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Address: 84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
Phone Number:
+1 305-664-2431
Today
09:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Our mission is to provide a wonderful home for our animals while sharing...

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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US$123.65*
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Eco-Adventure and Snorkel Cruise
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US$36.50*
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Theater of the Sea General Admission

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Great place for animal enthusiasts of all ages (even my jaded husband loved it). Unlike most attractions of this sort, it's designed on an intimate scale, which allows you to... read more

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for animal enthusiasts of all ages (even my jaded husband loved it). Unlike most attractions of this sort, it's designed on an intimate scale, which allows you to observe all the animals at close range--turtles, fish, alligators, birds, sea lions, and, of course, dolphins. Fantastic animal demonstrations! Our favorite: the alligator who paints (sort of). We did a... More 

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Randolph, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Theater of the Sea. It is a family friendly place that even allows dogs. The shows were entertaining. The employees are very nice and the atmosphere was pretty and tropical. They have a nice gift shop where we purchased a number of items. We have 2 teenage boys that took part in the meet... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day to swim with the dolphins. Rain or shine. Great shows with sea lions, dolphins and other attractions. Trainers are so knowledgeable and friendly. Nice gift shop and clean bathrooms.

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Apple Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter & I spent a day at the theater of the sea, & we loved it! The workers are so genuine, love their jobs, animals obviously well loved, too!

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Latham, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon! Take advantage of as many encounters with the animals as you can.

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Such a nice day. Nice staff. Such a variety of animals and flowers. Enjoyed it very much. Food expensive. Free snorkeling. ....

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time swimming and wading with the dolphins. An amazing experience. The parrots were great too!! Thank you

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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We saw the sign on our way down to Key West and thought that might be and interesting place to go. On our way back north, we saw the sign again and turned it, not knowing what to expect. OMG! It was great to see all the animals and especially the dolphins, my husband's favorite. He couldn't get enough of... More 

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Milwaukee WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the general admission which includes a ton, dolphin show, sea lion show. Short boat trip. Walking tour. Parrot show and access to the grounds. Learned a lot, staff is passionate about taking care of all the animals. They also have an area to care for house cats which was fun to visit.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Theater of the Sea without knowing much about it and were delighted by the variety of animals and the quality of the shows. The Theater keeps visitors moving efficiently through their nearly continuous animal programs--all of which are excellent. The trainers do a wonderful job engaging with the audience and seem to have genuine affection for their... More 

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