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Real Florida Adventures Clearwater Beach & Marine Aquarium

Combine your visit to Florida's number one beach with a visit to one of its great, undiscovered gems, the new-look Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater Beach. There's a lot of great things to do at Clearwater Beach, but we think the aquarium is top of the lot!

So, you’d like a day at the beach? Great idea! And we have the perfect offering for providing a blissful day of sun and sand in the heart of Florida’s gorgeous Gulf Coast. Clearwater Beach offers Florida's premier seaside experience with a seemingly endless expanse of wide, open beachfront to suit every bucket and spade! It is a superb family destination in every sense, with lots to see and do in addition to those uncrowded acres of welcoming sugar-white sands.

And when it comes to some of Florida’s great, undiscovered gems, the new-look Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater Beach is right up there with the best of them. And rightly so. It is a fascinating supporter of marine rescue and rehabilitation, not to mention Hollywood style in the form of their real-life movie star, Winter the tail-less dolphin.

It shouldn’t be surprising, therefore, that it is one of our highlight tours, offering the chance to enjoy a real in-depth (no pun intended!) experience with this wonderful marine life centre. A recent $80million expansion project has created a fresh, new vibe to the Aquarium, and visitors are always amazed at just how much there is to see and do here, starting with the rehabilitation work for a great variety of animals, from dolphins to otters, and continuing through a wide range of experiences, exhibits and additional programs.

With the fact this is a working animal hospital, some of the animals can change, but you will always find rehab viewings of sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays and even sharks, as well as pelicans and the always-playful otters. Some of the animals cannot be released back into the wild, hence they have become ‘mascots’ for the Aquarium.

The big attraction in every sense, though, is the all-new Ruth and J.O. Stone Dolphin Complex, a series of pools and working areas where the center cares for its complement of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

The arrival of Winter in 2005 caught the attention of the movie world, in the form of the box office hits Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, and the Aquarium has been dedicated to Winter and her soul-mate, Hope, ever since. Today, they are the headline banner carriers for the centre, and the daily showcases for their care and attention make for must-see experiences, notably through the huge underwater viewing area of the Window of Wonder.

In addition to your aquarium experience, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the fun and enjoyment of ‘America’s Beach’ – voted the No.1 in the country year after year – to revel in for the rest of the day. Families love the gently-sloping beach and mild waves - ideal for children of all ages, while the long Beach Walk promenade offers an enticing array of shops, restaurants and bars, and then you can hit Pier 60 for that iconic Clearwater Beach photograph. Lunch is also included at one of the many beachfront diners, where you can enjoy classic local fare while still in your flip-flops.

Operates:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, year-round.

Pick-up Time & Schedule

  • Orlando Star Flyer at Icon Park at 7:15 am (8265 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819)
  • Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill at 7:30am (12553 FL-535, Orlando, FL 32836)
  • Margaritaville Resort at 8:00 am (Banquet and Event Entrance, 8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee FL 34747)

Duration:

Around 12 hours in total.

Experience Includes

  • Day trip to beautiful Clearwater Beach
  • Discover the beach voted #1 in the U.S. by Traveler's Choice
  • Plenty of free time to enjoy the beach
  • Entrance into Clearwater Marine Aquarium home to Winter the Dolphin
  • Lunch at a local beachside restaurant
  • Roundtrip transportation from International Drive, Disney and Kissimmee areas
  • Professional, certified and licensed tour guide

Experience Excludes

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Gratuities

Departs

Tuesday and Thursday.

Departure location

Orlando Star Flyer at Icon Park at 7:15am 8265 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill at 7:30am 12553 FL-535, Orlando, FL 32836 Margaritaville Resort at 8:00am Banquet and Event Entrance, 8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee FL 34747.

Duration

12 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Tour Itinerary is subject to change.
  • The Real Florida Adventures Clearwater Beach & Marine Aquarium Tour runs from central location points in Orlando and you will need to make your own way to one of these departure points. Your nearest pick-up location will be confirmed locally upon tour reconfirmation.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled up to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post-departure.