Take a daytrip from Orlando to the miles of white, sugar-sand beaches and sparkling waterways of Clearwater Beach! Relax and unwind on Florida’s west coast, far from the hustle and bustle of Orlando. While enjoying your day at Clearwater, take a sightseeing cruise on the Gulf of Mexico to watch for bottlenose dolphins!
- 90-minute cruise aboard the Dolphin Encounter Cruise
- Visit to Compass Island for shelling excursion and children’s scavenger hunt
- 1-2 hours free-time in Clearwater Beach
- Daytrip (round-trip transportation)
- This tour departs Tuesdays and Fridays approx. 8:45 and returns approx. 7pm
After pickup from select Orlando hotels, your day of fun in the sun begins as you head west to Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. During the 90-minute bus ride, your driver will give you a brief introduction to everything you’ll find in Clearwater Beach.
When you arrive, you’ll receive a bagged lunch that you can bring with you as you tour the beachside. You’ll have 1-2 hours of free-time to explore the beach before heading to the marina for an exciting 90-minute cruise to search for bottlenose dolphins.
With your free-time you can take a stroll down Pier 60, browse the souvenir shops for a t-shirt or postcard, or simply relax with your toes in the soft, white sand. If you wish, beach umbrellas, chairs, snorkeling gear and other watersports equipment can be rented from spots all along the beach.
Then you’re off to the marina to hop aboard a one-hour, thirty-minute Dolphin Encounter Cruise. The cruise takes you up Florida’s Gulf Coast into the inland waters to search for native bottlenose dolphins—the sea’s most loveable creatures—in their natural habitat.
Before returning to Orlando, visit Compass Island where you’ll get the unique opportunity to explore the shoreline and collect seashells. The tour also includes a children’s scavenger hunt to look for ocean treasures.