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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Fort Walton Beach

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Enjoy the show or jump right in and interact with marine life at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Whet your appetite for marine life by taking in the adventure park's popular dolphin and sea lion shows. View the educational exhibits and then prepare yourself for an animal encounter. The park offers a number of opportunities to interact with dolphins, stingrays, penguins, turtles, and many other marine animals. Swim or snorkel with your favorite creatures and still have time to take in the site's ocean view. Plan to see Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Fort Walton Beach vacation trip planner.
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  • I found the Gulfarium to be very disappointing. While we enjoyed viewing the dolphins as we first came in, we found the overall Gulfarium to be underwhelming. The shows were very short - showing very ...  read more »
  • The Gulfarium is a local attraction that has brought visitors from around the world to see. We always bring visitors to the Gulfarium and they are amazed at the quantity of information, care of the pa...  read more »
  • This is by no means Sea World but I have been coming here for over 50 years and I'm always impressed! The staff and shows are professional and provide a great family atmosphere! Plus they support mari...  read more »
  • What a gem! No, it's not the Georgia Aquarium or the Chattanooga Aquarium, nor should it be. Very manageable, great exhibits and the staff was nothing short of tremendous. Everyone we talked with was pleasant and knowledgeable. My daughter did the Penguin Encounter (LOVED it) and was chosen to come on stage for the Dolphin Show. What a fun surprise! All ages enjoyed it greatly. We will be back!
  • This has been a must see for over 28 years for our family! And this last trip was the best yet. The gift shop staff, animal encounter trainers and schedulers were top notch and extremely helpful (especially with accommodating us for the seal and sea lion experience since my husband was on crutches). They went above and beyond. The discover dolphins experience was also amazing! Meeting Delilah (one of the dolphins I grew up watching since I was a baby) and seeing Lilly with her fist calf- was a dream come true! I would recommend that if you have about 4 hours or are needing a break from the beautiful beaches near by to stop over at the Gulfarium. It is not only entertaining, but educational and a great way to get up close and personal with some amazing marine life! Thank you Gulfaiurm for making this another unforgettable visit! We will be back next year and we can not wait to stop by!
  • My wife and myself were both trying to find a unique venue for our rehearsal dinner and had somewhat joked about having it at the Gulfarium. When we inquired about their pricing, we were shocked. The Gulfarium was much more affordable than we expected and definitely had the WOW factor we were looking to achieve! Our point of contact, Krista, was a pleasure to work with. Both herself and her staff worked with us around the clock and helped with set-up/tear-down for our event. They recently remodeled their event room and I must say it is very nice. Our guests loved it, especially the kids. In the end, our rehearsal turned out wonderful and we managed to save a couple bucks in the process! Good job Krista and the rest of the staff at the Gulfarium!
  • Perfect for families with young children. Since it isn't very large, we easily viewed all the exhibits in about 2 hours with our 4- and 5-year-old boys. They were even able to touch an anaconda and a corn snake that the staff brought out. I loved the educational aspects of each exhibit, and appreciated how we weren't hit up to spend extra money once inside the park.
  • Marra Family of FIVE loved it! Really surprised at some of the negative ratings as I saw only very good treatment of the marine animals in a clean and gentle, loving environment for them. About $100 for all five of us, but we were there from 1000-1630; all day. It rained all day but still plenty to do and see! Well worth the time and money.
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