Not your typical aquarium! Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a working marine hospital where you’ll meet many animals that have been rescued and rehabilitated. CMA is home to the world’s most famous dolphin, Winter, whose story of survival after losing her tail due to injury was told in the 2011 hit movie Dolphin Tale. The sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, in theaters now, features the real-life story of Hope, another amazing dolphin residing at CMA.
See our mission in action on a behind-the-scenes tour of our rehab and surgical areas, get up-close with animal encounters, feed sting rays, sharks and pelicans, or cruise on an interactive boat safari. Hop aboard a complimentary boat or trolley shuttle to nearby Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, where you'll discover a museum of actual movie sets and props from Dolphin Tale and get blown away through an interactive Hurricane Experience exhibit. All this and so much more await you for a day of fun and a lifetime of inspiration!