Dolphin Adventure Tour

Be a part of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Wild Dolphin Research Program. During this 90-minute eco-boat tour; view seasonal wildlife while learning about members of our local dolphin population, dolphin ecology, techniques used to identify them, and dolphin behavior. All while enjoying scenic Clearwater Bay!

As we tour Clearwater Bay’s estuary system you will:

  • Be a part of our mission and help us protect and preserve our marine environment as we study its inhabitants.
  • Learn about members of our local dolphin population and seasonal widlife.
  • Conduct onboard water quality tests and plankton tows.
  • Learn what it takes to be Dolphin SMART.

Times and Ticket Information

Times vary seasonally. Please book online and select your date of visit to view times, availability and pricing. 

Duration: 90 minutes.

Space is 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.

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Dolphin Adventure Tour Admission Package

(Includes Boat Tour and General Admission.)

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Please Note: Program can be cancelled due to weather conditions, or not meeting the minimum passenger limit. In these 2 scenarios refund, or rescheduling will be processed at ticketing. Programs are non-refundable. Changes can be made with a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice by calling: 727-441-1790, ext 0.

Be a Part of Our Wild Dolphin Research Program

Help us study our local dolphin population

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 126 dolphins using pictures taken of their dorsal fins.

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Dolphin SMART

Dolphin Smart logoClearwater 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 to learn how to responsibly view dolphins in the wild or book a dolphin excursion with a recognized Dolphin SMART participant.

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