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  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Take a day trip from Orlando to the miles of white, sugar-sand beaches and sparkling waterways of Clearwater Beach! Relax and unwind on Florida's west coast, far from the hustle and bustle of Orlando. While enjoying your day at Clearwater, take a sightseeing cruise on the Gulf of Mexico to watch for bottlenose dolphins!

Highlights

  • Day trip from Orlando to Clearwater Beach
  • Enjoy a 1-hour dolphin cruise
  • Watch adorable bottlenose dolphins swimming through the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Spend free time on Clearwater's soft white sand and enjoy lunch on the beach
  • Round-trip transportation from select locations in Orlando included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a laid-back day at a beautiful beach where you can relax in the soft sand and enjoy the sea breeze. Add the chance to see dolphins playing in the water, and you've got the makings of a perfect day on the coast

What You Can Expect

Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise

Dolphin Encounter

After pickup from select Orlando hotels, your day of fun in the sun begins as you head west to Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast.

During the approximate 1.5-hour bus ride, listen to a little bit of history on Clearwater from your driver, hear about what you'll find when you get there, and watch an onboard movie.

When you arrive at Clearwater Beach, you'll have a couple of hours to spend how you wish on the beach, and then you'll head to the marina for your one-hour dolphin-encounter cruise. Watch for native bottlenose dolphins -- the sea's most lovable creatures -- as they play in their natural habitat. Snap photos of them jumping and swimming along the boat, and admire views of the beautiful shorelines of Clearwater and Caladesi Island. A $10 wristband can be purchased on board for unlimited beer, wine, vodka punch.

Back on the beach, enjoy approximately three to four more hours of free time to do as you wish -- swim, bodyboard, work on your tan or go for a walk on the sand. Beach umbrellas and chairs, as well as watersports equipment, are available for rent from a stand on the beach, if you wish.

When you're ready to eat, simply use your lunch voucher to pick up your lunch and enjoy a picnic on the beach.

In total, you'll spend about seven to eight hours in Clearwater, depending on the traffic from Orlando. The exact departure time of your dolphin cruise may vary depending on the day.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

My 8 year old son and I went on this tour and it was AWESOME. Clearwater was beautiful. There were alot of things to do on the beach. We did parasailing right before taking our dolphin cruise. While on the dolphin cruise sure enough we saw dolphins and there were alot of them. It would help if you have a high speed camera so that you can capture great photos of them jumping out the water. I am really happy that I booked this for us to do. The only reason why they didnt get 5 stars is because the bus was very cold.

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

Tour would have been ok but for the weather. Had freak rainstorm the entire day which resulted in our dolphin cruise being cancelled. Nothing much to do in Clearwater other than the beach, which was a 'no-no' on the day we visited due to torrential rain. So we visited Marine Aquarium instead, fab!

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