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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 #34 of 121 Activities in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Theaters, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, 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...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Theaters, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, 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 young children, Activities for older children

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Brunswick, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Three friends and myself all seniors of 60+ years old visited The Theater of the Sea just on a whim. It was a great and informative show. Everyone enjoyed the show and the trainers were great not just in working with the animals, but also in being friendly with the guest and answering our may questions. My only regret was... More 

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Euclid, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We took in all the shows and they were fantastic! We especially liked the sea lion show. The trainers are fabulous.

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Swimming with dolphins was a wonderful experience for my family. My son read several books on dolphins before we visited here. I videotaped a lady who I thought was my wife but because I did not have my glasses on I videotaped the wrong person (not my wife). My son never stopped talking about the experience. We knew the experienced... More 

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Mascoutah, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was a enjoyable stop on the way out of the Keys. We enjoyed the shows, and commend the organizations views on conservation and animal rescue. I would recommend they extend the boat ride and better advertise/inform the customers about the use of the swimming area. Overall we enjoyed the time spent there and it provides the Island/ocean atmosphere all... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The shows are really good, especially the Dolphin Show. We saw it twice and it was different both times. There schedule is designed so you can arrive anytime and go from show to show without missing anything. This is a Great Place for kids. They let them come down during the show, touch the Dolphins and Sea Lions and get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

For $32 you get some really cool shows: a dolphin show (absolutely beautiful), a sea lion show (very sweet and funny), a parrot show, a mature walk, a bottomless boat tour and a guided marine life tour. There is a small beach (not an ocean beach) that you can relax at. People are friendly and the animals wonderful. We enjoyed... More 

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Hartsdale New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We visited this park for a couple of hours and attended several consecutive animal shows that were informative and entertaining. It is obvious that they care about their animals, and they inserted several items about wildlife conservation into the shows. However, the facilities are quite outdated- could use a major upgrade especially in light of the exorbitant entrance fees. We... More 

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Perth, Australia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for mainly to see the dolphins but there is plenty more to see. We stopped on the drive south and booked our dolphin experience for the return journey (don't expect to walk in & get a spot) as it a pretty popular park. We chose not to actually swim with the dolphins and after seeing the mercy... More 

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Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There are five "shows". Glass bottom boat, guided tour, then the bird, dolphin, and sea lion shows. These all run sequentially, and you can join in at any point depending on when you arrive, and where they are in the sequence. The property is smaller than it looks from the front. It's narrow, and extends to a small beach in... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We passed this place dozens of times while vacationing in the Keys and through great deals on floridavacationauction.com we recently had a chance to experience Theater of the Sea. It was great. So much to see. They keep you busy and informed when each show is starting. They time everything so you can go from one attraction to the other.... More 

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