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Address: 84721 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3410
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$34.50*
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Theater of the Sea General Admission
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US$123.64*
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US$69.88*
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Swim with Rays at Theater of the Sea

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Jacobs Family

We had an amazing time. Swimming with the dolphins was the highlight of our children's whole vacation! Thank you so much!

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an amazing time. Swimming with the dolphins was the highlight of our children's whole vacation! Thank you so much!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a perfect afternoon. This little park is amazing! It has great animals, great shows, and tons of education. You are so close to every animal! My two and four year olds loved it. We got incredible photos, and my four year old loved wading with the dolphins with her grandmother. We are so glad we found this special... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent the afternoon watching the shows and doing a dolphin encounter. It was an amazing experience for a 6 year old. The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable.

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Cache, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved this place! We toured the park, swam with the dolphins and watched all the shows in half a day! It was amazing! We will definitely visit again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Theater of the Sea and were very pleased with an afternoon of entertainment. We did the general admission which includes all of the shows. All staff were very knowledgable and friendly, you can tell they all love what they do and the animals. All of the shows were very entertaining and we loved watching them. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are Floridians and as such have made the most of our state's wonderful resources, theme parks, state parks and the like. This charming little sea life park is a hidden gem in the Florida Keys. The way the park has planned their itinerary of shows is a perfect cycle of experiences. As you arrive their helpful staff direct you... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trainers were wonderful and provided small group instruction for the kids. They were able to closely interact with 2 dolphins in a natural lagoon environment that was well structured. They allowed us to take our own video and photos but also had a photographer there as well. My only recommendation is the distribution of wetsuits, masks and flippers was... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been there many times. The dolphin, sea lion, and parrot shows are delightful. There is also a short boat ride into a lagoon where the Dolphins follow you. There are more advanced animal encounters at one can take for an additional price.There are so many wonderful indigenous plants and orchids hanging everywhere. There are many turtles, fishes, parrots, alligators,... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed at the great care that is given and the compassion the staff has for the animals. We loved every minute.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the attraction-the shows, the animal encounters and the beach.,,snorkeling with the Sharks was our favorite!

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