Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

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Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. One of the Panhandle's foremost aquariums and wildlife education centers, treat yourself and yours to a day of fun and learning about marine ecosystems and their inhabitants like 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 ocean 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

What's Included

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

What to bring

  • Hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera


  • Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase.
  • The park is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • No coolers, food or beverages allowed in the park.
  • You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your receipt

Additional information

  • Parking is available for free on-site.
  • The park is open 9am-4:30pm with admissions closing at 3:30pm 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!
  • You are welcome to leave the park and return the same day with your receipt

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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  • Lezert Edwards USA about 7 days ago


    It was okay

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  • Keith Hall USA about 8 days ago

    Fine for younger kids. Limited things to see. Aquarium for dolphins seemed in need of a good vacuuming.

    Our 3 yo old granddaughter enjoyed herself. It is a small scale operation. We saw 2 shows: dolphin & sea lions. They were entertaining. Good for 3 yr olds to elementary- aged kids.

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  • Penny Green USA about 6 months ago


    It was good place to see animals. We came to late for show. Really need to post times of dolphin shows on website.

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  • Trina USA about 8 months ago

    Expect to be disappointed

    We saw a pod of Dolphins and a couple of sharks that skimmed on the surface. Not once did any one on the ship saw any marine life from the “glass bottom.” My family and I took turns trying to see and all it did was make us dizzy. Finally we just stayed topside so we wouldn’t miss an occasional sight of sea life..

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  • Jennifer Thomson USA about 9 months ago

    Just “okay” aquarium

    My family loves aquariums but we were not impressed with this one. It is rather small and takes just over an hour to get through everything, even with seeing a show. We were disappointed but it was something to do to kill a little time.

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  • Joe USA about 9 months ago

    Minimal fun.

    Cost more then it's worth.

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  • Charlene USA about 9 months ago


    Dolphin and sea lion shows are cute. The price of tickets compared to the amount of things to see doesn't add up. Overpriced. Probably wouldn't go back.

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  • Gary Garland USA about 11 months ago

    Good value

    Fun time just wish the park was bigger.

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  • Robert USA about 2 years ago

    so-so experience

    Left with so-so thoughts on Gulfarium. General admission is expensive for what you get. The sea turtle, shark, and alligator enclosures were so small, I can't imagine living my years as a wild animal in such small enclosures that offer no mental stimulation. (Trying not to be a drag with this review.) The additional Dolphin Experience ($155) was the biggest waste of money. Eight guests (that's $1240 total) got to spend about 15 - 20 minutes with the dolphins. With that many people, the time spent actually touching and interacting with a dolphin is marginal. I can understand why the Gulfarium does it, it is a great money maker. Nice job by the staff though, they did a good job with the shows and presentations. Overall, I would recommend for the younger families whose children are... read more

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  • Jason Essex, Ontario, Canada about 2 years ago


    You can go through every show and listen to the majority of the "chats" in 4-5 hours.

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