Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Beloved worldwide, see the famous rescued dolphins at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter and Hope from the popular Dolphin Tale movies. Visit Winter and friends in their brand-new habitat, the Ruth & J.O Stone Dolphin Complex with five pools with 1.5 million gallons of filtered water from Clearwater Bay. Inside, the Kate Tiedemann & Ellen Cotton Main Pool and Window of Wonder is where guests can view and engage Winter, Hope, and JP in a brand-new way. Along with Winter’s Rescue Walk Exhibits, guests will find new beautiful underwater views. But that isn’t the only thing that makes this aquarium unique! Come and see rescued dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and stingrays, participate in fun educational activities and learn about the facility’s ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release. Whether you feed stingrays, sharks and pelicans or come face-to-face with the friendliest dolphins and sea turtles around, this is a must-see for every family and guaranteed destination for fun and learning that everyone will love! There are also add-on activities including behind-the-scenes tours, Clearwater Bay boat and Kayak excursions, and animal interactions (Limited Availability).
With a plethora of exhibits spread throughout Clearwater Marine Aquarium, guests of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled day learning about the mission of rescue, rehab and release. Explore this marine life hospital where families can meet a slew of other animals including rare rough toothed dolphins, Rex and Rudy. At Mavis’ Rescue Hideaway, guests can discover sea turtles, stingrays, redfish, hogfish and tarpon. Exhibits such as Otter Oasis, Shark Pass, Stingray Beach and Turtle Bayou give you a whole different perspective of each animal, while the Sea Cavern, Surgical Suite and Theater offer a learning experience unlike any other. And this is only the beginning! A full day of fun, exploration and education awaits your family at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium!