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Address: 84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number:
+1 305-664-2431
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09:30 - 17:00
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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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I would come back, loved it all. Very informative . Staff were great. Swimming with the dolphins was more than ever imagined. A memory for life

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint Joseph, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We reserved a dolphin swim for my two daughters. They enjoyed it, although their "half hour" with the dolphins was more like minutes when you consider that there were 6 other people taking turns with them and the actual interaction was only a few minutes at a time. Other than that the wildlife in the park was very interesting and... More 

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would come back, loved it all. Very informative . Staff were great. Swimming with the dolphins was more than ever imagined. A memory for life

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Greenwood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time at the park and we enjoyed it even more than the first visit -- which was a huge success!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 3 young adult children and their partners swam with the dolphins and very much enjoyed it and all the other activities and shows. The tricks and interactions with the dolphins was great. Even recited some new things they learned. My two young nieces went with them and they loved it too. Even contemplated going back another day but ran... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great dolphin swim and animal tour. Not sure this is appropriate for teenagers because not that much to see

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to do a swim with the dolphins and are so happy we did. Our teenagers loved it and felt it was a wonderful experience.

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in at the "Theatre of the Sea" venue to experience a swim with sea lions. The swim was "awesome" according to our granddaughter. Would highly recommend as a place to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the sea turtles tremendously. I think the animal trainer should have provided more scientific info about the turtles such as various species, egg layi g practices, migration, why they r endangered etc. I was also looking forward to professional photos but they were not available

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Hi Drallen34982, Thank you for visiting and for sharing your review on TripAdvisor! I have shared your feedback with our animal care team. I hope to welcome you and your family again in the future. Kind regards Jeremy Hauwelaert More 

New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a very serious supporter of animal rights, and was hesitant about signing up for any sort of swimming with dolphins experience anywhere. BUT, Theater of the Sea are doing a great job taking care of animals that would never survive in the wild. And the dolphins and other animas seem very happy and well taken care of. It's magical.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great time for kids of all ages. Well worth a half of day visit. Do the show loop. It is great. Our kids enjoyed

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