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“Very entertaining for all” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
305-361-5705
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Ranked #31 of 119 Attractions in Miami
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Swimming with dolphins
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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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Destrehan, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Very entertaining for all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We really enjoyed out visit to the seaquarium. There was PLENTY to see and the training staff was fabulous with the animals and with the visitors. The shows are well coordinated in a schedule to get to all shows in the same day if you are there by a reasonable time, mid morningish. The only issue we had was the regular non trainer staff was not all that friendly or helpful. But more than worth the visit! As a family of 4 we ALL had fun!

Visited December 2012
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the positive review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and thank you for the great feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with our non training staff; we are always working on making improvements and will work more with our staff to be more friendly and helpful. We hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“very small and poor shows!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I really do not recommend this attraction. It is a shame to see 4 dolphins in such a small pool, and not even start on the poor wale that can does her best to swim in a 25 m long pool. There are no quality shows. To get to a dolphin attraction one has to climb a stairs to stand by the pool...

Visited January 2013
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Sherbrooke, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“The best activity with my kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great shows...The real Flipper and his son...Orca/killer whale
very fun got to see.if you go to Miami

Visited January 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that you and your kids enjoyed your time with us; we hope to see you and your family again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Ibiza, Spain
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Good Deal discount tickets”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

I printed today a 20% off discount on smartsave.com for Seaquarium and it worked perfectly. Is very useful because tickets are really expensive for the service you get.
Nice Shows but nothing breathtaking......

Enjoy the discount.

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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are happy to hear that you found a great discount on our entrance fee and enjoyed the shows; we are always working on making improvements and we hope to see you and your family in the future.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Still fun but...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have been to Miami Sea Aquarium many years ago and enjoyed the 20mns shows with dolphins, sealions, etc..although the rest of the park had little appeal to me at that time. Since then I have only been in Orlando and I am amazed how most of the parks there find a way to re-invent themselves and still be attractive to visitors that already know these parks from past visits. It is not the case here. Although he show was fun, we saw the 3 best shows with our kids (3 to 11 yrs old) and left the park after them going for lunch somewhere else with kids really unimpressed not to say bored (exception to the 3 years old one). The park overcharges for dolphin experience and dives with fishes (new attractions), which we did not do and charges in addition for kid's plays in toys you would expect to be included in the price. Shows are full of old tricks in small tanks and considering amount of visitors/ tourists, tickets prices, potential, and lack of options for children's fun in Miami in comparisson to Orlando, one would expect they would already have realized it is time to invest/ upgrade and make this park more interesting and attractive.

Visited January 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review Miami Seaquarium. Our park is much different from those in Orlando, we are not a theme park and would not put ourselves in the same level as the parks in Orlando. We are a great Seaquarium that has been around since the 1950's and we offer fun adventures, entertaining shows and educational demonstrations. From time to time, we offer great promotions on our entrance fee. We hope to see you and your family again in the future.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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