• Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Swap Orlando for the white sand of Clearwater Beach and enjoy a 1-hour dolphin encounter cruise while you’re there. The idyllic stretch of west Florida coast is home to pods of bottleneck dolphins, so it’s a great opportunity to hop aboard a sightseeing boat and see them in the water. The rest of the time, how you enjoy yourself is up to you. Sunbathe, swim, and make use of a meal voucher for a lazy seaside lunch before your return to Orlando.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise

Dolphin Encounter

Leave your Orlando hotel and head west toward the sun-soaked Gulf of Mexico coast. Relax as you travel and listen to your driver talk about the region. A movie may also be played.

After 1.5 hours on the road, hop off your coach at Clearwater Beach, where white sand and clear seas await. Make the most of two hours of free time to soak it all up.

Then, head to the marina from where your hour-long dolphin cruise starts. Hop aboard the boat and cruise our on the calm waters around Caladesi Island and Clearwater to see pods of bottlenose dolphins leaping alongside the boat. If you wish, buy a wristband for unlimited onboard drinks.

When you return to the shore, enjoy 3-4 hours of more free time to bask on the beach, swim or do some watersports. Equipment, as well as beach chairs and sunshades are available to rent. Feeling hungry? Use your included meal voucher for a beachside lunch.Later, return to your coach and travel back to Orlando. Your day trip finishes with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018


Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We had a great time, the tour guides did a wonderful job.
Bill the bus driver was very helpful and full of laughs. The guys on the boat were very helpful and friendly as well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This day trip was perfect! It started with the people that I spoke to on the phone, the bus driver and the captain and his crew!! We really enjoyed the day! Thank you!

Patricia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lovely day out, the Rep. Red was very helpful and informative of where to go and produced a map of where to meet and times. He was approachable throughout the tour and helpful in suggesting places to help me with my injuries. He was fun and made sure everyone had what they needed. A great day with seeing Dolphins on the tour in their natural habitat. Thank you Red.

Daniel V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

therese d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

it was perfect.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015


Deborah A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Absolutely wonderful!! The beach was beautiful. The cruise was great. All of the staff were awesome. Would do this again in a heartbeat.

Patricia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

The trip to Clearwater was amazing, the weather brightened up in the afternoon for the dolphin tour, and we saw many dolphins in their natural habitat. It was a shame we had little time to explore Clearwater, but I would go back again anytime. The driver and Lorrie were great and have us information where to meet etc. and it was a great day. Thank you

Katherine P

4 star rating: Recommended March 2017

Lunch was okay beach wasn and #39;t amazing either but defo worth a visit. Got to see some wild dolphins in the bay playing with the boat and the guide was very friendly and informative.

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