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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission
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As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through leadership in education, research, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of...more
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249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For $25USD per person to enter I think that it isn't eh best local value but we enjoyed it. The dolphins are wonderful and the other sea animals are very nice. We watched a little show out on by the staff and it was bother...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David B
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, David! We are glad to see that you enjoyed your day with us! All of the proceeds from admission, tours, and sales in the gift shop go right back towards funding our work and mission; without...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing volunteers, so friendly and kind! We had the BEST time and plan to return. FYI do the dolphin tour. Totally worth it!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Curious439323
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Thank you so much for your kind words, and your support of our work and mission!

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The home of Winter the Dolphin and a lot more. The renovations are going to make this a tremendous attraction.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 93ricp
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We hope you'll come back and see us again in the future when our expansion is completed; in the meantime, we appreciate your support of our work and mission more than we can say!

Reviewed yesterday

The job these guys do rescuing injured marine animals is great. The facilities are well kept and we spent a few hours learning about the animals. Price is reasonable, good refreshment offering and a nice gift shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MelKillen
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your day with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Thank you so much for your kind words, and your support of our work and mission!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We sat really close to the splash zone and felt pretty safe, but the newest member of the dolphin family makes sure to splash you, so beware. We love it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ArturoPenny
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed your day with us!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had centered our vacation around coming here. We'd wanted to come ever since we saw the Dolphin Tale movie - and we were not disappointed. It was wonderful. We bought the whole value package - admission, behind the scenes, and dolphin excursion. We loved...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are absolutely delighted to see that you enjoyed your day with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Your support of our work and mission means so much to us, and we couldn't be happier that your visit lived up to your expectations!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed seeing this working rehab aquarium. If you have a free afternoon, it is a great thing to do.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium is very interesting. Don’t forget the mission of that center is to Rehabilitate wounded marine animals. So no very fancy infrastructures to impress people like at SeaWorld but the animals are very interesting. Look at what these teams are doing for such animals....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your day with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my wife and 2 young sons and they loved this place!! It isn't too commercialized and I love the fact that all of their animals are rescues or transfers from other aquariums that have closed. They really take care of all of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aaron T
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aaron, we are delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We no longer have our second facility (Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure) but we're underway with an expansion plan on-island now that will ultimately result in a much larger facility, with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see while at the beach. Go and feel good spending money in the on site store. These people do great things for the wildlife and they need our support!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

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James F
August 16, 2018|
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Response from simonsP867PS | Reviewed this property |
Winter, Hope and the other dolphin, Nicholas, are all available to see constantly. There is an option to pay for meet and greets with the animals. From what I saw these looked like a good experience but didn’t last very... More
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Hannah G
June 24, 2018|
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No. Buy tickets on arrival is possible.
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May 10, 2018|
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Laverne-7
Maumee, Ohio
Dolphin Encounter Any Good? (2 Replies)
Has anyone ever done the 30 min. dolphin encounter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium? Wondering if it is worth the money? Any info. would be appreciated.
April 18, 2008|
Response fromTIBeachLady|
Laverne, you can almost always see dolphins in the bay before sunset. You don't have to pay for a cruise, but to be out on the water might be worth the cost (I don't know what they charge.) If you can find any waterside restaurants or boardwalks on the waterway to and from the Gulf, you will almost always see a dolphin or two.
cassbugs
Oxford, Michigan
Clearwater Marine Aquarium ~ which tour to book? (2 Replies)
I will be taking myself and my 13 yr old daughter and friend to the aquarium. I'm looking at the different tours… any suggestions on which one would be the best for this age???
April 03, 2014|
Response fromVisitSPB|
Save your time and money and go to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Unless you area die hard Winter the Dolphin fan, CMA is just not worth it. So small you can go through it in about ten minutes, but you'll wait in line an hour and then once inside not be able to see what little they do have. As a local I never recommend it.
LucyfromOz
Melbourne, Australia
A week in Orlando - help with planning please! (2 Replies)
Hi There, We are a family of four flying into Orlando to visit Disney World on Tuesday the 17th May, and leave the following Tuesday. We are planning two trips out of Disney, one to Kennedy Space Centre, and one to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. What would be the best days to make those day trips out of Disney based on traffic and crowds? I am at the point where I can start organising our FastPasses but want to make sure that I am planning the right days to leave Disney for our other...More
April 18, 2016|
Response fromlovesgetaways32|
I can't really advise on which days of the week to do things, but this is how I schedule my days: I look at the park hours and the hours of operation for other places I want to visit like Kenny Space Center and also see which days have special things going on like extra magic hours ( If I am staying on site and taking advantage of those extra hours then I plan my day for that park on that day, but if I am staying off site or not taking advantage of those extra magic hours then I typically...More