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Theater of the Sea

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Address: 84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
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+1 305-664-2431
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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$36.50*
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Theater of the Sea General Admission
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$123.65*
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Eco-Adventure and Snorkel Cruise

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Beautiful Keys Experience

The park is a beautiful setting of lush tropical plants. There are parrot, sea lion, and dolphin shows. All are a "10". Very nice experience. For extra $$$, you can even get... read more

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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The park is a beautiful setting of lush tropical plants. There are parrot, sea lion, and dolphin shows. All are a "10". Very nice experience. For extra $$$, you can even get closer to the animals in the rear of the park, plus there is a boat ride, as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This amazing pearl of a place is Luke the Keys of the 1950's with gorgeous gardens and great dolphin and sea otter and parrot shows. You can even touch most of them ! Bucket list worthy

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The theater of the Sea's is a great small park that offers many animals to watch in action. There are dolphin and seal lion shows, but also natural walks or parrot shows. Also many other animals from Floriday are there to see, e.g. Alligators or fishes. all is very easy to explore by foot, not much walking. Their Seal Lion... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

See all the shows in a few hours, great up close viewing of all the creatures, reasonable price and friendly knowledgeable staff.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was really a great day. Our schedule was very relaxed and each show was very enjoyable and educational as well. We highly recommend visiting this venue!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For twelve years we have brought our 7th grade students to Theater of the Sea as a part of their extended education program. The students love the relaxed atmosphere and the experiences they have at the park. Of course their favorite part is the swim with the dolphin activity. I would highly recommend this as a part of any school... More 

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Hi ElizabethcV1144CJ, First of all I would like to thank you for all visits with your 7th graders. We are really proud that we have been able to contribute to your students extended education through raising awareness for the environment and conservation issues during our educational shows and through participating in our unique dolphin swim program. We look forward welcoming... More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our kids and we all 5 swam with the dolphins! They absolutely loved every second of it, and it was their favorite part of the vacation. The trainer was great, and the dolphins were as well. We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They had a lot of fun all day entertainment. All you did was buy a ticket and all the shows were included. We aaw a dolphin show, a sea lion show, a show about birds, and also a nature tour and boat tour around the grounds. It was super cool, all ages would love it. We also went wading with... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous facility ~ everybody who works there are happy friendly and you can feel the love they have for the dolphins, sea lions, parrots etc.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a last minute decision to take my boyfriend to Theater of the Sea for bis birthday. We purchased the swim with the sting ray package. We thoroughly enjoyed swimming with the sting rays and snorkeling. All of the tropical fish, iguanas, sharks, flowers, scenery was beautiful. Again we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you!

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