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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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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 2 days ago

We visited Theater of the Sea because we wanted to give our kids a chance to interact with the dolphins, and upon comparison with other places their price was great. We didn't know what to expect, but were amazed at the interactive experience that the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If your in the Keys with your family Theater of the Sea is a must see! Dolphins show was fantastic. It was great to see the Sea lions so close.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff is knowledgeable and kind to the animals there I’m so happy I went I learned a lot about the animals and interacted with a sea turtle, it was great

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I booked a Dolphin encounter and had an absolute blast! The staff was very friendly and informative. Our instructor for the encounter was a lot of fun and very personable. The encounter itself lasted about 30 minutes which is what they advertise....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a blast! Really enjoyed swimming with the dolphins, it was a dream come true! We also loved all the shows and learning about the animals.

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What a wonderful experience! We attended expecting only to do our Swim with a Sea Lion experience, but were pleasantly surprised with all that Theater of the Sea had to offer! From tours, to teaching us about all the animals there we had a wonderful...More

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If you're planning a getaway in the Largo/Islamorada area, I highly recommend you place this spot on your itinerary. We did the Swim with the Dolphins and it was a little expensive (roughly, the same price as skydiving) but SO worth it. It made us...More

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TeeCeeI
June 15, 2018|
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Hi TeeCeel, All our animals live in Natural Lagoons but rest assured there no Alligators where the dolphins live. Most of the days you can clearly see the bottom of our lagoons. All our lagoons are boarded by mature mangrove... More
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lohnesrocks
December 23, 2017|
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You can use a GoPro during your swim program.
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joeysmomma
August 7, 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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