The Theatre Of The Sea - The Place For Swimming
With The Dolphin

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The Theatre Of The Sea is the place to go if you wish to experience the magic of dolphin swims.

Swimming with a dolphin or even a swim with sea lions (if they appeal more than Flipper), is something that most people rave about as a once in a lifetime experience.

And that glowing testimony, is the major factor as to why this pastime is becoming more and more frequently seen on people's “Wish Lists” or “Bucket Lists”.

At the theatre of the Sea in Islamorada, you will see how well the dolphins are looked after and loved by the trainers, which in my view means that there are not many better places you can go to fulfil your dreams.


How Do I Get To The Theatre Of The Sea?

To get to the the “Theatre of the Sea” you will need to go either up or down the Overseas Highway (US1), as the park is situated roughly halfway between Miami up on the Mainland of Florida and the Southernmost point of the Florida Keys down at Key West.

The island of Islamorada is where you should be heading.

So depending on your direction simply drive along until you see the Mile Marker 84.5, which are the little signs on the side of the road all the way along US1.

If you are starting at the Mile Marker near Key West, then the numbers will start at 0 and run upwards.

Whilst if you are starting near Florida City on the mainland, the Mile Markers start at 127.


Theatre Of The Sea

Is it just Dolphin Swims, As I Don't Like The Water Very Much?

No, although the swims are quite obviously the highlight of the day if you wish to pay for the pleasure, think SeaWorld only smaller, and you'll get an idea what's on offer.

As soon as you step through the entrance and you are in the park proper you will find a continuous loop of shows, demonstrations, feeding times, and informative talks.

If you were to plan to do all of them one after another, it is expected to take somewhere in the region of two to two and half hours in time.

But hey, why just whizz through when you can take your time, and enjoy a much quieter park than you would be experiencing up in Orlando.

So take your time and enjoy the shows and marvel at the skills shown by the trainers and the dolphins, sea lion, and parrots.

And then relax on the man-made beach, or take a trip on the bottomless boat ride.

Beware though, that although you can use the beach, and swim and sunbathe around the lagoon, it is not open all year round.

So if you are planning on doing this whilst at the Theatre of the Sea in Islamorada it would be best to make a quick call to save disappointment.


A Day Out At The Theatre Of The Sea

So how would you like to get a real insiders view of the attraction, by tagging along with three excited kids, who can't wait to swim the dolphins?

Well, now you can with this great video that will show you what you can expect from your visit at this wonderful Islamorada attraction. 

Make sure you take the time to check it out!

Video Presented By Courtesy Of Seefloridakeys


What Do I Get If I Pay To Swim With The Dolphins?

At the “Theatre Of The Sea” these swims are available to anyone aged five and older, although children aged five to seven must have a parent or legal guardian with them)

The programs include 30 minutes of instruction, to give you all the “Know How” to make this experience what you dreamed of, and then 30 minutes in the water snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins, or sea lions.

If these two wonderful creatures don’t really appeal, then you can even get in with the Stingrays.

The swim with the Stingrays Program includes 15 minutes of tuition and then 30 minutes in the water, swimming around with the Stingrays, Sea Turtles, and other marine life.

Dolphins At The Theatre Of The Sea

As with the dolphins swimmers must be aged five and older to take part and have a parent or guardian to assist them.

But don’t just think that kids younger than this can’t find something that will simply amaze them too.

As although they can’t swim, three and older can take part in the "Wade with a Dolphin" program.

The staff at the "Theatre of the Sea" really do have most things covered, and with our little waders who may get a bit freaked out by being so close to a dolphin, they will take it nice and slowly.

Although it takes an hour, the little ones will spend 30 minutes getting used to their underwater playmates, and another half an hour interacting with them in the shallows. They really do love it, although sometimes the dolphins will splash them.

Please note that if you do fancy a swim with a creature or two then you must be a competent swimmer, must not be pregnant, and must speak and understand English.

Although it takes an hour, the little ones will spend 30 minutes getting used to their underwater playmates, and another half an hour interacting with them in the shallows. They really do love it, although sometimes the dolphins will splash them.

Please note that if you do fancy a swim with a creature or two then you must be a competent swimmer, must not be pregnant, and must speak and understand English.


Price Ticket

How Much Does It Cost To Get In To The Attraction?

The cost to get into the park is $29.95 for anyone over the age of 11.

For the the younger kids, it is free to get in if they are less than 3, and then $20.95 for all the rest up to the age of 10

Although we try to keep up with the costs on entrance, they can change at moments notice so once again if you want to know precise entrance information then give them a quick call before visiting


Contact Details

Address: MM 84.7 Oceanside, Islamorada

Phone: (305) 664-2431

www.theaterofthesea.com




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