Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission

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Why We Love This

  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Description
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not a typical aquarium, for this nonprofit rescue facility is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of marine animals. It’s a unique place where visitors can learn about the dozens of resident and rehabbing animals. In the Winter Zone, see Winter and Hope, the famous rescued Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. Watch the trainers interact with them during feeding and enrichment sessions, and see Winter using her prosthetic tail.

What You'll Do

This was a main filming area for the Dolphin Tale movies. Afterwards, head to Shipwreck Alley, which is an underwater viewing tunnel that gives a different look at the dolphin pools.

At the Animal Hospital area, see the work that the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on-staff medical professionals do, which ranges from routine physicals of resident otters to emergency procedures on injured sea turtles. See where the volunteers and staff prepare food for the animals, and discover the charting systems and housing of sea turtles deemed candidates for release back into the wild once their rehabilitation is complete.

At Stingray Beach, discover the shallow pool of Cownose and Southern stingrays, and hear educational presentations while delicately touching their wings as they swim by.

See some of the rescued sea turtles with incredible stories of survival, including Harold who played Mavis in Dolphin Tale 2, as they swim throughout their habitat in Mavis's Rescue Hideaway. Learn about the care that is provided to them during daily presentations from the staff.

Make sure to visit Otter Oasis to see the perfect haven for the rescued North American River Otters. Even with physical limitations, these otters are very active and love their oasis.

Also included with your general admission ticket is the option to take an educational boat ride (approximately 30 minutes) to enjoy the beauty of Clearwater bay and while learning more about Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

What You'll Do

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not a typical aquarium, for this nonprofit rescue facility is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of marine animals. It’s a unique place where visitors can learn about the dozens of resident and rehabbing animals. In the Winter Zone, see Winter and Hope, the famous rescued Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. Watch the trainers interact with them during feeding and enrichment sessions, and see Winter using her prosthetic tail. This was a main filming area for the Dolphin Tale movies. Afterwards, head to Shipwreck Alley, which is an underwater viewing tunnel that gives a different look at the dolphin pools.

At the Animal Hospital area, see the work that the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on-staff medical professionals do, which ranges from routine physicals of resident otters to emergency procedures on injured sea turtles. See where the volunteers and staff prepare food for the animals, and discover the charting systems and housing of sea turtles deemed candidates for release back into the wild once their rehabilitation is complete.

At Stingray Beach, discover the shallow pool of Cownose and Southern stingrays, and hear educational presentations while delicately touching their wings as they swim by.

See some of the rescued sea turtles with incredible stories of survival, including Harold who played Mavis in Dolphin Tale 2, as they swim throughout their habitat in Mavis's Rescue Hideaway. Learn about the care that is provided to them during daily presentations from the staff.

Make sure to visit Otter Oasis to see the perfect haven for the rescued North American River Otters. Even with physical limitations, these otters are very active and love their oasis.

Cancellations & Refunds

All bookings are final. 100% cancellation fee is applied.

Duration

Flexible

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Time

10am - 6pm
Hours of operation are subject to change without notice, it is advised that you confirm times prior to your date of travel. Contact details will be provided on your voucher.

Departure Point

Clearwater Marine Aquarium 

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Inclusions

Entrance to Clearwater Marine Aquarium 
Option to take an educational boat ride (approximately 30 minutes) into Clearwater bay (*weather permitting)

Inclusions

Entrance to Clearwater Marine Aquarium 

Exlusions

Hotel pick up and drop-off
Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Wheelchair (rentals available on first come, first serve basis)
Admission price does not include a $6 (tax included) parking garage fee, payable only at the ticket window 

Departure Point:

Clearwater Marine Aquarium 

"My expectations were too high..."

September 23, 2017 - 

My expectations were too high for this attraction. We still managed to have some fun.


"Love, love, love this aquarium..."

August 15, 2017 - 

Love, love, love this aquarium and their mission! We had no idea what to expect, and, although we thought it might be a more traditional aquarium, we were pleasantly surprised to find it is the home of Winter and Hope from the Dolphin Tale movies! There is so much more!! Highly recommend!!


"Ever since I saw Dolphin..."

July 30, 2017 - 

Ever since I saw Dolphin Tale 1 and 2, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium has been on my bucket list. A recent invitation to attend my husband's 40th High School class reunion from Largo High held at Clearwater Beach prompted me to finally be able to fulfill my dream. This was the best, simplest, most interactive aquarium I have been to although I may be biased because of my love Winter and Hope from the movies. The people who work, intern and volunteer there are among the happiest bunch of people you can imagine but then again, look where they are working and what they are doing. If you want to thoroughly immerse yourself in all the ways man is connecting with the creatures of the sea take the time to spend the day observing and watching. It was a vacation within a vacation.


"Great little aquarium/rescue hospital..."

April 19, 2017 - 

Great little aquarium/rescue hospital


"Love my time on the..."

October 7, 2016 - 

Love my time on the tour


"Great place friendly staff..."

September 30, 2016 - 

Great place friendly staff


"We learned a great deal..."

August 30, 2016 - 

We learned a great deal and loved being able to interact with some stingrays and turtles in the outdoor pools. A most enjoyable time and a pleasure to finally see the star attractions.


"It's more of an elementary..."

July 27, 2016 - 

It's more of an elementary school educational field trip.... actually, it was a little Boring....the Dolphin Tale movie is over 10 yrs old..they were suppose to have some of the child actors there, but they have to be Adults by now...Not worth the price


"I had so much fun...."

July 11, 2016 - 

I had so much fun.


"Really not much to see..."

July 11, 2016 - 

Really not much to see except for Winter and the dolphin training. The facility was really hot and lack of any educational information.


"Every thing was good, other..."

March 22, 2016 - 

Every thing was good, other than long lines and high prices. Like 3.00 for a coke.


"Entertainingly informative. A great experience...."

March 18, 2016 - 

Entertainingly informative. A great experience.


"sea life boat cruise going..."

November 7, 2015 - 

sea life boat cruise going out on the bay to troll for marine fish was so different. Liked that so much.


"Toughly enjoyed this trip! Everyone..."

September 7, 2015 - 

Toughly enjoyed this trip! Everyone was super nice, informative, and made it very interesting and entertaining!


"Raining , overly crowded, extremely..."

August 9, 2015 - 

Raining , overly crowded, extremely hot . Parking 2 blocks away . Disappointed very commercialized. Saw more animals in local aquarium in Oklahoma!


"It was extremely fun. Great..."

July 6, 2015 - 

It was extremely fun. Great seeing that there are groups willing to take care of our wildlife.


"This is a special aquarium..."

May 30, 2015 - 

This is a special aquarium for rescued animals. It is very educational to me and my five year old grandson. It is not a show or entertaining facility. I probably learned more about the Florida sea life here than other places. I hope to return. Priscilla and Jacob.


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