With white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a variety of activities for all ages, Clearwater Beach makes a perfect day trip from Orlando. Go deep-sea fishing, look for bottlenose dolphins, party like a pirate, or just kick back on the beach. Here are your options.
Head out in the calm waters around Clearwater to try your hand at catching sea bass, grouper, tarpon, and more.
Spend an hour on the sea watching bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico.
Speed around the Gulf of Mexico on one of the largest speedboats in the country, the Sea Screamer.
Cruise for a couple hours on a pirate-style sail boat with live music and unlimited drinks.
Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal hospital at the aquarium and see the stars of the Dolphin Tale movies.
Things to Know
Clearwater Beach is set about 108 miles (174 kilometers) west of Orlando, a journey of about two hours by road.Tours typically include transportation to and from your Orlando hotel.
Most tours include about eight hours in Clearwater Beach, excluding transportation time.
It's possible to rent snorkeling gear, umbrellas, and bodyboards at the beach.