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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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 2 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 2 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 2 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Dolphin encounter at Theater of the Sea is by far the best value for your money while in the Keys!! The staff are friendly and the program is runs very smoothly. I do recommend you bring your own lunch because the dining option took...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the experience and place! I enjoyed the animals and never felt scared when I swam/encountered the animals!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am aware that these types of animal encounters and exhibits have been receiving bad reputations. Many of them warranted. We were pleasantly surprised by Theater of the Sea. Went here on the recommendation of Resort Staff. After speaking with staff we chose to view...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very hands on and a wonderful experience! Our daughter got to spend so much time in the water with the dolphins. It was worth every penny for this awesome experience. The shows and tours provided tons of information. You can tell that the staff enjoys...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful day at Theater of the Sea. We began the day with a dolphin swim and really can only describe the experience as a bucket list moment. It was pretty expensive at $200 each but we felt good about spending that kind...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful place with excellent trainers. We watched all of the shows and took part in the sea lion encounter. The kids loved it!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's okay for a day out, but the place is pretty small. The grill seating area smelled like dead animal, and the beach area was cramped and kind of gross. It was nice to feed the fish and the turtles and you get to see...More

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BeachMama321
7 July 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
27 May 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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