Visit From Orlando

Award Winning Beaches, Gulf Coast Sunsets
and Winter the Dolphin—All Just 90 Minutes Away

Visit From Orlando

Award Winning Beaches, Gulf Coast Sunsets
and Winter the Dolphin—All Just 90 Minutes Away

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Visit From Orlando

Award Winning Beaches, Gulf Coast Sunsets
and Winter the Dolphin—All Just 90 Minutes Away

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General Admission

Adult – $22.95
Child – $17.95 (2 & Under – Free)
Senior – $20.95

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249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767

Only 90 Minutes from Orlando!

Visiting Orlando?

A visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a must-do for the whole family. Just 90 minutes from Orlando, CMA is located less than a mile away from TripAdvisor’s #1 beach in the United States, Clearwater Beach. This is not your typical aquarium! Our marine life rescue center is home to Winter the dolphin, star and inspiration of the hit movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, both filmed on location. Come be inspired and educated by our ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release.


Experience Clearwater Marine Aquarium

We provide a home to many marine animals. Get up close with our dolphins and sea turtles.
There is so much to do, see and explore at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Join all of the fun!
Make your trip extraordinary and let our team provide you with an unforgettable experience.

Round-Trip Transportation From Orlando

If you plan to visit Clearwater just for the day, book this affordable tour that includes round-trip transportation from Orlando to Clearwater Beach and admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Offered 7 days a week!

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From Orlando:
Take I4 to Tampa. Take Veterans Expressway to the Courtney Campbell Causeway, heading west. Continue to follow Hwy 60/Gulf to Bay Blvd. (Court Street in Downtown Clearwater), across the Memorial Causeway bridge. Turn right onto Island Way. Turn left onto Windward Passage.


Best Times to Visit

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is less than one mile inland from Clearwater Beach – voted 2016’s #1 beach in the U.S. Due to the proximity and popularity, the peak times for visiting occur in the days/weeks around major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, and also during Spring Break (March/April) and summer (June/July). We also recommend arriving before 11 am or after 3 pm to avoid the busiest times of day.

Don’t Wait to Plan Your Visit!

We have a variety of program options to add on to your general admission ticket. If you plan to visit during peak times, we highly recommend booking animal care experiences, boat tours, and Behind the Scenes Tours in advance of your visit, as they will sell out early due to limited availability. Book now!

Indoor/Outdoor Facility

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an indoor and outdoor facility with air-conditioned areas inside and open-air sections outside. Enjoy sunshine and views of Clearwater Bay from the harborview deck and stranding deck. It is a good idea to be prepared and bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses, especially if you plan to go on one of our boat tours. 

Garage Parking at CMA

Aquarium Guests: $6*

All Others $75*
*Sales tax included.

Transportation Options Around Clearwater

If you aren’t driving your own vehicle, we support the use of public transportation options like Jolley Trolley, Florida Free Rides, Clearwater Ferry and hotel shuttles that can conveniently drop you off for your visit.

Book a Hotel and Enjoy a Longer Stay

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is fortunate to officially partner with a number of hotels spanning Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach. These properties support us in a variety of ways, including an offering of special room packages and rates. A portion of the proceeds from your reservation are also donated back to support our animal care, marine rescue, research and conservation efforts.

Kendall, an AVM survivor has a special connection with Winter in that they both never gave up, despite all odds. Watch her meet Winter and Hope and hear her inspirational message! Learn more on Kendall's story @ Kendall's Crusade. #CMAinspires ... See MoreSee Less

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CityPASS tickets

Family fun starts with Tampa Bay CityPASS!  Save 52% off admission to Tampa Bay’s top 5 attractions, including Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Experience marine life, science, zoo animals, and thrilling rides all with one pass, and save plenty of time for the beach!  Click here for details.

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