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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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Theater of the Sea General Admission
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Meet the Dolphin at Theater of the Sea

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This please is awesome. Reasonably priced and the shows are fun and interactive. You may even get a kiss from a sea lion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This please is awesome. Reasonably priced and the shows are fun and interactive. You may even get a kiss from a sea lion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will enjoy the shows, dolphin,sea lion, birds and walking tour and the bottomless boat. If you want to make the most of your day do the swim with the dolphins. We did and will go back in the near future, SO much fun. The staff and trainers can't be beat.We did this for our anniversary and it was special.Thanks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We especially enjoyed the shark encounter. The staff was awesome and patient and were very helpful with my husband who has brain cancer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Theater of the Sea is a unique attraction located in Isla Morada. Family owned and operated this park is perfect for the explorer in you. Many types of interactions separate this venue from the rest. I chose the seal encounter and Mimi was just charming. I was very impressed with how many rescued animals they have. I saw parrots, dolphins,... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Swimming with dolphins was a 'bucket list' item for my wife and me, and it was everything we had hoped for!! This was an awesome experience and the highlight of our Florida Keys vacation. The folks at Theater of the Sea were very friendly and we really received personal attention. Overall, there were about 8 people in our time slot... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our captain was amazing. Gave us the history of the islands and was funny too. Loved her made us feel like family

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic roadside impression! Spectacular! Attractive! Exciting! We went in with great expectations! Having paid more for just basic entry than at other similar type attractions we were disappointed with what we found. Whilst there was a very full and exciting shop with nice things to buy, we then went into the Park itself. Clearly there was an attempt... More 

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Kingston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very warm and loving family attraction where you get to see it all! Sea lions dolphins crocodiles alligators fish parrots everything! My 17-year-old son did the swim with the dolphins highly recommend!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top enjoyment with Dolphins, amazing how near to us they can be in all aspects. Never forget this experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your going to the keys this is a must stop. The property is beautiful and the shows were amazing.

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