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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
+1 727-441-1790
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Winter the Dolphin Tour at Clearwater Beach from Orlando
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
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"dolphin tale"
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"behind the scenes"
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"sea turtles"
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"prosthetic tail"
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"movie props"
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"sea world"
in 239 reviews
"non profit"
in 131 reviews
"movie set"
in 123 reviews
"winter hope"
in 120 reviews
"rehab facility"
in 109 reviews
"animal hospital"
in 100 reviews
"injured animals"
in 103 reviews
"sealife safari"
in 59 reviews
"money goes"
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"boat ride"
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Reviewed today

We were intrigued by the movie enough to plan a visit here. We enjoyed our visit and educational experiences with the animals and the clean habitats provided. We were a little disappointed to find that Hollywood embellished Winter's story and didn't really provide any funding...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed up close visits with dolphins and other wildlife. Was interesting seeing 'Winter and Hope' and the film info. We had two strollers and it was a bit challenging getting around.

Thank LB1vacation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to this Aquarium to see Winter for our granddaughter. This was a quiet day for him, however there were wonderful demonstrations with other rescue animals.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok so if you have children that are interested in animal rescues and or have seen the movie dolphin tale then you may want to check out this aquarium. I can totally appreciate the rescue and rehab side of this place but it is very...More

Thank lightfootproperties
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter loved Dolphin's Tale, so, it was a foregone conclusion that we were coming here. The work they do is amazing so, after spending almost $100 for 4 people to spend an hour here, I would like to think my money is going to...More

Thank Lirrhater
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a very nice visit to the Clearwater Aquarium this past week and had a chance to see some famous dolphins too! The aquarium is going through some renovations and will certainly be even better when they are complete. We enjoyed the "tale talk"...More

Thank Marilyn N
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good couple of hours spent at the aquarium today. Very knowledgeable and friendly team. Our kids enjoyed it (ages 7 & 4). Would recommend as only a 5 minute car ride from the beach

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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Thank you so much for supporting our work and mission!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Purchased combo tickets, BTS, boat Safari, & general admission tickets and the whole package was well worth the cost. Spent from 10:00 to 15:30 there and all was fantastic. Great for all ages.

Thank Lin_Dan_2223
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed so many elements of you day with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

You must go while in Clearwater Beach! Its such an amazing place and the story of Winter and Hope is just endearing. I want to believe the animal encounters prices are to support, rescue, and rehab the animals. But the encounters last only a few...More

Thank Tena S
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate you visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Tena! Without guests like you coming through our doors, we wouldn't be able to continue our work of rescue, rehabilitation, and release.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderfully refreshing place to visit. Being a not-for-profit rescue Centre, it does not have all the glitz and glamour of a Sea World. However, even on a standard entry ticket you can get up very close to the Dolphins, Turtles and Otters...More

Thank cpdwilkinson
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your day with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Without visitors like you coming through our doors, we wouldn't be able to continue our mission of rescue, rehabilitation, and release;...More

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DawnandMichael W
24 February 2018|
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Response from V3920PKalexandrag | Reviewed this property |
The aquarium is always packed with visitors both local and international but it is worth the trip.
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DawnandMichael W
24 February 2018|
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Response from Paul J | Reviewed this property |
CMA is a great place to visit anytime, but with a 4 year old I would try and avoid major school holidays as they can be very busy, although the staff is remarkable even on the busiest days.
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YYZMike
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