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Theater of the Sea

#1 of 60 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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  • Average5%
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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 are a family of four... 2 boys ages 5 and 3 and me and my husband.... We all had an amazing time! We were they in Mid July and everything was super organized and on time. The animals are in greay shape. You can...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! This was an experience I won't forget. We spent a few hours at Theater of the Sea watching the shows and interacting with the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Following the shows I went to the Dolphin Swim. Trisha was the trainer assigned to our...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want personal interaction with marine life, this is a great place to go. We did a swim with the dolphins and it was pretty cool. The experience lasted about 30 minutes in small groups, of which you probably had about 10 minutes in...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Theater of the Sea after years of driving past the park and I was underwhelmed. We purchased the general admission (no swimming/interaction experience) and I cannot comprehend how the park can be so run down, messy and dirty with such high admission prices....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We absolutely loved this place! Enjoyed the dolphins and sea lions and macaws shows! This is a must see while on vacation in the area! The only negative was the heat! But the coconut icee helped cool us off!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our second time coming to Theater of the Sea. We did the "swim with the stingrays" program. They split your time into two portions. The first portion is where you sit in the water and feed the stingrays. They come right up to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted to come here and swim with the sea lions, but we really should have booked ahead. Travel through the Keys can be super sketchy so we we only arrived right before one session and hours before the next session came. We stayed for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went for the weekend to Isla Morada and we did not want to miss the #1 attraction. We booked swimming with the dolphins and swimming with sharks. I have a 6 and 3 year old. The experience was incredible. We learnt a lot and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my daughters had the best time ever swiming with the dolphins. Perfect guidenes by the crew and the kindest and very inteligent dolphin helped us in different acrobatic moves and pushes. Weum loved IT and will recommand this place for every family

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I went there and we had an awesome time. They have all of the shows right after one another, so that you get to see one or all of them. You don't need to rush to see the next show. The shows...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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Sla611
May 27, 2017|
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Response from Debbie898 | Reviewed this property |
Unless you'll be swimming with sea lions or any other animals, you don't need bathing suits. Although there is a swimming area (optional).
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