Winter the dolphin

CMA allows visitors to go beyond a typical aquarium experience and explore the world of marine life rescue. See rescued dolphins, sea turtles, otters and more. Discover the working animal hospital. And be inspired and educated by presentations, educational games and exhibits. A note to our visitors: Unexpectedly and tragically, in November 2021, Winter the Dolphin passed away. With her story of resilience and healing, she was an inspiration to people around the world. Winter will be greatly missed, but CMA’s mission to rescue and rehabilitate marine animals has never been more important. We encourage you to visit CMA to learn more about their mission, and to support them at this difficult time.

New at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

Clearwater Marine Aquarium has just completed a multi-million dollar expansion that has tripled the space the marine rescue facility has for wildlife rehabilitation. Part of that expansion is the just-opened Ruth and J.O. Stone Dolphin Complex where CMA's dolphins have settled in. The beautiful new habitat has a massive window - 16 feet tall and 40 feet wide - that allows amazing views of the dolphins, including Rudy and Rex, two rough-toothed dolphins, a species rarely seen by humans.

Other Animals You Can See at CMA

While CMA's dolphins are undoubtedly the big draw for visitors, the aquarium is also home to a number of other fascinating marine animals, including rescued loggerhead, green and Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles (the rarest sea turtle species in the world). You can also see native Florida animals such as white pelicans, otters, sharks and stingrays.

Critter Count

Dolphin and Wildlife Boat Tours

CMA’s Dolphin and Wildlife Boat Tour on scenic Clearwater Bay is wildly popular! Make a reservation to enjoy 60 minutes of boating bliss, with a naturalist narrating the trip. You’ll learn about St. Pete/Clearwater’s local dolphin population as well as other Florida wildlife along the way.

Boat Tours

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