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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-1790
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Ranked #15 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Raleigh,NC
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165 reviews 165 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We arrived around 11am on a Saturday in August. We had to park in the overflow parking area a few blocks away. We did notice by 1pm that the regular parking lots had spaces open, just an FYI. We stood in line for about 10 minutes before we could buy tickets. It seemed they put lots of information into the... More

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Bicester
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Not quite the extensive aquarium i was expecting. Everything is linked to an event where the facility took in an injured dolphin a few years ago....and this is played up a bit. Two hours and your done

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We saw Winter and Hope, that was neat, and the turtles and it was very interesting seeing how they help the animals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We have a family of teenagers 16, 19, and 2o. Absolutely great aquarium. It might be smaller but very well run experience with loads of activities and information available. The staff was Very informative and knowledgable about all aquatic life. Hands in tanks and no extra charge to see Winter or Hope. We even saw them doing live surgery on... More

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Kissimmee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was fascinating to see Winter and all the other marine rescue animals. The documentaries were awesome too.

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Granby, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My kids were thrilled to visit Winter and Hope. We went on an extremely hot Saturday in August. Thankfully, parts of the facility are air conditioned. We enjoyed watching the sea turtles and seeing the fish and sharks who live at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. My kids enjoyed the films. There are a couple of touch tank opportunities. We probably would... More

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is not a SeaWorld type aquarium.This is a marine animal rescue center and the home of Winter the dolphin with a prosthetic tail. The animals there have been rescued and most are not able to be released. If you have an interest in marine biology or animal conservation than this a must on your to do list. However, if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I enjoyed seeing my son see Winter, Hope and Nicholas! It was a great learning experience taking the behind scene tour!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Are experience was awfully, starting with the ticket prize. Is not worth the money. First of all the bathroom are outside, those like in construction site, When we where in the line to buy tickets we could see people in the bathroom and more, use your imagination. Second, they are so focus in the movie tale that I did not... More

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CMAquarium, 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. We are looking to expand our capabilities by building a new home for our... More

Lizella
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing Winter, Hope, and Nicholas. We also got to see Rufus. It is really enjoyable to see them and to see what and how they saved them. It was so amazing! We saw Dolphin Tale 1 and ready to see Dolphin Tale 2.

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