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Theater of the Sea, Islamorada

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Swim with Dolphins · Boat Tour
Theater of the Sea, established in 1946, is a marine mammal park located in the Village of Islamorada, Florida, United States. It is a tourist attraction located on Windley Key in the Florida Keys. Visitors can swim with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, and sting rays and nurse sharks. Dolphins swim in and jump through a hoop and ring a bell. The 17-acre (6.9 ha) site also has exotic birds, lizards, crocodilians, sea turtles, tropical, game fish, sharks, and other forms of marine life. Short cruises and bottomless boat rides are also conducted.

The park also engages in ecological conservation programs, including the first artificial flipper transplant on a sea turtle.

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  • Terrible service, especially the manager. We reserved tickets and could not make the show due to traffic from a huge accident on duck key. The manager scoffed at us when we called, and refused to...  more »
  • The surroundings are beautiful. The staff are always informative and engaging. Smiles start from the first human encounter to the the dolphins and sea lions. You walk through a trail of Orchards...  more »
  • Very cool. The dolphin show was awesome, the sea lion show was awesome. The parrot show was awesome. Lots of awesome in this place. Wasn't overly crowded. Very well spent money. The kids and us parents all loved it. There is a short "bottomless boat ride", where one of the dolphins will swim with the boat and do a couple tricks, just a foot from your seat. A very, very cool place to visit. Well worth the money. Our kids were able to meet the sea lion as part of the show. Shook her fin, and gave her a hug. So cool.
  • We loved all the shows. The animals are absolutely amazing. My kids kissed dolphins and even my 16 year old son was overjoyed at the experience. It's definitely a memory making place for families and individuals. Highly recommend.
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