Join us aboard our Catamaran “Nicholas’ Journey” to be a part of our Wild Dolphin Research Program and help us study our local dolphin population! Our Program is entirely funded by guests who join our field biologists each day on the Dolphin Adventure Tours.
Last August, Clearwater Marine Aquarium initiated a photo identification study to document the lives of the bottlenose dolphin population of Clearwater Bay and Clearwater Harbor. To date, our field biologists have identified and cataloged more than 80 dolphins using pictures taken of their dorsal fins.
As we tour Clearwater Bay’s estuary system you will:
- Learn about members of our local dolphin population
- Learn what it takes to be Dolphin SMART
- Be a part of our mission and help us protect and preserve our marine environment as we study its inhabitants
- Play Bird Bingo and identify birds of prey and wading birds
including osprey, ibis, egrets, great blue herons, pelicans and more
- Conduct onboard water quality tests and plankton tows
- Kids can participate in our Jr. Marine Biologist Program while on board
Receive a complimentary photo of your expedition!
Time: Times vary seasonally.
Check our calendar when booking your tour.
Seniors (60+) $28.95
Children (3-12) $21.95
Space: Limited to 40 participants per trip.
Reservations are required, but walk-ins available if the trip is not already full. For further information, call us at (727) 441-1790 ext.0.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium reminds all patrons that the close interactions with, and feeding of, dolphins depicted on our website are legally permissible only because these animals are in human care under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Animal Welfare Act. Attempting the same behavior in the wild is illegal under the MMPA and can result in serious harm to both humans and animals. Visit www.dolphinsmart.org to learn how to responsibly view dolphins in the wild or book a dolphin excursion with a recognized Dolphin SMART participant.