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“Gulf World Marine Park”

Gulf World Marine Park
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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.
Bonifay, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gulf World Marine Park”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Gulf World Marine Park is a must on your trip to Florida as you visit the World's most beautiful beaches in Panama City Beach Florida. This amazing Marine Park is open rain or shine 7 days a week. (closed from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Day} They present some of the most amazing and astonishing animal shows and animal interactions you have ever seen or had the opportunity to be a part of. They have Dolphin, Sea Lion, Bird, Reptile, Shark and so many more shows that your whole family will be entertained by and have life-long memories of. You can pet and even swim with a Dolphin, rest a bird on your shoulder, hold a snake or alligator and even kiss a Sea Lion if you want to and so much more. You can even have your pictures made with all the different animals to keep and share your treasured memories. And nothing is more beautiful or precious than seeing the Mommy Dolphins and their babies. This is a wonderful place for the whole family. Plan a weekend or week vacation to Florida and don't miss Gulf World Marine Park. You will be so glad you made this place a part of your visit to Florida. And I can safely say, you will want to come back for another visit, in the not so distant future and every summer vacation. I love this place and so will you.

Visited June 2013
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good experience”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed this place. It was 25 $ a person and was not bad at all. Dolphins, sea lions, penguins, sharks, turtles. They were all fun. It was a good fun trip.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank JeremyJ502
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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Small but entertaining...”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

My daughter experienced "the meet & greet" with the dolphins. Was a 15 minute "touch of the fin., throw a fish and we were done. Save your money & get your photo taken after the dolphin/sea lion show. ($10/photo vs $48...& extra for photo/Dvd of pics.) The area is small...not much to see...do stay for the shows. My daughter loved those.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome experience, but I can't help feeling like I've seen it before”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

If you and your family have never visited a marine-amusement park before, then this is a FANTASTIC opportunity to do so. The overall size of the place is a little small compared to bigger name parks, but the amount of time to be spent here is in the plenty. Sting Rays, turtles, birds, penguins, alligators, trained dolphins, trained seals, trained birds, trained dogs even are all here to be seen in either shows or for viewing. If you've ever visited a Seaworld park (they may be limited to my home state if TX, not sure), this will feel like a smaller, condensed version of that. Basically, you'll feel like you have seen the shows before. However, that isn't to knock the fact that this is an awesome place to visit!

Visited June 2013
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2 reviews
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Not worth it for $40 a person. Maybe if it were cheaper then it'd be okay at the most. The only thing of gulf world was otto the seal and the dolphins. Save your money

Visited May 2013
Thank Picazso
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