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Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission

Highlights
  • Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater Beach
  • See sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, and sharks
  • Fun for the entire family
Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission
From $24.95
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission
From $24.95
Overview
Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to more than 40 rescued dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks, and more. Discover the working animal hospital, participate in educational activities, and watch a marine life documentary. Explore the movie sets of 'Dolphin Tale', featuring Winter the dolphin and see where the film was made.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (31)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed today
Loved this aquarium

We were visiting friends in Clearwater and needed to go to the aquarium to see Winter. My 11 year old daughter loved both movies. The aquarium is small so it took us about an hour to get through everything which was perfect. We did see...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Deborah L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Thrilling for animal and movie lovers alike

Our daughter, an aspiring marine biologist, loves the Dolphin Tale movies and has spoken longingly of meeting Winter and Hope. Our trip to Florida was planned primarily with this visit on mind. Mind you, this is neither SeaWorld nor the Shedd Aquarium and a visitor’s...More

1  Thank KaleidosHouston
Reviewed January 15, 2019
We Enjoyed our little visit here!

Such an animal lover that every chance to spend time at a place like this is OK with me. They are currently under construction which is wonderful to know that there will be a bigger and better place for everyone in the future. The people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Shellz78
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile
Nice visit.

I went to the aquarium with my family and we had a good time there. The kids enjoyed the place, the were so happy to see winter, the dolphin, and the other animals... The staff was so friendly, specially Fernando, he taught us about under...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Mirialis P
Reviewed December 3, 2018
Finally saw winter!

After nagging my family I drug them to the aquarium on a rainy day. After seeing Dolphin Tale I was constantly going oh that was in the movie oh this was in the movie. But more importantly you get to see how they rehabilitate the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank nicoletravels09
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