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Gulf World Marine Park offers shows with dolphins, sea lions, birds, reptiles, sharks, and turtles, plus guest interactions with animals. Attend a show or two and see tropical gardens showcasing penguins, flamingos, alligators, iguanas, and other wild critters. Contact the park to reserve your spot at the pool to swim and play with dolphins. Meet sea lions up close, and work with the trainers to learn how the animals are cared for. A ticket for this park allows you to come and go throughout the day. Arrange your visit to Gulf World Marine Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Panama City Beach using our Panama City Beach trip app.
Gulf World Marine Park reviews
Great sea lion show and dolphin shows. Petting stingrays and loads of snakes Good fun for younger kids. Special Xmas show was in December
Great sea lion show and dolphin shows. Petting stingrays and loads of snakes Good fun for younger kids. Special Xmas show was in December more »
My husband and I went during the off-season in December. We only saw a total of 35 to 40 people there & that does not include the workers. We had a nice time and loved the dolphin and the sea lion...
My husband and I went during the off-season in December. We only saw a total of 35 to 40 people there & that does not include the workers. We had a nice time and loved the dolphin and the sea lion... more »
Had a pretty good time viewing the animals located at the park. I will say that once you are in the park, everything seems like a money grab. The pictures offered with the animals run $10 a piece and can really add up. We looked at the swimming with the dolphins options, and came close to purchasing the packages. The cost isn’t cheap, but not necessarily super expensive given the opportunity. The only problem I had with the encounter was the banning of any kind of cameras, of course they offer to take pictures for you if you purchase a picture package along with the already pricey activity. The package does not specify how many pictures you get, if more than the singular pics that were offered at the end of each animal program. I just think if I’m paying all that money to swim with dolphins I should at least have to option to bring a water proof camera, ie go pro, to capture this amazing opportunity. Even as an observer to capture my children enjoying the moment. At least admission to the park is included with the cost of the activity. Unless we took part in one of the animal encounters I think the one visit would suffice and would not see a reason to return. Then again the kids and wife enjoyed it so you never know.
I’ve been here twice in the last four years and I love it. The park is small but the shows will keep you busy for 3-4 hours. I like how they coordinate the shows so that you get a chance to see them all. I only wish the animal encounters were a little cheaper.
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