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Theater of the Sea

#1 of 59 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$36.50*
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Theater of the Sea General Admission
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US$123.65*
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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%
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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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+1 305-664-2431
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife brought my daughters, 5 and 6, here and they had an amazing time. They watched the dolphin show, got dolphin kisses, got in the lagoon and swam with the fish... well worth every penny spent

Thank Chris H
Reviewed yesterday

This is an absolute mazing experience. It does not look like a privately owned park but something Disney worthy. The grounds are immaculate and pristine. Prices for general admission very reasonable with a full dolphin, sea lion, exotic sea life, parrot shows. All the employees...More

Thank Leslie P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was next door to our hotel, Pelican Cove. There are guided walking tour and was informative and good for the kids to learn more about the habitat for turtles sharks and alligators. Also, they have a private beach where you can swim and feed...More

Thank Mozzy7957
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic Day at the Theater of the Sea. From the moment we arrived until we left, the staff was incredible and so friendly. We saw all the shows, went on the nature boat ride, spend time at the little beach and the best we participated...More

Thank Sabine C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really impressed with this place! Runs smoothly and impressed with their website to answer all questions before we arrived. We didn't do any one on ones with the animals but had a lot of fun with the low price of just seeing the sites and...More

Thank Chrissy B
animalcare, Director of Sales at Theater of the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I really like it, but the times to do some activities were to short. Anyway, my friends and I had a great time 😌

Thank Bárbara Sofía G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the "swim with the dolphins, sea lions, rays, and sharks". Each one was exciting , actually thrilling and well managed. We had plenty of time to catch the other shows in between, and they were spectacular. The staff at reservations were exceptionally nice...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved it - the animals are well cared for, the shows are great, the grounds are gorgeous and clean...what more could you ask for!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an excellent experience that I wish that I had done before. My 12 y/o had a blast. Don't miss your opportunity to swim with dolphins and sea lions!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We swam with stingray and fish! The dolphin and sea lion shows were awesome! Beautiful gardens of orchids and other lush plant life! Clean, friendly....fun for the whole family!

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Sla611
Should we wear out bathing suits if we are going to the general admission tour?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Debbie898 | Reviewed this property |
Unless you'll be swimming with sea lions or any other animals, you don't need bathing suits. Although there is a swimming area (optional).
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Mikef1969
Do you need reservations for general admission
14 March 2017|
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Response from animalcare | Property representative |
Hi Mikef1969, Thank you for your interest in Theater of the Sea. Advance reservations for General Admission are not required but can be made through our website. Advance reservations for animal encounters are always... More
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