Leaping dolphins, playful sea lions, and a park packed full of exotic marine life makes Gulfarium one of the Emerald Coast's top attractions.

With dozens of exhibits, trainer chats, and one-on-one encounters with dolphins, stingrays, and reptiles, the Gulfarium offers a full day of fun for the whole family. One of the staples of Okaloosa Island’s famous Boardwalk, the Gulfarium overlooks the beautiful white sand beach and busy fishing pier. Opened in 1955 by the marine researcher, J.B. “Brandy” Siebenaler, Gulfarium has entertained millions of spectators, and helped countless animals as a scientific research center.

A full staff of dedicated professionals is waiting to entertain and educate park guests in the lives and habits of dolphins, sea lions, otters, penguins, and more.

Gulfarium Highlights

Animal Encounters

Come face-to-face with bottlenose dolphin, stingrays, sea lions and more at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park! These once-in-a-lifetime encounters are administered and monitored by trained wildlife professionals ensuring the safe enjoyment for all participants!

World-Class Exhibits

Observe the ocean's deadliest beast at the Shark Moat, or meet the fishy residents of the "living sea". Each of Gulfarium's exhibits offer a special glimpse into the life of our favorite marine creatures!

Thrilling Shows

Sea Lions and Dolphins entertain the masses at the Gulfarium's very own wildlife demonstrations! Watch expertly-trained dolphins leap from the water, or silly seals clap their hands in joy at one of these unforgettable shows.

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