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“Great Sea Show” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
305-361-5705
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$57*
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Dolphin Experience at the Miami Seaquarium
Ranked #25 of 214 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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Sea Show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Went for half a day and saw a variety of its shows -- the dolphins, flipper (dolphins), sea lions and killer whales. Very entertaining and fun for the family. There's a specific schedule to follow in order to see all the shows and luckily we went with others who knew exactly when and where to go. The only improvement could be to the sound system. It was very difficult to hear/understand the presenters during the show. Otherwise a great time.

If you do not want to get wet during the shows, do not sit in the first few (5 or so) rows.

Visited February 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the positive review. It's great to hear that you were entertained by the shows and that you were able to find your way to each one. When you first enter, we hand out schedules, we are sorry for missing you. We hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Great Staff, very well maintened. Very good for the price because the tickets also includes the park.

Visited January 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that you had a great experience. We hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Lima, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Creating Memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My wife and i take our grandchildren indiviually on trips to create memories for them that will last the rest of their lives. The reason for visiting the Seaquarium was for my Granddaughter and I to swim with the dolphins. We had a blast!!! The staff was awesome and treated us like friends. I would recommend this to anyone who loves animals. The granddaughter will never forget the experience.

Visited February 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review. How wonderful that you are able to create these special trips for your grandchildren. We hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Miami, Florida
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“Misleading advertising”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

In the images shown on billboards and catalogs about Dolphins Encounter show people swimming with dolphins, which is false because it never happens. You settle for staying at the edge of the pool and just touching the dolphins. Are better places in other countries where you can actually interact with dolphins.

Visited February 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are sorry to hear that you found our ads misleading. Our Animals encounter, the Dolphin Odyssey does allow participants to swim with the dolphins. I am not sure why your interaction was different and I apologize. We do hope to see you again.

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“Fantastic for the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I took my kids for what was originally just a couple of hours, and we ended up staying til closing time. Each and every attraction, from the whales to the dolphins and the birds and manatees, was spectacular, and the kids enjoyed every minute. The staff were also incredibly knowledgeable and helpful as well. The only down side was that the shows were all around midday and it was difficult to fit them all in without rushing from one to the next. But we did manage.

Visited December 2012
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for that wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you and the kids stayed until closing time enjoying the attractions. We thank you for your positive comments and hope to see you again.

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