Destin-Fort Walton Beach, FL - Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is thrilled to announce the debut of “C.A.R.E. on the Coast,” a new event dedicated to supporting marine life conservation through the Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center. Scheduled for May 4, 2024 at 3:30 PM at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, C.A.R.E. on the Coast promises an immersive, all-inclusive experience into the world of sea turtle rescue, rehabilitation, and release. The Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center, the non-profit arm of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, successfully treated over 130 sea turtles in 2023 alone, with the average rehabilitation of each turtle costing over $20,000. Event Highlights: [...]
The Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center was graciously awarded a $1,500 check from the Destin High School "Reef Rangers" on Thursday, December 21st. In a dynamic leadership class led by Ms. Tucker at Destin High School, students embarked on a mission to make a tangible impact on their community. Encouraged to align their efforts with local nonprofits, the nine students chose the Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center as the focal point of their class project, driven by their shared passion for water-related causes. Throughout the fall semester, these students orchestrated multiple successful fundraising campaigns, generating a commendable $1,500. Simultaneously, they delved into the [...]
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, located on Okaloosa Island in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is excited to announce that their resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are making themselves at home in the long-awaited Dolphin Oasis. Located on the north side of the park, Dolphin Oasis truly lives up to its name, boasting 2.2 acres of sandy dunes, palms, and the stunning emerald waters of the Florida Gulf Coast. After giving the dolphins time to acclimate to their new surroundings, Dolphin Oasis will debut just in time for the Spring and Summer 2024 seasons. A staple within the local community, the Gulfarium [...]
Northwest Florida Daily News - An oasis is taking shape in the white sands behind the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.
Specifically, it's the Dolphin Oasis, a multi-million dollar project to build a new habitat for the Gulfarium’s seven Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.
“It’s one of the largest expansions that we’ve ever had here at the Gulfarium,” said Patrick Berry, the park's senior vice-president and chief operating officer.
Construction began in January and, as of this week, workers with Orlando-based PCL Construction have poured the foundations for the habitat and are forming up and pouring the 12-inch thick, steel-reinforced walls.