Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, FL

15412 Front Beach RoadPanama City Beach, FL 32413
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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.

Reserve Destin Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Keshia M.
Buford, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun for the whole family!"
July, 2016
Everyone had a great time. The shows were awesome! The staff was nice and knowledgeable. Even the little one stayed entertained.

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Karie F.
Nashville, TN
6 Reviews
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"Gulf world marine park"
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"
June, 2015
Had a great time, kids loved it!

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tazewell tn
"Great dolphin show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 27, 2016 NEW
Make sure to get there in time for all the shows. We missed everything but the dolphin show and it was great. We really enjoyed it. I wish there was more to see without watching the shows but still really liked it.
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Wauseon, Ohio
"Very nice visit with our grandson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 25, 2016 NEW
We have been coming to PCB for over 15 years ... and our grandson was the reason we went to Gulf World. It was a very pleasant experience. The admission charge was a bit steep we thought ... but the shows and exhibits inside made it worthwhile. Our grandson loved the shows and really liked that he could get close to a lot of the animals that were on exhibit. It was raining cats and dogs the afternoon we were there, but we were able to keep dry. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits, and most of the outdoor exhibits had some kind of a roof to keep most of the rain out and to provide shade. The shark and turtle pool really fascinated our grandson. The staff member who provided the "talk" and answered questions at the 4:00 pm setting was very knowledgeable and obviously loved her job. She did a great job at the indoor aquarium too. The dolphin and sea lion shows were very good and the staff did a great job in explaining what was happening and how the animals were trained and treated. Many of the critters at Gulf World have been rescued and will stay there and be rehabbed and re-released if possible. The indoor sea ray "touch tank: was a hit too. There are snacks, beverages, souvenirs and photo ops available, and most are reasonably priced. They do a very good job of telling you about any "extras" you might be interested in looking at. We would highly recommend Gulf World for families and you can spend most of the day there. There is plenty to see and do. Discount coupons are available in the PCB tourism booklets.
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David S
"Great atraction to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 25, 2016 NEW
Excellent show! The exhibits of birds and variety of sea life are informative and well presented. Great for kids.
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Woodstock, Ga
"Lovely Couple of Hours"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 24, 2016 NEW
Our family has always enjoyed Gulf World; it is a tradition when we come to Panama City Beach. It is a small marine park, but very interesting. Currently there is construction going on, so it was not perfect, but by no means an hindrance. The shows are nice, they used to be more educational; now they just seem kitschy. We always liked learning more about the animals and how the training they did helped the vets. Feeding the Rays is always fun, and if you catch the right time, feeding flamingos is an experience. All in all, it is a fun way to spend a couple of hours.
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Horace T
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
"Very interesting"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 23, 2016 NEW
Good old fashion family fun. You get up close and personal with marine wildlife. Well worth the money if you have kids and even if you don't. One of my favorite attractions in PCB.
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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.