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Gulf World Marine Park

#6 of 69 things to do in Panama City Beach Features Animals
15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
+1 850-234-5271
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
+1 850-234-5271
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to visit on one of our rainy days. Had a great time watching the sea lions, dolphins, turtles and sharks! The tropical birds were fun to watch and talk to. The dolphin show was great! Several small events were fun watching the sea...More

Thank sah227
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't even know where to start. This is one of the worst places I have ever visited. The tanks were dirty. The animals looked miserable. My family and I walked around the entire facility in less than 30 minutes. For a family of 5,...More

Thank Tasia S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The zoo is very small and does not offer much variety. The only reason it gets the visitors it does is because it is in a tourist town and it offers something other than the beach. Entrance fees are very high, especially factoring in what...More

Thank shaun r
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you haven't been to sea world or can't afford it, this is a great place to visit. There are some really unique animals and shows to watch along with dolphin swimming and a touching pool. We did not swim with the dolphins which I...More

Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gulf World is making improvement on a regular basis. The habitats and animals are engaging as well as fun.I look forward to the final "vision" of the park next season. There is only one drawback, which is needed to supplement lower ticket prices, and that...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent experience for children to see aquatic creatures of the ocean, excellent sea lion show, dolphin show and exotic bird show.

Thank mikeharrell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family went as a large group to Gulf World Marine Park primarily to swim with dolphins. We chose to do the Dolphin Encounter option. There was rain in the forecast so we were concerned about it being cancelled but they are held rain or...More

Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our trip to Gulf World. The little one was at the height to swim with the dolphins at no charge - with paying adult. My husband took him and the older sister. They both had a great time in the dolphin encounter....More

Thank childershy
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I were surprised at how much there was to do here. It looked smaller from the outside. They have a lot of shows and attractions. It kept us busy for a while. One tip I would give someone, plan ahead and know...More

Thank ryanlS4883MZ
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was almost 100 for two adults and two kids. The kids enjoyed the Sting Rays and the sea turtle the most. Thought it would've had a little bit more then it did. Overall pretty nice.More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Gulf World Marine Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear user, We would like to thank you for your visit and specially for taking the time to share with us your experience at Gulf World Marine Park, it has been great to read that you and your kids enjoyed our attractions and passed a...More

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Debra A
Can somebody please tell me how much the Dolphin Encounter is? Also, how much is the cost to get into the park itself? We are going on vacation there and are looking for a cheap, but good place to swim with dolphins. Is this a good place to go or can somebody inform me of a better place?
22 June 2017|
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Response from DolphinDiscovery | Property representative |
Hello Debra, Thank you for your interest in Gulf World Marine Park We invite you to visit our official page, where you can get our contact information or if you prefer the on line agent will assist you to make your... More
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Tabitha E
How much does it cost to swim with the dolphins?
14 June 2017|
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Response from DolphinDiscovery | Property representative |
Dear traveler, Thank you for your interest in Gulf World Marine Park. We invite you to visit our official page, where you can see our special promotions, prices and packages. Looking forward to welcome you soon. Best... More
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Kandice S
Has anyone done just the dolphin meet and greet if so how was it we are suppose to do it tomorrow!? Thanks For Any Feedback
7 June 2017|
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Response from Gigi115 | Reviewed this property |
My 12 year old granddaughter did it by herself. There were 6 others in her time slot for the Encounter where you ride on the belly of the dolphin. She loved it. She was well-supervised and safe at all times. I was... More