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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
+1 727-441-1790
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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 marine life.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

My daughter (13 years old) has watched the movies Dolphin Tale 1 and 2 countless times. When we were planning our Florida vacation, a visit to CMA was a big draw. We were there on a Tuesday arriving around 1:00 pm. It was very crowded...More

Thank Jamie D
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Good afternoon Jamie, and thank you for writing in! I'm sorry that you weren't able to get a good view of Winter earlier in the day. Our trainers interact with Winter and Hope at different times each day, so it's never quite the same. This...More

Reviewed June 4, 2016

First this is a 2-3 hour visit. We have been to the aquarium and the movie set exhibit in downtown Clearwater about 5 times. It is a great time for our 4 year old and very low key, especially in the heat of the summer....More

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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Thank you for writing in, Bill! I'm so glad to see you that you enjoyed your day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and that you also experienced our second facility as well. Thanks for your support of our work and mission!

Reviewed June 4, 2016

They got to see Winter and Hope in person. It was interesting. It is a rescue,rehab,release. It is not the typical aquarium.

Thank bunie
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write in! I'm glad to see that your grandchildren enjoyed their day with you at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

Reviewed June 4, 2016

Went to see winter and hope travelled from the UK was so excited , but was very disappointed couldn't see Winter because we couldn't get close enough , and I was so upset about the size of her tank , I know they do a...More

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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Good afternoon Alison, and thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience. I appreciate your concern for our animals, and I assure you, their health and well-being are our top priority. All of our animal exhibits exceed government requirements as they...More

Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We decided to check out this aquarium on a whim, as we were staying on treasure island for some baseball games. I found a coupon for $2 off the entry price for up to 6 people at our hotel. Nice find! I hadn't seen the...More

1  Thank amy t
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Good afternoon Amy, and thank you so much for visiting! It's thanks to guests like you coming through our doors that we are able to continue our amazing mission of rescue, rehabilitation, and release!

Reviewed June 3, 2016

I was a little worried by some negative reviews and we were going during a busy time. We got there early enough and were able to see dolphins and all animals close up without difficulty. The most disappointing was we missed out on the boat...More

1  Thank rkieda
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Good afternoon, and thank you for your review! I'm happy to see that you enjoyed your day with us! Hopefully the next time you visit us the weather will be nice and sunny, so you can enjoy the free boat shuttle!

Reviewed June 3, 2016

We went here to see Winter from the movie 'Winters Tale'. My husband and I with our 2 kids (8 and 10) and we loved it. Going at this time of year is one of the best times as it wasn't over crowded and are...More

1  Thank Tagz45
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Good afternoon, and thank you for your kind words! I'm so pleased to see that your family enjoyed your visit, as well as the behind the scenes tour! We appreciate your support more than we can say; it's because of visitors like you that we...More

Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I am a huge dolphin lover so of course I had to go visit Winter and Hope. This place is a great place to take the family. There were many observation areas to see from the top of the water or under water. They also...More

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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Good afternoon, and thank you for visiting! I'm so glad to see you enjoyed your day with us!

Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

What a great way to spend a day! Fantastic staff and volunteers all working for a great cause. See the Dolphin Tale movies to truly appreciate and take all the tours. Outstanding family value. Can't wait for next visit.

1  Thank Donna G
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Good afternoon Donna, and thank you for visiting! I'm so pleased to see that you were inspired by our phenomenal work rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing marine life! We couldn't keep up our work and mission without visitors like you coming through our doors!

Reviewed June 2, 2016

For the price the was a nice place to visit. I was a little disappointed in not getting a better view of the animals. The day we were there they were doing interviews with news people and they were very rude and almost had one...More

1  Thank Dee T
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Good afternoon Dee, and thank you for your visit! We appreciate your support very much!

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DeannaBK
October 11, 2017|
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Response from RTGNoVA | Reviewed this property |
What you are actually choosing is the time of the tour (only two or three are scheduled daily) that you want to attend. There is no restriction for your entry for general admission, but you should allow yourself enough time... More
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DeannaBK
October 11, 2017|
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Response from Jesse L | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to enter the aquarium at anytime before your scheduled events. I wouldn't worry about it too much because it doesn't take that long to see the whole aquarium.
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scheyenne
October 6, 2017|
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Response from sandra092015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Aquarium provides transportation to the museum. Either by boat or bus. The museum has a wonderful gift shop and also a place where children can draw.
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