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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*
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Gulf World Marine Park General Admission
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$128*
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Dolphin Encounter at Gulf World Marine Park
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$171*
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Dolphin Swim Adventure at Gulf World Marine Park

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We went with a 3 year old and almost 6 year old, they loved it. I think us adults enjoyed the shows more. It was hard for our 3 year old son to sit still. We loved the sea lion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Farrah P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went with a 3 year old and almost 6 year old, they loved it. I think us adults enjoyed the shows more. It was hard for our 3 year old son to sit still. We loved the sea lion show and bottlenose dolphin show. The turtle and shark feeding wasn't very exciting. But we love going there. I think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gulf World was one of my favorite childhood memories from PCB. I had to take my children back so they could have those experiences. They have done a lot with the place since I was a child. They didn't have the tropical theater or the dolphin theater then. If you go to the feathers and friends show and Noah Wells... More 

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Thank Jonathan P
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gulf world is such a wonderful educational and entertaining facility. I do not have one bad thing to say about it. The dolphin shows are always a favorite and I get a kick out of the young kids sitting in the front few rows who get splashed during the shows. It's like they know it's coming but when it hits... More 

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Thank dreamgirl48
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to take your family. Not outrageous either. Plenty of animals to see for everyone from birds, turtles to seals and dolphins. Will go back again.

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Thank Gaven H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first marine park I have ever been to, but it was totally worth it! Everyone was friendly and the animals actually seemed happy and like they had enough space to swim around! The Royal Swim was pretty amazing too! It was all around a wonderful experience!

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Thank Ashley P
Milford, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Husband and Daughter picked the Swim with the Dolphins package; although they had an amazing time, I feel as though the cost was way to much. I had to pay an admission fee of $29 just to watch them. We were there on a Sunday late morning so there really wasn't a lot of other shows going on yet.... More 

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Le Grand, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice, we spent about 4 1/2 hours. Watched all the shows and the feeding of the sharks and sea turtles, touched the sting rays. they also offered a magic show in the evening for $10 & $5 for kids with the purchase of a park ticket, Very nice show.

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Overpriced for size of the park. Not fun at all. Shows sucked balls. Too crowded for the size of the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff and whole experience was one of the most amazing things we have ever done! Stryker was so much fun to get to know!! Fun for the entire family :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gulf World Marine Park is a great place to visit when your on vacation in PCB ! Great place to spend time with friends and family! Learned a lot about sea life and animals as well as having a fun time ! Well worth the trip and a lot of fun! Take some great photos while your there. Will definitely... More 

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