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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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...more
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249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767-2244
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Reviewed today

We arrived after 4pm when it was half price. We spent about 90 minutes here and felt we saw everything. I'd love to return to see the renovations.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

The whole trip was super fun and I loved the otters, dolphins, and sea turtles! The best part was when we walked near the under view of sharks with the sea urchin, eel, and puffer fish, with Fernando. He was funny and I appreciated his...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Delaney S
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your day with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Delaney! Thank you so much for your kind words, and your support of our work and mission!

Reviewed yesterday

This is an excellent place to visit and see how marine animals are being rehabilitated, but don’t expect a seaworld experience , it isn’t trying to be that. You will see marine animals that are being nursed back to where they can be released. Well...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank descross7
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and supporting our work and mission!

Reviewed yesterday

Not even worth the $12 you have to pay to park if you intend to visit as part of your Tampa City Pass! Do not waste your time. We spent maybe 1/2 hour there.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

We're sorry to see that Clearwater Marine Aquarium wasn't quite what you expected. Our facility is a bit different than more traditional aquariums, in that we focus on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life; the only resident animals we have are those who...More

Reviewed yesterday

Remember that this is not a traditional aquarium. You'll learn a lot but it is non-profit so the mission is to promote the rescue, rehab, and release of marine animals. It's difficult to see some of the animals since the viewing areas are set back....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your day with us!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a small aquarium, with mission to “Rescue, Rehab, Release”. There are presentations featuring residents deemed unequipped to return to the wild — dolphins, sea turtles, otters — as well as some smaller animals for our educational benefit. The entrance fee is reasonable to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank McKimi
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and for your kind words! We're sorry to hear that fellow visitors made listening to the presentations a bit difficult; hopefully you were able to speak with our staff after the talks to have any questions...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were three adults visiting the Marine Aquarium; we took the Sea Life Safari and looked around the aquarium afterwards. Since it was after 4 ( they are open until 8 these days) we got in for a discounted price, plus at this time it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ellenkay
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your day with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and appreciate your support of our work and mission more than we can say!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fernando was very helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable about the fish and was quick to answer all my questions. Highly recommend this aquarium to family & friends!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 247tanners
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to find just off the main road into Clearwater. Parking adjacent to the aquarium which we paid for within our admission tickets price. Additional activities can be booked here- boat trips for dolphins and other things. We watched a dolphin show that was very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jill E
Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Jill! We're glad to see that you enjoyed your afternoon with us!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wife wanted to come with neices and nephews after seeing the movie dolphin tail they had an awesome time seeing a dolphin training show and it really wasnt that expensive the show was free with admission, they ask for donations because they are non for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Clearwater M, Guest Relations Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are absolutely delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

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James F
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Response from simonsP867PS | Reviewed this property |
Winter, Hope and the other dolphin, Nicholas, are all available to see constantly. There is an option to pay for meet and greets with the animals. From what I saw these looked like a good experience but didn’t last very... More
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Hannah G
24 June 2018|
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No. Buy tickets on arrival is possible.
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11 May 2018|
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