Your marine adventure begins with morning pickup from central Orlando. Hop aboard the shuttle and relax for the 1.5-hour ride to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a dedicated rescue and rehabilitation center for distressed animals, as well as an exciting educational attraction.
Upon arrival, head straight into the aquarium for a day of independent touring. Perhaps start with the captivating Shark Pass exhibit. Look down onto Nurse sharks — Thelma and Louise — zipping just beneath your feet! From there, check out sea turtles, river otters and starfish, and maybe even feed a stingray! Visit the Surgical Suite for a look at the workings of an animal hospital, or the Bright House Theater to see fascinating animal rescues caught on tape.
Don’t miss the featured attraction – Winter Zone — home to dolphins Winter and Hope and the filming location the Dolphin Tale movies. Learn Winter's amazing rehabilitation story and check out movie sets and props.
After your aquarium tour, have some lunch (included) and free time on Clearwater Beach. Your shuttle back to Orlando leaves in the afternoon.