Welcome to Gulf Marine World Park, or Gulf World for short, the premier place in Panama City Beach to immerse yourself into the local marine culture and learn something new, all while having the time of your life! Located on Front Beach Road along the bay, Gulf Marine World Park holds all the best in tropical gardens, shark feedings, and dolphin encounters - oh my! The establishment is run by local company Dolphin Discovery and offers many opportunities to swim, play, and learn about various dolphins, including the beloved bottlenose breed. Take part in any daily offered sea lion, parrot, reptile, sea turtle, or dolphin shows, or perhaps just explore the indoor and outdoor tropical gardens onsite. It typically takes three to four hours to see all that is offered within the park, so be sure to save plenty of time, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a camera to capture every magical moment!
The gardens inside and out hold a variety of animals such as penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, and sea turtles and each offer unique interactive learning experiences for all ages and group types. There are various day camps, interactive programs, animal therapy sessions, parties, and overnight camps such as Snooze with Sea Life, ensuring your group will stay happy and busy during your entire visit. Check to see if there are any shows at the Tropical Garden Theatre, hosting nightly variety shows, magicians, or musical concerts in addition to animal shows. If you are feeling adventurous try the underwater scuba demo or shark feeding before you go, or maybe just head over to the onsite Snack Bar to grab a bite to eat!