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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

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Treat yourself to an afternoon of dancing dolphins, playful sea lions, and more at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. One of the Panhandle's first aquariums and wildlife education centers, guests will learn about penguins, sharks, rays, alligators, pelicans, and of course, dolphins! Located right on the beach in Fort Walton and just a few minutes from the Destin Harbor, the Gulfarium delivers a fun learning experience and scenic Gulf views at an incredible value.

Activity Highlights

  • Interactive aquarium with spectacular dolphin and sea lion shows
  • See and learn about regional wildlife like stingrays, gators, penguins, turtles and more
  • Daily educational seminars and lectures from wildlife experts
  • Onsite food concessions and retail establishment

Fall/Winter Schedule Valid 09/03/2019-03/06/2020 times are subject to change

Event Time (CST)
Dolphin Show 12:00pm, 2:00pm
Sea Lion Show 11:00am, 1:00, 3:30pm
Otter Chat 10:15am & 3:15pm
Penguin Chat 10:00am & 3:00pm
Harbor Seal Chat 12:30pm
Living Sea Chat 1:30pm
Shark Chat 2:30pm
Reptile Chat 11:30pm

What's Included

  • General Park Admission
  • Access to all shows, exhibits, & trainer chats

What to bring

  • Hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate attire


  • The park is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • No coolers, food, or beverages allowed in the park.

Additional information

  • Parking is available for free on-site.
  • The park is open 9 am-4:30 pm with admissions closing at 3:30 pm 7 days a week.
  • The majority of the park is covered with awnings in addition to a few indoor areas. It is still a good idea to bring an umbrella or rain coat for the short walk from your car to the front entrance and for the few areas in the park that are uncovered. Shows and encounters continue rain or shine!
  • Guest are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your receipt.
  • Handicap accessible.
  • Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase.

Cancellation policy

Tickets are valid for one year after the purchase date and can be redeemed for any day that the park is open. All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and non-replaceable if lost or stolen. Unauthorized resale of this ticket is prohibited.

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Review of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

  • Brandi Noel USA Sep 13 2019 10:23am

    This was an easy process and discount opportunity.

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  • Erika Hanush USA about 7 months ago

    Absolutely terrible experience.

    Most of the attractions were closed. Have to be fabricated reviews!

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  • Richard Currie USA about 8 months ago


    It sucked

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  • Larry USA about 11 months ago

    Extremely expensive for what it is.

    I don’t normally give reviews but this place is awful! The shark tank was murky with stuff floating on top so couldn’t see anything. We walked the entire park and saw everything that we could see within a half hour. Did not want to stay for the shows that were timed quite a bit apart. The experiences are extremely expensive for what they are.

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  • Dustin Lopedota USA about 1 year ago

    Dont go.

    Possibly the absolute worst aquarium I've ever been too. For the price youd think they'd have more seat for the shows, and more to do.

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  • joseph palmer USA about 1 year ago

    Rather burn my money

    I would never recommend this place. Extremely small, visited every exhibit and only took 2 hours spending 15 to 20 min at each one. Every show was packed did not let you stand and watch.

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  • Management Response, about 1 year ago

    Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The Gulfarium is a small, local aquarium that is geared towards rehabilitation and release of sea life. They do offer sea lion and dolphin shows a few times a day and you are required to sit in the stands for that for your own safety (and to stay dry!). I'm sorry you did not enjoy this activity but we appreciate you taking the time to let us know. -Tripshock! Director of Sales

  • Angela USA about 2 years ago


    Don't waste your money! The animals water looks filthy, and showed up in all our pictures. Wasn't very big. We went through the whole place in an hour. Had some rude employees. My kids enjoyed the dolphin show that was it. Too much money. Was very disappointed.

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  • Mechelle Darrough USA about 2 years ago

    Worst ive ever viewed

    Very boring....attraction were hidden or asleep...waste of money..

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  • franc zavala Tyler Texas about 5 years ago


    Felt guilty paying to see dolphins in this cage "aquarium," after questioning they said the pool was regulation size but so are prison cells. And it felt like these poor animals were in a prison cell. Let them go. And dont pay to see this.

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