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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Save 52% on admission to the top 5 Tampa Bay attractions with CityPASS.


  • Walk right up to the railing of Winter and Hope’s pool in Winter Zone for a close up look at the inspirational dolphins. Be sure to visit Shipwreck Alley, an underwater viewing tunnel where you can look into Winter Zone and see Winter and Hope playing underwater.
  • Meet North American river otters Walle and Cooper at Otter Oasis, where sand, water and toys created the perfect haven for these active residents.
  • Get a whole different view of resident Nurse Sharks Thelma and Louise at Shark Pass.
  • Learn about resident sea turtles including Ula, Cupid, and Stubby at Turtle Bayou and Turtle Cove. Meet Harold who played Mavis in the box office hit Dolphin Tale 2.
  • Hand-feed Cownose and Southern stingrays at Stingray Beach, and learn what to do if you should ever encounter a stingray in the wild.


249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767
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300 Cleveland St
Clearwater, FL. 33767
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Hours vary by season; visit website for current hours.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 2 pm, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve at 4 pm.

(727) 441-1790

Hours and days of operation vary by season; visit website for current hours.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 2 pm, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve at 4 pm.

(727) 441-1790


Animal Interactions: Animal interactions and educational programs available. Prices vary; check with guest services or visit

Discount: Get $5 off when you spend $30 or more in the retail store at CMA or WDTA; see booklet for details.

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Advice for Visitors


  • Some exhibits are outdoors and/or exposed to the elements (heat, rain, etc.) Please plan accordingly.
  • Reserve your animal interactions and educational programs prior to arrival as these sell out quickly. Go to for more information.
  • Clearwater Beach is continuing to increase in popularity due to its many accolades – including #1 Beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2016. To avoid sitting in traffic over the bridge to the beach during peak times of year (spring break and summer months), consider starting your visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium by parking your car (free!) at Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure in downtown Clearwater. From there, you can take CMA’s complimentary boat shuttle over to CMA, enjoying a 15 minute cruise along the sparkling waterways. Please note that the shuttle only operates when Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure is open, so be sure to check the schedule. (Does not operate in inclement weather.)
  • If you’re staying in a hotel along Clearwater Beach, the Clearwater Ferry is a great option to get directly to CMA. They have several boat routes each day from the Clearwater Marina that will take you on a short scenic ride across the bay to the dock at CMA.
  • The Jolley Trolley allows you to enjoy the amazing views from the Memorial Causeway between Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure. The Jolley Trolley runs a continuous service between the two facilities each day from 10 am to 6 pm. This is free to guests who have purchased admission.


  • Dining: Shark Bites Cafe, Hazel's World Famous Snacks
  • Gift Shops: CMA Store

Best time to visit: For smaller crowds and shorter lines, please visit between 9-11am or 3pm through closing.

Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis; for details and accessibility information, click here.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.