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“Something different than the beach”

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get tired of the beach and pool and need something different to do, this is a nice activity to do in Destin. It is certainly not at the level of a Sea World, but it is a good activity with decent shows for a 2 hour break. It will not take more than 2-3 hours to do everything.

Thank Brad S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the dolphin and sea lion shows! Lots of different animals to see. Most everything is under a roof, even the walkways so you're shaded from the sun and rain.

Thank Katrenia C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a big aquarium/zoo family. We go to at least one on every vacation we take. We were all in agreement this was a great Marine Park. It was small but so well maintained and right on the beach. The animals are all extremely well taken care of and truly loved. We saw several of the zoo keepers kissing them and loving on them. We went on a later afternoon around 2pm and stayed until they closed. We were able to hop from one exhibit to another easily to see all the animal chats and the shows. Truly a must in the Destin/Fort Walton Area!!

Thank nlud37
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter did the royal swim with the dolphins. That was so worth the money we spent for her to do it. The smile on her face was priceless. I didnt mind spending the 55 for the pics they took of her. We didnt get to take pics. They won't let you. The only reason I gave a four was because each individual has to pay to get in if you aren't participating in an experience is very steep. We probably only spent about 30-45 minutes there after daughters swim. Overall, great time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not care how much I paid I was wanting to do a few of the experiences and look at sharks and seals too. It is such a beautiful view being right on the beach. I did the stingrays and penguins. The penguins was worth every penny. I love penguins so much!! Everyone was super friendly. The price to get in and for the experiences does not seem too high considering how much it must cost to keep the place going. You can really see some of the exhibits could use some TLC. Some seem so small too.

Thank Trish_Ann267
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