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Address: 84721 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: +1 305-664-2431
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Our mission is to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing...

Our mission is to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing them with visitors in ways that inspire awareness and sensitivity towards animals, the environment, and conservation issues.

  At Theater of the Sea watch up close and personal DOLPHIN SHOWS, sea lion shows, parrot shows, and much more!

A pioneer in animal interactive programs, at Theater of the Sea you can...

SWIM WITH A DOLPHIN... SWIM WITH A SEA LION... Wade, Meet and Paint with a Dolphin... Meet and Paint with a Sea Lion... Swim with the Rays... Swim with the Sharks... And Meet the Sea Turtles!

 

Our 30 minute dolphin swims include BOTH trained behaviors like dorsal tows, kisses, and hugs as well as swimming and snorkeling with dophins.

We offer a variety of animal interaction programs for various ages and prices. Programs are available daily and include admission to our dolphin, sea lion, and parrot shows, guided marne life tour, lagoon-side beach, and bottomless boat ride.

Theater of the Sea is family owned and operated since 1946 and one of the oldest marine mammal facilities in the world. The lagoons and lush, tropical gardens are home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, sea turtles, tropical and game fish, sharks, stingrays, alligators, marine invertebrates, and birds.

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$124*
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Semiprivate 4hour Eco-Adventure and Snorkel Cruise
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$35*
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Theater of the Sea General Admission
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$91*
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Swimming with the dolphins was really a incredible experience. The whole family had fun and we can only recommend it to all our friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Swimming with the dolphins was really a incredible experience. The whole family had fun and we can only recommend it to all our friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such an amazing place. The staff was friendly, the exhibits entertaining, and the lagoon nifty. I would HIGHLY recommend Theater of the Sea as a must see in the Keys. It had sometjing fr everyone. Completely charming?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If this is your first time at the keys, you must stop by and adventure at this place. This is a small place however is what you need to get busy for few hours. I like the fact all the animals are on their natural habitat and the keep you on schedule and the staff kept you inform what is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Theater of the Sea is a great, fun place to spend a few hours. It's big enough to offer several attractions, but not so big that it's intimidating to walk around. There is a sea lion show, parrot show, and dolphin show, all of which are cute and entertaining. During each show, the trainers try to involve the audience as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome!! Price is great and you get to see a lot of tropical animals. I love the way it is set up. The private lagoon area was perfect. I had 2 small children, 5 & 3 plus 4 teenagers and everyone was able to snorkel. They had large colorful fish to see in the lagoon. This was... More 

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Breganzona, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well organized, thrilling experience interacting with dolphins, very beautiful shows with sea lions, parrots, well kept structure, relaxing place with nice vegetation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i took my wifer for her 46th birthday. had a great time. a great way to connect to nature and the one you love.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the swim with the sea lions program as well as the wade with the dolphins. Absolutely amazing! The shows were also very good, the staff was friendly and the food was decent. For a small place you can definitely have a full day of fun!!!

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Tirol, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spend some enjoyable hours in this family friendly sea life center, enjoy the shows and swim with the smart Dolphins. It's a great day out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable time during the sea lion swim. It was fun to interact with Jet. The group was kept to a maximum of 5 total participants, which allowed each of us to experience the different behaviors with Jet. We had 4 people ourselves for the sea lion swim and each of us loved the experience. Earlier in... More 

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