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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.

Highlights

  • 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.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this April 2014

This tour was WAY overbooked. I don't want my ratings to negatively effect our driver in anyway b/c my husband and I both feel that he did the best he could and tried his hardest to make it right with us along the way. He was great!
Our issue is that the tour was completely overbooked and had excessive stops for pickups. We were picked up at 7:20am (my husband and I, along with our 7 year old son). We didn't reach Clearwater until 11:20am. That is FOUR hours on a bus with no bathroom. Thank goodness our driver made a stop for us before we drove through Tampa. When I booked this trip - I was aware of us being the first pick up and to expect about an hour for a few other pickups. I think there were EIGHT pickups that morning...and with traffic in Orlando on a Monday morning...we didn't even leave Orlando until after 9am. The tour was falsely advertised as a tour for Clearwater Marine Aquarium. No other passengers were going there. We missed two shows that we had anticipated seeing that morning b/c we didn't get to the aquarium to almost noon. We ate lunch at 2pm. and then went to the beach. Thank goodness Clark was willing to help us out with transportation b/c nothing was within walking distance which was also part of the sales pitch of why I booked this trip. I just wish honesty would be advertised. This trip should not be marketed as a family trip. Maybe a trip for older retired people that have 4 hours to spend on a bus to drive 90 minutes away. You do have an asset in your driver, Clark.

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