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Feed Rufus, Star of Dolphin Tale

During this encounter, you will feed fish to our pelican, Ricky, who played the role of Rufus in Dolphin Tale 1 & 2. Each guest will receive a complimentary 4 x 6 photo of their experience

Time:

1:50 pm daily (limited to five guests) All prices are subject to change without notice until paid in full. Seasonal rates, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply.

Attention Members - This Program is eligible for a Membership Discount! Please Call 727-441-1790, ext 0 to book. The Reservation Call Center is available from 9 am to 6 pm EST daily.
**** CMA has the right to cancel programs if needed ****

Feed Rufus- ages 7 +
From $30.00


Feed Rufus
 
Dolphin Encounter

We want to warn you now; you may get a little wet!!! This program offers participants the opportunity to work side by side with one of CMAs trainers during training and feeding sessions with one of our resident Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. You will spend 15 minutes poolside with your trainer learning about the anatomy, intelligence and beauty of these amazing animals. Your experience will be photographed by our professional photographers, and you will also receive a complementary T-shirt and photo commemorating your interaction!

Your program starts introductions to the Animal Care Team Trainers, and Photo Team. Participants will receive their exlusive animal progam t-shirt, and safety information prior to your fifteen minutes poolside with our animal care staff and resident dolphins.

*** If you are booking other programs on your date of visit at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, please make sure you allow forty-five minutes from start to finish, to prevent schedule conflicts with any additional activities you are participating in.

*All Jewelry MUST be removed to participate in this program
*Min age to participate: 7 years +

PROGRAM IS OFFERED 5 DAYS A WEEK AS FOLLOWS:
SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY.


Program is non refundable however with a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice changes are permitted based on availability by calling reservations at 727-441-1790 x 0

Be sure to check your booking dates when selecting multiple programs.
***Tickets are only valid for the dates listed on your order***
****
CMA has the right to cancel programs if needed ****
Attention Members - This Program is eligible for a Membership Discount! Please Call 727-441-1790, ext 0 to book. The Reservation Call Center is available from 9 am to 6 pm


Dolphin Encounter - Adult (ages 13 to 59)
From: $195.00
Dolphin Encounter

Dolphin Encounter Child (ages 7 to 12)
From: $195.00
Dolphin Encounter

Dolphin Encounter Senior (age 60+)
From: $195.00


Dolphin Encounter


 
Winter Trainer Assistant

Assist in the training of the most famous dolphin in the world. This powerful experience will allow you to understand exactly what it takes to care for the star of the blockbuster hit Dolphin Tale.

Your experience may include cognitive behavior sessions to stimulate the thought process, choosing colors and toys for Winter or prepare and clean Winter's prosthetic tail for one of her physical therapy sessions.

Duration: 30 Minutes, which includes 15 minutes actively working with Wiinter and her trainer.
Age: Seven years old and up

T-Shirt and one photo included with options to purchase flash drive
Opportunities are for three people
All prices are subject to change without notice until paid in full. Seasonal rates, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply.

  • No two sessions will be the same
  • Opportunities to touch, get wet or feed are NOT GUARANTEED in your session
  • Refunds are only given if Winter is NOT participating in the session with her trainer

Download Waiver Form Here

Price: (Includes General Admission)

Would you like a chance to assist our trainers with the most famous dolphin in the world? Sign up today to participate as an assistant to one of Winter's trainers for one 30 minute session. This experience will give you an understanding of exactly what it takes to care for the star of the box office hit, Dolphin Tale

**** CMA has the right to cancel programs if needed ****


Winter Trainer Assist Adult (ages 13 to 59)
From: $449.00
Winter Trainer Assist

Winter Trainer Assist Child (Ages 7 - 12)
From: $449.00
Winter Trainer Assist

Winter Trainer Assist Senior (age 60+)
From: $449.00
Winter Trainer Assist

 
Shark Encounter

In Shipwreck Alley, you will meet Thelma and Louise, our nurse sharks, and all their friends who share the lower mangroves habitat. You will learn about shark species and travel behind the scenes to participate in food preparation for your interaction. Then you will meet with staff and be directed to the shallow water platform, to be briefed on the basics of behavior modification and the importance of husbandry. You may assist training staff with moving sharks to new locations and feeding them - it's a true encounter as you see and hear nurse sharks suck food into their mouths and feel the roughness of their skin.

Participants must be age eight and above. Because the participant has to kneel or sit in a small area, on a moving platform, for 15 to 20 minutes, maximum weight is 250 Lbs.

The program includes a photo. Total program time 1 Hour.
With a minimum of 24 hours advance notice, changes are permitted based on availability by calling reservations at 727-441-1790 x 0.
Please review and complete this waiver form prior to your encounter.

Download Waiver Form

Participant must be ages 8 and up.

Maximum weight per participant: 250 Lbs.

Participate will have to kneel or sit in small area, on a moving platform, for 15 to 20 mins.

Program includes a photo.

Be sure to check your booking dates when selecting multiple programs.

***Tickets are only valid for the dates listed on your order***

**** CMA has the right to cancel programs if needed ****


Shark Encounter - Individual ages 8+
From: $75.00
Shark Encounter

 
Trainer for a Day

Guests will shadow one of our program hosts to participate in a hands-on experience with the trainers and our animals through three hours of:

  • Food preparation
  • Animal enrichment
  • Exhibit maintenance
  • Record keeping

Participants will assist animal care staff during one training and feeding sessions with our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, one training and feeding session with our North American river otters, and one training session with our Great White pelican. This program may be booked any day of the week and is limited to three participants.

*All Jewelry MUST be removed to participate in this program
*Min age to participate: 10 years +
*Bathing Suits are REQUIRED

Program is non refundable however with a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice changes are permitted based on availability by calling reservations at 727-441-1790 x 0.

Be sure to check your booking dates when selecting multiple programs.

***Tickets are only valid for the dates listed on your order***

Attention Members - This Program is eligible for a Membership Discount! Please Call 727-441-1790, ext 0 to book. The Reservation Call Center is available from 9 am to 6 pm EST daily.
**** CMA has the right to cancel programs if needed ****


Trainer for a Day Adult (ages 13 to 59)
From: $325.00
Trainer for A Day

Trainer For a Day Child (ages 10 - 12)
From: $325.00
Trainer for a Day

Trainer For a Day Senior (age 60+)
From: $325.00
Trainer for a Day