Add dates

Clearwater Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Clearwater Outdoor activities

Clearwater Dolphin Exploration Tour

1. 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.

Tampa Bay CityPASS®: Save Over 53% at 5 Top Attractions

2. Tampa Bay CityPASS®: Save Over 53% at 5 Top Attractions

Ride thrilling coasters and see amazing animals, inspiring art, fascinating science, and more with the Tampa Bay CityPASS ticket which includes admission to: 1. Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Florida’s Coaster Capital, is the ultimate family adventure, providing unrivaled excitement for guests of every age with a unique blend of world-class thrill rides, live shows, games, restaurants and one of the nation’s largest zoos. 2. The Florida Aquarium See why The Florida Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country, with thousands of sea creatures, including sharks, alligators, otters, sea turtles, and more! Encounter ring-tailed lemurs, touch a moon jelly and explore the hidden creatures living in our oceans.  3. ZooTampa at Lowry Park Experience unforgettable natural connections and excitement at ZooTampa! Feel the rush of a macaw soaring overhead, ask questions at the many animal mingles, and feel the splash of wild water adventure at Roaring Springs presented by Pinch A Penny!  4. Clearwater Marine Aquarium See Winter the dolphin, star, and inspiration of the popular Dolphin Tale movies. Immerse yourself in the world of marine life rescue at this unique facility—not your typical aquarium. Explore the working animal hospital. See rescued dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and otters. Be inspired by fun, educational presentations about the important ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation, and release. 5. Museum of Science and Industry OR The Tropics Boat Tours Dolphin or Sunset Cruise 5.1 Museum of Science and Industry Tampa’s premier science center, where curious minds can explore space science, weather, robotics, engineering, physics, paleontology, the human body, and more. Get “STEAM-ed” at MOSI, where Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math collide. 5.2 The Tropics Boat Tours Dolphin or Sunset Cruise Experience Clearwater Beach, its magnificent waterways, and its resident Bottlenose Dolphins onboard Clearwater Beach's Best Outdoor Activity of the year! Enjoy guaranteed dolphin sightings on a Dolphin Exploration tour, along with live narration from the crew and other wildlife viewing opportunities. Or, witness a breathtaking Florida sunset on a Sunset Celebration Cruise.

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.

Clearwater: Eco-Certified Marine Aquarium General Admission

4. 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. 

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: Haunted History Tour on a Vintage Trolleybus

6. Clearwater: Haunted History Tour on a Vintage Trolleybus

Visit Clearwater Florida and learn about the haunted history of this tropical paradise. Hop on board an old trolleybus, complete with oak interiors and gleaming brass trim, as you discover the city’s most haunted locations. Join your guide as night washes over the gulf and listen to twisted tales of the supernatural by author Joshua Ginsberg, many of which even long-time residents are likely unaware of. Visit historic locations in Clearwater and Dunedin, including the Biltmore Hotel, Andrew’s Chapel, Curtis Fundamental Elementary School, and more.

From Orlando: Clearwater Beach Pirate Cruise with Lunch

7. From Orlando: Clearwater Beach Pirate Cruise with Lunch

Start the day with pickup from Orlando in a luxury vehicle, then head towards Clearwater Beach. Hop onboard the Pirate’s Ransom and greet your friendly crew. Learn how Florida was a well-known pirate hangout in the 17th and 18th centuries, and hear stories of Captain Kidd and the infamous Blackbeard. Set sail onto the glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico and lookout for dolphins swimming in their natural habitat. As you cruise, enjoy 2 hours of family fun including a treasure hunt, face painting, water guns, story-telling, and dancing. During the day, enjoy free time to sunbathe on the white sands of Clearwater Beach or go for a swim. A tasty lunch at a local beachside restaurant is included. At the end of a truly epic adventure, relax on the return journey to Orlando.

  • Entry tickets
  • Guided tours
  • Water activities
  • Adventures
  • City cards
14 activities found
Sort by:

Other Sightseeing Options in Clearwater

Want to discover all there is to do in Clearwater? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Clearwater

The pirate cruise was excellent. Both the children and the adults alike had a blast! Crew members were very interactive, and accommodating. For the price, you can’t beat; transportation to and from Clearwater, a free meal at Crabby’s dockside (in which I would recommend that you eat there, even if the meal wasn’t free), free soda, beer, and wine. Brad the driver from Florida real guides was fantastic, attentive, and very accommodating. Brad explained everything, helped everyone check in, made rest stops, and represented Florida real guides professionally. As with anything you do in life, if you want to have fun, you will have fun…..so please participate…….arrgh!

We had the best tour guide named Jenna! She was very friendly, informative, and went out of her way to make the tour fun and interesting. We didn't see or hear anything creepy but enjoyed hearing the "haunted" stories and seeing the historic structures.

It was really nice, we got a lot of information and the additional drink packages are at a reasonable price and there is a big variety of drinks.

easy to use, just download the app, and pull up your city pass. if will hVe a barcode that each attraction will scan, that's it.

City Pass is PERFECT!!! Simply works. No waiting in ticket lines. Most economical way to visit multiple attractions.