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Theater of the Sea

Address: 84721 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: +1 305-664-2431
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Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Theaters, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Our mission is to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing them with visitors in ways...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Theaters, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My 4 year old wanted to see a dolphin more than anything on our Keys trip so we ended up going here (convenient since we were staying RIGHT next door at the Postcard). I thought it was pretty expensive - $130 for the 4 of us. You definitely want to call before you go to see what time you should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a place that will teach you about animal in a very personal way, this is it. You don't have a lot of people trying to push you around, very well organized so you can enjoy the whole experience. They interact with all of their guest so that you feel that you are getting a personal... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Spent a couple hours here watching the dolphin and sea lion shows both were excellent. We will come again the next time we are in the keys!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The shows were very informative and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. We chose to swim with the Dolphins and it was an awesome experience. We are planning to bring our children and grandchildren next year.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Small park with all the shows well timed and close by one another. We loved that there wasn't much walking. Directions to the next show were clearly explained by the staff. We saw the dolphin show, the sea lion show, the parrot show, and road the boat (short 7 minute ride down the dolphin lagoon). We liked seeing quality entertainment... More 

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Traversea City, MI USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Unorganized and lame - pathways not clearly marked - easy to become confused- glass bottom boat was a real hoax

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A little gem of a park/conservtory/educational site! $32 admission for adults. Free parking. No dogs - they greek out the animals as they recognize the dogs as predators. The park offers a series of short shows twice daily. A parrot show (with a parrot who can add and subtract), a sea lion show (hilarious!), a nature walk to learn about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We booked this as I wanted to swim with dolphins & my daughter waded with dolphins ( which they get to tickle there tummy, play splash etc). There was so much more, a lagoon that is shallow so you can snorkel even if you are not a confident swimmer & buy food to feed the fish, there is a sea... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a great place. A perfect sized sea park to explore and experience. The staff is wonderful and it's full of interactive exhibits and shows. You really get up-close and personal with the sea creatures. It even has a "beach" area where you can feed and swim with the fish. The kids loved it. Also, take time to find and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Although the rescued sea turtles made me cry when we first got there, I feel it is important to educate on how detrimental human actions can be to our sea life. The shows were wonderful, although I wish it were more reasonable to enable children to have a personal experience, my grandson was so excited to swim with a dolphin... More 

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