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.
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.
DIRECTIONS TO CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM
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.
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.
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!
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.
RATES PER VEHICLE/PER DAY
Aquarium Guests: $6*
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.