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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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US$123.65*
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US$36.50*
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
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+1 305-664-2431
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of crowds, but good shows of marine life that kept a high pace. The shows were timed so that once you saw one, the next one was starting in a few minutes a short walk away. Overall a good place to visit...More

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time swimming with the dolphins at Theater of the Sea! You spend a good 30-40 minutes in the water with the dolphins and do multiple swimming interactions with them. Absolutely incredible!! The park itself is ok...a bit small and hot/muggy...but the...More

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

to expensive for such a small park. Not much to do. We were completely done with the park in 2 hours.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed about three hours. Very nice and beautiful animals. The dolphins, parrots, and sea lions put on a great show and seemed well taken care of.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had seen Theater of the Sea many times on various trips through the Keys but finally made the stop and overall had a really enjoyable time. At first was a bit turned off by the price and the seemingly small and rustic feel but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around and viewing the alligators, birds and more. Daughter did the swim-with-the-dolphins thing. Was kind of dissapointed with the lack of 1on1 time with the dolphins (around 60 seconds total) but there were a lot of people. Expensive. Make sure to bring...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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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joeysmomma
7 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
7 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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