear user, We appreciate your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time at our facility, all our client's comments are well received, taken into...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The royal swim was a great experience for our kids and the staff is great and knowledgeable. However, we left with a bad taste in our mouth. Here is why. We arrived at 10am and purchased 3 royal swims (for my wife and 2 of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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DolphinDiscovery, E-Concierge at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear visitors, We appreciate your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and especially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. It has been very useful to read your review, your comments are much appreciated as they work as a powerful tool to...More

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330jenm
November 20, 2018|
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Response from kmjones2019 | Reviewed this property |
I think they have an off season where they don't do the dolphin encounter but you might want to check with them. I did it the first week of September but it may be a seasonal thing.
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Becky C
September 21, 2018|
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Response from Pattie H | Reviewed this property |
The fee for the dolphin encounters pay for admission to the park. You cannot take pictures however Gulf World takes pictures and will put them on a CD and/or download. I do not remember what the cost for this was.
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tdm822
August 16, 2018|
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Response from 960kristenr | Reviewed this property |
No. You're not allowed any of your own cameras. They take beautiful professional photos...costly, but well done!
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