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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6204
+1 850-243-9046
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Really enjoyed our visit

We started with the 10:00 sea lion show, then the 10:30 otter show, then the 11:00 dolphins show... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
LindaKayC
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Friant, California
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Cool day

The animals were great. You can go early in the morning and see the trainers feeding. It's not big... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Michelle W
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Lawrenceville, Illinois
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Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in our new interactive programming (additional fee applies). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. Open daily at 9am.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dolphin show” (342 reviews)
“sea lions” (85 reviews)
“sea world” (81 reviews)
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1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6204
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We started with the 10:00 sea lion show, then the 10:30 otter show, then the 11:00 dolphins show. After that we walked around all the exhibits. All the trainers were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The kids loved it! Enjoy!

Thank LindaKayC
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The animals were great. You can go early in the morning and see the trainers feeding. It's not big like Sea World but still a fun family activity.

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We had a couple hours to stare on christmas eve. This was on open and walking distance from the hilton. It cost about $22. It was small but gave u a close view of most sea animals. Staff was friendly and seemed to like what...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We were not on time for the dolphin show and the next one started a couple hours later so we weren't able to see that. The hope is the dolphins are able to go into another tank after their shows because the one tank would...More

Thank Rosemary S
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place to spend a few hours at, we enjoyed watching the dolphin exhibition and also just watching them interact with each other afterwards. The sea lion was absolutely adorable!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We really enjoyed the many activities, the marine life and the great shows put on by professional marine personnel. An educational experience with entertainment to boot!

Thank CBClever
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The GULFARIUM has been here on Okaloosa Island since I was a child....I had the opportunity to go back as an adult...I went with friends and their daughter...it was KIDS FREE day. Cost me $18 and well worth it!! The workers gave us a lot...More

Thank Dina P
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I was surprised that this place was so much bigger than it looks on the outside. The sea lion and dolphin shows were cute and we enjoyed walking around to see the rays, penguins, alligators and other marine life. Everyone working there was helpful and...More

Thank clemsonjenw
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Good for small children because it was a fairly small park. Some of the encounters were expensive, but worth it!

Thank Megan O
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We were very disappointed in this park. It was extremely small and had very little to actually see. I have never been to a marine park where the children had to pay extra to touch the stingrays. The exhibits were not well taken care of...More

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Kerri K
15 June 2017|
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Response from Jimmie V | Reviewed this property |
There are coupons in local travel/tourist books found around Destin & Ft Walton Beach. Also they have a day, I think Wednesdays, with reduced rates. Senior day & or Kids day. There is always a discount for Military.
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Elizabeth A
24 May 2017|
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Response from HandyMama-07 | Reviewed this property |
There is one day where you can receive a senior discount (I think the age is 55+). Well worth the break in the price.
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22 February 2017|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
We "seniors" spent a whole morning there recently when trainers were feeding the animals. The stingray feeding was especially interesting! The trainers are very knowledgeable about their animals and took time to answer all... More
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