15412 Front Beach Rd
At Hill Ave
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Summer daily 9am-4pm; off-season daily 9am-2pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
Look for discounts in the local visitor's guides that are available at most retailers. Gulf World usually offers fantastic discounts.
Located on the quieter, west end of the beach, Gulf World is a marine park that offers visitors to Panama City Beach an inside look at the local marine life with live animal exhibits, educational shows, and interactive activities. Gulf World is a nice break from the countless miniature golf courses and endless days at the beach that are certain occupy some of your time while in Panama City Beach. The animal shows that are offered at Gulf World are free with admission and you can actually plan your entire visit to see all of the shows while taking time to enjoy the many other things the park has to offer easily due to the multiple show times offered. The Sea Lion and Dolphin shows are a few of the high points along with the Stingray petting pool. If you have the itch to get even closer to nature, check out the Trainer for a Day or Swim with the Dolphins options offered. There is additional cost but if you can afford it, both are highly recommended and will enhance your experience even more. If you are lucky, you may catch a special event or concert scheduled while on your visit. If you get the chance to see one, you will definitely have a good time.