From the Pinellas Trail going North, Turn left onto Franklin St for 0.1 mi, then Turn left onto S Garden Ave for 371 ft, next Turn right onto Court St for 0.2 mi, Slight right at Oak Ave for 1.5 mi, Slight right onto Island Way for 443 ft, Turn left onto Windward Psge, Destination will be on the left 0.1 mi. Well worth the few miles out of your way.
This is not Sea World! Visitors that think it’s an amusement park are going to be sadly disappointed. It a place with excellent staff that is dedicated to caring for sea life, a research marine facility. It’s a must for learning about the environment and helping our ecosystem. Makes you aware of what’s going on in the world. The entrance fee goes to support their non-profit mission of rescue, rehabilitate, and return.
This is not a marine park that exploits animals for profit, so this is a perfect way to get up close and personal with sea life as they are a non profit rescue hospital. They remind you often that they are not an entertainment facility. Everything is for the best interest of the animal. Enjoy every second of your visit to CMA and you won’t be able to wait to return again in the future!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit working animal hospital whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick and/or injured marine animals. CMA is also home to “Winter”, the famous dolphin without a tail who has inspired people around the world.
So after a half days ride from the beginning of the Pinellas Trail you will find this a welcome stop and who knows, you might learn something!
Florida Resident Kids (3-12) only $5.95!
Dolphin Shows * Bright House Atlantis theatre * Shark Feedings * Touch Stingrays * Otter Feedings
CMA Hours of Operations
Monday thru Thursday
9am to 5pm
Friday & Saturday
9am to 7pm
10am to 5pm
|Sea Life Safari|
|Sea Life Safari Combo|
|BTS Tour Combo|
Beaching Photo75.00Photo Encounter30.00