Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Winter. Hope. So Much More!

Winter & Hope

Clearwater Marine Aquarium LogoThe Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), is home to "Winter" the famous dolphin with the prosthetic tail who starred in two hit movies, "Dolphin Tale" and the 2014 released sequel "Dolphin Tale 2." "Dolphin Tale" is the story of friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. "Dolphin Tale 2" continues the true story with the addition of "Hope" a bottlenose dolphin that arrived at CMA during the wrap party of "Dolphin Tale." Both were written and directed by Charles Martin Smith.

The enitre main cast from "Dolphin Tale" returned for the sequel including Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Connick, Jr., Cozi Zuehlsdoff and Nathan Gamble. Experience up close and personal how the films were created at Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure (WDTA). Film sets and prop tours guide visitors through the process of filming the movies. Also featured is a Hurricane Exhibit where you can experience a category 1 hurricane. Visitors to CMA can take a free shuttle to WDTA. At CMA the Sea Life Safari Boat Tour is a popular activity, 90 minutes exploring the intercoastal waters.

Exhibits & Animals

CMA is a renown marine life center whose focus is on preserving the marine life and environment through leadership in Education, Research, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release. There is so much to see, do and explore.

Here is a list of the exhibits to visit at CMA:

Winter the dolphin

Here is a list of some of the animals you will see when you visit CMA:

Tickets & Packages

A visit to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an exciting adventure for the whole family!
There are many options when choosing tickets.

There are also package deals available. For more information visit: