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Clearwater Beach: Dolphin and Sandbar Boat Cruise

1. Clearwater Beach: Dolphin and Sandbar Boat Cruise

Indulge in the ultimate seaside escape with our Island Sandbar & Dolphin Adventure Tour, an exhilarating journey that promises a day of sun-soaked bliss and unforgettable memories. Departing from Clearwater Beach, this excursion takes you to a secluded island where white sandy shores and crystal-clear waters await. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic Boat Ride: Board our comfortable and spacious vessel, specially designed for your comfort and safety. As we cruise through the Gulf of Mexico, soak in the breathtaking views of the coastline and feel the gentle sea breeze. Dolphin Extravaganza: Brace yourself for an encounter with the ocean’s most playful inhabitants – dolphins! Our expert guides know the best spots to find these majestic creatures, ensuring you witness their playful antics in their natural habitat on every trip. We have free ice cream for kids and large chests of ice for you to put your own food and drinks in. Our alcohol policy is BYOB, please enjoy responsibly. *Restroom on board*

Clearwater Dolphin Exploration Tour

2. Clearwater Dolphin Exploration Tour

Lasting for approximately 2 hours, the tour will take you from Clearwater Bay out of Clearwater Pass and on the beautiful emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. During your journey you will search of the Sun Coast’s favorite: the Bottlenose dolphin. In addition to guaranteed dolphin sightings, your Captain will highlight some fascinating facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast and point out popular celebrity mansions along the way. The tour offers something for everyone, from Tommy the Turtle Explorer Time for the kids and drink packages available for purchase. Sit back and relax as you spot these beautiful creatures diving over the horizon and perhaps getting closer to the ship for a closer peek. Get up close and personal with these majestic animals, and witness memories that will last a lifetime.

Clearwater Sunset Celebration Cruise

3. Clearwater Sunset Celebration Cruise

This sunset celebration cruise is a 1 hour and 45–minute tour from Clearwater Bay through Clearwater Pass. Sail the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you view the magnificent Florida sunset. And, if you’re very lucky, you may witness the legendary green flash (a beautiful flash of green is said to sometimes appear over the waters just as the sun is setting). Your Captain will point out some interesting facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast, as well as popular sights along the way. Guests can purchase a wristband with drink packages available for purchase, and a special champagne toast at sunset. Now you can sip cocktails as you watch the sun set over Florida’s deep blue waters. Take part in this luxury cruise through Clearwater Pass, and take the stress out of your busy routine as you lay back in the lap of luxury.

Tampa Bay CityPASS®: Save 54% at 5 Top Attractions

4. Tampa Bay CityPASS®: Save 54% at 5 Top Attractions

Visiting Tampa Bay? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 54% savings, with Tampa Bay CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. Get admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay- Single-day Admission to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay including all shows, exhibits, and rides •The Florida Aquarium- General Admission •ZooTampa at Lowry Park- Single-day admission, including unlimited rides, animal chats, and wildlife connections Plus choose 2 of the following: •The Tropics Boat Tours Dolphin or Sunset Cruise- Admission to Dolphin Exploration Tour or Sunset Celebration Cruise •Clearwater Marine Aquarium- General Admission •Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)- Admission to permanent exhibits, including Dinovations Lab, Connectus and Idea Zone •Glazer Children's Museum- General Admission Plan Your Trip: Visit to make reservations (if required), access tickets and view attraction details.

From Orlando: Day Trip to Clearwater Beach with Options

5. From Orlando: Day Trip to Clearwater Beach with Options

Sit back, relax, and let your driver fight the highway traffic from Central Florida to the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy convenient and complimentary pickup and drop-off from many hotels in Orlando to take the worry out of your day. Find out why Clearwater Beach is one of America’s beaches. Choose between the following tour options offering something for all the family: • Clearwater Beach Day Trip with Marine Aquarium Admission: Meet Winter, the dolphin from the blockbuster movie “Dolphin Tale,” at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Watch dolphins frolic from the underwater viewing platforms, and learn more about their incredible skills and natural habitats. • Clearwater Beach Day Trip with Pirate Cruise: Set sail aboard Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise for an afternoon of adventure in the Gulf of Mexico. Get lost in the antics of treasure hunts, face painting, water gun games, stories, and dancing. During the cruise, enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks. • Clearwater Beach Day Trip with Dolphin Encounter Boat: Venture from Orlando to Clearwater Beach then board the Dolphin Encounter boat for a ride into the Gulf of Mexico. See dolphins in their natural habitat, and watch them play as you enjoy the sun and sea. • Clearwater Beach Day Trip with Deep-Sea Fishing: Explore the beach in the morning then have the opportunity to catch and keep a variety of fish in deep-sea conditions. Receive all the necessary fishing equipment, including a fishing license. This excursion goes 10 miles (16 kilometers) into the gulf, which takes 45 minutes each way. • Clearwater Beach Day Trip with Lunch: This transportation-only trip will whisk you away from the theme parks of Orlando to the powder-white sands of Clearwater Beach. Enjoy a day to do as you please with an included lunch gift voucher for use at a beachside restaurant. Kayak in crystal clear water, or walk the promenade of the resort’s fishing pier. • Clearwater Beach Day Trip and Sea Screamer Boat Ride: Journey out to Clearwater Beach for a thrilling ride on the Sea Screamer – the largest speedboat on the U.S. East Coast. Witness wild dolphins jumping through the wakes created by the large boat. • Clearwater Beach Day Trip with Express Bus Transportation: Choose this express transportation option to avoid all the pickup stops and go directly to the beach. Once there, lounge on the white sand, jump through the turquoise waters, explore the pier, get some fresh-caught fish for lunch, and more.

Clearwater: Eco-Certified Marine Aquarium General Admission

6. 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: Shell Key Nature Preserve Clear Kayak Tour

7. St Petersburg: Shell Key Nature Preserve Clear Kayak Tour

Launch your clear kayaks directly into the 1,800-acre Shell Key nature preserve. You will paddle 4 miles on this 2-1/2 to 3 hour tour, through the hidden mangrove tunnels and narrow estuary channels. Stop on Shell Key Island, where everyone gets to step out, stretch their legs, and collect unique shells. Many of the shells have living creatures inside, like hermit crabs and snails. Then climb back aboard and begin paddling back to your launch point. The tour guide provides a fascinating and engaging narration of the local wildlife and ecosystem. You will have the opportunity of seeing dolphins, manatees (in season), rays, crab, and fish. The wild shorebirds include pelicans, herons, egrets, cormorant, roseate spoonbills, and sometimes flamingos.

Clearwater: Sunset and Harbor Lights Cruise

8. Clearwater: Sunset and Harbor Lights Cruise

Board your boat and set sail through Clearwater Harbor. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico from an unobstructed vantage point aboard the cruise. Watch as the sky ignites with vibrant hues, creating a stunning backdrop against the tranquil waters. Enjoy complimentary drinks and a light snack, as well as live commentary aboard the cruise. Learn about the area's history, wildlife, and points of interest from the crew. Experience the mesmerizing beauty of Clearwater Harbor as twilight sets in. See its captivating array of twinkling lights along the waterfront and sail under the bridges following the sunset. Marvel at the stunning spectacle of illuminated bridge lights casting reflections on the shimmering waters. Enjoy a unique perspective of Clearwater Beach’s skyline as you cruise along the Gulf of Mexico coastline. Keep a lookout for playful dolphins frolicking in the Gulf waters. Dolphin sightings are commonplace on the sunset and harbor lights cruise, providing unforgettable encounters with these magnificent creatures.

From Orlando: Day Trip to Clearwater with Sea Screamer Ride

9. From Orlando: Day Trip to Clearwater with Sea Screamer Ride

Enjoy a full day of fun as we take you to Florida’s Gulf Coast for an exhilarating ride aboard the Sea Screamer and the chance to see dolphins at play. Dolphins regularly follow the Sea Screamer and can be seen jumping in the waves and playing in the wake the boat creates as it speeds through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll want to hold onto your hat on board the Sea Screamer! The 72-foot long speedboat is the fastest in the world, featuring dual twin-turbocharged engines that will take you on a 1-hour ride you’re not likely to forget. Although we’ll travel at speeds up to 35 miles per hour, you’ll find the experience both comfortable and safe. The safety and comfort of our guests are our top priority. The Sea Screamer is Coast Guard-licensed and equipped with all the necessary safety features. Once you’re on board you’ll find comfortable bucket seats, restrooms and refreshments available. In addition to the excitement of the Sea Screamer ride, you’ll have plenty of time to relax on a white sand beach and to swim or play in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We also provide a picnic lunch for your enjoyment. At the end of our day’s excursion, we will return to the Orlando area and drop you off at the location you chose.

Clearwater Beach: Dolphins and Donuts Morning Cruise

10. Clearwater Beach: Dolphins and Donuts Morning Cruise

Embark on an adventure with a morning cruise in Clearwater, where the beauty of the sea meets the sweetness of freshly baked donuts. Join an exhilarating journey along the breathtaking coastline as you search for playful dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat. Glide through the crystal-clear waters aboard a comfortable boat, specially designed for optimal viewing with a dedicated dolphin-watching platform in the front. Let the crew guide you to the best spots where dolphins love to dance in the morning sunlight. Keep your eyes peeled for these graceful creatures leaping and diving alongside the vessel. Indulge your taste buds with freshly baked donuts served onboard. Savor the irresistible aroma and melt-in-your-mouth goodness of these delectable treats while soaking in the beauty of the ocean surroundings. Capture stunning photos of dolphins against the backdrop of the scenic coastline. Gain insights into the behavior of these fascinating marine mammals from the crew.



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What people are saying about Clearwater

We had a fantastic experience on our day trip to Clearwater! I was able to confirm the type of transportation via text messaging the day prior to the trip. Upon arrival, we were very warmly greeted by Preston, our guide. He was very informative and fun! He notified us of stops, a few tidbits about the area, ensured we got our booking tickets, and answered any and all questions! We also had plenty of time to enjoy breakfast in Clearwater, swimming/playing at the beach, and our pirate adventure! Lastly, a huge thanks to Javier who allowed for us to stow my son's booster seat on the bus while we enjoyed our day and for driving us there and back again safely!!

clearwater was such a beautiful place. We went on one of the excursions dolphin encounter which was one of the highlights absolutely amazing experience would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a day trip out

The crew was awesome! Got to see a mother dolphin and her baby up close!! Stopped on a small island, had the option to swim or just hang out and look for shells! Would recommend to anybody looking for a good time!

Wonderful time, lots of dolphins great ride everything was wonderful

Awesome experience!!!! I would recommend them for sure!!!!