There are different types of families who visit our beautiful beaches. There are the beach bums, who spend all day in the sand and surf and only come in for lunch. There are the pool lovers, tan and relaxed. There are the sporty ones who take part in volleyball and watersports. Then there are the daytrippers, who spend their time enjoying all the fun things to do at the beach that aren’t necessarily on the beach. One of these great day trip ideas is a visit to Gulf World Marine Park! Gulf World is located in Panama City Beach and has a ton of fun things for the whole family to do and explore. You can see the daily shows featuring all your favorite sea critters, see the magic show with Noah Wells, and even swim with the dolphins! They also have concerts and other events going on every week, which you can find on their website. Here’s a list of the daily fun going on at Gulf World:

Bottlenose Dolphin Show

12:20 & 4:05

Sea Lion & Rough Toothed Dolphin Show

10:30, 2:25 & 5:25

Feathers & Furry Friends Show

9:45, 1:40 & 4:50

Magic Show

7:30pm Four Nights A Week

Reptile Show

11:25, 3:10 & 6:15

Underwater Scuba Demonstration

11:05, 1:10, 2:35 & 6:00

Shark and Turtle Feeding

9:20, 1:10 & 6:40 Tickets are $28 per adult and $18 for children 5-11. Gulf World is open 9 AM-7 PM throughout August, with some special night shows beginning at 7:30. Fall and winter hours are 9:30 AM-5 PM. Visit for all the info!