Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission

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Overview

Explore the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a unique marine life rescue center dedicated to rehabilitation and release of marine animals. It is also home to Winter the Dolphin, star and inspiration of the hit 'Dolphin Tale' movies. This general admission ticket will allow up-close interaction with the resident dolphins, sea turtles, otters and pelicans. Touch sting rays, discover the working animal hospital, participate in educational activities and watch a marine life movie. Take the boat or trolley shuttle to nearby Winters Dolphin Tale Adventure, featuring a museum of rebuilt movie sets, Hurricane Experience exhibit, touch tanks and more.

Highlights

  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not a typical aquarium, for this nonprofit rescue facility is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of marine animals. Its a unique place where visitors can learn about the dozens ofresident 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 turtleswith incredible stories of survival, including Harold who played Mavis in Dolphin Tale 2, as they swim throughout their habitatin 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.

Inclusions for Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission

  • Entrance to Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Exclusions for Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Wheelchair (rentals available on first come, first serve basis)
  • Admission price does not include a $6 (tax included) parking garage fee, payableonly at the ticket window

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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17 reviews by the users

  • My expectations were too high for this attraction. We still managed to have some fun.

  • Love, love, love this aquarium and their mission! We had no idea what to expect, and, although we thought it might be a more traditional aquarium, we were pleasantly surprised to find it is the home of Winter and Hope from the Dolphin Tale movies! There is so much more!! Highly recommend!!

  • Ever since I saw Dolphin Tale 1 and 2, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium has been on my bucket list. A recent invitation to attend my husband's 40th High School class reunion from Largo High held at Clearwater Beach prompted me to finally be able to fulfill my dream. This was the best, simplest, most interactive aquarium I have been to although I may be biased because of my love Winter and Hope from the movies. The people who work, intern and volunteer there are among the happiest bunch of people you can imagine but then again, look where they are working and what they are doing. If you want to thoroughly immerse yourself in all the ways man is connecting with the creatures of the sea take the time to spend the day observing and watching. It was a vacation within a vacation.

  • Great little aquarium/rescue hospital

  • Love my time on the tour

  • Great place friendly staff

  • We learned a great deal and loved being able to interact with some stingrays and turtles in the outdoor pools. A most enjoyable time and a pleasure to finally see the star attractions.

  • It's more of an elementary school educational field trip.... actually, it was a little Boring....the Dolphin Tale movie is over 10 yrs old..they were suppose to have some of the child actors there, but they have to be Adults by now...Not worth the price

  • I had so much fun.

  • Really not much to see except for Winter and the dolphin training. The facility was really hot and lack of any educational information.

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