Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Home of Winter the Bottlenose Dolphin
A trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a wonderful way to spend a relaxing few hours, learn about local marine life, and best of all get close up with Dolphins.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium also happens to be the home of a very special bottlenose Dolphin called Winter – the inspiration and star of the 3-D movie Dolphin Tale.
Things to do at Clearwater Marine Aquarium:
- Meet Winter the Dolphin
- Wade with the resident Dolphins
- Dolphin encounter
- Trainer for the day
- Sea Life Safari
- See film locations – yes parts of the Dolphin Tale movie was filmed here
- Feed Stingrays!
- Watch the trainer play with the Dolphins
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not your typical tourist attraction so do not go expecting the glamour of Seaworld. What you will find is a research, rescue and rehabilitation marina whose staff dedicate their time to helping restore and preserve the local marine life. If you are interested in seeing and learning about marine life and helping this fantastic Marina carry on its amazing work then be sure to add Clearwater Marina Aquarium to your list of must do’s.
We vote Yes for visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium for:
- Nature lovers
- Marine lovers
- Dolphin lovers
Clearwater Marina Aquarium Opening and Closing Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am – 7pm
They are closed on these following holidays:
Link Clearwater Marina Website
We went to visit Winter. You can enjoy our photos (there is a picture of me holding Winters tail!) and read about our trip here: Visit To Clearwater Aquarium To Meet Winter The Dolphin