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Gulf World Marine Park

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Address: 15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
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+1 850-234-5271
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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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Gulf World at Spring break

We visited during Spring Break of 2017 with our 4 and 2 year old grand daughters. We spent almost 3 hours there. THe park was not crowded and we had great seats for all the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Marshall, Wisconsin
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Marshall, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited during Spring Break of 2017 with our 4 and 2 year old grand daughters. We spent almost 3 hours there. THe park was not crowded and we had great seats for all the shows. The girls liked petting the sting rays and watching the turtles and sharks. The park was very clean and staff were very helpful. It's... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went during our Spring Break week this year. I was a little worried it would be overly crowded, but it wasn't bad at all! We got great seats at all the shows. The shows are done very well. My three and half year old and my one year old both loved them all! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved, loved, loved the dolphin show and the sea lion show. Not a lot to see here but certainly a fun stop for adults or kids!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely awesome! We had an absolutely wonderful time. All the shows were great and we held other amazing animals! All included in the price! We purchased a cd in the end with all the pictures from the day. We loved it!!!

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Winfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent about three hours here one afternoon. In that time we were able to see all the shows and exhibits. The shows included a dolphin show, a sea lion show, a bird and pet animal show, and some feedings and chats. The shows were a bit cheesy, but still pretty enjoyable for this group of three adults. The park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a chilly day..The park was still moving and grooving. Staff at front desk did a great job explaining where everything is located and how the shows work. You can easily walk through and see everything, as well as watch all of the shows. The dolphin show was our favorite. The shark and sea turtle feeding was the... More 

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McCalla, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time here. It was actually a lot smaller then what it looks. If there was no shows involved, we could have easily seen everything in 30 minutes tops. We LOVED the shows that we got to see. There is two dolphin shows, a magic show, a seal show, shark and turtle feeding, and a string ray... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shows and encounters are all well worth it. Well timed so you can see everything. Fun way to spend the day.

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Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its important that you set your expectations correctly - this is not a full day park experience like Sea World. Between the various shows and unstructured time there's about three hours worth of content before your kids will check out. Unlike larger parks you'll find that every patron is following the same schedule since there are no concurrent showings. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our main reason for going here was for the dolphin show. The shows in this place are timed so you can see them right after each other. The seal show is cute also. The gift shop is reasonably priced. You can swim with the dolphins but I had done that elsewhere and it was a little cool for it. There... More 

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