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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-1790
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit working animal hospital whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick and/or injured marine... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you enjoyed DolphinTale movie, then this is a good afternoon. It is a small aquarium, mostly outside (so hot). If you aren't a fan of the movie, then this is a little overpriced. We enjoyed the boat ride between locations the most.

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Saint Petersburg
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. Our grandkids loved getting to see Winter the Dolphin. This place is very reasonably priced for the whole family.

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'll begin my review by stating that I appreciate what this aquarium does for injured marine animals. It is a noble cause. Now that that is out of the way, I have to say that the overall value was terrible. $20 per person to see a handful of animals was not worth it, and I can't see where the money... More

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Clearwater M, Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit organization. The proceeds from every purchase support our mission. Although we recognize the limitations of our facility, we strive to exceed industry standards for animal habitats, life support systems, and care while maximizing the experience and education of our guests. Additionally, we are looking to expand our capabilities by building a new home for... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is truly a special and inspirational place. A must see if you are visiting the Clearwater Beach area. It is also the home of dolphins, Winter and Hope, and pelican, Rufus, from the Dolpin Tale movies. There are many other exhibits - cute otters, a whole pool of stingrays you can touch, seaturtles, sharks, and even... More

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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My daughter really wanted to see Winter, from the movie Dolphin Tale, and that we did. This place is on the small side, but still a good afternoon of fun. Price is reasonable. Many other rescue sea life here too. A fun day, and we would return again.

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Limmen, The Netherlands
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is showing only a few marine animals, but the message is much larger. Dolphin Winter was rescued from certain death after getting stuck in fishnet, but losing its tail. CMA, together with an institute for protestics, managed to fabricate an artificial tail to cure Winter and make him survive. The story has become an inspiration for protection of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You must go to this special place. What they are doing for these animals is a true gift. Reasonably priced. They also take you to where the movies were made. Great experience, don't miss this one.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This isn't on the scale of Sea World and there are no rides or shows, but you won't find a more inspirational aquarium. You can watch vets operate on wounded animals, meet the famous film star, Winter the dolphin and her friends, see how dolphins are trained in order to treat and rehabilitate them more effectively and take a trip... More

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michigan
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I found a coupon online that helped off set the costs. On the plus side parking was free and it took us about an hour and a half to see the aquarium. Daughter loved the movie so we had to check it out. Great for kids.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What a spectacular place to visit and learn about the wonderful things they do rescuing the marine life. I learned about it after watching the movie "A Dolphin Tale". So I had to go see Winter, the dolphin. It's fantastic!

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