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Address: 84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
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+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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My husband and I decided we would come here to enjoy the day after our wedding and it was amazing! Very impressed! Dolphin show was definitely my favorite!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided we would come here to enjoy the day after our wedding and it was amazing! Very impressed! Dolphin show was definitely my favorite!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wasn't exactly sure what to expect of this place based on the description, but it was a very nice surprise. The place is small and set up, basically, for guided shows/tours. For example: 1pm parrot show, 1:30pm Dolphin show, 2pm seal lion show, 2:30pm bottomless boat tour, 3pm nature walk, 3:30pm marine mammal and local animals show. At each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our granddaughters ages 18 and 13 have always wanted to "interact" with dolphins for a very long time. Our daughter promised them they would. While were were visiting in Key West, she made arrangements at Theater of the Sea for them to be able to do this, along with attending all the other wonderful shows, which included a parrot show,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were totally delighted with our experiences here. We swam with the dolphins, which was better than we imagined!. We each got so much time with the dolphins, and we felt like we could make a real connection with them. The shows were all entertaining and educational. We spent the whole day from 10 am to 5:30, and we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked the swim with the sharks encounter and were very happy! The park is actually on the small side but that allows a very intimate experience. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The shows repeated 3 times throughout the day so we could see everything even though we had time out at our shark encounter. The staff was so friendly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We reserved a dolphin swim for my two daughters. They enjoyed it, although their "half hour" with the dolphins was more like minutes when you consider that there were 6 other people taking turns with them and the actual interaction was only a few minutes at a time. Other than that the wildlife in the park was very interesting and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would come back, loved it all. Very informative . Staff were great. Swimming with the dolphins was more than ever imagined. A memory for life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time at the park and we enjoyed it even more than the first visit -- which was a huge success!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 3 young adult children and their partners swam with the dolphins and very much enjoyed it and all the other activities and shows. The tricks and interactions with the dolphins was great. Even recited some new things they learned. My two young nieces went with them and they loved it too. Even contemplated going back another day but ran... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dolphin swim and animal tour. Not sure this is appropriate for teenagers because not that much to see

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