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.

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Keshia M.
Buford, GA
1 Review
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"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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Joel G
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 28, 2016 NEW
Great place to learn, see, and touch marine animals. Dolphin show was awesome. You will have three opportunities to take pictures with a sea lion, bird, and dolphin.
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"The dolphin encounter with Erica (and Stryker, the dolphin) was aaaaaaamazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 27, 2016 NEW
Our dolphin encounter at Gulf World was the highlight of my vacation...and my daughter, niece and brother loved it too! Erica was very knowledgeable and did an outstanding job! I most definitely recommend doing this if you're ever in the will not be disappointed! We are already planning our next trip!!
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Farrah P
"We loved it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 27, 2016 NEW
We went with a 3 year old and almost 6 year old, they loved it. I think us adults enjoyed the shows more. It was hard for our 3 year old son to sit still. We loved the sea lion show and bottlenose dolphin show. The turtle and shark feeding wasn't very exciting. But we love going there. I think we were there 3 hours. Book your tickets online to save $5
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Jonathan P
"Great place. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2016 NEW
Gulf World was one of my favorite childhood memories from PCB. I had to take my children back so they could have those experiences. They have done a lot with the place since I was a child. They didn't have the tropical theater or the dolphin theater then. If you go to the feathers and friends show and Noah Wells is there doing his magic show, make sure you get tickets to the big show it is awesome.
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2016 NEW
Gulf world is such a wonderful educational and entertaining facility. I do not have one bad thing to say about it. The dolphin shows are always a favorite and I get a kick out of the young kids sitting in the front few rows who get splashed during the shows. It's like they know it's coming but when it hits them they squeal with delight. The walkthrough sections house exotic birds and reptiles most of which you can get up-close-and-personal with. I highly recommend this place.
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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.