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Theater of the Sea

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84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We swam with a sea lion, which was such a cool experience. The shows were very educational. We would definitely recommend this stop to anyone!

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Swimming with the Dolphins was incredible, the sea turtles were adorable and the entire experience was the highlight of our vacation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great day. Dolphins so amazing and powerful. The trainers and staff were outstanding. Special shout out and thanks to Susie. Would do this again in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids loved swimming with the dolphins! It is a quiet, friendly park. Shows were great! Go there if you can!

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My wife and I did the „swim with the dolphins“-programme and it was simply awesome. The complete parc is nice but the swimming with Skipper and Tobi was pure fun. The trainers did and amazing work, we enjoyed every second.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed everything they had to offer! It was so much fun and the shows are great! It was better than sea world or anything close to it and blows it out of the water! They treat the animals very well and you can see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved it. I mean I got to kiss a dolphin, how many times can anyone say they did that. The facility was clean, the animals looks happy. Amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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lohnesrocks
23 December 2017|
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You can use a GoPro during your swim program.
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joeysmomma
7 August 2017|
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Hi Joeysmomma, thank you for your interest in Theater of the sea. 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... More
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joeysmomma
7 August 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I did extensive research before booking this. From what I understand, the Dolphin Research Center you stand on the platform that is lowered in the water. The interactions aren't as personal and if you are an observer... More
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