Things to do in Clearwater, FL

Clearwater is a tropical oasis situated on the Gulf Coast. Unique species of fish and other water animals can be found in the surrounding waters, making it a major destination for fishing and seafood enthusiasts. Top things to do in Clearwater include The Beach Walk, The Dolphin Trail, and Moccasin Lake Nature Park.
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May 24 - May 30

Clearwater Daytime Dolphin Exploration Cruise

130 ratings
2 Hrs.
Explore the beautiful water of the Gulf of Mexico in search of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Depart from the Clearwater Beach Marina and venture through the intracoastal and Clearwater Pass where you'll be treated to the sights of the bottlenose dolphin. Learn from a friendly and insightful tour guide who will share a slew of fascinating facts about the emerald green water while pointing out celebrity mansions along the way!
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Clearwater Bay Sunset Celebration Cruise

154 ratings
2 Hrs.
Enjoy a tranquil evening on the water with a Clearwater Bay Sunset Celebration Cruise. Float among the waves while taking in a Florida sunset and if you’re lucky, witness the legendary green flash off the Sun Coast. This cruise transports guests from Clearwater Bay through Clearwater Pass to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and includes a complimentary champagne toast!
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Evening Yacht Cruise with Live Entertainment on the StarLite Majesty

90 ratings
2.5 - 3 Hrs.
Get ready for a fancy night out on the water aboard the StarLite Majesty Yacht. This evening cruise features a full cash bar, live entertainment, and a fantastic dinner service. Ideal for a romantic couple's evening or a group outing, this is the perfect activity for anyone seeking some solace at sea. Enjoy the romance of the fresh ocean air and panoramic views of Clearwater Beach at dusk. Book your Evening Yacht Cruise with Live Entertainment on the StarLite Majesty today!
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Sunset Sailing Experience

24 ratings
2.5 Hrs.
Set sail aboard the iconic schooner, Suncoast Horizon, the only gaff rigged schooner in the Tampa Bay region. Enjoy a sunset to remember and see a breathtaking cosmic display from a luxury sailing yacht. Sail the smooth, calm waters of Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico as you sip on your favorite beverages and feel the warm air on your skin. Don't miss your chance to end your day the right way, book your Sunset Sailing Experience now!
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Tropical Twilight Cruise with Buffet Aboard the Calypso Queen

101 ratings
2 Hrs.
Dance your cares away on this all-you-can-eat and drink Tropical Twilight Cruise Aboard the Calypso Queen. Enjoy a festive evening full of good food, delicious drinks, and dancing under the sky, the Calypso Queen is your ticket to a guaranteed great time in scenic Clearwater Beach. Cruise the coastline and take in the scenery of Clearwater Harbor and see dolphins, pelicans, and possibly even a manatee, all while enjoying the smooth stylings of a live DJ. Then it's "bon appetit" as you dine on the vast tropical-island inspired buffet and enjoy all-you-can-drink beer, wine, rum punch, and soft drinks. So, hop aboard the Calypso Queen and enjoy a casual cruise with the ones you love most! Book now!
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Tropical Lunch Cruise Aboard the Calypso Queen

55 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Cast your worries to the wind aboard a deluxe yacht complete with buffet, scenic views, and tropical drinks aboard the Calypso Queen. You'll journey through calm and tranquil Clearwater Harbor and have the opportunity to see dolphins, pelicans, and possibly even a manatee. Then, it's "bon appetit" as you dine on the vast tropical-island inspired buffet and enjoy all-you-can-drink beer, wine, rum punch, and soft drinks. Hop aboard the Calypso Queen and enjoy a tropical daytime cruise with the ones you love! Book your spot now!
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Private & Custom Watersports Boat Tour

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1 - 3 Hrs.
Kick back and relax while your captain shows you the water surrounding Clearwater Beach the way locals like to enjoy it! Cruise around searching for dolphins, exploring the islands, and taking in the beautiful scenery. If you are interested in adding a bit more adventure to your charter, the boat is designed to provide the best tubing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing experience available. Book your Private and Custom Watersports Boat Tour today!
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Shark Boat at John's Pass Dolphin Adventure Cruise

26 ratings
1 Hr.
Get out on the water and ride inside the belly of a beast, a Great White Shark! The Shark Boat is a one-of-a-kind 40-foot tour boat that stalks the John’s Pass calm waterways. The Shark Boat was specifically designed to create a “killer” wake that dolphins love to jump and play in. So don't miss the fun, book your adventure today and take a ride on the only shark that dolphins love!
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The Florida Aquarium

59 ratings
2 Hrs.
Head to downtown Tampa to The Florida Aquarium for an educational and exciting day with the whole gang. Discover Florida wildlife in the unique Wetlands Trail and experience what life is like in the mangrove forests! Try the touch pool to meet the cownose rays, bamboo sharks, sea stars, anemones and more. Finally, be sure to check out the Splash Pad for the kiddos. The Florida Aquarium is a non-profit attraction devoted to entertaining, educating, and inspiring visitors of all ages to be advocates for marine life conservation. Learn while having fun at this Tampa Bay gem. Book your tickets today!
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Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise & Eco Tour

26 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Hop aboard The Big Blue Boat and join the Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise and Eco Tour. Take in the beautiful Florida sights as you cruise atop calm and protected back bay water. Admire wildlife, such as dolphins, seabirds, and more, on this narrated and informative tour. If you get hungry or thirsty, stop by the onboard snack-bar and get some refreshments. Enjoy this real Florida experience and create life-long memories with family and friends! Book your tour today!
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3 Hour Shell Key Shelling Trip

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3 Hrs.
Explore some of the Gulf's stunning shores on this 3 Hour Shell Key Shelling Trip in Madeira Beach, Florida. Take in the beautiful scenery, calm water, and all that the back bays have to offer. Journey through John's Pass and then hit the island for an hour of exploring, shelling, soaking up the sun, and digging your toes into the sand. Hop back on the boat and cruise down the beautiful coastline looking out at the views of the beaches and marine life below. Don't miss out, book today!
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Boca Ciega Bay Cruise

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1 Hr.
Hop aboard this semi-private or private option boat tour of Boca Ciega Bay Kick back, relax, and soak in the breathtaking scenery as you cruise through the local waterways. Your USCG-certified captain will guide you to the best locations in the area, ensuring that you have an unforgettable experience. You will be cruising in style on a 2023 Yamaha FSH 255, a top-of-the-line vessel equipped with all the latest amenities for your comfort and enjoyment. Don't miss out on the chance to explore in style! Book yours and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
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Clear Kayaking at Shell Key Preserve

6 ratings
2 - 2.5 Hrs.
Spend your day paddling away on a crystal-clear kayak. Adventure out to Shell Key Preserve as you search the water below for schools of fish and other miraculous marine life. This eco-guided experience has several picturesque stops along the way where you can hear all about local wildlife, marine life, and plant life. Clear kayaks are the way to get out on the water and see it all! Be on the lookout for manatees, dolphins, pelicans, starfish, conch, and other local life. You will also have the opportunity to get up close to Florida's natural mangroves and sandy shorelines. Book your Clear Kayaking at Shell Key Preserve experience today!
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Private Boca Ciega Bay Sunset Cruise

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2 Hrs.
Looking for a sunset experience that will take your breath away? Look no further than this 2-hour private sunset tour! Get ready to witness a stunning sunset from a whole new perspective as you traverse through Boca Ciega Bay, John's Pass, and out into the Gulf of Mexico. With 100% private access, feel free to bring your own beverages and blast your favorite tunes on a Bluetooth audio system. This tour is one of our most popular for a reason - don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! Book today!
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Day Sailing Experience

9 ratings
2.5 Hrs.
Set sail aboard the iconic schooner, Suncoast Horizon, and explore the natural beauty Treasure Island has to offer. Hoist the sails and slip away to get up close and personal with the wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Cruise around Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico as you sip on complimentary soda and bottled water while you feel the breeze in your hair. Let your worries get lost in the wind, book your Day Sailing Experience today!
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Shell Key Ferry

7 ratings
3 - 7 Hrs.
Experience the beauty of Florida on this Shell Key Ferry! Home to a large nature preserve and an abundance of nesting birds and sea turtles, this uninhabited barrier island boasts pristine white sand, warm water, and abundant shelling opportunities. Travel from Fort De Soto Boat Ramp to Shell Key on a comfortable ferry boat, with covered, comfortable seating and a clean restroom. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, sea turtles, and even manatees along the way! Admire the natural beauty of this secluded island and take in the sights and sounds that surround you. With its clear skies and stunning scenery, Shell Key offers an epic night under the stars for those looking for an overnight stay. Discover the magic of this unique island, book the Shell Key Ferry today!
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Private Boca Ciega Bay Dolphin Cruise

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75 Min.
Escape the crowds and experience the thrill of a lifetime with this Private Dolphin Cruise! Your family and friends will enjoy exclusive access to Florida's Gulf Coast as your expert captain navigates the waters, bringing you up close and personal with these captivating creatures. With ample bow seating and unobstructed views, you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap photos and make memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this bucket list adventure - book your private tour today!
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The Relax & Shred

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4 Hrs.
Enjoy a 4 Hour Relax and Shred excursion in Clearwater Beach, Florida! Choose your thrill with options to wake surf, wakeboard, or tube, ensuring an adventure tailored to your preferences. Enjoy some time relaxing on the beach or laying back in the crystal-clear water, surfing your favorite playlist on the Bluetooth stereo. Perfect for larger groups, there's ample time for experimentation and fun with a laid-back party pontoon and high-adrenaline watersports. Don't miss out on the aquatic excitement! Reserve your watersports adventure today!
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Clearwater Early Bird Pontoon Cruise

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4 - 8 Hrs.
If you are looking for a fun day out on the water, then look no further. Hop aboard a private cruise with Captain Nick on this Clearwater Early Bird Pontoon Cruise. Sightsee the stunning coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. Head out to exclusive beaches, only accessible by boat near beautiful Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, and Tarpon Springs. Get ready for a great time! Book your experience today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Clearwater, FL, worth visiting?

Yes! Clearwater is a Gulf Coast beach community that is warm year-round, with beautiful beaches and tons to do! Clearwater is consistently ranked as one of the best beach towns nationwide, with a strong sense of history, community, and culture. Families will find lots of fun kid-friendly activities and tours, and adults will love the nightlife, dining, and relaxed atmosphere.

2. St. Pete vs. Clearwater - Which is better?

St. Pete and Clearwater are geographical neighbors. The two cities rest side-by-side with Clearwater to the north and St. Pete to the south. These Gulf Coast cities are similar in the quality of beaches, types of tours, attractions, and restaurants, and coastal lifestyle. Where they differ is size. St. Pete is narrow on the east end of a peninsula, where Clearwater includes a big chunk of a coastal island, and is closer to the mainland. Clearwater includes more natural beach land, where as St. Pete has more of a "city" feel. St. Pete is well known for its eclectic culture, with a bold music scene, powerful LGBTQ community, and lots of museums including the The Dali and Museum of Fine Arts.

3. What are Clearwater beaches like?

Clearwater beaches have the powdery white-sand that is famous on the Gulf Coast. The water is famously clean and clear, with an emerald-green tint.

4. Are Clearwater and Clearwater Beach the same?

Clearwater Beach is the beach-island region of Clearwater, FL. Although many believe Clearwater Beach is a city, it is not. Clearwater Beach is located only about 4 minutes from mainland Clearwater, accessible via Walsingham Rd, or Belleair Bridge on the northside.

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