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Theater of the Sea

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84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
+1 305-664-2431
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Our mission is to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing them with visitors in ways that inspire awareness and sensitivity towards animals, the environment, and conservation issues. At Theater of the Sea watch up close and personal DOLPHIN SHOWS, sea lion shows, parrot shows, and much more! A pioneer in animal interactive programs, at Theater of the Sea you can... SWIM WITH A DOLPHIN... SWIM WITH A SEA LION... Wade, Meet and Paint with a Dolphin... Meet and Paint with a Sea Lion... Swim with the Rays... Swim with the Sharks... And Meet the Sea Turtles! Our 30 minute dolphin swims include BOTH trained behaviors like dorsal tows, kisses, and hugs as well as swimming and snorkeling with dophins. We offer a variety of animal interaction programs for various ages and prices. Programs are available daily and include admission to our dolphin, sea lion, and parrot shows, guided marne life tour, lagoon-side beach, and bottomless boat ride. Theater of the Sea is family owned and operated since 1946 and one of the oldest marine mammal facilities in the world. The lagoons and lush, tropical gardens are home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, sea turtles, tropical and game fish, sharks, stingrays, alligators, marine invertebrates, and birds.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
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+1 305-664-2431
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is small but action packed! Reminds me of all the Old Florida tourist places around the state where you could be up close and personal with all sorts of wildlife. My boys (12 and 9) and all 5 adults thoroughly enjoyed this. We...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've passed this place many time and finally stopped in and had a great time on our way to Key West. Came back on the way back up to Miami to do the sea lion experience and enjoy the lagoon. Highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the relative truth about what some have said about the captivity of the animals, we visited with our small children and felt it was, overall, a great place for them to learn about animals through the very entertaining shows and they did have the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by on our way back from Key West mainly for our grand child. She wanted to see the dolphins. We enjoyed walking around and seeing the different shows. Our 3 year old grand daughter loved it. I'm glad we took time to make...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Theater of the Sea about 1.5 weeks ago on our trip to the Florida Keys. We went there to swim with dolphins which we did. I had a very bad feeling because I know one shouldn't support enterprises like...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Florida Keys with my family from the UK we were recommended to visit this place. Family owned, with great, enthusiastic staff. They have plenty to see with the Dolphin show the real highlight. To go for a swim it costs $200 but for one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to the Keys for years and never visited Theater of the Sea. Hurricane Harvey sent bands of rain towards Florida keys so we decided to avoid the beach and try an activity. We were happily surprised to see the dolphins show,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip to Theater of the Sea was outstanding, by far one of the greatest trips ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We loved Bella the sea lion she made the trip! Great merchandise, employees and animals but my daughter and I think they should fence off the water at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our nephew here to swim with the sea lions. He had a blast and is still talking about it. We also saw the awesome dolphin show, the parrot show, turtles and fish. They also have options to swim with the dolphins however the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must visit when you are in Florida. We enjoyed it to see the birds the dophins the show with the women and swiming with the dolphins. Learned a lot about the animals and loved the visit. Good for young and old...More

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joeysmomma
8 August 2017|
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Response from animalcare | Property representative |
Hi Joeysmomma, thank you for your interest in Theater of the sea. At Theater of the Sea watch up close and personal DOLPHIN SHOWS, sea lion shows, parrot shows, and much more! A pioneer in animal interactive programs, at... More
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joeysmomma
8 August 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I did extensive research before booking this. From what I understand, the Dolphin Research Center you stand on the platform that is lowered in the water. The interactions aren't as personal and if you are an observer... More
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BeachMama321
7 July 2017|
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Response from Maryann W | Reviewed this property |
That's the time I went. They thrive on the interaction. Also the two from the show are not the dolphins you swim with. 3:30 was perfect. Last swim of the day. It felt like they took longer with us. Enjoy!!!
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