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Theater of the Sea

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Address: 84721 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
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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Great experience, great staff!

What an amazing time we had swimming with the dolphins ... it was well worth the investment for the memory of a lifetime! The park was well kept and the staff was amazing. This is... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What an amazing time we had swimming with the dolphins ... it was well worth the investment for the memory of a lifetime! The park was well kept and the staff was amazing. This is the one dolphin swim you want because you can make a day of being at the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is no Sea World or city Aquarium. But if you are looking to spend about 4 hours seeing some cool sea life including sea lions, dolphins, gators, crocs, etc this is a great place to do it. Not crowded and family friendly.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice and worth seeing.Nice souvenir store in front,swim with dolphins if you want for extra cost or see dolphin show which was really good, smart bird show plus more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend Teacher of the Seas to anyone visiting the Keys. This smaller venue has GREAT shows and customers can get up close and personal with many of the marine life there. My husband and I spent the day walking around and enjoying the property. The staff consists of many young people who demonstrate their love for the well... More 

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Hi Nancy, Thank you for visiting Theater of the Sea while enjoying your vacation time in the Florida Keys. It is great to read that you and your husband have enjoyed your day at our park. Jeremy Hauwelaert More 

tomball
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely love this place. There is so much interaction and great staff! I never miss a visit when I'm in the Keys.

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Hi kmyers43, Thank you for visiting us while enjoying your vacation in the Florida Keys. Great to read how you like coming back to our park. 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 hope to welcome you and your... More 

Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A memory made for all time. What a surprise. One of the most beautiful parks I've seen. Orchids in full bloom and beautiful greenery everywhere just made the experience more memorable. The swim with the Dolphins was incredible.

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Hi Pam A Thank you for visiting us while enjoying your vacation in the Florida Keys and for choosing to swim with the dolphins here at Theater of the Sea. 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 hope to... More 

Washington ,dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great time swimming with the Dolphins and seeing all of the shows. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this attraction!

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Hi Flakeyskw, Thank you for visiting us while enjoying your vacation in the Florida Keys and for choosing to swim with the dolphins here at Theater of the Sea. 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 hope to welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our visit to Theater of the sea was more than enjoyable, I live in Miami, Fl and I have a seaquarium like 20 minutes away, but I had to visit this one in Islamorada and I'm glad I did, I love animals and I know you guys are family owned, and I give you guys 5 stars, great shows, great... More 

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Hi Cubano, Thank you for visiting us while enjoying your 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 and the environment. Jeremy Hauwelaert More 

Brevard County, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The location is clean and beautiful. The staff really cares about the well being of the animals, you can see it through their actions and interactions with all the animals. Wading with the dolphin was such a unique safe experience. We would highly recommend this place to others.

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Hi Melb, Thank you for visiting us while enjoying your 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 and the environment. Jeremy Hauwelaert More 

Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

truly a joy. had a wonderful time, years ago we swam with dolphins at Theater of the Sea and enjoyed that as well.

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Hi Raymond, Thank you for visiting us again while enjoying your vacation in the beautiful Florida Keys. Jeremy Hauwelaert More 

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