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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
+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
+1 727-441-1790
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Reviewed March 22, 2016

If you are ready to take a break from the shopping, eating, and beach bring your family to this wonderful place. watch the dolphins do some amazing tricks.

Thank Clone99
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Before our visit I had no idea that this was a marine hospital and rehab facility. We really enjoyed listening to the staff describe the different challenges that the animals faced. My son really loved watching the sea otters and the sea turtles and was...More

Thank coach_burt
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is well worth the money and time. They rescue sea mammals and give talks to visitors. The public can view, through a window, operations on the sea life, view the kitchen to observe what they feed, and see the animals. I saw...More

Thank 102abcd
Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We arrived really early so we could park at the aquarium, we pre booked a boat ride and we were given entry to the aquarium free, a mistake I think! It's always interesting, they were doing laser surgery on a turtle. We took the dolphin...More

Thank 186400Caroline
Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is really a marine hospital and rehabilitation facility. They care for injured animals and release those that can go back into the wild. They go a great job teaching. Winter and Hope from Dolphin Tails live here and it was fun to see them....More

Thank Sherri G
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely not your typical aquarium. It's important to note that as this is a rescue & research for these animals. Seeing the animals up close is great. And if you have a Dolphin Tale fan this is really up their alley- it's Winter...More

Thank Karla B
Reviewed March 21, 2016

It's really sad the movie has taken over the aquarium. Souvenirs are outrageously priced. The facility is fairly run down too. Our daughter loves Dolphins and has asked for years to go see Winter. They rotate the main pool, so you may wait a little...More

Thank alling2003
Reviewed March 21, 2016

This was our first stop (after lunch) after getting off the plane in Tampa. My daughter really wanted to come and I wasn't sure what it was. The price at first seems a little high, but I thought of it as a donation to the...More

Thank Ranger1680
Reviewed March 21, 2016

Currently under construction and very porrly laid out regarding the building plan etc. There are two pools with 3 total dolphins to see two of which have lost their tails and have prosthetics which is cool. One of these I believe was featured in a...More

Thank no1sub21
Reviewed March 21, 2016

Great work- good cause, very modest place, no frills. Simple. Not as fancy as Tampa Aquarium. Educational programming. You can pet the small rays.

Thank Karen C
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Mark G
August 13, 2017|
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Response from Ziggy0017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mark, I too was there this past Easter Sunday so don't let that get in your way, come on down & enjoy Winter and the gang.
Laurie E
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Douglas C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have discounts for Vets, I don't remember what it was exactly but I think it was like half off. The money goes to the center so that they can help the rescues, that is some what comforting, I guess. :)
Monica L
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Connie M | Reviewed this property |
We went during the week. I would check the web site or phone to check the activities scheduled for the weekend vs the week. My experience in Florida has been that weekdays are the best for any activity.