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Theater of the Sea

#1 of 61 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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US$123.65*
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US$36.50*
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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 yesterday

We stopped to swim with the dolphins at Theater on the Sea. It was a quaint park with birds, seals, fish, dolphins, etc. We very much enjoyed swimming with the dolphins. We interacted with two dolphins simultaneously in a natural lake setting instead of in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Swimming with the dolphins was an amazing experience. Lots of other good shows to see especially the sea lions.

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Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Quaint, professional and knowledgeable staff, but some facilities are overdue for an update. The dolphin encounters are excellent.

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked my reservations and was told I would get a discount of 50% for being military on the total cost of my package from the call center but when I got there the customer service desk said they could not honor the prize the reservation...More

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animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Dag4Army, First of all I would like to thank you for having visited Theater of the Sea during your vacation in the fabulous Florida Keys and for your service to our country. I would like to apologize for the confusion that arose in regards...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole family had a great time swimming with the dolphins. The trainers were really knowledgeable about the dolphins and their backgrounds. Will definitely do it again soon..

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Reviewed 2 days ago

After reviewing all the locations for this activity TBTS gave us more. I was able to have my 6yr old swim with us and swim alone with the dolphins. The other park the youngest age is 7yrs No matter my grandson is 7 in 3...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw the shows and swam with the rays. First, the shows are better than Sea World because they are more intimate. The venue is smaller and more personal. The sea lions are great as are the dolphins. They do a great job and there...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on the way home from Key West. Saw a couple of the shows, which were very good and the two younger ones participated in the dolphin swim and had a fantastic time. We also ate at the snack bar which was fine.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dolphin encounter was my 11yr. Daughter's trip Highlight! The other animals were fun to see too & it was nice that they had activities younger kids could also enjoy!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent day well worth splashing out on. My two children (11-8 yrs) said it was the best day ever.

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joeysmomma
8 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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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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