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Theater of the Sea

84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
305 664 2431
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Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Theaters
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Traveler Description: This is a fun and informative way to spend a day learning about the sea life in the Keys. Perfect for families with elementry and middle school aged... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Nyborg, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This little zoo is so amazing. We got close to the animals, not too many people. Our son (2years old) got to pet a dolphin (without extra cost). We were swimming with the fish on the private beach (without extra cost). The animals there is treated very nice. You need to see this

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Miami, Florida
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43 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had seen brochures for this attraction since I was little and finally had the time to make the drive all the way South to check it out. Firstly, parking is free, which was a nice bonus. Most of the other marine parks I've visited in South Florida charge hefty parking rates (Seaquarium, Seaworld, Florida Aquarium, etc) Theater of the... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We enjoyed the shows and our day, but you can definitely tell they are a struggling attraction. We would still suggest you visit, the trainers and animals should be commended.

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Humble, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

They really try very hard to present an exciting and informative show for everyone. It's a shame it is soo hot you can't wait to get into the air conditioning. Wear a hat and carry a fan!!

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Miami, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I actually went here one weekend on a trip that we were taking to Islamorada. We thought it would be kind of cool. I was a bit surprised to find that the gate fee was as pricey as it was. Not theme park expensive but still kind of pricey. The park was much smaller than I expected but what I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I loved the family like atmosphere here! Very small but could do in a half of a day! They have all the shows lined up so you don't miss any. Everyone was very nice and informative. We also swam with the dolphins that is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime!!! They have other animals you can... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I thought our young daughter would like to see some marine life up close and personal so we ventured here. It's OK.....but really dated and small and not enough to see considering they charge $31.95 per person! Very disappointed. On a side note, there was an elderly Spanish woman who was too busy on the phone in... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It was nice, lots of animals for the littler ones to see. It doesn't take to long to go through, just dress for the weather and don't forget the shades!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The dolphin swim was great but you have to share the experience with other people who are not in your party if you don't have enough people in your party. There was only two of us in our party so we went out with 7 other people.

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Akron, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I went to Theater of the Sea on a Wednesday. My wife really wanted to do this and called ahead to get the best time to come etc to insure she had a quality experience. The person she spoke to said she was a manager and insured her that there wouldnt be more than 4 to 6... More

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animalcare, Curator at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Russ, I am sorry that your visit was not what you had expected and would like to address your concerns. First of all, I am not sure who you spoke to in reservations, but whoever it was is not a part of the animal care staff and unfortunately gave you incorrect information. In our brochure and on our website... More

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