Theater of the Sea, halfway down the Florida Keys in Islamorada, is a comfortable, well-kept place to see dolphins, sting ray and sea lions. The feel is relaxed and intimate. Pay your admission, and two minutes later you are nose to bottlenose with marine mammals.
The more recent and very popular “Swim With The Dolphins” program undoubtedly subsidizes these small shows. A number of other places in the Keys have similar programs, but Theater of the Sea allows kids as young as five to participate. For an added fee, you join another seven or eight people who one by one get in the lagoon and have a dolphin pull them through the water, dance with them, and jump through a hoop they hold. Advance reservations are a must.
Theater of the Sea also hosts Swim With The Sea Lions, Swim With Sting Rays, and a Dolphin Wade for very young kids, but the dolphins are the stars, here.
84721 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, Florida 33036
Directions: From the north, take the Florida Turnpike south to the end where it runs directly into US 1 at Florida City. Drive south on US 1. You will see Mile Markers (MM), which are on the shoulder of the road. MM count down starting at MM 125 just south of Florida City to MM 0 in Key West. Theater of The Sea is located at MM 84.5,ocean side. We are about 2 hours north of Key West and 45 minutes south of Florida City.
Theater of the Sea is located halfway between Miami and Key West, making it a convenient stop on your Florida Keys trip.