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“Overpriced but some of it was good” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Theater of the Sea

Theater of the Sea
84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
305 664 2431
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Theaters
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
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Owner description: A park where children age 13 and older can swim with dolphins.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Bay Village, Ohio
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“Overpriced but some of it was good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time visiting here, and while we liked it, we definitely won't be going back. Parking is great and the entrance is lovely. The gift shop is large, but the entry fee is pretty steep. Of course, any programs (ie swim with dolphins, rays, or sea lions) is extra. The boat ride was not running the day we were there, don't know why. The nature walk is really just an explanation of mangrove forests and last about 10 minutes. That lets you off at an extremely small beach, and then there are parrot, dolphin, and sea lion shows. The shows themselves are pretty good. There is also an area with enclosures that house crocs, sharks, an owl, and a few other local animals. I feel like if the admission wasn't so high it would be great.

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“Fun all day entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Theater of the Seas was great! We did the 4 hour snorkeling adventure and had a great time. Heidi, our captain, was informative, friendly and helpful (especially for a novice snorkeler). We also came back the next day and watched the dolphin, sea lion and parrot show (with a 20% discount because we did the snorkeling adventure). Trainers were informative and the animals were great! Lagoon area is small but very quiet and fairly private. Highly recommend!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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“Enjoyable and Informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stopped in to see what they offered and enjoyed the shows. The guides/trainers are very friendly and the different shows were fun and informative. They offer a variety of programs if you want to get closer to the animals, if you want to buy them, otherwise the admittance fee is reasonable. It only takes a few hours to see all the shows and to walk the nature trail. A nice way to spend a morning.

Visited February 2013
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“Really enjoyed it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

The place shows its age in places but it is a place with heart. The people running the shows were fun and engaged. The animals were great. The beach is really nothing special but I would definitely recommend going to the shows and exploring the park.

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“Great for all ages!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We had never heard of the Theater of the Sea, so decided to stop in. Skip the gift shop and go directly to the shows. It only takes about 2 1/2 hours to see everything, but they do a good job of guiding you from one exhibit to the next. The nature walk was the okay, but we think it was a new guide. Everything else was great, even the food court.

Visited February 2013
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