Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Fort Walton Beach

3.7
#2 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Florida Panhandle
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. To visit Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park on your holiday in Fort Walton Beach, and find out what else Fort Walton Beach has to offer, use our Fort Walton Beach visit planner .
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  • We attended both the dolphin show and the seal show. You can view the dolphin tank from below ground at 2 different levels. There are also outside displays and tanks with aquatic animals.  more »
  • The dolphin shows & experiences here were so much better than the dolphin cruise we took. There were lots of photo ops. The penguins were also pretty cool. Of course alligators. We had a nice afternoo...  more »
  • I have been coming here since I was little. It is a great place to explore and let the children learn about ocean life.  more »
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  • The Gulfarium is definitely a 5 star experience!! The reason for the 4 stars is the owners. After several reviews, they still have NOT replaced the speakers for the live shows. Thus, I HIGHLY recommend this for any person, as well as families with kids ages 1-4, but encourage the OWNERS to REPLACE the PA SYSTEM. It is engaging and extremely fun!!! They have such a wide variety of animals, it is amazing.
  • This place has so much to offer. It's so much bigger then it looks from the outside. Make sure you check out all the shows on the pamphlet. It's right on the beach so you get beautiful views of the pier. My husband and I both enjoyed all of the exhibits. Just go there! You won't be disappointed.
  • This place is a lot bigger than it seems from the outside. It was a fun experience. The only complaint would be that during each show, the stereo system they use made is nearly impossible to understand what the presenter was saying. It sounded like she was underwater. I would think a place like this would invest in something more audible.....
  • Weather was a little chilly. Kids enjoyed seeing a variety of animals. The sea lion show was entertaining, and the dolphin show was nice as well. Unfortunately some people watching the shows were disrespectful to others around them. My daughter would have liked to see more shows centering around the other animals. There are separate packages you can purchase but as a family of 4 that would get expensive to participate in an animal encounter.
  • This place is fantastic! Great for the whole family. There are Dolphin and Sea Lion shows, and a good variety of exhibits to fascinate both children and adults. The staff are friendly and kind. Can't wait to visit again!

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