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“Family fun”
Review of Theater of the Sea

Theater of the Sea
Ranked #7 of 65 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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Our boys, age 8 and 10, really enjoyed the shows - the sea lion was their favorite. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We were disappointed by the beach- we had hoped to spend some time there and snorkel. But beach was small and waters murky. Facilities are still under construction from Irma but didn’t hinder our fun. Definitely worth a stop.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great day snorkeling and exploring. Our captain, Darlene was awesome. She ensured that our trip was enjoyable and perfect in every way!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely family run place that is educational and fun.animals appear well taken care of and staff def love their jobs.a must see if you have kids.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We spent a few hours here with our 2 teenage boys (ages 16 and 14). The programs were informative and fun to watch. The boys also did the sea lion experience which they absolutely loved. Make sure you plan your trip around the program schedule as there is not much to do if there is not a show going on. Overall, a nice park and a great way to spend a few hours.

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