Did you know that you can see Winter the dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium at the Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure show!
Winter is the dolphin whose tail was caught in a crab trap in Clearwater Florida, which was the basis for the movie A Dolphin’s Tale. While Winter ultimately lost her tail, she uses a prosthetic tail and manages just fine at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium! She is able to swim around just like any other dolphin.
You can see the different prototypes that were used to create Winter’s tail in the photo below.
I highly recommend watching A Dolphin Tale before going to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, as it will help young children to really understand Winter’s story. We watched the movie first and it was more heartwarming because you know that you aren’t at a normal aquarium but somewhere that is really special. You can see how they help injured sea life.
Some of the residents of the aquarium are bottle nosed dolphin, river otters, stingrays and sea turtles. You can see Winter and the other Dolphins perform together in a heart-touching show called Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure – there are also other special encounters that you can do at Clearwater Marine Aquarium as well!
You also should go to on the tour which is either a trolley ride or a boat ride, both are included with your ticket. We took the boat there and saw wild dolphins from the boat. You can see props and scenes from the movie. I am a huge Morgan Freeman fan so I took many pictures of his chair and anything having to do with his character. You can also walk through a hurricane simulator. That was really cool but I would recommend that if you have small children you go through the child friendly version. We really love the story of Winter and The Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It is a must see place to visit.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium Hours and Admission Information
You can catch Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure Monday through Sunday 9 am to 6 pm.
- Adults: $19.50
- Children 3 to 12: $14.95
- Seniors over 60: $17.95
For more information, visit the See Winter website!