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Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, FL

15412 Front Beach RoadPanama City Beach, FL 32413  
Gulf World Marine Park creates memories for your entire family. At Gulf World, you’ll see animal shows, fascinating exhibits, and you’ll experience hands-on interaction with our animals. So, take a deep breath and introduce yourself to the experience of a lifetime!

Come to Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida, and see shows featuring dolphins, sea lions tropical birds and reptiles. Explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea turtles, and much more. Stop by our sting ray petting pool to get up close to these fascinating creatures.

Your day at the park includes:
  • An all day pass to our animal shows showcasing Dolphins, Sea Lions, Tropical Birds, Furry Friends and Reptiles

  • Underwater Scuba demonstration and a Shark and Sea Turtle feeding session

  • Exhibits showcasing sharks, alligators, penguins, sea turtles, flamingos, and much more

  • Inside & Outside Tropical Gardens

  • Full access to our Sting Ray Petting Pool


Your expected stay at Gulf World Marine Park will be 3-4 hours to see all the shows and exhibits. You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your hand stamped or your receipt.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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An exciting Panama City Beach attraction for the whole family to enjoy together, Gulf World Marine Park offers a fun and educational way for guests see fascinating sea creatures and colorful marine life up close. The park features dolphin shows, penguin exhibits, underwater scuba demonstrations, a sea turtle feeding station, a stingray petting pool, indoor and outdoor tropical gardens, and more.

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Gulf World Marine Park creates memories for your entire family. At Gulf World, you’ll see animal shows, fascinating exhibits, and you’ll experience hands-on interaction with our animals. So, take a deep breath and introduce yourself to the experience of a lifetime!

Come to Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida, and see shows featuring dolphins, sea lions tropical birds and reptiles. Explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea turtles, and much more. Stop by our sting ray petting pool to get up close to these fascinating creatures.

Your day at the park includes:
  • An all day pass to our animal shows showcasing Dolphins, Sea Lions, Tropical Birds, Furry Friends and Reptiles

  • Underwater Scuba demonstration and a Shark and Sea Turtle feeding session

  • Exhibits showcasing sharks, alligators, penguins, sea turtles, flamingos, and much more

  • Inside & Outside Tropical Gardens

  • Full access to our Sting Ray Petting Pool


Your expected stay at Gulf World Marine Park will be 3-4 hours to see all the shows and exhibits. You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your hand stamped or your receipt.
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Karie F. Nashville, TN
6 Reviews
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"Gulf world marine park"
Reviewed October, 2015
Awesome, its close and personal with the animals for a small place. The staff was knowledgeable on each animal. Loved it!!
Tip: It's a wonderful place to go on a raining day or just need a break from the beach.

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MeLissa Cooper Murray, KY
1 Review
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"Gulf World"
Reviewed June, 2015
Had a great time, kids loved it!

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Tina H

Atlanta, Georgia

"Best fun ever!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2016 NEW

I think the Dolphins had as much fun as I did. They really seemed to enjoy the interaction. I feel the price was good compared to the prices i have seen other places. I had people warn me Dolphins can be aggressive. These Dolphins are not at all. Must be because they are treated so well. I would recommend anyone to do their Dolphin experience here.

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Jaclyn M


"Great!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2016 NEW

We did the swim adventure and it was worth it. Striker was our Dolphin and he was adorable and so friendly. Shelby was the instructor and she made sure everyone got to do everything. And normally on these trips I never get the photos because they're too expensive. However, I left with a disk because almost all the pictures were great. I can't wait till we have kids and get to bring them. Even if you don't do the dolphin swim there are so many other interactive things to do.

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nancy s


"love the dolphins"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2016 NEW

this is a great place to take the kids to have dolphins and sea ray encounters we loved it the show was great

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KaylaSvereika

Camden, New York

"Great Trip - bring your piggy bank"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2016 NEW

Ok I want to first off say that my 2 year old, my husband and I had a great time here! We paid like $230 for a dolphin encounter. So you get into the water with a few other people and a bottlenose dolphin. It was amazing. They take you separately, so the other people were not in our photos. My trainers were Kylie and Sunny and our dolphin was Jet. This was an amazing experience. My 2 and a half year old did very well considering it was rainy and cold! Nevertheless we had a great time! Their photographer took plenty of photos and they turned out great! We arrived at Gulf World just in time to catch the sea lion and rough tooth dolphin show, we thought that was great as well! The trainers are funny and do a little show! Afterward you can stay and pay $15 to have the sea lion kiss you and get a printed photo. So that was fun! They have a shark and sea turtle feeding at 12, and a place where you can watch them when they aren't feeding. I have never seen a sea turtle so close! This was important to me because I LOVE sea turtles! They have bigger nurse sharks and smaller ones. They have penguins, sting rays, birds, and seals. So we had a great time. I gave Gulf World a 4 rating instead of a perfect 5 because well...after we get out with the dolphins we went to get pictures and we had to pay another $120 for pictures on a disk. If you have 4 people it is $149 and the pricing continues to go up. After paying $230 for the encounter. If you want to buy separate prints they are $25 a piece. Yes $25 a piece and you cant have a photo with your group in it. As in my husband, my daughter and I. We couldn't get a photo together if we didn't buy the disk. That is just a little ridiculous. After going to many, many aquariums this is the steepest price I have ever come across. We scraped pennies to do this for my daughter and then they charge $120 for photos. Come on! I am sure many people had to walk away because of that price! The "coral reef aquarium" section also had some fish in it, but that tank needs some color! We saw the bottlenose dolphin show and that was great. They have a couple other shows that we didn't make. But besides the outrageous pricing it really was a great time. Paying $230 for a dolphin experience, ok thats relative pricing, but $120 for photos! So like I said the trainers are pretty awesome and we loved Jet! It was raining the entire day and besides being a little chilly, we still had a wonderful time. I would definitely recommend bringing children here, just also break your bank before you come.

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Anonymous


"Ok, but We won't return"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2016 NEW

Three adults and two babies cost $90 to get in, then they nickel and dime you at every corner once inside. The bird show was absolutely lame. One bird flew thru some hoops around the auditorium and one made sounds in a microphone. The rest of the show was a dog sitting, rolling over, and laying down. The sea lion show was a little better, and the dolphin show was the best. It's good for smaller kids but not really for bigger ones. I'd take a 45 minute drive to destin and visit the gulfarium. It's way better shows and a larger, more zoo like setup with more aquariums and animals.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Gulf World Marine Park

Are the shows included with my admission ticket?
Yes, all the daily presentations and exhibits are included in one all day price.

How much is parking?
Parking is free onsite.

How long does it take to tour Gulf World Marine Park?
It takes about 3 to 4 hours to see all the shows and explore exhibits, however you are welcome to stay longer.

Are strollers or wheelchairs available?
Yes, we offer both complementary on a first come first serve basis.

Is outside food or drink allowed?
No, it is not allowed. We do offer a snack bar available while visiting the park.

Can I bring my pet?
No, only service animals are allowed in the park.

Can I leave and return the same day?
Yes, you are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your hand stamped or your receipt.

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