Category: What to See & Do
Gulf World Marine Park is located at 15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Open daily rain or shine. The marine park is home to a variety of animal species including bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, harbor seals, penguins, tropical birds, stingrays, and African penguins. It is home to the only collection of rough-toothed dolphins in long-term human care in North America. Gulf World is an educational facility and is the most significant contributor to Gulf World Marine Institute, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine mammals and sea turtles. General Admission: General admission to the park includes daily shows and exhibits. The show schedule can be found here. https://gulfworldmarinepark.com/show-schedule/ Animal Interactive Programs: Interactive programs, which includes general admission, are available with a variety of animal species. Guests can choose between three levels of swimming with bottlenose dolphins: dolphin encounter, Swim Adventure or the Royal Swim. Programs are also available with California sea lions, harbor seals, African penguins, stingrays, and rough-toothed dolphins. Guests can interact with multiple species for one price with the VIP Sea Life Experience. Height and/or age restrictions apply. Gulf World is now open year round (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas day). Regular hours are 9:30 – 4:30.