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“Outstanding...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
305-361-5705
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Dolphin Experience at the Miami Seaquarium
Ranked #25 of 215 things to do in Miami
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: On a 38-acre tropical paradise with spectacular skyline views lies a South Florida attraction like no other. Welcome to Miami Seaquarium®, a place where dolphins walk on water and killer whales fly through the air. Where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and astonishing daily presentations. You've heard the mysterious legends and fascinating facts about dolphins, one of the world's most magnificent marine mammals. Now, you can have a hands-on experience with one of these amazing animals at Dolphin Harbor, the new home to our dolphin interaction programs at Miami Seaquarium.Miami Seaquarium® is a place of inspiration, education - and fun!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Lethbridge, Canada
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Outstanding...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

While at first we were surprised that there wasn't a lot to look at and there were lots of odd things like remote control cars, we realized it all is in the shows and that the shows are amazing. While one worries about the animals who are performing, it is also good to see things like a paralyzed manatee that is being kept there after being hit by a boat. This was very educational for all of my children - 5, 12 and 14 and they loved it and learned a lot - great way to teach them about the need to love and respect animals. Drinks are pricey on site so be forewarned if its a hot day. Also bathrooms are few and far between! And go to the Top Dolphin Show early - standing room only at that one, though others have seats.

Visited December 2012
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review. It is great to hear that you were able to visit us with your family this past December. We are happy to know that this was both an entertaining and educational experience for your family. We hope to see you all again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Naples, Italy
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“An enjoyable old school attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

The attraction is a very nice day-trip for families. However, considering that the facilities are not at the same level as sea world, the ticket price was a little steep. But in my case, I enjoyed the active duty military discount for me and my family, this was greatly appreciated. The shows were very entertaining and they offer a lot of personalized interactive encounters with the animals.
I really enjoyed watching the animals and although the park shows its age it was very clean and organized. I would recommend it for an afternoon visit where you could catch the main shows.

Visited December 2012
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear that you received our Military Discount and enjoyed your time with your family. We hope to see you again and we thank you for your service.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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“dissappointed in the old facility”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Old, dated, worn out. Very small area for the whales and dolphins, guess SeaWorld spoils you for this experience. Expected better of a Miami attraction. Sorry, overpriced.

Visited September 2012
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. We are always working on making improvements and we thank you for your honest review; from time to time we do offer great discounts on our entrance fee. We hope that, in the future, you will give us a second try.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“A great day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

With a lemon soda in hand, Miami Seaquarium never fails to excite. A great place for everyone to view the spectacular dolphin and killer whale shows (which take place approx. every hour), watch the famous manatees which congregate in the many rivers and swamps in Florida. And if you're feeling really adventurous, enjoy the many swimming experiences on offer, including dolphins, whales! All together, a great day out!

Visited February 2012
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again!

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Dated but still enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Took my daughter for a dolphin swimming experience. Our tickets allowed us to tour the park. Clearly it is past its prime, but efforts are being made to spruce it up. Despite my observation, the shows are very good and if you are interested in sea life, this is a great place to spend the day. The Dolphin experience is very new and shows it. Professionally run and a great experience to be remembered for a life time.

Visited July 2012
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review Miami Seaquarium. It is great to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed the dolphin swimming experience and your time with us. We thank you for your great comments and hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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