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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-1790
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Ranked #14 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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Hammond, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This place is not very large but for the price you get to see a good amount of animals (turtles, dolphins, stingrays...) up close. The dolphin show was cute and again you were very close. My kids really enjoyed themselves.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I thought it was a real aquarium 4 tanks of sick fish for $22.00 a person is outrageous. It wasn't till we paid and went inside they told me it was more a rescue and medical facility. I expected an aquarium, like NY, Camden, Baltimore, or even Rum Fish. At the very least I want my money back along with... More

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Garland, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Our 4 year old grandson has been in love with Winter since the first movie so while in Orlando we felt that a visit was a good next step. I guess I expected more and perhaps there is more coming. Basically you walk around in an older building with limited space to pass other visitors and look into either cement... More

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

We are sorry to hear your experience was not ideal. 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... More

Springfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very educational for families. Rescue Rehab and Release is their motto and it's true! We visited Winter and Hope while we were there, even getting to view Winter's physical therapy session.

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Dunedin, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a wonderful family outing. There you will see the many animals that have been taken there due to injuries and the staff who cares for these animals. They try and rehabilitate these animals so that they may return to their nature habitat. On occasion, some animals can longer return back so they rescue them and keep... More

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Clear Lake, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I guess we expected more. It is small and crowded and is geared towards the smaller crowd. I believe in what they do and support their cause, but it would be nice if it was more educational and guided tours.

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium.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 our... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

No, this is not your typical for profit commercial aquarium. Rescue, rehabilitate, release. What a wonderful concept and hard working people. The staff is very knowledgable and attentive to everyone. Lots of information is given when they are handling the animals. You can tell they really care about their patients. They animals that can't take care of themselves in their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I like the things they do here for the animals plus they have shows and you get close up to the animals

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Clinton, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went to see the dolphins and were completely blown away with the work they do there. Truly amazing. Everyone there from staff to volunteers were very helpful and nice.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Our family had a fantastic day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We loved seeing Winter and Hope. We really enjoyed the boat ride over to the other facility and seeing the movie props from the Dolphin Tale movies. They have everything from Sawyer's room and house sets, to the garage and more. The hurricane experience was great. We bought our... More

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