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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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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 today via mobile

Its a very nice,clean,organize and have atractions for every body. I didn't expect to see a very nice shows,very surprise and the little ones can participate. Food is good prices are no crazy and you won't miss any show they repeat them every 2 or...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

We just took a family trip to the Keys and our kids (ages 7,6,5,4, & 1) were very excited to visit the Theater of the Seas. It was a great experience and I can’t recommend it enough! The shows were all wonderful and on a...More

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Reviewed today

We watched all the shows, which were so fun and interactive. The trainers live what the do and the animals are thriving here. We swam with the dolphins and what an experience. It was worth the money. You get so much interaction with these amazing...More

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The animals are treated with such love and care. The shows are informative, interesting, and entertaining. The two encounters I did will stay with me always. Belle the sea lion was a sweetheart and Nikki the dolphin was adorably chatty. Some of the facility looked...More

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What a great place. We were able to learn lots about several different animals. The staff was very knowledgeable and you could tell they all loved their jobs. All of the shows were entertaining, and we all had a great view and felt like we...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely amazing! Swam with the sea lion and was overwhelmed by how awesome it was! The trainers are so connected with the animals... u can see the love they feel for each one! Can’t wait to go again

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely a memory to cherish. First experience with dolphins for her. The staff is beyond kind. Very knowledgeable in their fields. I highly recommended experiencing this venue with your family.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first time here and was the highlight of my 50th birthday! The trainer Chloe was awesome and professional and the dolphins were perfect gentlemen! I highly recommend visiting Theater is the Sea!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The folks at Theater of the Sea are amazing. Their love for these animals shows and it is fun to watch! I’m a combat wounded veteran in a wheelchair and they went above and beyond to make my experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a private and fulfilling experience with the dolphins. Shout out to the trainer Kaitlyn, and the two dolphins I swam with— Nikki and Krystal. The dolphins and all the wildlife obviously want to be there and are willing participants in all events. So beautiful!!

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TeeCeeI
15 June 2018|
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Hi TeeCeel, All our animals live in Natural Lagoons but rest assured there no Alligators where the dolphins live. Most of the days you can clearly see the bottom of our lagoons. All our lagoons are boarded by mature mangrove... More
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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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