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Theater of the Sea

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Islamorada, FL, USA
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About Theater of the Sea
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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mike h wrote a review Jan 18
Fort Worth, Texas430 contributions258 helpful votes
Beautiful animals and grounds cared for by friendly staff. Watched the dolphins, sea lions, turtles and others. Highlight of the visit, was my wife's painting with a sea lion experience. Wilbur was adorable and the trainer was very informative. Wife has been talking about it non stop since we left!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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tripping137 wrote a review Jan 14
New York City, New York9 contributions1 helpful vote
This is an outstanding place to learn about different species who are rescued and trained by a wonderful staff. Enjoyed shows with dolphins, sea lions, turtles, parrots, alligators, sharks and stingrays and a short boat ride on an open boat that the dolphins can be seen. It is so well organized that after one show you are directed to the next location for the next show. There are a couple of places to get a snack or lunch and a very nice gift shop. This is all on beautifully landscaped grounds. A very worthwhile experience.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Chelsea G wrote a review Jan 13
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My husband and I were on our way to the Florida Keys when we saw the billboard for “Theater of the Sea.” After the 3rd sign advertising their business we decided to take a detour and see the show. We were both extremely impressed with the Dolphin show and the trainer, all 3 where beyond amazing. We were both so into the show we forgot to take pictures. The bird show was fun along with the sea lion. Would recommend going to anyone who hasn’t.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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jonoshwi wrote a review Jan 7
Wichita, Kansas3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great shows, well cared for animals and opportunities to get up close and personal with the animals are unique to the keys! We swam with the dolphins which includes holding, petting. Swimming with and being pulled by the dolphins. We even swam with a 6-month old baby!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Shari H wrote a review Jan 3
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After visiting Islamorada for 6 years, we went to the theater of the sea upon a friend's recommendation. This was by far the most enjoyable 3 hours on our week-long trip. The grounds were beautiful with pathways filled with tropical flowers, including all types of orchids. There were shows that ran back to back so you were able to go from one show to the next. If you missed a show and they repeated afterward so you can just see whatever you missed. There was a bird show, with parrots, and absolutely fantastic dolphin show, a sea lion show and a show about lizards and fish. The dolphin show was so wonderful that we saw it for the second time, with the same dolphin but a different trainer. If interested, you could do different activities that you would pay a fee for such as swimming with the dolphin. We did not do any of these activities but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is a wonderful gift shop with beautiful, quality items for sale and a cafe to purchase lunch or drinks. We would highly recommend this to anyone who is in Islamorada or the nearby keys.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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