Gulf World Marine Park Tickets

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Visit Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach for exhibits and live shows featuring dolphins, sea lions tropical birds and reptiles. Explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, and so much more. Open year round, Gulf World is open rain or shine.

Activity Highlights

  • Enjoy live daily shows with various marine life
  • Encounter a live shark and experience a turtle feeding
  • Perfect for families with young children
  • Inside & outside tropical gardens featuring rare birds
  • Optional animal encounters and swims available

What's Included

  • General Park Admission
  • Access to exhibits and shows

What to bring

  • Hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Restrictions

  • Small children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • No coolers, food, or beverage items allowed in the park.
  • Tickets can be used within 14 days of the date selected upon purchasing (i.e. If you cannot attend the date you selected on the calendar, you may use the ticket up to the 14th day).
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Additional information

If you purchase a swim experience or meet 'n greet ticket, general admission IS included and you do not need to purchase a general admission ticket for that participant. Spectators for the animal experiences must purchase a general admission ticket for entry.

  • During the summer months, Gulf World is open from 9:30am to 6:00pm. During spring, fall and winter, Gulf World is open 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. From November 27th to February 28th, Gulf World is open 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Last entry at 12:30 to see all shows.
  • Gulf World is open rain or shine.
  • On-site parking is available for FREE.
  • Children under 5 are FREE.
  • Gift shop and snack bar available at the park.
  • You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your hand stamped or your receipt.
  • If the park is closes for any reason during the duration of your vacation, the tickets can be exchanged or refunded.

Gulf World Marine Institute (GWMI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea turtles and marine mammals. GWMI is proud to be a part of the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network. Working under permits from National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, GWMI plays an important role in rescuing and rehabilitating injured marine mammals and sea turtles throughout the Florida Panhandle.

Cancellation policy

E-tickets may be redeemed up to 14 days after the selected calendar purchase date. All bookings are final.

If you purchase a swim experience or meet 'n greet ticket, general admission IS included and you do not need to purchase a general admission ticket for that participant. Spectators for the animal experiences must purchase a general admission ticket for entry.

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  • Karen USA about 11 hours ago

    Too Pricey For Limited Exhibits

    I understand some exhibits close for refurbishments, however, the place is very small compared to most and the price should have been discounted. $70 for a family of 3 is too excessive. You can see everything within an hour or less.

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  • Debra Mastro USA about 1 day ago

    Excellent

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  • Tina Simmons Alabama, USA about 5 days ago

    Excellent

    Great trip with my family!

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  • Mary A Birdsong Alabama, USA about 6 days ago

    Excellent

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  • Amelia Praper Alabama, USA about 8 days ago

    Poor

    Was not happy. Very expensive for amount of things to see and to

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  • Toby USA about 19 days ago

    Great Place

    Well worth the money

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  • Martine Asselin Montreal, Quebec, Canada about 26 days ago

    Excellent

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  • Tara Richardson Panama City, Florida, USA about 1 month ago

    Poor

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  • Michael Yerry FL about 1 month ago

    Gulf world

    It was fun my son enjoyed it. Really small park. So not worth $75+

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  • Michelle Peterson USA about 2 months ago

    Great Experience

    Though small, a great place to visit with the kids! The penguins were adorable and followed us around studying us, just as much as we were studying them! When we went to the tank where you could see the stingrays from below, as well as a bunch of other fish, there were 2 employees scuba diving and cleaning the tank, one of them started dancing under water to entertain my 2 girls! In the area to see the birds and pet the stingrays, the staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and eager to answer questions! The dolphin show was adorablen and they even got the crowd involved! It was such a great experience!!

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