Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Fort Walton Beach: Hours, Address, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Reviews: 4/5

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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.
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meggie0509
Saint Louis, MO29 contributions
Fun Day @ the dolphin show
Jul 2021
My 8 year old niece loved the dolphin show. We had our picture taken & it turned out great. Great staff @ the show. Very informative. Loved the gift shop.
Written 16 July 2021
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Andy3838
Sarver, PA402 contributions
Probably Not Worth the Price of Admission
May 2021
This felt like one of those things you're supposed to go see when you visit Ft Walton Beach and so we did. I would say admission is a little on the expensive side but considering the location it's probably reasonable. My disappointment was more with the shows and exhibits. The shows seemed much shorter than I would have expected; Considering we went early to make sure we had a seat for the shows, I think we spent more time waiting for the show than we did actually watching the shows. We were able to move through the exhibits pretty quickly and after about 3 hours we had seen all there really was to see. I guess you should probably check it out once but I don't feel any need to come back again.
Written 12 July 2021
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Manli D
Breinigsville, PA12 contributions
Great place to see dolphins
Jul 2021
The dolphin show was impressive. Dolphin encounter was better than expected. My daughter got to feed the dolphin and pet it too.
Written 10 July 2021
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Beth G
Orange, TX54 contributions
Skip it and stay at the beach
Jul 2021 • Family
Pretty overpriced. 6 year olds were bored after 40 mins. We paid $90 for a family of four and wish we would have tried something else. Pretty small place for the price.
Written 10 July 2021
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Blessedmamasam
Calhoun, GA62 contributions
Fun and always enjoy
Jul 2021 • Family
I always love coming here . It’s was just 2nd visit. I’ve been to fort walton 3 times. I missed dolphin show both times due not understanding the map and where to go to get to it and it fills up quick. I got to see the sea lion shows. Place is kept up well.
Written 8 July 2021
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Pam M
1 contribution
Better Than Expected
May 2021
Spent a day here at the end of May and loved it! Staff was friendly and clearly care very much for the creatures who reside there. I enjoyed the talks on penguins and otters and had good seating for sea lion and dolphin shows. The menu had a good variety of food and snacks. The Gulfarium was a great place to spend a few hours and I recommend visiting for any age.
Written 21 June 2021
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M.White
8 contributions
Great place to visit as alternative to swimming.
Jun 2021
Get here early if you want to beat the heat and the crowd. Shows fill up fast, we arrived at opening time, and still had a crowd. We left at noon, and by that time the parking lot was full and there were so many people. If you like personal behind the scenes experiences with animals this is a great place to do that. Shows were short which was good for little kids, kept there attention just long enough. Underwater viewing of the dolphins was cool. We didn't get to see the stingrays, my boys were bummed out on that one. The CARE center was neat to educate about the dangers marine animals face. It is a small place, so it only take 2hours to do the whole place. It is a bit pricey, but signing up for emails you can get 10% off.
Written 19 June 2021
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Jason Langley
Louisville, KY72 contributions
Aquarium
Jun 2021 • Family
Nice facility however it stays packed for the shows. Be prepared to wait in line 40 minutes early to ensure you get a seat for the sea lion or dolphin shows
Written 19 June 2021
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Teresa C
Mount Juliet, TN2 contributions
Not organized
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a small aquarium. We were disappointed that the shows did not have enough seating. It was hit and seating filled fast for the shows. My group did not want to stand. It would have been nice if the shows started either at the open time or later than the open time. We were far into the aquarium and had to turn around to go back to the show. By that time there was no seating. Also better signage directions are needed. We did enjoy seeing the salt water fish tanks.
Written 17 June 2021
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Bill C
Maryville, TN16 contributions
😢
Jun 2021 • Family
Made my heart hurt to see the way these animals have to live will not be going back the kids did enjoy seeing the animals and the sea lion show
Written 14 June 2021
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30