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Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
Phone Number: 17274411790
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As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's...

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 marine life.

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8 adults and 5 children went and everyone enjoyed themselves. The aquarium though small had a lot packed into it. The kids were excited to see Winter and Hope but enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hampshire
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Watch the films before you visit so you have an understanding about Winter, the dolphin with no tail. Very nice place, lots of animals for the children to see. Lucky for me the pelican "Rufus" was in a pen. The children get a free signed poster on the way out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a delightful visit we spent the day and it was fun. The aquarium is outstanding. I rate it with the best and I have visited a few.

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Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

8 adults and 5 children went and everyone enjoyed themselves. The aquarium though small had a lot packed into it. The kids were excited to see Winter and Hope but enjoyed the other marine animals as well. The staff were very friendly and interacted a lot with the kids answering questions and allowing them to touch the stingrays, starfish and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My son and I had a great experience here. Love their commitment and dedication to rehabilitate wild marine animals and birds. We took the "behind the scenes" tour and learned so much about the history of the aquarium. Fun fact... the aquarium made a moral decision to not take any profit from the movie "Dolphin Tale" all their current success... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, Shannon! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family of nine 5 adults and 4 children visited the aquarium today , mainly to see hope and winter the Dolphins , wished we could have stayed there longer what a great place to visit , we all Loved the animals that are so well Looked after by the staff and volunteers , that work there , so much... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the films and made a special trip to the aquarium to see Winter & Hope (and all the other marine animals too, of course). We were not disappointed, but thought that the facility could have catered better for children. For example, my son was unable to get to the front to see Winter properly because adults were all... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We're glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to our facility. Our team does make sure to get children up in front of adults for any dolphin interactions occurring at the Winter Zone, but we're sorry that the kids had trouble viewing the other presentations. We'll let our Guest Experience team know... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for my 40th birthday with my 9 year old son and we were trainers for the day! This is an amazing place. It's not that modern or that big but it is well managed and the staff are very knowledgable and friendly. Being trainer for the day is really worthwhile, you get to feed the otters and perform a... More 

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

We're so glad to see that you enjoyed your Trainer for a Day experience! Thank you so much for spending your birthday with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! More 

Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the aquarium that was used in filming the movie The Dolphin Tale They have Rufus the pelican there.plus Winter and Hope The grand kids loved it

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

Thank you so much for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed your day! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited while.on vacation. This is a rescue, rehabilitation and release facility. It was fantastic! They do amazing work with not only the animals but with children who have disabilities. I was proud to give a donation to such an amazing facility. A must see for children and adults. Makes you appreciate what you have.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, Denise! We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was disappointed with the aquarium overall. If you have ever been to a aquarium there is typically a lot to see you can spend a good 3-4 hours at a good one maybe longer. At this location they use the term aquarium loosely it is a marine animal hospital with 2 fish tanks. Took my family spent $60 and... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Mike! As you point out, we are a nonprofit marine animal hospital, focusing on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life. The only permanent resident animals we have are those who have been deemed non-releasable by the government, as they lack crucial skills to survive on their own in the wild. We... More 

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