Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Rescue. Rehab. Release.
That’s why Clearwater Marine Aquarium exists. In an average year, Clearwater Marine Aquarium responds to many dolphin, otter, sea turtle, and bird strandings. Rescued animals are brought back to Clearwater Marine Aquarium for immediate treatment and rehabilitation with the hopes of returning them back to their natural environment. After the best care is administered, many animals are released. Some cannot be released and depend on Clearwater Marine Aquarium for their longevity, like Winter the Dolphin. Their stories are touching, inspiring and remarkable. As many of you know, we are home the the famous dolphin "Winter" and she has an amazing story about her rescue and rehab which you can visit HERE. If you are looking for a hotel, rental car, or flight, book your trip with Clearwater Marine Aquarium!
See! Touch! Learn!
Did you know that you can get up close and personal with our Dolphins and Stingrays?! Clearwater Marine Aquarium has at least three different types of dolphin encounters for your family with optional photo opportunities. Take advantage of our current online retail offer and save 25% online HERE.
The educational opportunities for your kids are endless and will provide a lasting memory of a lifetime. On your visit you can experience...
- Hourly animal care and training presentations
- Underwater viewing of native sharks and fish
- Informative exhibits on animal rescue, rehabilitation and release
- Silky stingrays in the fabulous "hands-on" exhibit Stingray Beach
- Starfish, sea urchins snails and other marine invertebrates.
- Sea turtles
- River Otter habitat
Please remember that Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not a typical aquarium. It’s a 501(c)(3)working marine hospital providing medical treatment for marine animals- an animal hospital that you can visit!
Explore The Clearwater Aquarium
We have stories galore and something for everyone to do. Indulge as we educate and entertain your brain! Take our very popular sea life safari boat tour or get your picture taken with a dolphin! Discover the wonderful stories of our animals and become a part of CMA's mission by adopting them. Help us as we help these beautiful creatures survive. After all, we couldn't do what we do without you!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Camp Programs
Voted Nickelodeon's Best Day Camp!
Week-long Camps, Monday through Friday
It's that time of year again: Clearwater Marine Aquarium's award-winning Summer with Winter Camp Program! Get your camper ready to have fun in the sun as they embark on their own coastal learning experience with our all NEW camp selections for 2013! Enjoy our half day or full day week-long camps featuring Winter and her rescued dolphin, river otter, and sea turtle friends! Our camp options feature snorkeling and even SCUBA diving in sea grass beds and sand flats, kayaking through local estuaries, meeting &greeting our rescued residents, and discovering fascinating marine creatures in their natural habitat. Your summer fun begins at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!