Includes admission to the aquarium where guest can see Winter, star of the movie Dolphin Tale and her other animal friends, and entrance to Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure, which includes sets and props from the movie. Be blown away by the Hurricane Experience at Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure.Close
Home to “Dolphin Tale” star, Winter—a rescued dolphin that uses a prosthetic tail–Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a perfect family-friendly attraction to visit in sunny Clearwater, Florida. The aquarium offers exciting Sea Life Safari cruises and interaction programs, and is dedicated to preserving marine life, having rescued a number of dolphins, sea turtles, and other sea creatures since 1982.
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This is not your average aquarium. My daughter ( who just turned 24 ) and I visited the aquarium while in Florida this past week, she wanted to see Winter and Hope from the Dolphin Tales movies. It was a wonderful yet educational experience and wouldn't hesitate to visit again. Such a wonderful way to spend a few hours and see the amazing work the people there do for these two special animals including all of the other animals that they help. A must see!
good stop small aquarium. fun and enjoyable.they have food and a neat shop. very well run, a nice visit.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
This is not a thrill aquarium, so if you want to see animals trained to do tricks and thrill the audience go to seaworld in Orlando. I was delighted to see the vet staff treating a sea turtle and to hear the stories the staff shared on all the rescue efforts that the aquarium achieves. They house many dolphins, sea turtles, and otters that are either undergoing treatment, or cannot be returned to the wild. Their are ample opportunities to view winter and hope and to watch their interaction with their trainers. There is a large outdoor pool that houses Nicholas, another dolphin that cannot be returned to the wild. We took the dolphin encounter boat tour, and it was very informative. We didn't get to see any dolphins on the trip as it was pretty cold that day, but our captain went out of her way to point out many bird species and nesting spots which was cool to see. She also retrieved a drone from a sand bar and explained so much of what they do when they are out on expeditions. A day well spent, and we learned a lot too. Spend some time really looking around, as the small aquariums that they have are also worth seeing. We got to see a star fish that was regenerating a leg and talked in length with a volunteer.
I think it's a little overpriced for the small aquarium. The staff inside very nice and helpful. Found the cashier outside to be unprofessional about us using a coupon to assist with people getting a break since the brochures said they were open till 6pm people were turning around leaving. I offered a coupon so they would go in instead of leaving. Cashier said I couldn't do that although that would of made more people coming in then leaving.
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