What To Expect
Take a 1.5-hour drive from Orlando to the West Coast, where you will have some free time to enjoy and savor the sights of the Clearwater Beach. Then, visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a unique facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured marine animals. The aquarium showcases underwater viewing windows, roofless dolphin pools, a hands-on stingray beach, and many other one-of-a-kind animal homes and exhibits that are truly different.
During your visit, you may feed a stingray, watch a delightful dolphin show and have your photo taken with these gentle creatures of the sea. You may also visit the theater to watch footage of the aquarium's team rescuing and treating injured animals or take a tour of the animal hospital.
Then, visit Winter, the world-famous dolphin whose story inspired the hit movie Dolphin Tale. Winter was rescued after having her tail caught in a crab trap line and was brought to the aquarium where the animal care staff and volunteers worked around the clock to rehabilitate her. After a long struggle, she lost her tail, but not her spirits. Winter, which was ever energetic and served as an inspiration to all was fitted for a prosthetic tale and became the star of the major motion picture.
You can also ride the Jolly Trolley up to Historic Clearwater Downtown, where the Winters Dolphin Tale Adventure is located. This fun and educational exhibit will take you inside the movie and takes 3D to a whole new level! Inside the exhibit, you'll find re-built scenes, movie images, and a variety of actual props used in Dolphin Tale.
Daily at 09:00 -18:00
Daily at 10:00-18:00
Thanksgiving Day (November 26th) - closed
Christmas Day (December 25th) - closed
Christmas Eve (December 24th) - 09:00 - 14:00
New Years Eve (December 31st) - 09:00 - 16:00
Operating hours are subject to change without prior notice.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium admission ticket
Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure admission
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