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“quality time with kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
305-361-5705
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Ranked #28 of 117 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, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Carteret, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“quality time with kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

small, but nice, had fun with kids and learned alot about sea life and birds. great shows, and nice pictures of us with parrots. a little expensive, but I feel like Im helping sea-life and the surrounding economy.. thanks

Visited April 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review Miami Seaquarium. We are happy to hear that you and your kids had a fun time learning about sea life and birds. We thank you for your support and hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Crandon, Wisconsin
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“Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Our dolphin encounter was simply awesome! The staff treat the animals excellent and know their jobs so well and make you feel very comfortable to do what is needed for the encounter. My daughter is 13 and was quite nervous but they made her feel at ease and she did great. This was a very neat place for younger children and was hard for us to spend an entire day there, but was a great day overall!

Visited March 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review. We are so happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed the dolphin encounter and we thank you very much for your positive comments. We hope to see you and your daughter again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Plainview, New York, United States
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We did the Sea Trek Coral Reef Adventure. It was amazing. The staff were knowledgeable and attentive to us while under the water. We went during a holiday weekend and ended up being a half hour later for our reservation. The manager (Richard) went above and beyond to accommodate us even though their policy basically states that if you're late you're out of luck. He gave us free admission into the park that day (so we didn't drive there for nothing), re-scheduled us for the next morning and gave us free photos! Great customer service. The only thing we regretted was not being able to swim with the dolphins (they were booked far in advance).

Visited April 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear that Richard was able to accommodate you and that you enjoyed a day in the park. Thank you for the positive comments on our Sea Trek Reef encounter and our customer service. We hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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NJ
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“DO NOT GO HERE!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Awful. Simply awful. Overpriced tickets. Didn't accept AAA discount. Facilities are run down and in disrepair. Staff are not kind or helpful. And the poor animals are lethargic and seem to be living in squalor. I was appalled. We were there for 30 minutes tops and left after seeing the poor manatee swimming in their own poop.
PLEASE do not go to this place.

Visited April 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. From time to time, we offer great discounts on our entry fee and hope that you can take advantage of it in the future. We have made many updates to our facilities and continue to do so. Many of the manatees that you saw are actually being rehabilitated after suffering injuries in their natural habitats and once they are better, we put transport them back to their natural habitat. We wish that you had stayed longer or asked one of our employees about the manatees as they are very helpful and knowledgeable. We work very hard and treat our animals very well. We offer great shows and animal interaction opportunities. We hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Miami Seaquarium
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Holmdel
1 review
“What a great experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The animal encounter at the Sequarium was an unbelievable experience. My husband an I could not get over the fact that you actually encounter with the mammals. The trainer was fabulous and he guided us throughout the whole time so we were able to really get up close and personal with the dolphins. We will never forget that day and I recommend it to everyone, it was well worth the price. I would however suggest that you choose to do the encounter in the warm weather because you are actually in the water for approximately 20 minutes.

Visited March 2013
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WorkingSpider, Manager at Miami Seaquarium, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for such a great review. It is great to hear that you and your husband were able to interact with the dolphins and are happy to know that we were part of such a great day. We hope to see you and your husband again.

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Miami Seaquarium
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