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“Fun in a compact location”

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 July 23, 2013

Like a mini-Sea World crammed into the very busy Panama City Beach strip, Gulf World does not look like much from the road. It has a lot of fun attractions without as much high pressure up-selling as some other places. The price is reasonable, and it is easy to get up close to several animals either in the exhibits or in a personal photo with an animal (sea lion, bottle nose dolphin, exotic bird, or reptile). The photos are $10 but are easy to get. Higher prices can get trainer for a day or a swim with a dolphin. Gulf World offers a $3.00 of admission coupon online. The food is also available at reasonable (for an attraction) rates.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent the day at Gulf World and had an amazing day. We loved all the shows! I recommend getting there early in the morning to catch them all. The sea lions and dolphins were so cute and there are three new BABY calfs that we got to see! My husband and I did the swim with dolphins experience and it was so fun but went by so fast! We had to share our time with 4 others. I think it is too expensive for the little time we had but I don't regret it and we made memories! If you get a chance to catch Noah's magic show at night, DO IT! Amazing experience as well. We had a great day and are so glad we went to Gulf World while in Panama City.

1  Thank Briana M
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We enjoyed the sea lion show, bird and dolphin shows!! We even got to take our pic with each one!! Would highly recommend!!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The dolphin and sea lion shows make this totally worth the trip. The reptile show is mostly boring, but the huge boa is funny. We enjoyed our trip there, will likely return.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

A place for kids and adults to enjoy. Make sure you see all of the animal shows. My son swam with the dolphins and it was an amazing experience! If you want to swim with the dolphins make your reservation days ahead as they stay booked all of the time.

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