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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
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+1 727-441-1790
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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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If you like animals- visit here!

smaller than I expected and costly but it was exciting to see Winter and Hope and watch the story behind the rescue and survival. We saw Winter getting her physical therapy... read more

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Reviewed today NEW

Thanks for all the aquarium does to save and protect the wildlife. It was very educational and fun for all ages. Have been back several times & I learn something new each time. I'm not a movie watcher so I did't realize famous dolphins lived here :) Highly recommended for all ages :)

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here with my sister, her husband, and my niece who is 5. We all had a blast. They have several different sea creatures so there is something for everyone. It isn't that cheap to visit, but check on different websites and use a coupon because we paid full price(we didn't know better at the time). It was still... More 

Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great to see the lovely work that the aquarium staff do, and some fascinating talks and displays from the animals (especially Nicholas the dolphin's show!). We hadn't seen Dolphin Tale, but having seen Winter and Hope, we have now bought the DVDs. Staff and volunteers were all really knowledgeable and friendly. Dolphins, sea turtles, otters and sharks - we learnt... More 

Thank alreeve27
Madera, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed the tour of this aquarium. They rescue and save many sea animals, including sea turtles, and have an extensive clinic for sea animal recuperation. Winter (the dolphin which has a prosthetic tale) is here. All the children in the tour really enjoyed seeing Winter and Hope.

Thank corkyg02
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

smaller than I expected and costly but it was exciting to see Winter and Hope and watch the story behind the rescue and survival. We saw Winter getting her physical therapy because she has scoliosis from the damage done to her spine when she was trapped in the fishing nets. We also saw Cheeto. A tiny orange seahorse that was... More 

Thank sunlover55scotland
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved visiting clearwater marine aquarium, amazing how they rescue injured marine animals, we just love seeing winter and hope the dolphins. this is a great place.

Thank bullridingdiva
Bellingham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very small, was fun for them to see where the movie was made! Enjoyed our time there but felt it was a little costly for the attractions they offer. Most money goes to help the animals but would think prices could be a little lower for what is actually there to see!

Thank Lovetotravel21978
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter wanted to see the dolphins Winter and Hope so we made the drive from Orlando to Clearwater. It was a lovely drive, especially route 60 leading into Clearwater. Parking garage is right next to the aquarium and coat $6 for the day. The aquarium's motto is rescue, rehabilitate and release. Some wildlife are permanent residents due to their... More 

Thank ajtscheschlog
Pekin, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to the Clearwater Marine Acquarium to see Winter and Hope from the movie Dolphin Tale and was not disappointed. I was able to view the dolphins below under water through a glass window and captured some good videos of them. I saw the dolphin, Winter, on a platform in the tank while several of the attendants performed some... More 

Thank Ladygrl
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Getting in we found that we could get our military discount which saved us so much money. Tickets weren't a bad price, but its always nice to get discounts! We had a great visit, got to pet the sting rays, huge tank to see the sea turtles and sharks! It was wonderful to see winter and there is so much... More 

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