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  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, an educational attraction offering activities for the whole family. Get up close to sea turtles, otters, stingrays and sharks, and take a tour of the animal hospital to learn how the aquarium rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured marine animals. You’ll also encounter the famous tailless dolphin that inspired the movie ‘Dolphin Tale’! Lunch, beach time and round-trip transport from Orlando are included.


  • Day trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium from Orlando
  • See Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, sharks and more
  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal hospital
  • Encounter the world-famous dolphin that inspired the movie Dolphin Tale!
  • Lunch and pickup and drop-off included from a centralized pick up location

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Kids love meeting Winter, the dolphin who was immortalized in the movie Dolphin Tale and this aquarium's claim to fame. It's also nice that lunch and some beach time are included.

What You Can Expect

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Day Trip from Orlando

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Day Trip from Orlando

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in the morning and taken to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, just 1.5 hours from Orlando. Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured marine animals, this fun and educational attraction offers a variety of activities for the whole family.

See Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and sharks. Feed a stingray, watch a dolphin show, and have your photo taken with a dolphin. You can also take a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal hospital and visit the theater to watch footage of the aquarium's team rescuing and treating injured animals.

You won’t want to miss Winter, the world-famous dolphin whose story inspired the hit movie Dolphin Tale. After losing her tail in a crab trap, she was rescued and fitted with a prosthetic tail. Now she’s healthy and swimming freely! Take a journey inside the movie with re-built scenes, movie images and actual props used in the film. Winter’s incredible story has also been seen on Oprah, NBC's The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and others.

After your time at the aquarium, enjoy free time for lunch (included) and some beach time. You’ll then be taken back to your Orlando hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had a wonderful day, with great weather to go with it. The trip was well organised, and our tour guide and driver, Eric and Dennis? were very helpful.
Would recommend this to anyone.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Was great to see winter the dolphin, though do bear in mind that the aquarium was built as a hospital for marine animals and not a tourist attraction, so it is very much no frills. Felt that the staff were a bit unfriendly. Clearwater beach is stunning, beach alone is worth the trip.

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