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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Exploring the Water

Spring 2019

Take time to slow down on your vacation to explore wildlife and nature on the water.

A visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a must-do for the whole family. This non-profit marine life rescue center is home to Winter and Hope the rescued dolphins, stars and inspirations of the hit movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, both filmed on location. Guests can visit the dolphin movie stars and other rescued animals including sea turtles, otters, pelicans, sharks and more. Come be inspired and educated by the ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release.

Experience the thrill of gliding thru the swamps and marshes in the headwaters of the Florida everglades on Lake Kissimmee with Kissimmee Swamp Tours. Guests will explore natural swamps and marshes and wildlife management areas on Lake Kissimmee. Step back in time and see old Florida before theme parks arrived on a 6-passenger airboat. Your licensed Captain will narrate the tour and point out all the diverse plants and wildlife. Guests are encouraged to take pictures and ask questions along the way.

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium brings you face-to-fin with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and more! Prepare for a world of glittering scales, humongous tentacles and razor-sharp teeth. Plunge deep into the ocean, explore Florida’s only 360° tunnel and touch friendly starfish and anemones.

Dive deep into fun 2019 events at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium! Don’t miss Feeding Frenzy, Meet a Mermaid and Underwater Superheroes. Coming Spring Break 2019, dare to feed a swarm of tangs? Hear them munch, see them frenzy and take home the moment with a one-of-a-kind family photo!

The best way to see Florida’s natural residents, alligators, is by taking a visit to Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” celebrating its 70th year anniversary.

Guests can see up-close over 2,500 alligators and crocodiles. The park originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949. Today, it provides affordably priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free-flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida's best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on-site restaurant and one-of-a-kind shows.

Southport Park located on West Lake Toho in Kissimmee is home to Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures with scenic walking paths, airboat tours, a fishing pier, restaurant, boat dock and marina. The open water provides habitat to some of the best marine life in the world. The turtles and alligators take advantage of Florida’s warm climate to bask in the sun and the fun loving otters are sheer enjoyment to watch playing on the water’s edge.

Visit the Florida waters and explore!