Gulf World Marine Park


Gulf World Marine Park is open daily rain or shine. The marine park is home to a variety of animal species including bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, harbor seals, penguins, tropical birds, stingrays, and African penguins. It is home to the only collection of rough-toothed dolphins in long-term human care in North America. Gulf World is an educational facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine mammals and sea turtles.

Interactive programs, which includes general admission, are available with a variety of animal species. Guests can choose between three levels of swimming with bottlenose dolphins: dolphin encounter, Swim Adventure or the Royal Swim. Programs are also available with California sea lions, harbor seals, African penguins, stingrays, and rough-toothed dolphins. Guests can interact with multiple species for one price with the VIP Sea Life Experience. Height and/or age restrictions apply.

Gulf World is now open year-round (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas day). Regular hours are 9:30 – 4:30.

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15412 Front Beach Rd.