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Miami Seaquarium

Jump into a tropical reef and swim with fish and marine mammals at this large oceanarium, known for its dolphin and sea lion shows. 

The Miami Seaquarium is the place to go for interactive dolphin and sea lion shows, and reef encounters. You’ll see endangered Florida manatees and a group of rare Pacific white-sided dolphins. Watch Lolita the orca perform, or put on your swimming costume and play with the friendly dolphins.

Adventurous types can try their hand at training sea lions for a day. Or, go under water with Sea Trek Reef Encounter. You’ll wear a special diving helmet for this 20-minute walking tour through a recreated tropical reef. 

Visit Discovery Bay to learn more about marine conservation. This mangrove habitat exhibit has various Nile crocodiles, endangered sea turtles, native birds, deer and indigenous fish. The seaquarium wouldn’t be a Miami tourist attraction without some celebrities. Bebe, a bottlenose dolphin born at the seaquarium in 1956, starred as Flipper in the long-running TV show of the same name. Her offspring still reside in the park today. Another in-house actor, Salty the Sea Lion, made his big screen debut in a 1967 film.

The Miami Seaquarium was the largest marine park of its day when it opened in 1955. One of the main attractions was a dolphin show on a scale never seen before. The other highlight was the Shark Channel, where you could admire many of these awe-inspiring creatures up close. Today, those two attractions are as popular as they were over 50 years ago. The aquatic wonderland now attracts over half a million visitors each year. 

The Miami Seaquarium is on the island Virginia Key, a short drive from downtown Miami. Public transportation is available from many hotels in the metropolitan region. For families, the park is well equipped with three cafés, a snack bar and several shops filled with reference books and souvenirs. Allow for a full morning or afternoon to cover all the attractions and enjoy the shows. The seaquarium is open 365 days a year, so get your tickets today.


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Located in South Beach, this luxury houseboat is within 1 mi (2 km) of Miami Beach Marina, Lummus Park Beach, and Art Deco Welcome Center. Lincoln Road Mall is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.

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Fisher Island Club and Resort

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Fortune House Hotel Suites

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3.9
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Provident Luxury Suites Fisher Island

Provident Luxury Suites Fisher Island

13 Fisher Island Dr, Miami Beach
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Fisher Island, this golf condominium resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Miami Beach Marina, Lummus Park Beach, and Art Deco Welcome Center. South Pointe Park and Flamingo Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

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Key Biscayne: 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms, Private Beach and More

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Situated by the ocean, this apartment is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Crandon Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Miami Seaquarium. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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Apartment in the Center of Key Biscayne With Air Conditioning, Lift, Parking, Washing Machine

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0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Key Biscayne, this apartment is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Crandon Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Miami Seaquarium. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Four Seasons Hotel Miami

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4.6
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5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Miami city center with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, this luxury Miami hotel is a 5-minute drive from shopping and dining at Mary Brickwell Village, the American Airlines Arena, and Miami Art Museum.