Is The Florida Aquarium better than the Clearwater Aquarium?

Is The Florida Aquarium better than the Clearwater Aquarium?

Both are rated very highly by experts. Overall, The Florida Aquarium ranks significantly higher than Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The Florida Aquarium comes in at #2 in Tampa Bay Area with praise from 6 publications like Afar Magazine, Lonely Planet and Frommer’s.

How long does it take to go through the Aquarium in Tampa?

You can get through it in about 1.5 hours or you can take significantly longer if you wish. Up to you.

How much does the Tampa Aquarium cost?

In general, expect to pay between $27 and $32 for an adult ticket. Planning to visit more than one of Tampa’s top attractions? Consider investing in a CityPASS. For $109, you’ll have access to the aquarium, Busch Gardens and the ZooTampa at Lowry Park, among other attractions.

How far is The Florida Aquarium from Busch Gardens?

How far is it from Florida Aquarium to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay? The distance between Florida Aquarium and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.5 miles.

Are reservations required for The Florida Aquarium?

Do I need a reservation to visit the Aquarium? No, reservations are not required. For an elevated guest experience, Members are urged to secure (free) reservations in advance of your visit.

Does Tampa Aquarium have dolphins?

Cruise with Dolphins Tampa Bay is home to more than 500 bottlenose dolphins, hundreds of manatees, and many different types of birds native to the bay and adjacent mangroves and wetlands. The Florida Aquarium offers their Wild Dolphin Cruise (daily, weather permitting) on the 72-foot catamaran, Bay Spirit II.

Is the Tampa aquarium or zoo better?

On balance, The Florida Aquarium is preferred by most reviewers compared to ZooTampa at Lowry Park. The Florida Aquarium has a TripExpert Score of 93 with endorsements from 6 reviews including Afar Magazine, Where and Frommer’s.

How much is parking at Tampa Aquarium?

Yes, there is a parking lot beside the Aquarium. You do have to pay a small fee for parking, $6.00. This parking is very convenient to the facility and is where we parked both times that we have been there. Visit their website for more info.

Does the Florida Aquarium have food?

Café Ray offers a variety of eats and treats with something for every taste and appetite. Members receive a 20% discount*.

Does Tampa Aquarium have food?

How much are tickets for Clearwater aquarium?

Admission Rates

Age Price
Adults $35.95
Kids (ages 3-12) $26.95
Seniors (ages 60+) $33.95
Children 2 & Under Free!

Can you swim with dolphins at the Clearwater aquarium?

Tampa: The Florida Aquarium’s Wild Dolphin EcoTour And just outside of Tampa, you can swim with dolphins in Clearwater.

How long do people stay at the Florida Aquarium?

For adults, at least 2 hours. With kids under 12, maybe a bit longer but include a refreshment break. In part it would depend on how familiar you are with aquarium displays.