Sea Life Safari

Stop at an island for exploring and shelling
A memorable learning experience - Watch and Touch Native Marina Life
The only cruise licensed to pull a trawl net - Biologist on board to guide each experience
The net gathers a variety of sea life, allowing you to touch and sometimes hold these precious creatures.
Hold native creatures in the palm of your hand.
Cruise up close to these protected mangrove nesting areas

See, touch and learn about the marine creatures native to the Florida Gulf Coast! Through a partnership with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, The Sea Life Safari catch and release program is the only cruise in the area; licensed to pull a trawl net, which gathers a variety of small marine life.  Puffer Fish, File Fish, Sea Urchin and Pin Fish are among the species likely to be caught.  Horseshoe Crab, Sea Stars (Starfish) Sea Horeses and other fascinating sea life are also quite possible to show up in the net. A Clearwater Marine Aquarium marine specialist guides each trip. The two-hour tour is narrated throughout the excusion and also includes an up-close viewing of a protected island bird sanctuary nestled in the mangroves, and a shelling excursion on beautiful Compass Island!  The Sea Life Safari Cruise departs from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Clearwater Beach Marina.

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Capacity of Boat: 40Hours: Daily DeparturesOpen Year-Round
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Family Friendly
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Total Capacity of Meeting Space: 40
Time To Experience Activity
1 - 2 hours
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Community: Clearwater
Category: Attractions

25 Causeway Blvd., Slip No. 58

Clearwater, FL 33767

Phone: 727-412-7992
Toll Free: 800-444-4814

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Based on 23 reviews
Jim V | Jul. 27, 2016
“An educational trip”

We went on the boat trip and even though it was really hot the breeze on the boat made it bare able. The intern that led the trip was knowledgable about the bay wildlife. The disappointment was the...

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