Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, an educational attraction offering activities for the whole family. Get up close to sea turtles, otters, stingrays and sharks, and take a tour of the animal hospital to learn how the aquarium rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured marine animals. You’ll also encounter the famous tailless dolphin, Winter the Dolphin, that inspired the movie ‘Dolphin Tale’! Lunch, beach time and round-trip transport from Orlando are all included.
- Admission to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium including all animal exhibits
- Transportation on the Jolly Trolley to Downtown Clearwater to visit Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure
- 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
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 Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see Winter the Dolphin and other rehabilitated marine animals.
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.
See Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and sharks. Feed a stingray, watch a dolphin show, and have your photo taken with a dolphin. You can also take a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal hospital and visit the theater to watch footage of the aquarium’s team rescuing and treating injured animals.
You won’t want to miss Winter, the world-famous dolphin whose story inspired the hit movie Dolphin Tale. After losing her tail in a crab trap, she was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and fitted with a prosthetic tail. Now she’s healthy and swimming freely! Winter’s incredible story has been seen on Oprah, NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and others.
After your time at the aquarium, ride the Jolly Trolley up to Clearwater’s historic downtown district where Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure is located. This fun and educational exhibit will take you inside the movie, taking 3D to another level. Here you’ll find rebuilt scenes, life-size images from the movie and real props used onset in Dolphin Tale.