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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Gainesville, Florida
"Rough Tooth Dolphins"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2016 NEW
The rough tooth dolphins are amazing to see and the opportunity to interact with them was wonderful! The trainers, photographers and staff are friendly and helpful. The facility is small but it was a great experience. The animals are well cared for. I would definitely recommend taking the time to stop here for a morning or afternoon.
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Candice T
"Small but Nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2016 NEW
If you are expecting Sea World it's not. However, it may be small but the shows are good and the animals well trained. Quite enjoyable place to go and the size makes it nice for little kids to not get tired as easily.
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Jessica C
"We love dolphins!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2016 NEW
So on our last trip to the beach we didn't see one dolphin so we decided this time to go to Gulf World! I was not disappointed. We saw sea lion and dolphin shows. We got splashed by the fun loving dolphins. We also got our pic made with a dolphin. My husband loved petting the sting rays! I would recommend this place to anyone. And the great part is your ticket is good for all day. You can leave and then go back!
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"Swim with the dolphins!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2016 NEW
My granddaughter is 6 she swims like a fish and has been saving her money for 3 years to be able to swim with the dolphins. She met the height requirement but her dad had to go with her. I felt that the group was over crowded we had 10 in our group and 35 minutes was not enough time. Her swim with the dolphins was shortened because they assumed she was a non swimmer. We had to remind them that she didn't get to kiss the dolphin, hug the dolphin or play with the dolphin at all. My son got it all but it wasn't for him, it was for her and they did nothing to make it special. The water was very cold 79 degrees and when she got out she was blue and covered with goosebumps and her teeth chattered. If they had paid attention, the two little girls should of gone first so they could of gotten out of the water. All in all other than being cold she enjoyed it but was disapointed in her swim.
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Panama City Beach, Florida
"Fun for all. Great visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2016 NEW
We live locally, and this was the first time to take a relative to see the show. The local discount was large and appreciated. The show is just plain fun. Sure it's corny and kid friendly, but the animals are magnificent and watching the little kids' faces light up was great. Plan on a two to three hour stay. We enjoyed two of the shows and enjoyed the other exhibits around the show times.
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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.