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“Expensive, but worth the swim with dolphins” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
305-361-5705
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Ranked #30 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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“Expensive, but worth the swim with dolphins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Good for young families with children under 10. The Dolphin Experience is pricey, but where else can you let your under 10 year-old child hug, kiss, and pet a dolphin while wearing a wetsuit and sharing the same water? Wait until the child is old enough to not need an adult to accompany, or you'll have to pay the extra $150 for the adult (which I did). The other animals in the park are pretty cool, like a mini-Sea World, especially holding the large parrots and petting the stingrays.

Visited February 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review Miami Seaquarium. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had the chance to take part of the dolphin experience. We are happy to be part of some great memories and we thank you again for the great review. We hope to see you and your family again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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“Amazing experience ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Boyfriend n I visited here the 2 nd day of our trip and it was a day well spent. The different shows we're very cool, my favorite were the dolphins and the whale.so much fun.n can't forget salty the sea lion! I was totally exhausted from the sun n walking but it's worth it!

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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear that you and your boyfriend where able to visit us during your trip. It is great to hear that you both had a lot of fun and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Miami Seaquarium
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“What a great day!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I live locally, but haven't been there since my kids have grown older. I saw a news piece on interacting with the seals and sea lions, and I was in! I took my 19 yr old for her birthday, and we had a blast! She didn't know that I signed us up for interaction with the seals and sea lions, so she was shocked ! We actually learned a lot from our trainer, Kristin, and you can tell the animals love her! My daughter said it was the best birthday ever, which is great to hear from an older teen who usually can't wait to hang out with their friends! She now wants to be a killer whale trainer! Everyone swims with the dolphins these days, so this was something different and so worth it! My other two daughters and their grandfather now want to go!

Visited February 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you and your daughter were able to take part of our new interaction program, the Seal Swim. What a great gift from you to your daughter, it is great to hear that you both had fun. We hope to see your other two daughters and grandfather take part of the interaction in the future. Thank you again for the great review and we hope to see you again.

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“Worth a visit while in Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I grew up nearby and made many visits as a kid. This time I'm grown up and took my family of three. My 6-year-old son loved it. The best part was, of course, the Dolphin Encounter (not cheap, but worth it). Be sure to budget a little extra to buy the professional photos of your family feeding, hugging, kissing and getting splashed by the dolphins. There's another area where you can actually swim with the dolphins, but not with a 6-year-old. You can also feed the seals and sea lions for just a few dollars for a few stinky fish. The sea lion show under the golden dome was cheesy and no one really gets wet in the "splash zone", but the killer whale show was much better and much wetter. If you're in the splash zone you may get totally soaked; we did, and we were on our way to the airport in squishy clothes. The more traditional indoor aquarium tanks were nothing exciting; not nearly as good as the Tampa Aquarium, but they are not why you go to this attraction. The location is ideal to combine the trip with a trip to the Crandon Park or Bill Baggs State Park beaches.

Visited February 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is always great to hear when someone visited us as a child and is now visiting us with their children. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time with us and where able to experience the Dolphin Encounter. Thank you for sharing your experience and photos with us, we hope to see you and your family again in the future.

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Macomb, Michigan
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“Swimming with the Dolphins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Very special experience. The groups are small and the observers can be very close to the Dolphins as well. Very private environment, so it was very enjoyable compared to Sea World where they are tons on spectators.

Visited February 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and where able to swim with the dolphins. We hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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