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Theater of the Sea

#1 of 61 things to do in Islamorada Features Animals
84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
+1 305-664-2431
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a fantastic day, the girls loved everything about the park. We were all impressed with how much the trainers care about the animals. The dolphin experience was well worth the money the children enjoyed every minute with Kimbit. I only wish I had...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely day at this attraction. The dolphin and sea lion show was really special and we were in awe at the tricks they performed. We were really impressed with the trainers and they appeared both professional and incredibly enthusiastic. We were delighted...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed yesterday

We had a fantastic time!! We enjoyed the Dolphin Swim so much, we came back a few days later for the Sea Lion Swim. We wish the actual one on one encounter times were longer, but who wouldn't. It would have been real nice if...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Staff is super friendly and helpful, the animals are amazing and the one-on-one experiences will stay with you for a lifetime.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really had a great time at theater of the sea! the people there seem to love the animals and treat them well! Unforgettable experience to swim with the dolphins or even just attend the several shows!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We highly recommend visiting Theater of the Sea when staying in the Keys. Our daughter really enjoyed her experience swimming with 2 dolphins. Afterwards, we enjoyed looking at the animals on the premises. We also got to see 3 great shows with dolphins, birds, and...More

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a rather small park showing dolphins, parrots, baracudas and nurse sharks in a natural fishpond, also Ally and Piper, two alligators and Igor a crocodile. The familiar atmosphere made the visit an unforgettable experience. We did get to swim with the dolphins and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Theater of the Sea is a great family destination in the keys. The Dolphin encounter was an unforgettable experience for all four of my children ages 8 through 17. The environment is welcoming and educational. Take the tour, see the shows and leave time for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Those were the words out of my sons mouth after swimming with the dolphins! The staff always made me feel that the animals wellbeing and our safety were the most important part of the swim.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an excellent time here. Staff are really friendly and our swim with Bella the sealion was truly amazing!

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joeysmomma
August 7, 2017|
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Response from animalcare | Property representative |
Hi Joeysmomma, thank you for your interest in Theater of the sea. 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... More
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joeysmomma
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I did extensive research before booking this. From what I understand, the Dolphin Research Center you stand on the platform that is lowered in the water. The interactions aren't as personal and if you are an observer... More
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BeachMama321
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Maryann W | Reviewed this property |
That's the time I went. They thrive on the interaction. Also the two from the show are not the dolphins you swim with. 3:30 was perfect. Last swim of the day. It felt like they took longer with us. Enjoy!!!
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