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Address: 84721 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL
Phone Number: +1 305-664-2431
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Description: Our mission is to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing...
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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This place is an unexpected jewel. Everything about it was beautiful, lovely, loving and well care for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is an unexpected jewel. Everything about it was beautiful, lovely, loving and well care for.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our 11 year old son had the best time! The Dolphin Swim experience was incredible. Our son was with a group of 5 adults (total of 6 including him) and everyone had equal time to swim and play with the dolphins. As parents, we were able to watch the entire experience up close for a small fee. Our son's favorite... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Where do you begin ? The parrot show is cute and informative but then you to the dolphins show which is simply amazing. I thought there is no way the Sea Lion show could compare to this. But then you meet Wilbur who is sooo funny. Loved this place. I would recommend if you have small children to take them... More 

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Juliamichelleb, Thank you for visiting us while enjoying your vacation in the beautiful Florida Keys. It's great to read that you had such an amazing time at our park. Our dolphin show is indeed spectacular but Willbur our Sea Lion is the real star of Theater of the Sea. We look forward welcoming you again. Jeremy Hauwelaert More 

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Theater of the Sea was by far the best Decision my family and I have ever made! My daughter turned 10yrs old and wanted to swim with the Dolphins for her birthday, she had a blast, it was fun inexpensive and a great educational experience not only for her but for the whole family as well. She swam with Toby... More 

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

Hi emily52k3, Thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our dolphins. It's great to read you had a fantastic experience. We strive to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing them with visitors in ways that inspire awareness and sensitivity towards animals & the environment. We look forward welcoming you... More 

Fort Lauderdale
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10 reviews 10 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the animals and shows, but the best part was having the opportunity to swim with the dolphins.

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

Hi AnneC, Thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our dolphins. It's great to read you had a fantastic experience. We strive to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing them with visitors in ways that inspire awareness and sensitivity towards animals & the environment. We look forward welcoming you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a shame, that I have to write this review because we actually enjoyed the venue. After a swim with the Dolphins with my teenage girls, we decided to visit the photography dept., after video and photos were professionally taken during the swim. We were told by two employees at the Photography Dept, that we could get everything on... More 

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

Hi El V, First of all I would like to thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our Dolphins. It is great to read that you have enjoyed the venue and the swim together with your family. I m sorry to read that you felt misled in regards to the purchasing of... More 

Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful experience! We stayed in Marathon for our summer vacation. The drive up to Theater of the Sea was worth it! The staff had a great orientation before our dolphin swim. We were in a deep natural pool for at least 30 minutes interacting with the dolphins. I would go back and do it again! After our dolphin swim... More 

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

Hi c_lawrence4, Thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our dolphins. It's great to read you had a fantastic experience. We strive to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing them with visitors in ways that inspire awareness and sensitivity towards animals & the environment. We look forward welcoming you... More 

Hurricane, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

the shows were great, especially the dolphins, the beach area was clean and well maintained. very nice day one of our favorites while in the keys

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

HI Tsjovine, Thank you for visiting us while enjoying your family vacation in the Florida Keys. We strive to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing them with visitors in ways that inspire awareness and sensitivity towards animals & the environment. We look forward welcoming you again. Jeremy Hauwelaert More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The kids loved it. We swam (waded) with the dolphins and watched some awesome shows. The wading seemed better than swimming with the dolphins as our children were too young. We will definitely return

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Richard S, Thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our dolphins. It's great to read you had a fantastic experience. We strive to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing them with visitors in ways that inspire awareness and sensitivity towards animals & the environment. We look forward welcoming... More 

West Chester, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were able to swim with the dolphins and the sea lions! It was amazing! The way that they schedule the shows to follow one another allows you to be sure that you can see every show before you end your day. The professional photo packages were also pretty reasonably priced and looked awesome!

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Julis711, Thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our dolphins. It's great to read you had a fantastic experience. We strive to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing them with visitors in ways that inspire awareness and sensitivity towards animals & the environment. We look forward welcoming you... More 

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Additional Information about Theater of the Sea

Address: Address: 84721 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL
Phone Number: +1 305-664-2431
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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