Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island Aquariums

Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island aquariums offer an incredible way to get an up close and personal experience with some of the most remarkable creatures in the ocean! Enjoy interactive experiences such as swimming with dolphins or even feeding stingrays. If you're seeking a unique way to explore the alluring underwater world, then aquariums in Okaloosa Island are worth checking out. With its diverse marine life, no vacation in Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island is fulfilled without visiting one of its acclaimed aquariums.
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Apr 15 - Apr 21

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Admission Tickets

1,636 ratings
Get ready for a day filled with education and entertainment at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. See trained animals, like dolphins and sea lions, perform shows by dancing and jumping for you throughout the day. Animal exhibits throughout the park will captivate your attention between shows. See penguins, sharks, sting rays, pelicans, dolphins, and sea lions. Located on the beach in Fort Walton and just a few minutes from the Destin Harbor, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is the place to spend a relaxing afternoon with marine animals. Get your ticket today!
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Discover Dolphins Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

58 ratings
5 Min.
Guests cannot help but be enchanted when meeting a 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. Guests may get wet, so the Gulfarium recommends wearing attire that can do the same! This fun and engaging encounter is for ages 5 and up. Reserve your spot today!
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Discover Sea Lions at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

7 ratings
10 Min.
Get up close and personal as you touch and feed California sea lions at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Ages 8 and up are invited to join in on the fun with the trainers, and interact with these lively and clever mammals. You are sure to make fast friends and lasting memories on this Discover Sea Lions at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Book your experience today!
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Discover Harbor Seals at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

6 ratings
10 Min.
Have an awesome up close and personal encounter with a harbor seal at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. These gentle, yet playful, mammals will melt your heart while you touch and feed them during this special interaction. For ages 8 and up, you can watch as they play and learn interesting facts about this amazing species. A Harbor seal is waiting to meet you, so book today!
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Discover Penguins at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

9 ratings
10 Min.
Make friends with the flightless birds of the sea, and Discover Penguins at The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Feed, touch, and play with an adorable and lively African penguin. This experience, for ages 9 and up, is trainer led and offers unique details about the species. Your encounter is sure to be a memorable one, so come meet an African penguin on your next trip to The Emerald Coast.
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Kids Reptile Safari at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

1 rating
25 Min.
Calling all kids ages 3 and up!! Come and meet the cold-blooded residents of the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park on a Kids Reptile Safari. Get up close and even touch lizards, turtles, and more! Whether you think reptiles are cute or creepy, this meet and greet will be an educational good time. Book your spot today!
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Discover Turtles Encounter at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

8 ratings
45 Min.
Did you know that sea turtles have a better sense of smell than sharks? This turtle-filled encounter for ages 5 and up will teach you that and more while introducing you to our seafaring Loggerheads, a variety of freshwater 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. General admission to the park is not included in encounter price and must be purchased separately. Book your encounter today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is the aquarium?

The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is located on beautiful Okaloosa Island, right next to The Boardwalk and the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. The physical address is 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548. 

2. Where do I park?

Parking is available directly in front of The Gulfarium, at no charge. 

3. Is this a good rainy day activity?

Most of the park is covered, with some indoor areas, making it a great rainy day activity the whole family will love! Even though most of The Gulfarium is covered, it is still recommended to bring an umbrella or rain jacket for the few areas of the park that are not completely covered.

4. Does the aquarium offer animal encounters?

Animal encounters that are offered at The Gulfarium include the: Dolphin Splash Encounter, Discover Dolphins Encounter, VIP “Trainer for a Day” Experience, Discover Turtles Encounter, Discover Harbor Seals, Discover Penguins, Discover Sea Lions, and Kids Reptile Safari. Animal encounters are not included with your general admission ticket purchase.

5. What time are the animal shows?

The Gulfarium’s animal shows and chats go on throughout the day, with the first show starting at 10:00am, and the last show starting at 4:00pm. For a full list of show times, or to purchase tickets, please click here:


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