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“Always great place to visit for the whole family”

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We've been here a few times in the past and always enjoyed it. They've expanded their programming and added river otters and penguins. Great interpretative talks and shows featuring the sea lions and dolphins. Good rainy day activity as well.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We really enjoyed the Gulfarium. It was right next door to our hotel and we had a great experience watching the dolphin and seal lion shows! Would return!

1  Thank BeachLife29
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The Gulfarium is a smaller size marine park. They have otters, turtles, sharks, dolphins, sea lions, seals, alligators, and some assorted fish in smaller tanks. If you happen to have a day during your stay when it is a little rainy or the waters are too rough for playing, then go to the Gulfarium. Most of the exhibits are covered at least with partial shade.

DEFINITELY plan to see the dolphin show and the sea lion show. They are both really neat, educational for kids, and free with your admission price to the park.

It's a smaller park. It won't tire out anyone in your group.

As a sidenote: From the snackbar, skip the pretzels. They are tough and chewy. The popcorn is tasty, though!

2  Thank Hpgmezzo
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Gulfarium is a small adventure park but is filled with lots of animals to see and to pet if you book to go on one of their shows.
We called in and booked for the next day to take part in the Dolphin experience and it was fantastic, with just three of us with our own trainers we got to get up close to the dolphins we had watched earlier in their shows. An extra bonus was that our experience was not open to public view which made it even more special.
As a couple taking part it wasn't possible to take pictures but the family with the third person on the experience did take some for us and emailed them to us once they got home (thank you). We did however purchase the ones taken by the professional photographer on site, they were amazing shots and well worth buying because we got around fifty pictures.
Gulfarium staff and trainers are very friendly and this is obvious when you see them interacting with the animals during the shows.
The sealion show is brilliant and so funny. It's worth checking out the showtimes when you arrive and be sure not to miss any.
We really enjoyed our time at Gulfarium and would love to come back sometime and have this experience over again.
Well done for having this fantastic attraction, will definately recommend it to our friends and family.

2  Thank joolybobs
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was great for my two year old. We went early and she had such a great time. The dolphins were so friendly and she got such a kick of them swimming up to the window - it was just at her level. That was so great because far too often smaller children can't see without being hoisted up so she felt like a big girl. There was plenty to see but not too much to make her too tired. She got a slushy and popcorn and was so happy. We had a wonderful time!!!!

1  Thank amandadean28
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