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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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84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed our afternoon at Theatre of the Sea. The shows were very informative and the children enjoyed themselves. We swam with the dolphins in the afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've wanted to swim with a dolphin since I was a child, and on this trip to Florida I finally did it. It was just as amazing as I hoped. I did it with my 7 and 9 year old kids. There were 2 other...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a must if you go to Islamorada. It is absolutely fantastic. We had an awesome time there. You can learn all about the animals they have there and it’s super interesting and fun. A different way to spend the day if you...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I had a blast going to this place! Really fun and interactive in all the right ways. Better even than Sea World in some regards.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well, were do I start....my 8-year old daughter has always wanted to be a mermaid and having the chance to swim with a dolphin was at the top of her dreams list. About the park: I think it is great that they are such an...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The experience was amazing. Way more interaction with an animal than we could get at Seaworld. We had a one on one experience with sea lion named Jet and it was amazing. Staff was well informed and answered all questions. We would come again.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and i spent the day,and experienced swimming ith a dolphin and painting with Bella the sea lion! Bucket list if I may say!!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an amazing time at Theater of the Sea! We met and fed Sea Turtles. The trainer was very nice, informative and knowledgeable of the Sea Turtles. The work they do to help the turtles is great! We also swam with the dolphins. The...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
8 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
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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