Field Trips


Time:  9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Monday – Friday)
Price:  Please call 727-441-1790 Ext. 262 for pricing and group rate information.

Winter's Explorer Boat

Students will learn about Clearwater Bay and all of its inhabitants by conducting field activities aboard our boats. Your students will now be able to directly apply what they have learned in your classrooms to the real world environment, providing Pinellas County students with a unique learning experience. Teachers: coordinate your lesson plans and activities with Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s education staff in several areas of study and have the ability to tailor programs for all age groups.

To book your Floating Classroom experience today, please call 727-441-1790 Ext. 262.
Admission to the aquarium is not required or included for boating and snorkeling adventures.

*CMA is an Authorized Water Vessel Commercial Carrier through the Pinellas County School Board.


Price:  $20 per person
Group Size:  15 person minimum, 40 person maximum

A Two-Hour Immersive Experience

These adventures are available seasonally, from March through May and mid-August through October.

Group SnorkelHop aboard Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Pinellas County Schools authorized and Coast Guard certified water vessels for a two-hour adventure.  This can be customized and include snorkeling, as well as a narrated scenic tour by one of our staff members.

During the snorkeling, students can get close to many of the area’s intertidal animals in the protected waters of Clearwater Bay. Sea urchins, crabs, sea stars and snails are among the common finds. We customize this program to each age group – to ensure students are always within their depth. You will need to provide your own snorkeling gear, including closed-toe water shoes and towels.

To reserve your group visit, please call 727 441-1790 Ext. 262.

Two weeks’ advance registration and payment for all snorkeling programs is recommended.

Admission to the aquarium is not required or included for boating and snorkeling adventures.

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