Directions

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is located at 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.  We are ¼ mile east of the Brooks Bridge on Okaloosa Island.

From Panama City/San Destin/Destin

Take Highway 98 West into Destin.  Cross the bridge onto Okaloosa Island and continue 5 miles.  Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park will be on your left.

From Pensacola

Take Highway 98 East into Fort Walton Beach.  Cross the Brooks Bridge onto Okaloosa Island and continue ¼ mile.  Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park will be on your right.

From I-10 traveling west from Tallahassee

Head west on I-10 west
Take exit 85 for US-331 toward Freeport
Turn left onto FL-83 S/US-331 S
After 14.3 miles, turn right onto E Main St
After 1.3 miles, continue onto FL-20 W
After 17 miles, slight left to merge onto FL-293/Mid-Bay Bridge Connector (partial toll road)
After 6.3 miles, turn right onto Highway 98 W/Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Cross the bridge onto Okaloosa Island and continue 5 miles.  Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park will be on your left.

From I-10 traveling east from Pensacola

Head east on I-10 east
Take exit 56 toward Niceville
Merge onto FL-85 S
After 11.5 miles, continue onto FL-123 S
After 5.0 miles, slight right onto FL-85 S/Eglin Pkwy
After 8.3 miles, turn left onto US-98 E/Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Cross the Brooks Bridge onto Okaloosa Island and continue ¼ mile.  Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park will be on your right.


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    ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

  • Kids Safari >V
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    Kids Safari

    • Ages: 3 and Up
      Price: $18.00
      Duration: 30 Minutes
    • Take a journey to meet colorful birds, rugged reptiles, and scaly fish! While designed for kids, this encounter will bring out the adventurous side in all ages as you befriend some of nature’s more unusual animals.

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  • Discover Stingrays >V
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    Discover Stingrays

    • Ages: 4 and Up
      Price: $18.00
      Duration: 15 Minutes
    • Dip your hands into our stingray estuary and marvel at the tranquility of these gentle fish as they glide under your fingertips.  Soak up specifics on stingrays from a Gulfarium aquarist and meet these graceful creatures of the sea from the comfort of dry land.

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  • Discover Reptiles >V
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    Discover Reptiles

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $18.00
      Duration: 15 Minutes
    • Creepy creatures or cute critters? You be the judge! Meet and touch our juvenile alligators, then set foot into the large gator habitat for a closer look at these fascinating reptiles.

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  • Discover Dolphins >V
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    Discover Dolphins

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $45.00
      Duration: 5 Minutes
    • You won’t help but be enchanted as you meet our dolphin family during this hands-on dockside encounter. Play, laugh, and learn about the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, known for their curious nature and spirited disposition.

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  • Breakfast with the Dolphins (Ends Aug. 30) >V
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    Breakfast with the Dolphins (Ends Aug. 30)

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Prices: Breakfast with the Dolphins Ages 5 through 12 - $79.00
      Breakfast with the Dolphins Ages 13 and up - $89.00
      Duration: 1 Hour
    • Start your day with a smile as you enjoy a delicious breakfast with the company of dolphins on the deck of our new Dolphin Point exhibit. While your meal is prepared, you will have the opportunity to touch and feed the dolphins and interact with the trainers to learn more about our finned family

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  • Breakfast Under the Sea (begins Sept. 27!) >V
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    Breakfast Under the Sea (begins Sept. 27!)

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Prices: Breakfast Under the Sea Ages 5 through 12 - $79.00
      Breakfast Under the Sea Ages 13 and up - $89.00
      Duration: 1 Hour
    • Enter the park early and enjoy a delicious breakfast in our beautiful Living Sea aquarium room. Find yourself surrounded by fish in this climate controlled, indoor space - perfect for all weather conditions!  While your meal is prepared, you will have the opportunity to touch and feed a dolphin and interact with the trainers to learn more about our underwater residents.

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  • Dolphin Doodle >V
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    Dolphin Doodle

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $79.00
      Duration: 10 Minutes
    • Let your creative side go wild as you team up with one of our talented dolphin artists to create a one-of-a-kind work of art!  You choose the colors, hold the canvas, and leave the rest up to your new finned friend!  This dockside encounter includes an opportunity to touch and feed a dolphin. 

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  • Dolphin Splash Encounter >V
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    Dolphin Splash Encounter

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $149.00
      Duration: 20 Minutes
    • Enter the dolphins’ world for an unforgettable experience as you get up close and personal with these sleek and graceful animals. From a submerged platform, you will play, touch, and learn about our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins alongside a Gulfarium trainer.

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  • Discover Harbor Seals >V
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    Discover Harbor Seals

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $39.00
      Duration: 10 Minutes
    • Our harbor seal family will charm you as you touch and feed them during this intimate interaction. Gentle, yet playful, they just might “seal” you with a kiss!

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  • Discover Seals & Sea Lions >V
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    Discover Seals & Sea Lions

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $59.00
      Duration: 15 Minutes
    • No need to choose between your favorite fin-footed mammals! Our trainers will introduce you to gentle seals and spunky sea lions during this exciting interactive encounter.

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  • Discover Turtles >V
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    Discover Turtles

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $34.00
      Duration: 45 Minutes
    • This turtle-filled encounter will introduce you to our seafaring loggerheads, a variety of fresh water turtles, and even our land-loving African spurred tortoises. Go behind-the-scenes to learn about our long running sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation program and feed one of our resident sea turtles a snack! 

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  • Stingray Bay Snorkel >V
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    Stingray Bay Snorkel

    • Ages: 5 and Up
      Price: $39.00
      Duration: 1 Hour
      (20-25 min in-water)
    • Immerse yourself in a bay of wonder as you snorkel with stingrays and sharks! You’ll be provided all the snorkel gear needed to marvel at the beauty and graceful nature of these mystifying creatures.

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  • Animal Adventure >V
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    Animal Adventure

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $69.00
      Duration: 1 Hour
    • Love animals and eager to meet some of our other unique animal residents? Mingle with otters, penguins, turtles, and more during this exclusive encounter. You may get splashed, so we recommend wearing attire that can do the same!

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  • Ocean Odyssey (begins Sept 5!) >V
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    Ocean Odyssey (begins Sept 5!)

    • Ages: 13 and Up
      Price: $249.00
      Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
    • The ultimate in marine life interaction! This exhilarating voyage will take you to each of our animal habitats for an up-close and personal encounter. Frolic with penguins and otters, dance with dolphins, and shake flippers with seals and sea lions! Round out your adventure by meeting a variety of Gulfarium's turtle species!

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  • VIP Trainer >V
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    VIP Trainer

    • Ages: 13 and Up
      Price: $389.00
      Duration: 5 Hours
    • Ever wonder what it's like to be a marine mammal trainer at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park? As a VIP Trainer, you can enjoy a hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience like no other! Working side-by-side with our trainers, you'll learn and practice all it takes to train and care for all of our marine mammal residents, including dolphins!

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  • ANIMAL FEEDINGS

  • Fishin' Hole Feed (ends Sept 1, 2014) >V
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    Fishin' Hole Feed (ends Sept 1, 2014)

    • Ages: 3 and Up
      Price: $5.00
      Duration: 5 Minutes
    • Anglers of all ages can experience trying to land a whopper of a fish native to the Gulf Coast! Feel the power as they gulp the bait off a bamboo cane pole. Participants will learn about our resident fish and how one can make responsible choices for future generations to enjoy these incredible animals.

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  • Penguin Feed >V
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    Penguin Feed

    • Ages: 8 and Up
      Price: $18.00
      Duration: 5 Minutes
    • Meet our flightless friends of the sea! Participants will have the opportunity to enter Penguin Preserve and feed the African penguins while learning about these lively and loveable birds.

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  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • Birthday Party Package >V
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    Birthday Party Package

    • Ages: All ages
      Prices: Birthday Party Deposit - $50.00
      Balance - $225.00
      Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
      (duration refers to Living Sea room rental; party can explore the park anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
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      Celebrate your birthday in a wild and crazy way!  Have a splash-tastic day at the Gulfarium with your friends and family and enjoy lunch “under the sea” surrounded by beautiful tropical fish in our Living Sea event room.

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