1. See the Dolphins During Winter’s Wonderland at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!
Enjoy the festive decorations, themed animal habitats and more throughout the aquarium! Come by and wish happy holidays to the famous dolphins, Winter & Hope and, of course, learn about “Saint” Nick’s Christmas rescue story. Santa Claus and his elves will also be making special appearances diving underwater every day. On select nights, the aquarium will have extended hours until 8 p.m. and offer a special Sea of Lights boat cruise to enjoy the holiday lights around the bay. Get all the details!
2. Dolphin Adoptions
Give the gift of a symbolic dolphin adoption of Winter, Hope or Nicholas! An adoption kit will include a certificate, photo bio, plush animal, monthly updates and more, depending on your adoption level! All adoptions go toward our animal care fund. Adopt Today!
Enjoy 20% off adoptions for a limited time during the holidays!
3. Dolphin Tale Movies
Dolphin Tale and the sequel Dolphin Tale 2 were both filmed on location at Clearwater Marine Aquarium and were inspired by Winter the Dolphin’s true story of survival and amazing rehabilitation with a prosthetic tail.These are must-watch movies for dolphin fans! Learn more.
4. Dolphin Plush
We have a large variety of adorable dolphin plush available, including Winter the Dolphin plush with removable tail! You can also find plush of Hope, Nicholas and our other CMA animals, including sea turtles and otters. Visit our gift shop at CMA or find the perfect holiday gift in our online store. and remember every purchase helps support our nonprofit mission to rescue, rehab and release marine animals. Shop online.
5. Dolphin Care Experience
This 30-minute dolphin program includes the opportunity to work side by side with a CMA animal care specialist while they care for one of our resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.You will spend time poolside with animal care staff learning about the anatomy, intelligence and beauty of these amazing animals and receive a souvenir photo and t-shirt. This is the dream gift for any dolphin lover. Book now.
6. Dolphin Adventure Tour
For a more adventurous gift, consider the Dolphin Adventure Tour. During this 90-minute eco-boat tour, view seasonal wildlife while learning about members of our local dolphin population. Researchers will teach you about dolphin ecology, techniques used to identify them and dolphin behavior. All while enjoying scenic Clearwater Bay! Learn more.
7. 2019 Calendar
Your calendar gift will help support our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick or injured animals and allows us to continue to care for marine life 365 days a year. The 2019 calendar features an adorable cover photo with Winter and Hope and beautiful photos of our resident and rescued animals for every month. Order a calendar.
8. Clearwater Marine Aquarium Membership
Another excellent gift idea that supports our mission is our family membership program. With this special gift, you and your family can come see the dolphins all year round and enjoy our seasonal programs and events. Members also receive special discounts on programs, camps, and reciprocal admission to a number of other locations. More about membership.
9. CMA Holiday Camps
Kids can visit Winter and her rescued friends when they attend Holiday Hoopla Camps in December. Holiday campers will participate in a fish feeding session, play educational games, and make crafts, as they compare animal adaptations here in Florida and in the coldest regions of the world. Have a Holly Jolly holiday full of fun at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Register now.
10. Winter the Dolphin Themed Hotel Room at Clearwater Beach
For a real holiday getaway, dolphin lovers will enjoy this Winter the Dolphin themed room at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, just a mile from Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Book your room as part of a “Visit Winter” hotel package to receive admission tickets and special gifts. Learn more
Complete your holiday checklist with gifts that inspire! Now until Dec. 15, save big this season with $10 off your purchase of $50, $30 off your purchase of $100 and $80 off your purchase of $200+ at the CMA Rescue Store! Hurry, there’s only a few more weeks left to ship in time for Christmas! Shop Now
We hope this holiday list has helped you find something you love or a special gift idea for the dolphin enthusiast in your life! Our animals need gifts, too — take a look at their wish lists to see what you can get them this year! Thank you for supporting CMA and all of our rescued animals.