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“Shook Hands with a Dolphin!”

Gulf World Marine Park
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$31.18*
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Gulf World Marine Park General Admission
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 20, 2012

This was an excellent way to spend a day in Panama City Beach. We took our grandson for his first trip to the beach in June. We didn't even know Gulf World was there until we drove by and saw it then did a little reseach. We decided to go because Sean had never been to anything like it. It was well worth it. We all three loved the shows and the wildlife were great. It is a much smaller scale than Sea World but was perfect for his first sealife adventure. He loves penguins and got to watch them upclose. He Loved the dolphin show and got to shake hands and have his picture made with one the first time he saw one. My husband and I did too but we just had to wait 50 years. We also had pictures made with sea lion and Macaws on our shoulders.(The pictures were very reasonably priced). It was an all around GREAT day!

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The displays are somewhat smaller than the more famous SeaWorld parks, but still good.

The trainers were good and we enjoyed the sea lion show and it's amazing to see a 300 pound dolphin jump 10 feet out of the water. The power those creatures have is phenomenal.

Thank Jim T
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Another day with the family in PCB wellll spent. We had soon much fun . Trainers were top notch. My kids faces and mine to were filled with endless smiles. We will be back.

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We went to Gulf World as part of our family vacation. This was our first time with kids. We all had a great time. The shows are really good, although a little short, but that's ok because it keeps the day flowing smooth. My girls loved the sea lion show and of course the dolphins. Very friendly staff everywhere. Will go back next time we're in PCB. Highly recommend this attraction if you have kids!

Thank Leftaslide
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Just what I said *FUN* I am not sure I can say more how much enjoyment I get from this place it is never dull.I would say this is a place to stop by while you are staying at PCBeach for a super time.

Thank lamehawk
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