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Address: 84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
Phone Number: +1 305-664-2431
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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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Semiprivate 4hour Eco-Adventure and Snorkel Cruise
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Theater of the Sea General Admission
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Meet the Dolphin at Theater of the Sea

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Amazing, authentic experience.

The staff and the animals were all amazing. I was so glad that I waited to go to theatre of the sea to swim with the Dolphins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff and the animals were all amazing. I was so glad that I waited to go to theatre of the sea to swim with the Dolphins.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I liked the park and the shows.. boat ride that was offered was not as expected. The weather was not ideal, but the captain was not fully honest about the ride. We were told we could go to Robbies and The Reef, once the reef was not available we chose to still go for Indian Key and Robbies, Then when... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful time! My daughter really enjoyed swimming with Mimi the sea lion. the staff was wonderfu.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family had a great time swimming with the dolphins, walking around the park, and swimming in the lagoon (you can get up close and personal with a school of parrot fish). Our trainers for the dolphin swim made the experience fun and kept us engaged. We plan on going back to swim with the sea lions or sharks next... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice small park that caters to people of every age. Staff extremely friendly. I did the swim with the Sea Lion program. So sweet and enjoyable. Encourage everyone to try this once in their lives

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having dolphins sing happy birthday to you goes down as memorable but a kiss from them before they drowned us was just as unexpected. What a fab experience for 3 year old and 40 year old alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Theater of the sea earlier this month and thought it was a great experience. We did the sting ray experience with it and it was a blast. After a few minutes of instructions we were given a bucket of bait for the rays. You sit in the water and they come up to you. They are extremely friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was definitely the highlight of our trip! My daughter and I did a special weekend together and I decided to swim with the Dolphins with her! Best decision ever!! We had an amazing experience to swim and spend time with these fabulous creatures! Our instructor was wonderful and you could tell she really enjoys her job and cares for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked online to do a wade with the Dolphins experience which included entry into the park, good value. We arrived early and saw all the live shows, walked around the entire park and had some lunch at the cafe. It was an excellent day out and kept us busy and entertained. Getting in the water with the Dolphins and... More 

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Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We appreciated it but very short time to be in touch with the Dolphins. There were not point to drink water forcing people to purchase drink in the cafe.

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