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“Enjoyed the shows and learning about the marine life.”
Review of Theater of the Sea

Theater of the Sea
Ranked #7 of 64 things to do in Islamorada
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 26, 2013

I liked that it is a smaller venue and easy to walk around. Each of the trainers were friendly and showed enthusiasm as they made their presentation.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

this is a must do, swimmin with the dolphins is a once in a lifetime experience, and too awesome to describe!! the whole park is extremly well run, and nicely set up. not a huge place but very family friendly! stayed there till they shut the doors, my family & I loved everything!!

Thank beachbumclinton_TN
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Being born in Florida and growing up here, I have gone to Theater of Sea, and have passed it a 100 times...
this past week, My brother, girlfriend, cousin and myself went to "Swim with the Dolphins"!!!
what an experience, one that everyone should do at least one time in their lifetime...
The trainers were great, and made the experience even better...you had alot of time in the water with them, and it was awesome how gentle the dolpins were! They truly are a social species and want to interact and seem to be happy about it!
we stayed all day at the park and saw some of the acts more than one time...even ate lunch there and found that this "family owned park" is truly is a "gem" of past years and a place that will please all ages! perfectly maintained and everyone was helpful and most of all "friendly"
there is nothing negative that one could say about it!

can't wait until I can go back and do this again!

Thank dianeterry
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Have been here twice and enjoyed the shows, exhibits etc. very much. Look for orchids in the crooks of the trees. Would like to try snorkeling with the parrot fish. Only caveat, we swam with the dolphins here but after watching dolphin swims at the Dolphin Research Center, we would have preferred to have the experience there.

Thank blgdabrams
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

It was entertaining, a little on the pricey side, but worth spending a day. Enjoyed the dolphin show and the sea lion show. Staff was very friendly. Gift items are very reasonably priced!

Thank karenk1210
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