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“Get up close and personal”
Review of Theater of the Sea

Theater of the Sea
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Theater of the Sea General Admission
Ranked #7 of 63 things to do in Islamorada
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 April 2012

This was an amazing place to take my two boys (aged 4 and 1.5). This relatively small place blew the big city aquariums out of the water. The kids got to interact with the dolphins, sea lions and we actually went swimming on a little beach where we hand fed parrot fish and watched a lobster crawl by our feet.

Thank Caleb D
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"bottomless boat ride"
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"great shows"
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"gift shop"
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"nature walk"
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"parrot fish"
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"marine life"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"beach area"
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"whole family"
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"an amazing experience"
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"small beach"
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

This is a nice family park. Fun informative sea lion, dolphin and parrot shows. No crowds and every seat is a good one. Lots of turtle and fish exhibits. Very clean, nicely landscaped and everyone was friendly. My 14 year old daughter did the swim with the dophin program and although pricey she enjoyed it immensely! She also enjoyed the "cat courtyard" off the gift shop where they had lots of rescue cats. A great day for the modest price.

Thank idoc1995
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

A very affordable trip. We went snorkling at 2 spots. .Visited 2 historic keys, stopped at Robbies and took a tour of the around the islands. We had a great Captian - Brian. He was so friendly and knowledgeable.The trip only take 6 passengers, which made it feel so special. It was a great trip for all.

Thank coopieclan
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We took our three young children - as well as our parents - to vacation over spring break. Loved this place - they allow children as young as 5 to swim with the dolphins - and all of the kids loved it - and are still talking about it! Don't forget to make reservations for your dolphin (or sea lion) swim beforehand, so you don't miss out! The park is not overly large - while we planned for the day - we could have done it in a few hours. The "beach" was small and not at all what we thought it would be - but overall a wonderful place where the animals were put first! Loved it!!

Thank Kimberly D
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

This place is great! We are 4 adults (2 couples) and while driving to the airport on our last day of vacation. we saw the sign and decided to check it out. We loved it! We were able to catch the Dolphin Show and the Sea Lion Show, and still had enough time to walk through the rest of the park. It's small, but they really do pack a ton of stuff in there. It's not flashy, just good old fashioned fun. Because it's so small, it's a great place to spend a couple of hours. And yes, it's a bit "tacky" - but that's what makes it so great!!!

The cost was about $30 per person.

Thank JNow917
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