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Theater of the Sea

84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
305 664 2431
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Theaters
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Traveler Description: This is a fun and informative way to spend a day learning about the sea life in the Keys. Perfect for families with elementry and middle school aged... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a great time here. I hope to return one day. All of the shows were very informative. We enjoyed the animals. The staff was friendly and welcomed questions. We regret not bringing our suits for the dolphin to swim with the parrot fish. It was worth the money spent.

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the opportunity my son had to go on stage and pet the dolphin. All shows were up close and personal and worth every penny! So much better than the big Sea World Shows!!

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Bel Air, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was a short show but you are up close and personal with the animals and they performed well, dolphins sea lions and parrotts

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Estero, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and very tropical setting with friendly staff and trainers. The encounters book up fast so book in advance. Our kids had a really great time!

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good stuff first. It is intimate and close up to the animals. The foliage on this property is lush, exotic, green and beautiful! The small (120'x50') lagoon/beach was the highlight for our girls. A large group of beautiful parrotfish brushed up against us as we fed them pellets purchased out of a machine. They even allowed us to touch them... More

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were really disappointed with our dolphin swim, when it comes right down to it, because of the trainer. He zapped the life out of the experience. The dolphins were amazing but the trainer was RUDE. My husband and I were spared but the mom and 3 little boys with us, were not. He was very hard on them and... More

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animalcare, Manager at Theater of the Sea, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that your experience was not what you had expected. Please know that this is not typical of our interaction programs. We would like the chance to make your opinion of Theater of the Sea a positive one. Please e-mail us at animalcare@theaterofthesea.com so that we may have the opportunity to discuss your visit to... More

DeBary, Fl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Bring a bathing suite and towel and snorkel.. The beach area has colorful fish and is bordered by the shark area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited on a rainy day. The shows have covered bleachers. You basically go from show to show. They have a very short boat ride with glass bottom. There are lots of iguanas in the trees. The foliage is absolutely gorgeous. There was one disappointment. The mosquitos were horrible. I'm sure because of the rain. They did offer bug repellant... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This fun little tourist spot was a definite hit with my daughters where one was able to swim with nurse sharks and the other swam with the rays. Although the cost of the swims was a little pricey, it is well within range and cheaper than most other locations. The staff were all polite and knowledgeable and the gift shop... More

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Denison, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Theater of the Sea is a must if you are visiting the Florida Keys. Theater of the Sea is a nice, well kept, clean park filled with different shows and exhibit. We were lucky enough to see Sherman, the Dolphin perform, as well as Wilbur, the sea lion. Both animals were full of personality! The shows are a real treat... More

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