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Theater of the Sea

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Address: 84721 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL
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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We loved our experience here! The trainers were very knowledgeable and friendly! The shows were interactive and entertaining! We had a great time and highly recommend The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We loved our experience here! The trainers were very knowledgeable and friendly! The shows were interactive and entertaining! We had a great time and highly recommend The Theater of The Sea to other families who are vacationing on the beautiful Keys!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Worth the money. A truly awesome experience. You've never lived unless you've been kissed and danced with a dolphin, but holding the dorsal fins of 2 dolphins while they pull you through the water is incomparable!!!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Brought my doggie with me this time. He was allowed at all the shows except the parrot show. Otherwise he was welcomed everywhere. This time of year it is very hot outside so it's important to keep hydrated. Or you can plan a visit in the cooler months. The shows are very entertaining but still this is not an all... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

we booked a time to swim with the dolphins thinking that was all we would do but we ended up staying the entire day! it was a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited on a Wednesday morning in late August, not knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised with what I would categorize as a well executed "Old Florida" (pre-Disney) eco tourist attraction. The young lady animal trainers were entertaining and informative. We saw a great dolphin show, as well as a sea lion, and parrot show.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely place. Not overwhelming Lots of Marine talks and parrot show included. Booked swimming with Dolphins for my 6yrs and 11yr old girls plus me. Life jackets for my youngest and flippest meant no problem even though not a strong swimmer. Trainers really interactive, clear and felt safe. A great experience. recommend getting a video which you need to book... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience for my 8 yo granddaughter. Swimming with the dolphins was the highlight of our Keys vacation. Highly recommended.

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Hi Cflanzillo, Thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our dolphins. It's great to read your granddaughter had a wonderful experience! 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 look forward welcoming you... More 

Hope Valley, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I thought it was a very nice experience. The trainers were very interactive an accommodating with Nikki and krystal being occupied. We were able to interact with Nikki, Krystal and ended the wade with Toby :) had a great time!

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Hi Irishangel77k Thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our dolphins. It's great to read you enjoyed the experience and had a great time. 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 look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We booked swim with dolphins and had a great experience. It was wonderful to be in the water with them and be able to be so close to them. We were a group of 4 Adults and 2 kids, had 2 Dolphins and 1 trainer. Both dolphins obvious enjoyed it since they stayed with us the whole time. Be aware... More 

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Hi KaMiFiRo, Thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our dolphins. It's great to read you loved the experience! 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 look forward welcoming you again. Jeremy... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

as a family we really enjoyed our visit. We were there 9.30 til 3.00, flowed from show to show. Not overcrowded. Wonderful shows put on by the animals but not commercialised at all. We waded with the Dolphins aswell and truly enjoyed this experience. Would well recommend you visit this park, well better than sea world. Staff very friendly too.

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Hi Happyhols1760, Thank you for visiting us and for choosing Theater of the Sea to interact with our dolphins. It's great to read you had a brilliant time at 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 look forward... More 

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