Theater of the Sea, Islamorada

4.4
Established in 1946 by the P.F. McKenney family, Theater of the Sea is one of the oldest marine mammal facilities and a pioneer in animal interactive programs. The 17-acre property of lagoons and lush, tropical gardens is home to a variety of animals including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, sea turtles, sharks, rays, crocodilians, fishes, invertebrates, and birds. Arrange to visit Theater of the Sea and other attractions in Islamorada using our Islamorada vacation site .
Create an itinerary including Theater of the Sea
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Theater of the Sea Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
4,656 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • We went attracted by the possibility to swim with the dolphins. Sadly they announced on arrival that you needed to reserve up to 1 month in advance. This came at a huge disappointment. This should...  more »
  • While the majority of kids there were under 10, our whole family (including boys ages 10, 12 and 14) enjoyed the park and the shows. I do recommend confirming show times as they start about every 2.5....  more »
Google
  • 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.
Places to stay near Theater of the Sea

Plan your trip to Islamorada

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Islamorada

View all ›
4.7
Duration:8​h
4.3
Duration:4​h
4.8
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration:1​h 30​min

Side trips from Islamorada

4.3
Duration:3​h 30​min
4.5
Duration:3​h
4.7
Duration:1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Islamorada

4.7
Duration:2​h
4.5
Duration:3​h
4.6
Duration:2​h
5.0
Duration:4​h

Outdoors in Islamorada

5.0
Duration:4​h
5.0
Duration:2​h
5.0
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h

Nearby attractions in Islamorada

4.2
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h
5.0
Duration:2​h
5.0
Duration:2​h