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Clearwater: Eco-Certified Marine Aquarium General Admission

1. Clearwater: Eco-Certified Marine Aquarium General Admission

Visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium to learn about all of the rescued and resident animals. Catch some of the daily presentations and make sure to watch the daily programs in the theatre. Boat tours, animal care experiences and behind-the-scenes tours will add at least another hour to your day.  Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an indoor/outdoor facility with air-conditioned areas inside and open air outside. Enjoy the views of Clearwater Bay from the harbor view deck and stranding deck. Discover a variety of animals including dolphins, pelicans, sea turtles, otters, sharks, and other animals.  The majority of residents cannot be released due to a variety of reasons, so you can visit them in their permanent habitats and learn their stories. See a number of animals currently undergoing rehabilitation in the working animal hospital. The presentations and talks throughout the day aim to educate you in a fun way about the work going on to take care of the marine life and the environment. 

St. Petersburg, FL: Weedon Island Kayak Tour

2. St. Petersburg, FL: Weedon Island Kayak Tour

As you paddle through the clear blue waters and seagrass meadows of the Weedon Island Preserve search for manatees and dolphins. After hanging out with your underwater friends, make your way to the winding mangrove tunnels. These mesmerizing tunnels stretch for miles and are some of the longest tunnels in all of Florida. While paddling through these tunnels, be on the lookout for mangrove crabs, mullets, and countless varieties of birds that nest inside the mangrove forests. All along the way, your experienced tour guides will be answering all of your questions and will educate you about the history and wildlife of the Weedon Island Preserve.

Tampa: Adventure Island® Park Admission

3. Tampa: Adventure Island® Park Admission

Find something for everyone at Adventure Island®, whether your idea of water play is serene or extreme. Find something for everyone with over 10 waterslides, a wave pool and kids’-friendly area. For the adrenaline junkie in you, try out state-of-the-art rides and slides at the speed you wish. Pick any of the 10 water slides and embrace the twists, turns, drops, and surprises along the way. For the super adventurous, give Vanish Point® or the Colossal Curl® a whirl. Spend time in the 17,000-square-foot wave pool before heading to the half-mile lazy river for a relaxing float downriver. Kids can splash around freely in family-friendly areas, such as the Paradise Lagoon® area or Fabian’s Fun Port®. With kid-friendly water slides, jungle gyms and attractions there is plenty to provide the entire family with a day of fun.

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Oh my goodness !!! I have been to Clearwater Marina Aquarium before when I lived in Clearwater. This was our 1st family vacation with my husband and 2 bonus girls. The staff is over and beyond helpful and polite. I absolutely love visiting here and seeing all of the animals !!!! But seeing Winters area empty was so surreal and made me tear up Prayers to everyone that had the pleasure of working and being apart of her life for 16 years

Absolutely amazing. First timers here and Noah was super friendly. Let us truly enjoy the ride out on the water. I forgot the tour guides name but she was super awesome. And the woman who checked us in shared. Some cool knowledge bout some snails and showed him super cool fish skeleton. Absolutely will be returning to say hello and rent some kayaks. It’s a great place to learn and relax. My 8 year old is stoked too!!!! Thanks everyone

The Marine Hospital has provided a great deal of insight into the care given to injured animals and how many of the injuries or illnesses can be prevented.

We really liked the route and the information given by the guide. We saw: dolphins, birds and mini black crabs in the mangroves. Nice experience

Always entertaining and inspiring! Staff does a great job helping to keep you informed and oriented.