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Address: 84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
Phone Number:
+1 305-664-2431
Today
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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Dolphins are amazing!!

We had a great time swimming and wading with the dolphins. An amazing experience. The parrots were great too!! Thank you

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time swimming and wading with the dolphins. An amazing experience. The parrots were great too!! Thank you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the sign on our way down to Key West and thought that might be and interesting place to go. On our way back north, we saw the sign again and turned it, not knowing what to expect. OMG! It was great to see all the animals and especially the dolphins, my husband's favorite. He couldn't get enough of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the general admission which includes a ton, dolphin show, sea lion show. Short boat trip. Walking tour. Parrot show and access to the grounds. Learned a lot, staff is passionate about taking care of all the animals. They also have an area to care for house cats which was fun to visit.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Theater of the Sea without knowing much about it and were delighted by the variety of animals and the quality of the shows. The Theater keeps visitors moving efficiently through their nearly continuous animal programs--all of which are excellent. The trainers do a wonderful job engaging with the audience and seem to have genuine affection for their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't really know what I can say about this place, besides it was awesome. Both my wife and I are big animal lovers so we gravitate towards zoos and aquariums on our vacations. After doing a little research about this place we made it one of our "must stop" locations. The animals are very well taken care of, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were very impressed we've been passing by this place for years finally stopped. Dolphin show, boat ride,parrot show, sea lions, trained alligators. good gift shop will go back. This place is fun for kids or adults.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the visit at Theater of the Sea. The staff was friendly. The food was not very delicious but we came to see the animals and to swim with dolphins.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped by here in our way back from Key West to swim with the Dolphins. We had a really wonderful experience. Prior to our swim - we saw a Parrot show with beautiful and intelligent birds. All the hosts were friendly, with great energy and swimming with the Dolphins was really fun. Even a smaller child would feel comfortable... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was the best Time in my live-thanke you. Best wishes from Germany/Munich. We Love you and hope we will see as son as posible.

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brackney, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We bought our granddaughter a paint with the sea lion Tucker was great and so were the trainer. Great time

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