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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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An Absolutely Fantastic (and small) Marine Park. PET FRIENDLY!

Had a wonderful time at Theatre of the Sea. Lots of shows, lots of marine life and animals, and beautiful grounds. Bring your bathing suit, towel, mask and snorkle as well to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Painter, Virginia
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Painter, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time at Theatre of the Sea. Lots of shows, lots of marine life and animals, and beautiful grounds. Bring your bathing suit, towel, mask and snorkle as well to hang out at the private beach for a swim when you're there. One price gets you in and out all you want all day. PET FRIENDLY! Bring you... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited in spring break. I like that the place isn't huge, it was easy for my young kids to walk around. Well developed your leads from one show to another. Awesome dolphin show. Sea lion show was adorable and loved the smile :). I would recommend to families with kids, we didn't do the boat tour part because my... More 

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HAMBURG
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a great time at Theater of the Seas. This is a much more natural place than something like Sea World. Allow about 3-4 hours to see all of the shows, which are perfectly timed to go from one to the other. The staff is really enjoying themselves and you will get VERY close to the... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was very impressed with the organization of the shows and high level of expertise. All the shows were fun to watch and my 2 year old daughter loved it. I was not expecting it to be so professional. It was a little expensive, but for such a great staff it makes sense. Happy to see rescue animals there too.... More 

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Powell, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The shows were entertaining and informational. I really enjoyed the sea lions. They are hilarious. The park was a little humid with all the plants. After the shows, we met the captain for the snorkel trip. Even if you don't go to the park, you absolutely must go on the snorkeling trip. It was the best part of our entire... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are from Orlando and so we frequently go to Sea World. I was expecting Theater of the Sea to be an overpriced much smaller version of Sea World but I was pleasantly surprised. I still think it is a bit pricey since you can do the whole place in about 3-4 hrs but it was quite nice. It is... More 

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MOUNT CARMEL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Several of the tour group traveling with me raved about the experience. They went so far as to recommend that the tour operator add it to the program for the following year.

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Key Largo, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I have read other reviews about how small and old this place is so even though I lived here I never went. That changed one they invited the community kids to come over for a short special event. It is wonderful! Old school Florida. I would recommend it.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here with friends while visiting the Key Largo area. Very kid friendly and lots to see and do. There were a variety of shows to watch and all included in your ticket purchase. We especially enjoyed the Dolphins, sea lions, parrots and sea turtles. Great for families to spend the day together. Go and enjoy.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I have been here on several occasions but I will not return. The owners have decided to turn this place into a shelter for stray cats. The smell of cat urine was overwhelming. The number of cats running around made it look like one of those hoarding shows you see on TV. Four people in our party became ill after... More 

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