The Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a rescue, rehabilitation and release organization that centers around different types of marine animals. It is the home of Winter the dolphin, who is best known for featuring in the films Dolphin Tale 1 and 2. Winter is a one of a kind dolphin with a prosthetic tail. She was roaming the coastal waters in Florida and was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Due to her condition, a prosthetic tail was designed for her ability to swim. Today, Winter and her other marine friends are living at the aquarium.
While visiting the CMA, social distancing guidelines are in tact. Staff and guest are required to wear mask at all times throughout their tour. During your visit, you can expect to see and learn about the many kinds of marine animals throughout the aquarium. What’s neat about the CMA is that you can go on animal experiences or dolphin tours.
During the animal experience, there are two programs to choose from: Shark care experience or feed a stingray. The shark care experience allows you to assist the animal care team in guiding and feeding Thelma, the resident nurse shark. The feed a stingray experience gives you the opportunity to learn about these marine animals and also hand-feed them. The dolphin and wildlife boat tours takes you on an adventure throughout Clearwater beach. While sailing through the blue waters, you will learn about dolphins and pass through a bird sanctuary.
For further information and ticket purchasing, simply visit https://www.cmaquarium.org/